Time named Ed Felsenthal ’88 as its 18th editor-in-chief. Felsenthal, the magazine’s former digital editor, said he envisions a future that will include “more high impact, multi-platform journalism and documentary work.” — Time

Peking University professor Chenyang Xu *08 received China’s Future Science Prize in mathematics and computer science, a $1 million award that has been dubbed “China’s Nobel.” — South China Morning Post

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Houston lawyer Jennifer Caughey ’04 to the state’s First Court of Appeals, which handles civil litigation. — Houston Chronicle

David Knopf ’10 was named chief financial officer of food producer Kraft Heinz, becoming one of the nation’s youngest CFOs. — The Washington Post

Mohsin Hamid ’93’s novel Exit West was one of six books shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. — NPR

Politico’s list of “50 Ideas Blowing Up American Politics (and the People Behind Them)” features alumni Ezra Levin *13, Heather Gerken ’91, and Robert Mueller ’66.Politico

“There’s something really special about doing something that you can accomplish in a short number of years that has an echo for generations.” 

Mark Wallace ’99, CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, which converts blighted sites into public parks and family spaces. Wallace was one of The Detroit News’ “Michiganians of the Year” — read more at DetroitNews.com

Former Wyoming State Rep. Mary Throne ’82 announced her candidacy for governor of Wyoming, where she is running in the Democratic primary. — Jackson Hole News & Guide

Senior India Administrative Service officer Alok Tandon *06 has been named the chairman and CEO of the Noida Authority, which manages the infrastructure of Noida, a large industrial suburb of New Delhi. — Times of India

Sarah Whiting *90, the dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, is one of five honorees for the annual Women in Architecture Awards. — Architectural Record

Daniel Kliman *10 and Harry Krejsa, both fellows at the Center for a New American Security, warn that China’s advances in technology and science “pose a risk to America’s future economic dynamism, as well as its military superiority.” — Politico

Acting U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Marc Knapper ’91 said that the U.S. will defend South Korea if it is attacked, adding that American officials will continue to explore diplomacy and economic pressures against North Korea. — Korea JoongAng Daily

Deputy White House Counsel Greg Katsas ’86 was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. — CNBC

President Trump also nominated Suzanne Tufts ’77 to serve as an assistant secretary for Housing and Urban Development and Eric Whitaker *03 to serve as ambassador to Nigeria. — The White House

Skyfront, a drone manufacturer run by Troy Mestler *11, has created a hybrid gasoline-electric drone that can fly for 4.5 hours, a new endurance record for a multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle. — Unmanned Aerial Online

Retired Marine Maj. Gen. Drew Davis ’70 has been named the CEO of the World War II Foundation, which produces film and television documentaries about the war. — Business Wire

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dedicated the 18-mile Intercounty Connector (Maryland State Route 200) to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. ’79, who championed the project. — The Washington Post

Ken Katkin ’87, a professor of law at Northern Kentucky University near Cincinnati, hosts a weekly music program called Trash Flow Radio, which was inspired by his time working at Princeton’s WPRB. — The Northener

Lily Wang ’93, a professor of architectural engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named the president-elect of the Acoustical Society of America. — UNL College of Engineering

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