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July15, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 16

Books and Arts
Astronomer Seth Shostak ’65 has sifted through the universe’s radio signals for intelligent life.

Listening for aliens

Seth Shostak ’65 recounts his search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Published in the July15, 2009, issue

Seth Shostak ’65 has been looking for signs of intelligent life in the universe for decades. Although that’s merely a blink in galactic history — and while no hard evidence of life on other planets has surfaced — Shostak is more bullish than ever that the...Read more
Choreographer Susan Marshall, top, has been director of her own company for more than 20 years. Joe Scanlan, below, is a sculptor and installation artist who taught at the Yale University School of Art.

Lewis Center taps internationally renowned artists

Published in the July15, 2009, issue

The Lewis Center for the Arts has tapped two internationally renowned artists to lead Princeton’s dance and visual arts programs. Susan Marshall, a leading choreographer and 2000 winner of a MacArthur “genius” fellowship, will become the first director of the...Read more

Art exhibit honors Yoshiaki Shimizu *75

Published in the July15, 2009, issue

The centerpiece of an exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum honoring Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology Yoshiaki Shimizu *75, who is retiring after 25 years, depicts the founder of Japan’s Pure Land School of Buddhism surrounded by his...Read more
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Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

By Walter Kirn '83

(Doubleday) In his memoir, Kirn explores his journey through academia from a small town in rural Minnesota to his troubled time at Princeton, where he felt like an outcast and suffered a breakdown in his junior year. He writes...

What I Thought I Knew

By Alice Eve Cohen '76

(Viking) In this memoir, the author recounts the difficult decisions and emotions she faced when she discovered that she was pregnant at the age of 44. Because of a previous medical condition and medical mistakes, her pregnancy...

Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species

By Laurel A. Neme *95

(Scribner) The author reveals how scientists and agents at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., investigate wildlife crimes, protect endangered species, and try to stem illegal wildlife trafficking....
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