• Peter Lewis to give $101 million to advance the arts at Princeton
• Honoring King’s legacy
• University hosted visits by two political leaders
• Pilgrimage takes anthropologist on journey of self-discovery
• Operating budget includes funding for key priorities
• Klawe named president of Harvey Mudd, Tilghman appoints search committee
• Two win Marshall Scholarships
• People, spotlight
• Nassau notes
• Calendar of events
• By the numbers
Name: Billie Hargrove.
Position: Manager of Princeton Catering. Responsible for running the office that does 80 percent of the catering on campus, for everything from department coffee breaks to sit-down dinners and parties for dignitaries. Supervising a staff of eight people who plan and run the events.
Quote: “I like that this position is always a challenge. Nothing is the same from day to day, and I get to come into contact with lots of different people throughout the University.”
Other interests: Taking car trips and sightseeing. Trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Jeanne Haws has been named assistant dean for operations in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Haws, who earned her master in public affairs from the school in 1986, will oversee the financial management, facilities and computing services departments.
Since graduating, Haws has worked for EngenderHealth, an international women’s health nonprofit organization based in New York. She assisted in the development, monitoring and management of programs in selected countries, including several in sub-Saharan Africa. She also served as director of EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners program, designed to improve men’s roles in reproductive health decision-making.
In 2000, Haws became director of EngenderHealth’s human resources department and in 2001 was named vice president for operations, overseeing human resources, finance, administration and information technology.
Haws serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations: World Neighbors, an international development agency; and the Association of Private Voluntary Organization Financial Managers.
Memorial service planned for Lasell
A memorial service for Curtis Lasell is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the University Chapel.
Lasell was a graduate student in the music department and served as principal University organist from 1980 to 1993. He died at age 52 on Dec. 20 in Monmouth Junction, N.J., following a long illness.
Burton Singer, a Princeton faculty member since 1994, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
The institute was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences and health.
Singer is the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs and a professor of demography and public affairs. His research interests include the demography and biology of aging; mind and body health and its underlying mechanisms; and tropical diseases.
Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, Singer was chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and professor of economics and statistics at Yale University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1981-82.
Singer is one of 64 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine this year.
Two selected for endowed professorships
Two faculty members have been named to endowed professorships:
• Igor Klebanov, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, effective July 1, 2006.
• Mark Watson, the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2006.
Board approves two promotions
The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of two faculty members. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:
Professor — Marie Griffith, religion, effective July 1, 2006.
Assistant professor — Spyridon Papapetros, architecture, for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2006.