Princeton University News Releases


29th December, 2000
Professor edits landmark encyclopedia by mmarks A 4,700-page, five-volume set of scientific articles may not sound like the most spellbinding reading. But the new Encyclopedia of Biodiversity edited by Princeton ecologist Simon Levin is proving to be just that for anyone with even a passing interest in stemming the loss of plant and...
21st December, 2000
Research on "body sense" could one day help people with prosthetic limbs by mmarks Princeton neuroscientists are beginning to uncover the brain's surprisingly complex mechanism behind what would appear to be a very mundane ability: sensing the location of arms, legs, head and torso. In addition to answering fundamental questions about how the brain keeps track...
21st December, 2000
Connections Dance Theater to perform, Jan. 26 by kit The International Center is pleased to present Connections Dance Theater in concert with Panterinya Primavera del Tango Quintet in "Tango: Memories of an Immigrant," featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla on Friday, Jan. 26 in the Frist Campus Theater at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission...
19th December, 2000
Edmund Synakowski named fellow of American Physical Society by kit Edmund Synakowski, a physicist at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, was named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Synakowski was recognized for his work in fusion energy research concerning heat retention in plasmas (hot, ionized gases) that are used as fuels for the production...
19th December, 2000
Patricia Fortini-Brown named Slade Professor of Fine Arts by kit Professor Patricia Fortini-Brown, chairwoman of the Department of Art and Archaeology, has been named the 2000-01 Slade Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cambridge. Fortini-Brown will deliver the annual Slade Lectures during the winter term. In April and May she will be...
19th December, 2000
Fagles translations to be performed by kit Translations of ancient Greek dramatists by Robet Fagles, the Arthur Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, are being produced by the American Repertory Theatre(ART) in Cambridge, Mass., and the Berkeley, Calif. Repertory Theatre. Over the years, Fagles' works have been performed...
15th December, 2000
Neuroscience contest prompts "thinking about thinking" by mmarks Concluding an unusual intellectual contest, a Princeton scientist has revealed the principles behind a computer model of a mouse brain capable of recognizing spoken words. Neuroscientist John Hopfield created the brain simulation several months ago based on a theory he developed...
15th December, 2000
Toni Morrison receives National Humanities Medal by mmarks Novelist and Princeton University Humanities Professor Toni Morrison was honored as a National Humanities Medalist on Wednesday by President Clinton, in recognition of her contributions to American cultural life and thought. The National Endowment for the Humanities, which sponsors the...
14th December, 2000
Professor Marius Berthus Jansen dies by mmarks Marius Berthus Jansen, world-renowned scholar and Emeritus Professor of Japanese History at Princeton University, died on Sunday, Dec. 10, at his home in Princeton. Born in the Netherlands in 1922, Jansen grew up in Massachusetts and received his undergraduate education at Princeton,...
14th December, 2000
Princeton students receive Rhodes, Marshall scholarships by mmarks Two Princeton University seniors will receive prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom following their graduation. Brandon Miller, of Mohrsville, Pa., is among 32 American students selected for a Rhodes Scholarship, and Seth Green of Boca Raton, Fla., is one of...