Lisa *88 and Donald *88 Drakeman
Lisa *88 and Donald *88 Drakeman
Courtesy The Drakemans

After several years of inactivity, the Princeton Club of Hilton Head was revived  Nov. 1, when Lisa *88 and Donald *88 Drakeman hosted a “rejuvenation party” at their Hilton Head home. About 100 Princetonians representing the classes of 1935 to 2015 attended the event, which featured a performance by the Princeton Footnotes. Scott Foster ’58, who initiated the club’s revival and was elected its president, said the group plans luncheons with speakers, seasonal parties, trips, and possibly joint ventures with alumni groups in Charleston and Savannah. ... Anthony Cascardi ’75 has been named dean of arts and humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Andrew D. Hurwitz ’68 was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has served on the Arizona Supreme Court since 2003. ... The technology company Apple named former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson *77 as its non-executive chairman. ... Tara Dudley ’99, a graduate student in architecture at the University of Texas, won the Graham Foundation’s Carter Manny writing award for her dissertation that examines the architectural activities of New Orleans’ “free people of color” in the 19th century. The award provides $15,000 for research and travel. ... A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, a book by Amy Julia Truesdell Becker ’98 about raising a daughter with Down syndrome, made Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011 list. Also making the list was Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, a look at the wreckage of once-booming economies in Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, and the United States, by Michael Lewis ’82. (The list also included books by Princeton faculty members: the novel The Marriage Plot by professor Jeffrey Eugenides; Life on Mars, a poetry collection by Tracy K. Smith, an assistant professor of creative writing; and The Long Goodbye, a memoir by Meghan O’Rourke, a visiting lecturer in creative writing, about her mother’s death.) ... Onion Creek, a play by Roger Q. Mason ’08 about the mixed-race son of a former slave owner and an Irish traveler set in 19th-century Texas, was produced in December by Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles. ... 

Erez Lieberman Aiden ’02
Erez Lieberman Aiden ’02
Eliza Grinnell

Erez Lieberman Aiden ’02, right, a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and visiting faculty at Google, was named the 2011 grand-prize winner of the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists for a method he developed for three-dimensional genome sequencing that reveals features of DNA structure inside the nucleus of a cell. ... Jon Spaihts ’91 made Variety’s list of 10 screenwriters to watch. He wrote the science-fiction screenplay Prometheus, an Alien prequel, scheduled for release in June.