A $5 MILLION GIFT from Kathryn Wasserman Davis w’30 and her son, University trustee Shelby M.C. Davis ’58, will allow the International Center to expand its programs for students and scholars from abroad. The center, which helps Princeton’s international community learn about the United States and vice versa, will be named in their honor. President Tilghman said that the gift will help the center “strengthen the multicultural character of our University.” Kathryn Wasserman Davis is the widow of Shelby Cullom Davis ’30, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland from 1969 to 1975.
THREE MATH STUDENTS — Ana Caraiani ’07, Andrei Negut ’08, and Aaron Pixton ’08 — have won the team prize in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, beating 507 other university teams from the United States and Canada. It was the first time Princeton took top honors. The competition’s 12 questions were so difficult that only a few of the 3,640 participants could solve them.
The Daily Princetonian is inviting alumni and friends to a “celebration of the life, contributions, and spirit” of LARRY DUPRAZ h’71 h’00 June 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Frick Hall’s Kresge Auditorium. DuPraz, who died Dec. 24, served as the Prince’s production supervisor for decades and as mentor to generations of student journalists.
The International Astronomical Union honored ROBERT HARGRAVES *59 by naming a crater on Mars after the late professor of geosciences. Hargraves, who taught at Princeton from 1961 to 1994 and died in 2003, was the principal investigator for study of the magnetic properties of Martian rocks and dust on two NASA missions, the Viking landing mission in 1976 and the Pathfinder mission in 1996. His first experiment yielded the surprising result that Martian dust is “enormously magnetic,” said geosciences professor T.C. Onstott *81, one of Hargraves’ former students.