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Tiger E-News: December 2010

Welcome to the December 2010 edition of Tiger E-News, Princeton University's monthly electronic newsletter for alumni.

01. UNIVERSITY NEWS 

Valerie Smith named Princeton's dean of the collegeValerie Smith, a distinguished scholar of literature who led a major expansion of Princeton'sinterdisciplinary Center for African American Studies, has been named the University's next dean of thecollege. Smith's appointment as the senior officer responsible for Princeton's undergraduate academicprogram is effective July 1, 2011. She will succeed Nancy Weiss Malkiel, the longest-serving dean of thecollege, who will step down from that position after 24 years at the end of this academic year.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/22/81A55 

Students, alumni awarded Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Sachs scholarshipsNicholas DiBerardino '11, Mark Jia '10 and Khameer Kidia '11 have been awarded Rhodes Scholarshipsfor graduate study at the University of Oxford. Mohit Agrawal '11 has earned a George J. MitchellScholarship for graduate study at National University of Ireland, Galway. John Nelson '10 has received aMarshall Scholarship to study at University College London and at the University of Cambridge. VeronicaShi '11 has been awarded the 2011 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship to study atOxford.DeBerardino, Jia and Agrawal: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/03/70I67Kidia: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/24/54A51Nelson: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/11/22K48Shi: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/18/31K08 

Campus social and residential life working group launches websiteThe working group that was established this fall to review Princeton's undergraduate on-campus socialand residential life has launched a website seeking observations and suggestions from students, alumniand others. The group was asked to consider several questions that were raised by a separate task forcethat last year reviewed the relationships between the University and the 10 independent eating clubs.Website: www.princeton.edu/livingprinceton/Article: www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/10/42G72 

University celebrates Princeton inventionsThe annual "Celebrate Princeton Invention" event honored the accomplishments and contributions ofmore than 200 University scientists and engineers who participated in the technology transfer process in2010. Additionally, the celebration recognized the importance of collaboration between the Universityresearch community and industry to develop fundamental discoveries into beneficial technologies andapplications.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/13/95S65   

 Princeton's phone app provides mobile resourceStudents and visitors to Princeton's campus looking for everything from course schedules to Universitynews and events can finally say there's an app for that. Princeton's Office of Information Technology haslaunched iPrinceton, a free smartphone mobile application that comprises a diverse suite of 10 interactivefeatures.App download: http://mobile.princeton.edu/Article: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/12/15A85 

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02. ACADEMIC DIGEST 

Freshman seminars launch academic journeysThrough the freshman seminar program, students this fall are becoming intimately acquainted withPrinceton's emphasis on inquiry and discovery. Freshman seminars set the course for the students' yearsat the University by enabling them to build strong relationships with faculty members and their classmatesin a close-knit setting. Among other subjects, students in freshman seminars this semester are exploringgenetics (with President Shirley M. Tilghman), sustainable technologies, national security and therelationship between soccer and politics in Latin America.Genetics: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S28/88/87E35/Sustainable technologies: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S28/87/98A29/National security: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/01/02Q35/Soccer: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S28/94/16Q04/ 

Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defectA gene that can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a team of scientists, including agroup from Princeton. The discovery could lead to new treatments for those affected by the conditionsbrought on by the birth defect.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/12/38A02 

Class snapshot: 'Sociology of Technology'This new course explores the ways in which culture and social structures shape the design and use oftechnology, and how technology in turn influences cultural and social experience. The seminar introducesthe field's theoretical underpinnings and gives students the opportunity to review case studies of topicssuch as medical technologies and virtual interactions.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/19/14O74 

Princeton named cybersecurity hub by national security agenciesThe federal government granted Princeton special status as a hub for cybersecurity research. Universitieswith this status are designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information AssuranceResearch. The program is administered by the National Security Agency and the Department ofHomeland Security.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/01/99S63 

Class snapshot: 'East Asian Humanities'This course is an introduction to 2,000 years of the art, literature, philosophy and religion of China, Japanand Korea, from antiquity to the 18th century. This semester the course, which was first taught in 2006, isorganized around conceptual dualisms common to the Western tradition?such as good and evil, naturaland supernatural, and truth and memory?to explore the way that those concepts are reaffirmed, blurredor rejected in other traditions.http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/10/45C50

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03. ALUMNI INTEREST

Chin, Fuchs to receive top awards at Alumni Day, Feb. 26Princeton will present its top honors for alumni to Denny Chin '75, a federal judge who has overseen highprofilecases including the trial of financier Bernard Madoff, and to Elaine Fuchs *77, a cellular biologistwho has conducted pioneering research on human skin diseases. Chin will receive the Woodrow WilsonAward and Fuchs will receive the James Madison Medal at Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 26. In additionto the award ceremonies, activities will include: lectures by distinguished faculty members; programs forthe whole family, from Lego engineering to navigating the college admission process; and the annualAlumni Association luncheon followed by the Service of Remembrance. Full schedule and registration willbe available in early January at:http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/goinback/alumni_day/Awards: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/12/35Q44

Triangle Club tours the SouthThis year's new show "Family Feudalism" gallops on stage in a flourish of Princeton pageantry fit formusical coronation. From Jan. 22 to Jan. 29, the show travels south via Atlanta and returns north throughCharlotte and Washington, D.C. For full details about all performances and to order tickets, visit:http://www.TriangleShow.com

Graduate alumni to gather in San Diego and Portland, Jan. 26-27Graduate alumni in the San Diego area are invited to join Dean William Russel for dinner at 6 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 26, at George's at the Cove in La Jolla, Calif. Portland-area graduate alumni are invitedto join Russel for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Portland City Grill. Reconnect with old friendsand hear what is happening at the Graduate School. Space is limited for each dinner.http://www.princeton.edu/gradschool/alumni/events/

