Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 19, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 27   prev   next   current

Mahmoud offers dual perspectives on global health

by Hilary Parker

After a quarter-century in academic medicine and eight years at the helm of Merck Vaccines, joining the faculty at Princeton was the most compelling next step for global health expert Adel Mahmoud.

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Dale winner to pursue personal study of mental illness

by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Through a deeply personal exploration of mental illness, senior Joshua Blaine hopes to use his Martin Dale Fellowship to illuminate a subject that many people consider taboo.

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Alcohol Coalition Committee issues strategic plan on high-risk drinking

by Ruth Stevens

After four months of work, Princeton’s Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC) has issued a strategic plan to address high-risk drinking among undergraduates. The report recommends a structure to sustain the ACC’s efforts, identifies ideas in five strategic areas for further review, describes three initiatives that have already been launched and calls for the collection of data that could provide direction for the future.

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Novel Princeton survey finds ‘pain gap’ in U.S.

by Kitta MacPherson

A novel study that attempts to paint the most accurate and detailed description yet of how Americans experience pain has found that a significant portion of the population — 28 percent — are in pain at any given moment and those with less education and lower income spend more of their time in pain. Those in pain are less likely to work or socialize with others and are more inclined to watch television than the pain-free.

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What’s bugging locusts? It could be they’re hungry — for each other

by Kitta MacPherson

Since ancient times, locust plagues have been viewed as one of the most spectacular events in nature. In seemingly spontaneous fashion, as many as 10 billion critters can suddenly swarm the air and carpet the ground, blazing destructive paths that bring starvation and economic ruin.

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Muldoon, Rodgers receive Behrman Award

Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities, and Daniel Rodgers, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, have received Princeton’s Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

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Salganik finds new avenues for social research online

by Emily Aronson

Why do certain songs become hits while others flop? How can individuals be encouraged to consider the public good rather than act selfishly? Why are casual relationships sometimes as important as connections to friends and family?

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Premiere set for Westergaard’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

by Ruth Stevens

A cast of seven will play 38 roles. Twelve English handbells, along with a few whistles, tambourines, drums and other percussion paraphernalia, will make up the orchestra. A projection system will create the special effects needed for the vastly changing size of the set.

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