Princeton Weekly Bulletin February 26, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 17 prev next current
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- • Katz embraces dynamic approach to convey richness of languages
- • Soboyejo tackles problems, inspires students
- • Tilghman names advisory committee on international opportunities
- • Playground project benefits day care center, student designers
- • Gift of rare Chinese coins enriches University collection
- • Schäfer chosen for Andrew W. Mellon award
- • Three new faculty members appointed
- • Seven named to endowed professorships
- • Spotlight
- • Calendar of events
- • Nassau notes
- • By the numbers
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- Editor: Ruth Stevens Calendar editor: Shani Hilton Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones Contributing writers: Emily Aronson, Hilary Parker, Teresa Riordan Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson Design: Maggie Westergaard Web edition: Mahlon Lovett
Cass Garner (photo: Denise Applewhite)
Name: Cass Garner.
Position: Department manager in the Council of the Humanities and the Society of Fellows. Overseeing the Program in Humanistic Studies, which brings about 10 journalists to campus every year to teach. Coordinating the visits of 15 to 20 short-term and long-term fellows and special guests. Working with the 12 to 14 fellows in the Society of Fellows. Managing the budget. Planning events.
Quote: “I have a very interesting job. I get to work with so many different people that it’s almost like having a new job every semester.”
Other interests: Traveling with her husband, Peter, to Europe and the Caribbean. Quilting. Playing tennis.
December: Susan Hortenbach, 64 (1977-2006, art and archaeology).
November: Helen Battman, 82 (1969-1990, library); Joseph Castelli, 82 (1957-1988, machine shop); Margaret Junker, 84 (1973-1989, health services).
December: George Depagnier, 79 (1954-1994, plasma physics lab); David Hirst, 86 (1960-1988, history); Giovanni Mattera, 86 (1956-1985, building services); William Schmieder, 87 (1974-1985, plasma physics lab); David Soler, 80 (1976-1991, plasma physics lab); William Vankirk, 78 (1966-1990, maintenance); Helen Wright, 90 (1939-1984, Council of the Humanities).
President Tilghman, a world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecular biology, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal. The award is presented annually by the society in recognition of a scientist’s outstanding contributions in the field of genetics for the past 15 years.
Tilghman was nominated for her pioneering work in epigenetics and imprinting, which has expanded the knowledge base about embryo development in mammals.
Before being named Princeton’s president in 2001, Tilghman served as a faculty member at the University for 15 years. She came to Princeton in 1986 as the Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences. Two years later, she also joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an investigator. In 1998, she took on additional responsibilities as the founding director of Princeton’s multi-disciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.
A member of the National Research Council’s committee that set the blueprint for the U.S. effort in the Human Genome Project, Tilghman also was one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project Initiative for the National Institutes of Health.
She is renowned not only for her pioneering research, but for her national leadership on behalf of women in science and for promoting efforts to make the early careers of young scientists as meaningful and productive as possible.
The Genetics Society of America represents nearly 5,000 scientists and educators in the field of genetics.