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Name: Bernadine Van Uiter.
Position: Academic manager in the Department of Psychology. Managing the day-to-day operation of the department, which includes overseeing the renovation of Green Hall and managing people. Dealing with issues that range from the parking lot to the teaching schedule. Monitoring faculty searches and helping graduate students. Van Uiter has worked at the University for 34 years.
Quote: "It's good to move around the University and get to know a lot of different people. Having worked first in aerospace and mechanical science, then in the dean of the faculty's office and finally here, I've been exposed to a lot of things. In this job, every day is different; it's never dull."
Other interests: Making woodcrafts in her husband's woodshop ("It's a really great way to relax") and teaching her neighbor how to make them; knitting sweaters for friends and family.
President Tilghman is one of six inductees this year in the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame.
She was selected for her scholarship in molecular biology and her leadership in higher education. "She is renowned not only for her pioneering research, but for her national leadership on behalf of women in science and for promoting efforts to make the early careers of young scientists as meaningful and productive as possible," according to the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey and AeA, Advancing the Business of Technology, which co-sponsor the ceremony.
Other inductees this year are: Gov. James McGreevey; Congressman Michael Ferguson; Carol Webb, company group chair of Ortho Biotech Products/Johnson & Johnson; Gregory Olsen, president of Sensors Unlimited; and Richard Goldberg, president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.
Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, is the recipient of the 2002 Carl Sandburg Literary Award for lifetime achievement. The award is admin-istered by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
A prolific author, Oates has written novels, poetry, drama and literary criticism. She has won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature (1998), the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story (1996), the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction (1996) and the National Book Award (1970).
Trisha Thorme, assistant director for community-based learning and training at the Pace Center for Community Service, has won the Experiential Education Rising Leader Award presented by the National Society for Experiential Education.
The award recognizes an individual who has joined the organization within the past five years and is already making outstanding contributions to the field.
Thorme has been coordinator of Princeton's Community-Based Learning Initiative for two years. This summer, she was promoted and joined the staff of the Pace Center as assistant director, still keeping her responsibilities for managing the initiative.
The Council of the Geological Society of America has named John McPhee as a recipient of the 2002 GSA Public Service Award.
The award honors "outstanding individual contributions to either public awareness of the earth sciences or the scientific resolution of earth-science problems of significant societal concern."
McPhee is a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Ferris Professor of Journalism. He was awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction for "Annals of the Former World," a 696-page chronicle of the geological history of North America.
According to the award citation, McPhee "has brought geology alive to a public thirsting for more knowledge of Earth. Through his many writings, he has made 'geology' a household word."
A member of the class of 1953, McPhee has taught at Princeton since 1975. This year he published his 26th book, "The Founding Fish."