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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 18, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 29   prev   next   current

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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Shani Hilton

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

    Contributing writer: Cass Cliatt

    Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson

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Tilghman: Federal proposals jeopardize strengths of higher education

By Ruth Stevens

During her June 5 Commencement address, President Tilghman said that the best way to measure the value of a college education is not by any standardized test, but by the ways graduates put their degrees to work once they leave the University.

$30 million gift creates neuroscience center

James S. McDonnell III and John F. McDonnell have joined with the JSM Charitable Trust to make a $30 million gift to the University to establish the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience.

Pioneering seismologist Tony Dahlen dies

By Eric Quiñones

Francis Anthony (Tony) Dahlen, a Princeton professor of geosciences who was widely considered the top theoretical seismologist in his field, died of cancer June 3 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 64.

Eleven new faculty members appointed

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 11 new faculty members — six full professors, one associate professor and four assistant professors.

Fourteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status

By Eric Quiñones

Fourteen faculty members were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees.

Six named to endowed posts

Six faculty members have been named to endowed professorships, effective July 1, 2007:

Collection of Kahlil Gibran manuscripts donated to the library

Significant portions of the working manuscripts and notebooks of four well-known books, including “The Prophet,” by Kahlil Gibran have been donated to the Princeton University Library.

Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

By Ruth Stevens

Four Princeton faculty members received President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 5.

Six named to Board of Trustees

The University has named six new members of its Board of Trustees. They are:

Summer construction focuses on residential colleges

By Ruth Stevens

This summer will mark a culmination of the physical manifestation of the new residential college system on campus.

Yashar analyzes complex issues of citizenship in Latin America

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

As a young girl, Deborah Yashar was fascinated by the politics, languages and literatures of other places. Her mother’s parents had come to the United States in the 1900s to escape the pogroms in the Ukraine, and her father had left Iran in the 1950s to pursue a better life for himself in this country.


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