• Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor
• Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests
• Campus supports Dillard reopening, other Katrina relief efforts
• Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration
• Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth
• Staff members graduate from skill-building program
• Early admission offered to 599 students
• Former ambassador to Israel and Egypt appointed visiting professor
• Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91
• Faculty promotions, appointments, resignations
• People, spotlight
• Calendar of events
• By the numbers
Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor
W. Arthur Lewis was a man who broke boundaries. An economist who focused on the developing world, Lewis was the first black full professor at Princeton when he arrived in 1963. Sixteen years later, he became the first person of African descent to win a Nobel Prize in a field other than literature or peace.
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Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests
Much of what you might want to know about David Dobkin is available on his Web site. His biography, his guiding philosophy, his legendary collection of photographs of Princeton people and even his catalog of 600 snow globes. What you won’t find, however, is an indication of the degree of care with which he approaches his job as dean of the faculty.
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Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91
Edmund King, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor in the Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain Emeritus, died Dec. 25 at his home in Laredo, Texas, at age 91. Recruited to join the Princeton faculty in 1946, King was one of several young scholars and students of Spanish drawn to the University by the charismatic Spanish historian Américo Castro, who was expelled from Spain by the Franco government. Castro’s work and the writings of his students and colleagues sparked a revolution in Spanish thought, making Princeton a center of Spanish studies for most of the second half of the 20th century.
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Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth
A new curriculum of learning and development classes for managers and employees across the campus will be launched in February by the Office of Human Resources. The curriculum includes a selection of open-enrollment courses on topics employees have identified as critical to their development as well as a certificate program for managers who wish to participate in a more structured learning experience.
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Staff members graduate from skill-building program
During a Dec. 19 ceremony at Maclean House, 17 University employees were recognized by President Tilghman and other key administrators for completing the “Excelling at Princeton” program. The program is intended to make the employees more effective in their current positions as well as to provide the participants with additional skills that will allow them to be more competitive candidates for lead and supervisory positions at the University.
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Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration
The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include: remarks by Marvalene Hughes, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, who will be recognized for her leadership; an address by the Rev. Charles G. Adams of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit; musical selections by the Princeton University Jazztet; and the presentation of awards to essay, poster and video contest winners from area schools.
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Early admission offered to 599 students
The University has offered admission to 599 students from a pool of 2,236 high school seniors who applied through early decision for the class of 2010. The number of early decision applicants increased 10 percent this year, the second year applicants could take advantage of Web-based forms. The admission office mailed notification letters to students Dec. 13.
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Campus supports Dillard reopening, other Katrina relief efforts
Months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, members of the Princeton University community are playing a key role in helping Dillard University resume classes this month, while many remain committed to other hands-on relief efforts in the region.
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Former ambassador to Israel and Egypt appointed visiting professor
Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt, has been appointed the University’s first S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
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