Trustees OK transfer of Graves, Lipton to emeritus status

Princeton NJ -- The Board of Trustees approved the transfer of two faculty members to emeritus status at a recent meeting. The faculty members are: Michael Graves, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, effective July 1, 2001; and Richard Lipton, professor of computer science, effective Oct. 1, 2001.

Michael Graves



Graves joined the faculty in 1962 and over the next four decades built an international reputation as an architect and designer. His designs, from office buildings to single-family homes, have been credited with introducing historical and contextual themes into modern architecture. His designs for furniture and household items, now sold in national retail stores, have helped bring a higher level of design to everyday objects.

Graves received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1958 and a master of architecture degree from Harvard University the following year. He then spent two years as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome before coming to Princeton. In 1982, he was named to the Robert Schirmer Professorship.

Graves' work has been published in numerous books, including a series of three titled "Michael Graves: Buildings and Projects," which cover the periods of 1966-81, 1982-89 and 1990-94. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, which awarded him its highest honor, the AIA Gold Medal, in 2001. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has received numerous other prizes and honors.

Lipton (photo not available) has made significant contributions to a range of research in the field of computer science, including improved methods of searching stored information and investigations into using the biological molecules DNA and RNA as the foundations of computing devices.

Lipton came to Princeton with the rank of professor in 1980 after holding tenured positions at the University of California-Berkeley and Yale University. He received a 1968 B.Sc. from Case Western Reserve University and a 1973 Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University. During his time at Princeton, Lipton also worked with industry, serving as director of the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory in 1991 and 1992 and as consulting chief scientist at Bellcore since 1996.

Lipton was elected a fellow in 1997 of the Association for Computing Machinery and is a past president of that organization's Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory.


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