Tilghman to host town meeting in SeattleUniversity President Shirley M. Tilghman will hold a town meeting from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.26, at the Four Seasons Seattle. She will be joined by acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee, professor ofcreative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. For more information and to register, visit:http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/news/calendar/seattle11/

Visit the Galápagos with ecologist Wilcove *85Five years since Princeton's last Journey to the Galápagos, the teeming life on the islands still lurestravelers. Join fellow Princetonians to experience the flora and fauna of this wondrous place aboard the40-berth Isabella II, Sept. 4-14, 2011. Princeton Journeys favorite David Wilcove *85, professor of ecologyand evolutionary biology and public affairs, will serve as study leader for this program. Those booking oneof the first five cabins will benefit from a $500 savings. Contact the Princeton Journeys team now at (609)258-8686 or journeys@princeton.edu to book the trip or for more information, or visit:http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/education_travel/princeton_journeys/2011_journeys_roster/

Access the 2010 Football Lecture Series archivesPrior to selected home football games this fall, the Office of the Alumni Association presented the FallFootball Lecture series. All three standing-room-only lectures were videotaped and are now availableonline. Listen to Michael Hecht on synthetic biology, Evan Thomas on the Obama presidency or SamWang delivering "This is Your Brain on Exercise." Access the lectures from this season and previousyears at:http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/education_travel/online_programs/football_lecture/

From the PAW: Music as politicsAmid despair in Haiti, Richard Morse '79?leader of a "vodou rock" band, manager of an exotic hotel andthird-generation Princetonian?finds a voice.http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2010/12/08/pages/0450/index.xmlPresident's page: http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2010/12/08/presidents-page/

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04. ASPIRE: A PLAN FOR PRINCETONAspire campaign moving forward toward goalNow in its fourth year, Princeton's five-year Aspire campaign has raised $1.28 billion, representing 73percent of its overall goal. The campaign is positioning Princeton to lead with bold new initiatives?fromneuroscience to the arts?while enhancing the core of the Princeton experience and engaging thePrinceton community in the life of the University.http://aspire.princeton.edu/priorities/

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05. EXHIBITS & EVENTS

World War II images featured in exhibitionA photo exhibition titled "A.S. Pennoyer and the Monuments Men" features images from the Monuments,Fine Arts and Archives program, which assisted in the protection and restitution of cultural monuments inareas affected by World War II. The exhibition is on view through Friday, Dec. 31, in the McCormick Hallfirst floor lobby and also is available online.http://web.princeton.edu/sites/Archaeology/rp/Pennoyer/pennoyer.html

BodyHype presents 20th anniversary showThe BodyHype student dance troupe will present its 20th anniversary show, "Body Body!" at 8 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 6; 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7; and 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, in the Hamilton MurrayTheater in Murray-Dodge Hall.http://www.princeton.edu/~bodyhype/

Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art show extendedThe Princeton University Art Museum has extended through Sunday, Feb. 6, its exhibition "NatureUnbound: Flora and Fauna in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art." The exhibition presents selectedpaintings, prints, ceramics, lacquers and photographs that showcase various renditions of nature,including birds, insects, beasts, flowers and plants.http://princetonartmuseum.org/exhibitions/

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06. SPORTS UPDATESComing off Tulsa victory, men's basketball prepares for WagnerThe Princeton men's basketball team defeated Tulsa 82-78 in double overtime on Dec. 12 to improve to7-3 on the season and extend its winning streak to five games. The Tigers visit Wagner at 7 p.m. Friday,Dec. 17.http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46548&SPID=4231&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=205054863 

Women's basketball team looks to extend home winning streakSophomore Niveen Rasheed scored a career-high 28 points, scoring 22 in the first half alone to lead thePrinceton women's basketball team to a 90-58 win over Lafayette on Dec. 13. Princeton improved to 7-2overall and extended its home win streak to 13. The Tigers will host 6-1 Drexel at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46554&SPID=4232&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=205022667

Pallis and Ammon claim ECAC awards following men's hockey sweepDerrick Pallis '12 and Andrew Ammon '14 of the Princeton men's hockey team won ECAC hockey weeklyawards Dec. 14 following the Tigers' two-game sweep of UMass Lowell last weekend. Pallis was theleague's MLX Skates Player of the Week and Ammon was the MLX Skates Rookie of the Weekhttp://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=205054901

Weber and Butler earn ECAC honors after women's hockey sweeps SyracuseRachel Weber '12 and Sally Butler '14 of the Princeton women's hockey team won ECAC Hockey weeklyawards Dec. 14 following the Tigers' two-game sweep of Syracuse last weekend. Weber was the league'sMLX Skates Goaltender of the Week and Butler was the MLX Skates Rookie of the Week.http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=205054913

Find the latest Tiger sports news onlineFor all the latest Princeton sports news, visit the University's official athletics site:http://www.goprincetontigers.com 

07. PRINCETON WEB CONNECT

Princeton University - http://www.princeton.eduAlumni Association - http://alumni.princeton.eduClass pages - http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/alumni_communities/classes/class_pages/Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni - http://www.princeton.edu/apgaAspire: A Plan for Princeton - http://aspire.princeton.edu/Public events calendar - http://calendar.princeton.eduVisiting Princeton - http://www.princeton.edu/Siteware/Visitors.shtmlPrinceton Alumni Weekly - http://paw.princeton.eduPrinceton University Bulletin - http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/bulletin/Daily Princetonian - http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/Tiger E-News archives - http://alumni.princeton.edu/main/news/newsletters/____________________________________________________________________________________08.

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