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Apr. 6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 10

Alumni Scene


He didn’t accept his award in front of millions of television viewers, but DAVID LAUR ’84, right, took home an Oscar nonetheless. The Pixar software engineer — one of 19 Technical Achievement Award honorees — won for his role in developing Pixar’s Alfred...Read more
Howard Gordon ’84, a writer and executive producer of the TV show “24”, has published his first novel.

TV writer turns novelist

Howard Gordon ’84 pens a page-turner involving a race to stop terrorists

Many people know Howard Gordon ’84 as a successful television writer and producer — most recently as one of principal shapers of hit show 24, which followed rugged counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer for eight seasons.   Gordon has used some of...Read more
From left: Patrick van Nieuwenhuizen ’10, former Upenyu staffer Kelly Bogaert, Jarlath Byrne Rodgers ’10, Laura Kergosien ’10, Karambir Khangoora ’10, and Yaagnik Kosuri ’10 are in Zimbabwe to focus on basic health issues.

Alumni combat children’s health issues in Zimbabwe

In the rural district of Mutoko in Zimbabwe, where most people ­subsist on farming, don’t have electri­city in their homes, and get their water from rivers and streams, children are hungry and schoolhouse toilets often are filled with blood. Also in...Read more
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By Eugene Jarecki ’91

In his latest documentary, Jarecki examines the paradoxes, myths, and legacy surrounding the 40th president. He follows Reagan’s rise from a small-town lifeguard to Hollywood actor and spokesman for General Electric to the...

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All

By Wendy Kopp ’89 with Steven Farr

(PublicAffairs) Drawing on her experiences leading Teach for America, a national teacher corps that trains recent college graduates and professionals to teach in low-income communities, Kopp describes what she has learned...

Known and Unknown: A Memoir

By Donald Rumsfeld ’54

(Sentinel/Penguin) The former secretary of defense chronicles his half-century career, from his first political job on Capitol Hill during the Eisenhower administration through congressional seats during the Kennedy and...
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