David Maisel ’84
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Artist David Maisel ’84’s large-format aerial photographs of industrial scars on natural landscapes are featured in a National Museum of Natural History exhibit, “Unsettled Nature.” — The Washington Post
Guitarist Stanley Jordan ’81 played a concert of Jimi Hendrix music at the Strathmore that he said was not a standard tribute — “I’m imagining that Jimi is alive today.” — WTOP
Ilya Shapiro ’99, vice president at the conservative Cato Institute think tank, told Fox News he’s running for the school board in Falls Church, Virginia, in part because the board dropped Thomas Jefferson and George Mason’s names from two schools because they were slaveholders. — Yahoo! News
CBS contributor Dr. David Agus ’87 said vaccine trials for children under 12 are going great — “they’re getting very high levels of immunity, and it’s remarkably safe.” — Yahoo! News
Last year palliative-care physician BJ Miller ’93 started Mettle Health to offer family support outside the healthcare system for people with serious illnesses and those caring for them. — The Wall Street Journal
Alice Zhang ’10’s Verge Genomics, which uses gene sequencing to develop drugs for neurological diseases, is teaming up with Eli Lilly to work on treatments for ALS. — Fierce Biotech
Cato T. Laurencin ’80, a scientist, engineer, and founder of the field of regenerative engineering, will receive the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal for the “highest or noblest achievement by a living African American during the preceding year or years in any honorable field.” — NAACP

“The [American] public has not really cared about this war that much for a long time. Ever since roughly the overthrow of the Taliban in late 2001, this war just hasn’t mattered to that many people that much of the time.”

— Michael O’Hanlon ’82 *91, a senior fellow and director of research in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, discussing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. — Voice of America

Sarah Kennel ’92, a curator at the Atlanta High Museum of Art, has a new exhibit examining the underrepresentation of women in photography. — CBS News
University of Miami geographer Harold Wanless '64 said depending on how ice sheets melt in Greenland and Antarctica, South Florida could see sea levels rise by a foot a decade in the second half of this century. — The Guardian

In a new three-volume, 1,700-page book titled Modernist Pizza that's rankling New Yorkers, former Microsoft Corp. executive Nathan Myhrvold *83 and co-author Francisco Migoya say Portland, Oregon, has the best slices in the U.S. — The New York Post

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