MIKE MULLEN, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will teach an undergraduate ­seminar on U.S. ­military, diplomacy, and international affairs as a ­visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School this fall. Mullen, a retired admiral, served four years as the highest-ranking U.S. military officer before retiring in ­September.

Anne Case *83 *88
Anne Case *83 *88
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ANNE CASE *83 *88, ­professor of economics and public affairs, will become interim dean of the Woodrow Wilson School July 1, when Dean Christina Paxson assumes her new position as president of Brown University. Case, a member of the faculty since 1990, is associate chairwoman of the economics department and the director of the Wilson School’s Research Program in Development Studies.

John Constable, British, 1776–1837: Salisbury Cathedral from the South West, ca. 1820. Oil on canvas, 25.1 X 30.2 cm. The Victoria and Albert Museum.
John Constable, British, 1776–1837: Salisbury Cathedral from the South West, ca. 1820. Oil on canvas, 25.1 X 30.2 cm. The Victoria and Albert Museum.
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“Salisbury Cathedral from the South West,” above, is one of 85 paintings, oil sketches, watercolors, and drawings by the English landscape painter JOHN ­CONSTABLE in a Princeton University Art Museum exhibition on view through June 10. The show traces the evolution of Constable’s painting style, describing him as the first artist to focus extensively on painting outdoors.

Computer scientist SANJEEV ARORA will receive the 2011 Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Infosys Foundation. The award, which includes a $175,000 prize, recognizes computing innovations by young scientists. Arora’s research has made it easier to crack previously unsolvable computing problems, the ACM said.

Richard Okada
Richard Okada
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IN MEMORIAM RICHARD OKADA, professor of East Asian studies, died April 4 in Monmouth Junction, N.J. He was 66 and had served on the faculty since 1985. Okada was an authority on The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century Japanese work that is sometimes called the first modern novel, and he also studied modern Japanese culture. Professor Benjamin Elman, chairman of the East Asian studies department, said Okada was “one of the forerunners of applying contemporary literary theory to the study of Japanese literature.” Okada received a graduate mentoring award in 2008.