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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   November 6, 2006, Vol. 96, No. 8   prev   next   current

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    Calendar editor: Carolyn Geller

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An innovator in engineering education, Billington connects disciplines

David P. Billington is well known for connecting engineering to other disciplines within the University — to the humanities, art, science and politics. His courses in “Structures and the Urban Environment” and “Engineering in the Modern World” combine the study of engineering with an exploration of the aesthetic and social values intrinsic to it, an association of ideas that have made them some of the most popular courses among engineering and non-engineering students for decades.

McCarty explores economic roots of today’s political strife

Nasty clashes on hot topics such as the Iraq war, social issues and corruption may dominate the current political discourse, but the answer to why America is so polarized ultimately lies in the widening gulf between its richest and poorest citizens.

United Way campaign kicks off Nov. 9

This fall, Princeton will once again support the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s annual fund-raising campaign. The University’s drive will take place from Nov. 9 through Dec. 9 on the main campus and on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.

Eve Tominey named University’s first director for disability services

Eve Tominey has been named to the newly created post of director for disability services in the Office of the Provost.

New mortgage program is available to all employees

The University is offering a new mortgage program tailored specifically to help its employees purchase homes at reduced costs.

University seeks input on campus plan through open forum, Web site

This month, members of the University and local communities will have an opportunity to learn more about the University’s new campus plan and to provide feedback on the effort through an open forum and a Web site.

Gift supports library’s work in early Americana

An anonymous gift from a descendant of American statesman Patrick Henry will enable the University Library to expand its activities related to early U.S. history.

Gift to fund WWS task forces and policy conferences

A gift from an alumna of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and her husband will fund undergraduate policy task forces and, ultimately, undergraduate policy conferences focusing on issues related to natural resources or international affairs.


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