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Lewis Thomas Lab, Princeton 08544. James Broach, associate
director. 609-258-3601; fax, 609-258-1301.
James Broach, new associate director of the genomics institute, will
oversee the institute’s operations until a new director is chosen to
succeed Shirley M. Tilghman. Tilghman will become the university’s
19th president in June but will remain as the official director until
the search is completed.
Eric F. Wieschaus, a molecular biology
professor and the winner of the 1995 Nobel prize for research on
genetic control of embryonic development, will chair the committee.
The institute’s new building is expected to finished by 2002. Broach
has degrees from Yale and the University of California at Berkeley and
has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 1984.
The institute is a multi-disciplinary center that does research on
dynamic properties of biological systems using integrated
computational and experimental approaches.
Trenton Road, Box B, Trenton 08690. Robert R. Rose, president.
609-586-4800; fax, 609-587-4666. Home page: www.mccc.edu
Yet another Canadian has been named president of a Princeton area
college. Just as Shirley Tilghman takes over at Princeton University,
Mercer County Community College names Robert R. Rose as its new
president. A graduate of the University of Alberta, he has a master’s
degree from the University of Oregon and a PhD in community college
leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. He had been
academic dean at a community college in Minnesota, vice president of
Galveston College in Texas, and president of Massasoit Community
College in Massachusetts. Coauthor of "Shared Vision: Transformational
Leadership in American Community Colleges," he is known as a skillful
fundraiser and catalyst for change.
08540. Steve Lam.
World PCS has closed its 10-person 4,000-foot office at Princeton
Commerce Center. PCS was founded by the World Communications Group,
a Hazlet firm that sold wireless voice and Internet access
equipment systems to China and other developing countries (U.S. 1,
August 11, 1999). Steve Lam was in charge of the Princeton office,
but the company president was located in Atlanta.
PCS stands for Personal Communications Services and is a second
digital technology suitable for college campuses or third world
Called wireless local loop, it is used for the "last mile"
or "local loop," because it links the major telephone
base station to the home. But wireless PCS phones could range only
one-half mile from a transmitter or base station, as opposed to
phones with a very wide range and signals that can be transmitted
by towers up to 3 miles apart.
Business Week Online reports a "rash of bankruptcies" among
similar local multipoint distribution system (LMDS) companies, in
part because "getting a clean line of site from transmitters has
proved problematic in cities." The magazine points to the trend
to the more powerful fixed wireless technology, Multichannel
Distribution System (MMDS), which offers inexpensive Internet and
phone service within a 30-square-mile radius of a powerful
08512. 609-409-2832; fax, 609-409-4380. Home page:
This company went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is closing down,
both here at this 40-person warehouse, and at its headquarters in
Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). The reported reason for the
was an SEC investigation into stock fraud. It billed itself as
solution for voice, video, datapower and security systems.
and Cybis and wrote "Escape Into Danger" about his World War II
Windsor United Methodist Church.
service manager at Z&W Mazda on Route 206.
Joe Service Center and had worked at Colonial Cadillac.
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