Current Issue

Feb. 8, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 7

Alumni Scene
Robert Mueller III ’66

Alumni Day packed with events

Alumni Day is expected to draw about 1,200 people to campus Feb. 25, with programming that ranges from the lighthearted to the heartfelt: faculty lectures, athletic events, exhibitions, performances, and the annual Service of Remem­brance in the University...Read more
Max Gomez ’73 and Pope Benedict at a conference held at the Vatican in November.

Max Gomez ’73 brings adult stem-cell research talks to Rome

A few years ago, Max Gomez ’73 received an unusual phone call. An official at NeoStem, a biopharma­ceutical company, told him that the company was considering partnering with the Vatican to promote adult stem-cell research.  “I said, ‘No, really — you’re...Read more

PAW ASKS: Bradley Martin ’64

Might relations between the two Koreas improve?

Few Western journalists have written as much about North Korea as Bradley K. Martin ’64, who has made numerous reporting trips to the country since 1979. He is the author of the 2004 ­history Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the...Read more

New Releases by Alumni

“With the exception of Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower was the most successful president of the 20th century,” argues JEAN EDWARD SMITH ’54 in Eisenhower in War and Peace (Random House), which Publishers Weekly called an “engrossing biography.” A senior...Read more

READING ROOM: Alan Lightman ’70

The main character of Alan Lightman ’70’s latest novel, Mr g: A Novel About the Creation (Pantheon), wakes from a nap in the Void and decides, out of boredom, to create the universe: First time, then space, and eventually countless universes, but he...Read more
Jeremy Stein ’83


In December President Barack Obama nominated Democrat JEREMY STEIN ’83, top, a Harvard economist, and Republican JEROME “JAY” POWELL ’75, a former financial executive, to the board of the Federal Reserve. Stein, who teaches finance at Harvard, took a leave...Read more

STARTING OUT: Emma Bedard ’11

What she does: In mid-December, Bedard was in the middle of a five-week assignment as part of a team responsible for drilling an oil well in British Columbia, Canada. On the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, she worked closely with the directional driller and...Read more
First Response Action board member and legislative liaison Kate Finn ’06, third from left, at the White House as President Obama signs the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 into law Nov. 21.

KATE FINN ’06: An advocate for victims

Kate Finn ’06 was a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in Costa Rica, teaching children and working with women’s groups, when a man raped her in 2007. The attacker’s family worked on the local police force, so she didn’t feel she could report the crime...Read more
New books & media

Whose American Revolution Was It?

(New York University Press) The authors discuss ways in which Americans living through the Revolution would have answered the question Whose American Revolution Was it? And they look at different ways historians through the decades have...Read more

Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era

(Berrett-Koehler) Contrary to popular belief, the bad guys don’t always finish first, or so the authors of this book believe. They argue that in order for corporations to be successful in the future, they must show that they care about people...Read more

On the Hurricane Coast: Trauma, Memory, and Recovery in the Land of the Eye of the Storm

(CreateSpace) This portrait of the Gulf Coast chronicles the pre- and post-Katrina travels of the writer in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Lee, who has lifelong ties and family roots in the region, suggests what needs to be done to ensure...Read more

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

(W.W. Norton) Lewis studies the wreckage of formerly booming economies like Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, and the United States, exploring the complex financial schemes that eventually led to their downfalls. Lewis is the author of The...Read more
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