Dave Long
Dave Long (photo: Denise Applewhite)

Name: Dave Long.

Position: Collections assistant in the Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance in the Social Science Reference Center at Firestone Library. Hiring and supervising student employees who work at the reference desk during evenings and weekends. Aiding with collection development and updating Pliny Fisk websites. Processing books for offsite storage.

Quote: “You can’t beat the collection at Firestone Library. If you love books and history, you couldn’t pick a better place to work. There is a very knowledgeable staff and a long tradition and history.”

Other interests: Spending time with his wife, Trish, and their 18-month-old son, Merritt. Biking, birding and canoeing. Volunteering with the Bucks County Historical Society in Doylestown, Pa.

Staff obituaries

Current employees

February: James Greene, 41 (1999-2009, dining services); Fritz Mineus, 53 (2003-2009, building services); Barbara Taylor, 66 (2001-2009, building services).

Retired employees

October: Thordis Marck-Blend, 89 (1962-1987, undergraduate financial aid).

November: Ann O’Day, 89 (1976-1987, plasma physics lab); Robert Shoemaker, 78 (1960-1995, plasma physics lab);

January: Marion Lawder, 89 (1968-1984, library).

February: Anna Strode, 94 (1955-1979, mail services).


Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, has been elected president of the PEN American Center, the 3,400-member association of literary writers, editors and translators. Appiah succeeds the noted novelist, short story writer and essayist Francine Prose.

A Princeton faculty member since 2002, Appiah is a renowned scholar of moral and political philosophy, African and African American studies, and issues of personal and political identity, multiculturalism and nationalism.

The PEN American Center is the U.S. arm of the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization. International PEN works to advance literature, defend free expression and promote international literary fellowship.

Daniel Heller-Roazen, a professor of comparative literature, has received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association of America for his book “The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation.”

The $2,000 prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work that involves at least two literatures and is written by a member of the association. The book moves from Aristotle’s thought and its legacy in late antiquity to medieval Arabic science and finally to modern thought about consciousness and sensation.

Heller-Roazen has taught at Princeton since 2000.

Barbara White, associate professor of music, has received an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award, given to White and three others, “honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice,” according to the academy.

White will receive $7,500 for the award and an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work.

A composer and clarinetist, White has received commissions from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble and Boston Musica Viva. Her recordings include “When the Smoke Clears” and “Apocryphal Stories.” She has taught courses on the relationship between high and low cultures in the musical landscape and the interdependence of sound and image in dance and film. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1998.