Princeton Weekly Bulletin   December 17, 2007, Vol. 97, No. 12   prev   next   current

Theater course offers ‘eye-opening’ insights on Albee from Albee

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Eight Princeton undergraduates are spending the fall semester examining the plays of theater legend Edward Albee with a guest lecturer who is uniquely qualified to provide insights into the award-winning writer: Albee himself.

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Kastner brings visual perception into focus

By Chad Boutin

Sabine Kastner likes to show people that the difference between Darth Vader and Yoda is largely a matter of perception. 

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John Willis, professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies, dies

By Eric Quiñones

John Willis, a longtime faculty member in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies whose research and teaching focused on West African history and Islamic law, died of a heart attack Nov. 25 at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 69.

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Vander Ploeg wins Marshall Scholarship

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Princeton senior Sarah Vander Ploeg — a Woodrow Wilson School major who also is an accomplished lyric soprano and violist — is one of 37 American college students awarded 2008 Marshall Scholarships.

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Center for Human Values names visiting faculty, fellows

The University Center for Human Values has named its roster of visiting fellows and faculty for 2007-08. The visitors are devoting a year’s residence at Princeton to research and writing about ethics and human values.

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Five Distinguished teachers visiting Princeton

Five scholars from around the country have come to Princeton this year as part of the 250th Anniversary Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching program.

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‘Theatrical Design’ class lets students expand their creativity

By Isabel Wilkinson

In some classrooms around campus, students are analyzing Euripides’ Greek tragedy “Bacchae” from a literary perspective. In Robert Brill’s “Theatrical Design” class, 10 students are physically translating it to the stage. 

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