New scholars join Society Fellows

Princeton NJ -- Four new postdoctoral scholars have been named to the Princeton Society of Fellows for next year.

They will join five fellows from the inaugural year of the program who will be continuing their work at Princeton in 2001-02.

The new fellows, along with their fields of study and the institutions from which they received their Ph.D., are: Jonathan Gilmore, philosophy, Columbia University; Paul Heck, Islamic studies, the University of Chicago; Heather O'Donnell, English, Yale University; and Jonathan Tan, astrophysics, the University of California-Berkeley.

The program, under the directorship of Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, is intended to attract some of the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the human-ities, social sciences and natural sciences to the campus each year. It is made possible through the generosity of Trustee Lloyd Cotsen.

Based in the restored Joseph Henry House, the Cotsen Fellows teach half-time in their academic department or the Humanities Council and pursue their own research.

The four were chosen from among 550 applicants in a selection process coordinated by Mary Harper, associate director of the society. Like the first group, they will be appointed to three-year terms.

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