South Korean President Lee Myung-bak appointed economist Chung Un-chan *78 to be the country’s new prime minister. A Sept. 3 statement from Lee’s office highlighted Chung’s policy expertise and his “unmatched capabilities in the international arena.” Chung served as president of Seoul National University from 2002 to 2006. He was a visiting fellow at the Princeton Institute for Inter­national and Regional Studies last fall.

Locomotives On Sept. 8, Jordan Roth ’97 was named president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. ... Author Gretchen Henderson ’97 received the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency at Lake Forest College. ... In a Sept. 5 game against St. Louis, Ross Ohlendorf ’05 of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the 40th pitcher in major-league history to strike out three batters in one inning with just nine pitches.