Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 19, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 29   search   prev   next

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Page One
Commencement 2006
Tilghman to graduates: Carry the spirit of Princeton
Operating budget benefits from strong investment returns

Tuition grant increased for children
Princeton to disassociate from Darfur investments
New landscape marks 250th anniversary of Maclean House
University staff picnic

Faculty news
Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching
Fourteen new faculty members appointed
Eight faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Seven selected for endowed chairs
Promotions, resignations

Research and teaching
Princeton awarded $2.2 million for biology education
Institute fosters partnerships to help region
Tiny transmitters allow researchers to follow flies
Ward unravels bacteria’s role in global nitrogen cycle
Suburbia a rich source of scholarship for Princeton historian
Princeton scientists explore the next frontier of stem cell research

Eight named to University Board of Trustees

Calendar of events
By the numbers



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Board approves nine promotions

Princeton NJ — The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of nine faculty members. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

ProfessorPerry Cook, computer science; Thomas Duffy, geosciences.

Associate professor (with continuing tenure)David August, computer science; João Biehl, anthropology; Graham Burnett, history; Michael Romalis, physics; Carolyn Rouse, anthropology; Mona Singh, computer science.

Assistant professorBenjamin Baer, comparative literature, for a three-year term.

All are effective July 1, 2006.

Faculty submit resignations

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:

Effective July 1, 2006: Robert Kimmel, assistant professor of economics, to accept a position at Ohio State University; Philip Morgan, the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the American Revolutionary Era, to accept a position at Johns Hopkins University; Thomas Palfrey III, professor of politics and economics, to accept a position at the California Institute of Technology; Gabriel Riera, assistant professor of comparative literature, to accept a position at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Effective Sept. 1, 2006: Elizabeth Lunbeck, professor of history, to accept a position at Vanderbilt University; Sandra Troian, professor of chemical engineering, to accept a position at the California Institute of Technology.

Effective Jan 1, 2007: Victoria Henderson, assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, to accept a position at Warwick Business School.