Princeton Weekly Bulletin   March 6, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 18   search   prev   next

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Page One
Scholars in the Nation’s Service
Christensen named to State Dept. post
Muldoon to lead new creative, performing arts center

Bernanke: Stable prices key to economic growth
Alumni Day: Top students honored with highest awards
Student is finalist for hockey humanitarian award

Lam elected to engineering academy
Spotlight, briefs

Nassau notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers



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Photo of: Stanley Sieminski

Stanley Sieminski (photo by John Jameson)



Name: Stanley Sieminski.

Position: Area manager for retail operations in Dining Services. Responsible for all food operations at the Frist Campus Center, Robertson Hall, Chancellor Green and New South as well as at sports events held at Jadwin Gym and Princeton Stadium. Supervising 100 staff members who prepare and serve food. Improving the quality of food and service in all locations.

Quote: “I spend a lot of my time listening to staff and student comments. We’ve made a number of improvements in the last year, especially at Frist, Chancellor Green and the Wilson School café, and it’s nice to hear so much positive feedback from people.”

Other interests: Skiing. Reading books about history and politics. Spending time with his wife, Bozena, and their 4-year-old daughter, Aneta.


Three Princeton faculty members and a staff member in the development office have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their “efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Mary Baum, director of leadership gifts in the Office of Development, was honored “for impressive effectiveness in support of science and engineering and for mentoring of women into positions of leadership.” Baum holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Princeton and has been a member of the University’s development staff since 1994. Prior to that, she was a research scientist at Merck Research Laboratories and managed the nuclear magnetic resonance facility in Princeton’s chemistry department.

Jianqing Fan, professor of operations research and financial engineering, was recognized “for far-reaching contributions to statistical theory and methods, financial econometrics and statistical applications to health sciences.” Fan joined the Princeton faculty in 2003 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Laura Landweber, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was cited for “probing the diversity of genetic systems.” Landweber’s research focuses on the interplay between molecular evolution and computational biology. A 1989 graduate of Princeton who received her Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University, Landweber has been a Princeton faculty member since 1994.

Stephen Pacala, the Frederick Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, focuses on the processes that govern ecological communities and interactions between the global biosphere and climate, among other research interests. He was recognized for “development of the soundest and most influential forest growth simulator available, providing the foundation for a new generation of integrated atmosphere-biosphere models.”