Sherrerd funds new building at intersection of engineering and social science

A major donation to the University by the late John J.F. Sherrerd, a 1952 alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences.

Edward Wolynic *74 joins Nanostellar's board of directors

Edward Wolynic, who received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1974, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Nanostellar Inc., a company that develops clean technology applications.

Dimitrios C. Kyritsis *98 receives Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

Dimitrios Kyritsis's teaching practices have earned him the 2008 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Persily *82 to serve another term as ASHRAE vice president

Andrew Persily will serve a second term as vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Charles F. Kalmbach, Jr. '68 *72 appointed to Lincoln Educational Services Corporation board of directors

Charles Kalmbach was appointed in August to the board of directors of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education.

Freshman orientation points Class of 2012 in the right direction

Princeton's largest class of incoming engineering students kicked off their undergraduate educations and the 2008 school year Monday, Sept. 8, at freshman orientation.

Thomas Edgar *71 elected a fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control

Thomas Edgar *71 was elected a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.

Christos Papadimitriou *76 wins Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science

Christos Papadimitriou *76 won the Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science for Research Excellence for his work on the theory of algorithms and complexity and their applications to optimization, databases, game theory, economics and the Internet.

Robert Briskman '54 receives award for founding Sirius radio

Robert Briskman '54 received the Technology Business Leadership Award from the A. James Clark Engineering School at the University of Maryland for his role in founding Sirius Satellite Radio.

Lawrence Leighton '56 appointed to China Natural Gas Board of Directors

Lawrence Leighton was named in August to join the board of directors of China Natural Gas, a leading provider of compressed natural gas for industrial and residential use in China.