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Mar. 7, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 8

Alumni Scene

New Releases by Alumni

A senior fellow and curator of art and artifacts at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, ROBERT MCCRACKEN PECK ’74 and co-author Patricia Tyson Stroud trace the history of the 200-year-old natural history museum and research institute in A...Read more
Susan Cain ’89

Reading Room: The power of introverts

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain ’89

In American culture today, people tend to admire the outgoing individual who would rather talk than listen, makes quick decisions, and is drawn to the spotlight. Meanwhile, we undervalue traits associated with the introvert — the quiet thinker who is...Read more
Laird Hayes ’71


LAIRD HAYES ’71, above, made the biggest call of his career when — acting as side judge during Super Bowl XLVI — he ruled that Giants receiver Mario Manningham completed a catch late in the fourth quarter. Hayes, a retired instructor and college coach, has...Read more
Sam Ritchie ’09

STARTING OUT: Sam Ritchie ’09

Software engineer for Twitter in San Francisco. Princeton major: mechanical and aerospace engineering.  What he does: Ritchie is part of a team at Twitter that is developing a tool — Twitter web analytics — that will allow users to find out details about...Read more
Allison Arkell Stockman ’96 will direct “Metamorphoses,” opening May 3 in Washington, D.C.

The D.C. theater scene

About a decade after graduating from Princeton, Allison Arkell Stock­man ’96 was teaching and directing high school theater in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. But she had visions of a bigger stage. She quit, took short-term jobs for a year, and then...Read more
New books & media

A Literary Bible: An Original Translation

(Counterpoint) In this translation, Rosenberg restores a sense of the original authors and the notion of imaginative creation in the Bible. Rosenberg is a lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Read more

Is It All About the Hips?

(SAGE Publications) This book about Bollywood dance provides a history of the dance form and reasons for why its popularity continues to grow. Shresthova provides interviews with dancers and choreographers, as well as vivid descriptions of...Read more

The Seducer: A Novel

(Hamilton Books) Ana, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, has a torrid affair with a man who seems to be her soul mate. The seducer, Michael, leaves his fiancée for his next prey, Ana. Torn between love for her family and her passion for...Read more

De la Tierra al espacio

(Universidad de Valencia) This book, published in both Spanish and Catalan, describes space technology and history for the general public. Greus is the head of Launcher Advanced Projects at the EADS ASTRIUM in France. Read more
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