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June10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

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Robert Cava, chairman of the chemistry department, outside the new chemistry building. The 263,000-square-foot structure is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.

Rebuilding chemistry

Department hopes new home will help recruit faculty

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

If you build it, they will come. Such may be the case for the new chemistry building going up on Washington Road — a state-of-the-art facility that is serving as a valuable tool to recruit the best and the brightest to Princeton’s chemistry department. The...Read more
Professor Stanley Corngold “never seriously reconsidered” his decision to retire.

Recession clouds faculty retirement planning

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

Until the economic downturn, colleges and universities across the nation were anticipating a wave of retirements over the course of the next decade. But now, it seems some faculty members are reconsidering their plans because of financial...Read more

Professors earn emeritus status

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

Twelve professors are moving to emeritus status during the next three months, after teaching a total of 375 years at the University. MARGUERITE BROWNING, associate professor of linguistics in the Council of the Humanities and master of Wilson College, joined...Read more
Graphene sheets wrinkle when separated, as seen in this topographical image produced by an atomic-force microscope.

Alum’s startup company bets on Princeton research

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

An enterprising alumnus has turned a Princeton materials-science innovation into a promising startup company. John Lettow ’95, president and co-founder of Maryland-based Vorbeck Materials, is applying research by professors Ilhan Aksay and Robert Prud’homme...Read more

From printed page to the silver screen

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

On June 26, the movie My Sister’s Keeper, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by Jodi Picoult ’87, is scheduled to open in theaters across the country. So PAW asks the question: What other movies have been based on books or short stories by Princeton...Read more

In the News

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

About 50 Princeton students enrolled in three courses next year will be among the first to test Amazon.com’s new Kindle DX ELECTRONIC READER in a classroom setting. Serge Goldstein, director of academic services for the Office of Information Technology, said...Read more

Poet in motion

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

Paul Muldoon, professor and chairman of the Lewis Center for the Arts, speaks to a class of Trenton Central High School West students May 11 as part of a student- initiated program to bring University creative-writing faculty into area high school English...Read more

In memoriam

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

JOHN MARKS, a professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies, died April 15 in Princeton. He was 85. Marks, a specialist in Near Eastern cultural and political history, served on the faculty from 1954 until 1993. He directed Near Eastern studies as a program for...Read more
Fifteen visiting students from Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon joined University students on campus April 24–27 to explore issues that connect the United States and Middle East.

Princeton, Arab students explore ‘common future’

Published in the June10, 2009, issue

Last year, on a Princeton-sponsored trip to Jordan, Zvi Smith ’09 initially felt the need to conceal his Jewish identity from other participants. “We think of peace as avoiding conflict, and I didn’t want to bring up tension or make them distrust me,” said...Read more
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