Princeton Weekly Bulletin

Volume 98 (Academic Year 2008-09)

1. September 7-14 ... $100 million gift to transform energy and environment research at Princeton; Creation of “bridge year” program is endorsed; Community ties

2. September 15-21 ... Opening Exercises; Tilghman: Education provides path to good citizenship; Architect Gehry seeks to inspire with Lewis Library design; Community Action expands to support arts, environment

3. September 22-28 ... Outdoor Action training lets freshmen bring greener outlooks to campus; Reinhardt speaks frankly as leading voice on health care; $10 million NSF grant to fund research on fundamental computer science questions

4. September 29-October 5 ... Arts complex design intended to embrace campus and community; 900 fill Frist for sustainability open house; Benefits update: Key changes for 2009

5. October 6-12 ... Sherrerd funds new building at intersection of engineering and social science; Students gain global perspectives on federal service; Humanities fellows bring range of perspectives

6. October 13-19 ... Chemistry Nobel winner Shimomura honored for discovery made at Princeton; Baseball coach teams with professor to examine the sport’s evolution; University’s online video presence expands

7. October 20-November 2 ... Princeton’s Krugman wins Nobel in economics; Materials science center receives $20 million NSF award; Tilghman, Malveaux urge more women to become higher ed leaders

8. November 3-9 ... FRS: Pondering the differences between minds and machines; BP and Princeton renew partnership to tackle climate problem; Transportation and parking goals focus on sustainability

9. November 10-16 ... Vinnakota and Max to receive top alumni awards; Citizen scientist: Mian informs South Asian nuclear debate; ACC begins implementing strategic plan on high-risk drinking

10. November 17-23 ... Michelle Obama carries forward service focus nurtured at University; Prudent planning helps University deal with volatile economic conditions; Evolution’s new wrinkle: Proteins with cruise control provide new perspective

11. November 24-December 7 ... Wilcove blends science, policy to advance conservation; Princeton scientists create a ‘cauldron of brainstorming’; Researchers reconnect fragments of ancient civilization

12. December 8-January 11 ... Three earn Rhodes Scholarships, Solis wins Mitchell award; Report details University’s economic impact on region, state; Students plan green makeover for old factory

13. January 12-February 1 ... Researchers find gene linked to breast cancer spread; Tilghman details impact of economic downturn; New campus transit system launched

14. February 2-8 ... Slaughter to lead policy planning staff at State Dept.; DOE awards PPPL contract to University; Participants in new Bridge Year Program to serve in Peru, Ghana, Serbia and India

15. February 9-15 ... Guild probes African American experiences; Princeton expands development options for service employees; Astronomers from Princeton, Japan unite to explore universe

16. February 16-22 ... Christensen expands students’ views of U.S.-East Asia policy; Architects chosen for new Andlinger Center; Exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of University Archives

17. February 23-March 1 ... Dolan and Wolf bring fresh view of performance studies; Pop culture, power and politics inspire Leheny’s teaching; Memorial service planned for Lorin Maurer

18. March 2-8 ... Princeton presents highest awards to top students; Brain science matters: Wang engages public through book, lectures, op-eds, website; Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival

19. March 9-22 ... Moore, a graceful novelist, pushes students to be daring; Olympic air-quality study tests lasers, political savvy; Princeton opens new chapter on solar energy

20. March 23-29 ... Two high-powered mathematicians take on free will; Tuning in to musical performance to sound out ideas; Obama chooses Rouse and Krueger for economic team

21. March 30-April 5 ... Navigating educational ‘Journeys’ around the globe; ‘Go-to man’ in electric shop marks 50 years at University; Digital library of Islamic manuscripts now available online

22. April 6-12 ... Princeton makes offers to 9.79 percent of applicants; Encouraging aspiring poets to ‘risk something big’; Grand master guides novices in Japanese musical tradition

23. April 13-19 ... Tilghman describes additional steps to deal with impact of economic downturn; Seminar on high-risk drinking draws 17 schools to campus; The senior thesis: Quintessentially Princeton

24. April 20-26 ... Renowned poets to read in inaugural poetry festival; Princeton forms cosmology collaboration with Munich university; The senior thesis: Quintessentially Princeton

25. April 27-May 3 ... UN leader urges support of global action to preserve world order; Exploring prejudice, stereotyping and the need to get along; Cross-disciplinary mission resonates at Keller Center dedication

26. May 4-17 ... Obama selects Chyba for science and technology council; New website to help translate genetic data into medical therapies; Cultural property course examines Native American treasures

27. May 18-31 ... Renowned artists to head dance and visual arts programs; Plasma physics device has second life in homeland security; University expands travel database, services

28. June 1-14 ... Sotomayor, alumna and trustee, is Supreme Court pick; Valedictorian Staude shines both in the classroom and on the stage; Salutatorian embraces life of service; Linguistics program appeals to more students across disciplines

29. June 15-September 12 ... Tilghman to grads: Solve problems, seek meaning; Murphy’s worm studies may lead to new treatments to stop aging; Obama taps Wilson School’s Leach to lead NEH