P E O P L E
President Tilghman was among 150 women leaders who
gathered in Washington, D.C., May 3 for the inaugural
National Women's Leadership Summit.
An initiative of The White House Project,
the summit brought together women from business, sports,
philanthropy, academia, law, labor, communications and the
public sector to chart a new course for expanding women's
leadership. Other participants included playwright Eve
Ensler, Ford Foundation president Susan Berresford,
scientist and former astronaut Mae Jemison and Dina Dublon,
chief financial officer of J.P. Morgan Chase.
The conference leaders, Marie Wilson,
president of The White House Project, and Heidi Miller,
executive vice president of Bank One, led the top-level
participants in examining issues facing women's leadership
today, including "Where We Stand," "How to Get to the
Tipping Point" of women's leadership, "Changing the Culture"
and "Choosing to Lead."
"Women's leadership is at a critical
juncture -- we could either fall behind our current pace of
progress or be poised for a quantum leap forward," Wilson
said. "The goal is to broaden and deepen women's leadership
in every sector and to set a new strategic agenda for that
The White House Project is a national,
nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing women's
leadership in all spheres, including the U.S.
Joyce Carol Oates has been selected by the Tulsa Library
Trust as the recipient of the 2002 Peggy Helmerich
Distinguished Author Award. She will receive a $25,000 cash
prize and an engraved crystal book. The award will be
presented in Tulsa in December.
Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in
the Humanities, has written many novels, including the
recent "Faithless: Tales of Transgression" (2001). She also
has written poetry, drama and literary criticism.
The library trust has given out the
Helmerich award annually since 1985. Past winners include
Toni Morrison, the Goheen Professor in the Humanities, as
well as Margaret Atwood, John Hope Franklin, Oliver Sacks,
Norman Mailer, Neil Simon and Eudora Welty.
Three Princeton faculty members are among the 184
artists, scholars and scientists who received a 2002
Guggenheim Fellowship, an honor that recognizes exceptional
achievement and supports promising projects.
Each Guggenheim Fellow will receive a
grant to support his or her work. The average grant for 2002
The Princeton professors and their
proposed projects are:
Peter Lake, professor of history, for
research on "Dynastic Crises, Confessional Politics and
Conspiracy Theory in Post-Reformation England."
Vincent Poor, professor of electrical
engineering, for research on "Quantum Multi-User
Howard Rosenthal, the Roger Williams Straus
Professor of Social Sciences and professor of politics, for
research on "Empirical Tests of Theories of the Legislative
The Guggenheim Foundation, which awards the fellowships,
selected this year's recipients from among more than 2,800
applicants for awards totaling $6,750,000.
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