hosts meeting on cultural conflict in the United
9/30/02 -- Princeton University's Center for Arts and
Cultural Policy Studies is hosting a two day event on
October 11 and 12 to explore the past and present of
cultural conflict in the United States. The event is
intended to highlight a three-year project funded by the
Rockefeller Foundation. It opens with a public forum at 4:00
p.m. on Friday, October 11 titled, "Culture, Contention, and
Conflict: An Historical Perspective." The forum will be held
in Bowl 016 Robertson Hall on the Princeton University
Richard Challener '44,
scholar of American history, dies at 79
9/25/02 -- Richard Challener, a specialist in American
diplomatic and military history and a professor at Princeton
for 51 years, died Sept. 23 after a long battle with cancer.
He was 79.
Biologist Bonnie Bassler
receives MacArthur Fellowship
9/25/02 -- Bonnie Bassler, a biologist whose research
has revealed surprisingly sophisticated methods of
communication among bacteria, has been awarded a 2002
Chamber Opera to
Complement Cezanne Exhibition at Princeton University Art
-- Opera Dates: October 22 and 23, 2002, 8:00 p.m.,
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, Princeton University
9/24/02 -- Cezanne's Doubt, a chamber opera
for solo voice, clarinet, tuba, cello, audio and video
processing by Daniel Rothman, will be performed October 22
and 23, 2002, at Princeton University. The two musical
performances, sponsored by Friends of the Princeton
University Art Museum, are planned in conjunction with the
museum's special exhibition "Cézanne in Focus:
Watercolors from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection."
Opening on Saturday, October 19, 2002, the exhibition will
be on view in the special exhibition gallery through January
Botstein, pioneer of modern genetics, named director of
9/22/02 -- Princeton University has named David Botstein, a
renowned geneticist, educator and pioneer of the Human
Genome Project, as the new director of the Lewis-Sigler
Institute for Integrative Genomics.
proposes program for four-year residential
9/20/02 -- A report recommending changes that Princeton
should consider as it implements a plan to strengthen and
expand the University's residential college system was
presented to the Board of Trustees Sept. 20.
NASA turns to
universities for research in space-age materials
9/20/02 -- NASA has selected a consortium of research
institutions to develop new generations of materials that
could revolutionize civil aviation and space travel. The
award will establish an Institute for Biologically Inspired
Materials to investigate and design materials that simulate
repair mechanisms used by biological organisms to heal
Living in a
glass house: Ocean organism's novel dwelling helps Earth's
9/18/02 -- Why live in a glass house? For diatoms -- tiny
ocean-dwelling organisms that live in exquisitely ornate
glass cases -- the benefit turns out to be enormous.
Art Conservation is Focus
of Exhibition at Princeton University Art Museum
9/16/02 --"Beyond the Visible: A Conservator's Perspective,"
an exhibition devoted to art conservation organized by
museum conservator Norman Muller, will be on view at the
Princeton University Art Museum from September 21, 2002,
through January 5, 2003.
identify 'genetic signature' of stem cells
9/12/02 -- Studies reveal two sets of genes that give stem
cells their remarkable properties. Princeton University
scientists have taken a major step toward identifying the
"genetic signature" of stem cells, discovering a subset of
genes whose products may give these cells their unique
President Shirley M. Tilghman
Opening Exercises, September 11, 2002.
honored at Opening Exercises
9/11/02 -- The accomplishments of Princeton's students were
celebrated with the awarding for four undergraduate prizes
at Opening Exercises Sept. 11.
Wilkinson, explorer of Big Bang afterglow,
9/6/02 -- David Todd Wilkinson, a professor of physics
whose research helped shape scientists' understanding of the
structure of the universe and whose open and friendly manner
made him a beloved colleague and teacher, died Thursday
after a long bout with cancer. He was 67.
Photographs by Lewis
Baltz on View at Princeton University Art Museum
9/6/02 -- The exhibition "Lewis Baltz: Nevada and Other
Photographs," on view from September 14, 2002, through
January 19, 2003, at the Princeton University Art Museum,
will highlight a significant recent acquisition of work by
photographer Lewis Baltz.
Diane Auer Jones to be
Princeton's director of government affairs
9/4/02 -- Diane Auer Jones, a professional staff member for
the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and a
former program director in the National Science Foundation's
Division of Undergraduate Education, has been named director
of Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs,
effective Jan. 1, 2003.
Conference on Islam after Sept. 11
9/3/02 -- Prominent scholars and journalists from the Middle
East and around the world will take part in a conference on
"Understanding and Responding to the Islamic World after
Sept. 11" at 50 McCosh Hall on the Princeton campus, Sept.
27 and 28.
scholarships awarded to 10 John Jay students
8/14/02 -- Ten students at John Jay College of Criminal
Justice in New York City have been selected as the first
recipients of the Justice Scholarship, which was established
by Princeton University in February 2002 to honor the memory
of the public service heroes of the Sept. 11 attacks on the
World Trade Center who received academic training at John
Statement by President
Shirley M. Tilghman
8/13/02 -- On the evening of July 24, I learned from
officials at Yale University that on 18 occasions in early
April computers on the Princeton campus had been used to
gain access to a Web site that Yale had established to
report admission results to its applicants after they
entered their name, birth date and social security number.
Statement by Dean of
Admission Fred Hargadon
8/13/02 -- As Princeton's Dean of Admission, I am ultimately
responsible for the manner in which we conduct the
University's admissions process and the manner in which all
members of the Admission Office staff conduct themselves in
the course of that process. ...
chromosome-capping activator could aid cancer
8/12/02 -- A study of an enzyme used by cells to care for
the ends of their chromosomes may offer scientists new
avenues for intervening in cancer and aging. Researchers in
the lab of Princeton biologist Virginia Zakian showed that
the enzyme, called telomerase, appears to function much
differently than previously believed.
Summer lab work gives
seniors a jump on theses and careers
8/09/02 -- For most Princeton molecular biology students,
the decision about what to do for the summer before senior
year is an easy one. In a tradition that has developed over
the last 30 years, the majority spend the summer on campus
beginning the independent laboratory research projects that
will become their senior theses.
Professor Claudia Tate,
scholar of African-American literary criticism, dies at
7/31/02 --Claudia Tate, a professor of English and
African-American studies at Princeton University who was
known for her innovative contributions to African-American
literary criticism, died Monday after a long battle with
lung cancer. She was 55.
$36.4 million in 2001-02 Annual Giving campaign
7/30/02 -- Princeton's alumni, parents and friends
contributed $36.4 million to the 2001-02 Annual Giving
campaign, with 58.3 percent of all undergraduate alumni
participating. The total raised is the second highest in the
history of Annual Giving, following last year's record
To Members of the Faculty
and Staff, Graduate Students and Members of the Classes of
2003, 2004, 2005
7/29/02 -- I was informed last Wednesday night by Yale
University that it had identified 18 occasions in early
April when one or more individuals using computers on the
Princeton campus gained access to a website that Yale had
established to inform its applicants of admission decisions.
Daniel Silverman to
serve as chief medical officer and head of University Health
7/02/02 -- Dr. Daniel Silverman, a physician with experience
in health systems management, academic administration and
medical education, has been selected to serve as chief
medical officer and to lead University Health Services at