Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 16, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 29   prev   next   current

Apply education to lead change, Tilghman tells grads

by Ruth Stevens

President Tilghman told graduates June 3 that their Princeton education — with its “powerful combination of breadth and depth” — is their best preparation for a world in which the one constant is change.

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Harris seeks new insights into persistent achievement gap

by Hilary Parker

Angel Harris wants to change the way people think about the academic achievement gap across racial and ethnic groups in the United States — an issue that he understands intimately, having struggled to make it through high school himself.

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Gilbert Hunt, probability expert, dies at 92

by Kitta MacPherson

Gilbert Hunt, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Princeton and one of the world’s recognized authorities in the fields of probability theory and analysis, has died. He was 92.

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18 new faculty members approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 18 new faculty members, including two full professors, two associate professors and 14 assistant professors.

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10 faculty members transfer to emeritus status

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

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Digovich to develop text message system to help HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana

by Ushma Patel

Katy Digovich, a member of Princeton's class of 2008, has been awarded a Compton Mentor Fellowship to establish a program that would enable HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana to receive text message reminders to take their medicine, aiming to solve a common problem in a country deeply afflicted by the virus.

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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 3.

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Summer construction includes completion of three facilities

by Eric Quiñones

Crews will work this summer to put the finishing touches on three additions to the Princeton campus — the Lewis Library, a new building bridging engineering and the social sciences, and Roberts Stadium — while progressing on several other construction projects.

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Seven named to Board of Trustees

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

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Changes in programming, facilities in the works for Fields Center

by Ruth Stevens

Carl Fields, for whom Princeton’s Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, is named, wrote in 1968, “The creation of a large cadre of men and women, black and white, with the ability to plan together, work together and understand together can only be accomplished if there is a total kind of commitment on the part of the education institutions to promote this level of leadership.”

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New facility at 58 Prospect slated to open in a year

Construction is scheduled to begin in July on the renovation of 58 Prospect Ave. — the new home of the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and Community House.

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Sustainability projects funded through High Meadows gift

by Ruth Stevens

The first round of initiatives has been funded under the auspices of the research, education and civic engagement section of the University’s new Sustainability Plan.

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