Princeton University News Releases


28th December, 2005
Princeton coaches and athletes to speak, Jan. 12 by Eric Quiñones The head coaches of four Princeton sports teams will discuss their programs at a luncheon set for noon Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Class of 1956 Lounge, Princeton Stadium.The speakers will include Joe Scott, men's basketball coach; Richard Barron, women's basketball coach;...
27th December, 2005
Unique figures keep watch over campus by Eric Quiñones Princeton's gargoyles, the small grotesque animal or human figures carved in stone, can be found at dozens of locations on everything from downspouts to arches."The Gargoyles of Princeton University: A Grotesque Tour of the Campus," a book produced by the Office of Communications,...
22nd December, 2005
Nassau Hall is a campus and national landmark by Eric Quiñones Nassau Hall, the centerpiece of the Princeton campus, is both a University and national landmark. The following is a sampling of its history:Originally known as the College of New Jersey, the University held classes in Elizabeth for one year and in Newark for nine years,...
22nd December, 2005
Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel' by Eric Quiñones Neuroscientists at Princeton University have developed a new way of tracking people's mental state as they think back to previous events -- a process that has been described as "mental time travel."The findings, detailed in the Dec. 23 issue of Science, will aid efforts to...
22nd December, 2005
Work resumes at Whitman College site after fire, Dec. 22 by Eric Quiñones Six contractors at the Whitman College construction site were injured this morning in a flash fire that was quickly extinguished. As of this afternoon, one of the workers is being treated for a severe hand burn while the others have been or will be released from area hospitals today....
21st December, 2005
Littman earns award for laser technology by Steven Schultz The Optical Society of America has given its annual Engineering Excellence Award to Michael Littman, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for his work on laser technology.   The society cited Littman for "the development of the grazing incidence tunable laser...
21st December, 2005
Two honored by geophysical union by Steven Schultz The American Geophysical Union presented major awards to Princeton faculty members Francois Morel and Michael Celia at its fall meeting in San Francisco on Dec. 7. Morel, who is the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Albert Blanke Jr. Professor of...
21st December, 2005
King Day celebration set for Jan. 16 by Ruth Stevens The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include: remarks by Marvalene Hughes, president...
19th December, 2005
Exploring the influence of environment on writers by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann From the Dec. 12, 2005, Princeton Weekly BulletinScholars of great literature often are intrigued by questions that lie outside the pages of the text. For English professor Diana Fuss, one question that consumed her was: Where did my favorite writers write? To...
19th December, 2005
Public safety center now at 200 Elm Drive by Ruth Stevens Effective Monday, Dec. 19, the Department of Public Safety's communications and dispatch center has moved from Stanhope Hall to 200 Elm Drive.  Walk-in customers seeking public safety services should go to the new location just north of the MacMillan Building and between...