University Staff Member To Study Gender Equity
Joan Girgus, who has served as a faculty member, department chair, and senior administrator at Princeton University, has been named to the new post of special assistant to the dean of the faculty to work on matters relating to gender equity.
The University's Task Force on the Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering recently called for the creation of the position to help implement its recommendations. Ms. Girgus, a member of the psychology faculty since 1977, served on the task force.
During her two-year appointment she will work with Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin to develop a strategic plan to recruit women faculty as well as take on other projects to improve the climate for women at the University. She will sit on the Target-of-Opportunity Search Committee, which helps bring to campus outstanding faculty members whose recruitment is of special interest to the University as well as to individual departments.
Ms. Girgus will begin her new job by talking with department chairs and individual faculty about the task force report and its recommendations, and by exploring how other universities and the professional societies are addressing similar issues.
Girgus came to Princeton 26 years ago from the City College of the City University of New York, where she had been a faculty member in psychology and dean of the Division of Social Science. She was dean of the college at Princeton from 1977 to 1987, chairing several standing faculty committees and serving as a member of the president's cabinet.
She then began teaching full-time in Princeton's psychology department, and chaired the department from 1996 to 2002. As a faculty member, she also chaired the Committee on Women Faculty in Science and Engineering and the Faculty Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal. She has been a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Appointments and Advancements, the University Priorities Committee, and the Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy.
Ms. Girgus is currently a trustee of Adelphi University, McCarter Theatre, and the Princeton Ballet Society. She also has served on the board of trustees of the American Association on Higher Education and Sarah Lawrence College, where she was vice chair and chair of the board and chair of the executive and finance committee. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Carrier Clinic recently appointed Romualdo Arriola of South River as director of information systems. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Arriola served as network manager.
Since his employment at Carrier in 1999, Mr. Arriola oversaw the development, operational, and strategic enhancements for the information systems. With over 15 year of experience in the IT field, he has also served as assistant systems director and PC resource manager for the New York City Criminal Justice Agency.
Mr. Arriola earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Pace University.
The certified public accountants and consultants organization of Amper, Politziner & Mattia, has named Ronald E. Halse as the new marketing manager of the Princeton firm.
Mr. Halse's 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for professional service firms brought him to this position. Most recently, Mr. Halse served for six years as marketing manager/assurance services for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Halse previously served as a marketing professional with Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Withum, Smith & Brown.
Kelly Carr, of Princeton, completed a 22-day Baja Coastal Sailing course with the National Outdoor Leadership School in January.
The expedition-style course charted the waters off the coast of Baja, Mexico. Students learn skills including navigation, sail and line handling, wind awareness and points-of-sail, anchoring techniques and strategies, and capsize recovery.
The course is part of a series of outdoor expedition courses offered by the school for individuals aged 14 to 70.
Princeton High School history teacher Carol Joyce has been chosen as one of ten New Jersey educators currently taking part in an international program that promotes cooperation, understanding, and mutual reliance between the United States and Germany. The program, which began September 27, will run through October 10.
The program is co-sponsored by Fairleigh Dickenson University and the not-for-profit German organization Atlantik-Brucke (Atlantic Bridge). It will offer a first-hand, unbiased look at the realities of contemporary Germany. The program began in the cities of Dresden and Freiberg with visits to various schools. A meeting with the state minister for science and arts, a visit to the parliament of Saxony and a tour of "The Transparent Factory" of Volkswagen are also scheduled.
In Frankfurt and Berlin, the group will meet with other teachers, hear presentations by social, political, and economic leaders. The group will also tour places of historical and cultural importance.
Since the late 1980s, Atlantik-Br=FCcke has brought American teachers to Germany to promote understanding and establish relations between the two countries. Fairleigh Dickenson University assumed the role as the program's American anchor two years ago.
Hamilton Jewelers awarded Terri Goldsmith, a sales associate at the jeweler's Nassau Street location, with the Vision Award. The award acknowledges an employee's committment to company values and goals.
Ms. Goldsmith has held se veral positions in her tenure including service associate, service coordinator, sales associate, and has recently moved into a managerial position in the Princeton store. Ms. Goldsmith also recently assisted in helping train employees at Hamilton Jewelers' Red Bank location.
Physician Named 'Top Doc' By South Jersey Magazine
SJ Magazine named Lawrenceville doctor George S. Taliadouros as one of the its "Top Docs" in southern New Jersey for its September 2003 issue.
When he moved to the South Jersey area in 1988, Dr. Taliadouros introduced the innovative treatment of assisted reproductive technologies.
In 1994, Dr. Taliadouros used clinical expertise and medical research to found the Delaware Valley Institute of Fertility and Genetics.
Dr. Taliadouros is currently a clinical assistant professor of OB/GYN at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.