Michael Murray.

Position: Senior baker in the bake shop. In charge of mixing most of the dough for the cookies, cakes, muffins and breads produced by the shop.

Quote: "My shift starts at 4 a.m., which isn't so bad as long as I get to sleep early. Usually the campus is very quiet when I get here, but during Reunions there are still people milling around at that hour. What I like about work-ing here is that the students keep you young."

Other interests: Playing soccer with his 11-year-old daughter, Carole Ann. Going to the beach. Watching Philadelphia's professional sports teams.



Robert Wuthnow, the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences at Princeton, has received the American Academy of Religion's Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.
     The award goes to those whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public as well. "Robert Wuthnow's work in the sociology of religion addresses questions of how culture, politics and art intersect with religious forces," according to the organization. "His work incorporates insights from hundreds of personal interviews and is intentional in its effort to make various aspects of religion relevant to both academic and general audiences. Wuthnow cares about how religion is perceived by the public, as exemplified in his recent work on mainline Protestantism and religion and the arts."
     Also a professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Wuthnow is an expert on the sociology of religion and on cultural sociology. His recent books include: "All in Sync: How Music and Art Are Revitalizing American Religion" (2003) and "Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist" (2001).
     Wuthnow recently completed a major research project on the public role of mainline Protestantism in the United States since the 1960s, which resulted in a co-edited volume, "The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism" (2002).
     The American Academy of Religion is the academic organization that represents faculty in religious studies and related disciplines, such as sociology, history and anthropology.

Staff members in the Office of Communications have been honored in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades Awards Program.
     Steven Schultz, senior writer, won a silver or second-place award in the "Excellence in News Writing" category. The publications team earned a bronze or third-place award in the "Student Recruitment Publications -- Individual" category.
     Schultz received the award for five science stories he wrote and disseminated as news releases. The stories also appeared in the Princeton Weekly Bulletin. Topics ranged from research by psychologist Nicole Shelton on the effects of racial prejudice to a study by chemist Salvatore Torquato regarding the optimum microstructure of composite materials.
     The publications team was honored for a 46-page booklet, "Thriving at Princeton: A Resource Guide for New Students of Color." The piece was produced for the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, and covers topics ranging from academic resources to social resources and opportunities for involvement. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions of particular interest to students of color that were compiled by current Princeton students.
     Princeton staff members credited in the publication are: Denise Applewhite for photography; Micole Sharlin and Maggie Westergaard for design; and Steve LeMenager and Karin Dienst for editing. Laurel Masten Cantor is the director of publications. An online version of the printed publication is available at <Web page>.
     The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is an international association of education advancement officers. District II encompasses Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia.

Joseph Kohn, professor of mathe-matics, has been selected by the American Mathematical Society to receive the 2004 Stefan Bergman Prize for his influential research.
     "Kohn's work in partial differential equations and several complex variables has influenced countless researchers and has fostered an intense interaction between these subjects," the prize citation said.
     Established in 1988, the $22,000 prize recognizes mathematical accomplishments in the areas of research in which Bergman worked. Bergman, who died in 1977, was a Stanford University mathematician best known for his research in several complex variables.
     Kohn has been a professor at Princeton since 1968 and is a former chair of the Department of Mathematics. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton.
     Kohn has been a leading figure in complex analysis for the past 40 years. His honors include membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the Steele Prize from the American Mathematical Society for a seminal contribution to research.

Books by three Princeton faculty members have won top honors in their categories from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.
     The awards are given annually to acknowledge excellence in book, journal and electronic publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing. Awards were presented in 30 categories this year.
     The books by Princeton faculty members were published by Princeton University Press. They are: in economics, "Interest and Prices" by Michael Woodford, the Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking; in government and political science, "Identity in Democracy" by Provost Amy Gutmann, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; and in philosophy, "Philosophical Analysis in the 20th Century, Volumes I and II" by Scott Soames, professor of philosophy.

Professor Alexander Smits, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2004 Fluid Dynamics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
     The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in motion as related to needs in aeronautics and astronautics. Smits' citation reads: "For innovative experimental research in turbulent flows, for devotion as an engineering educator and for dedicated service to the engineering profession."
     The award, one of the highest honors in recognition of accomplishment in research in fluid dynamics, will be presented on June 29 at the 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference in Portland, Ore., where Smits will give the plenary lecture.
     A Princeton faculty member since 1981, Smits has chaired his department since 1998. He also is an associate editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and of the Journal of Turbulence.


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