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July7, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 16

Alumni Scene
 Shelby Davis ’58 founded the Davis United World College Scholars Program, which brings international and internationally oriented students to campus.

Supporting globally minded students

Shelby Davis ’58 brings UWC students to Princeton, other colleges

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

About a dozen years ago, a friend invited Shelby Davis ’58 to a small school in Montezuma, N.M., a village in a remote ranch area an hour and a half north of Santa Fe. Instead of finding desolation, Davis found inspiration. The school was one of a handful...Read more
Keri Walsh *09 in front of Shakespeare and Company, the bookstore in Paris named in honor of Sylvia Beach’s original store.

The bookseller

With letters by Sylvia Beach, Keri Walsh *09 reveals the expatriate literary world in Paris

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

To be part of the literary world of interwar Paris was to know Sylvia Beach. The founder of Paris’ legendary English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company, she was also a publisher who nurtured talent and introduced writers to each other. Famous...Read more


Published in the July7, 2010, issue

LOCOMOTIVES RIVKA GALCHEN ’98 and JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER ’99 made The New Yorker’s list of 20 promising novelists under age 40, published in June. Galchen is best known for her novel Atmospheric Disturbances. Safran Foer has received praise for his two...Read more
New Releases
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The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present

By Christine Stansell ’71

(Modern Library) In this history of the feminist movement, the author follows the struggle for women’s rights around the world. She includes portraits of the “usual heroines” like Betty Friedan as well as figures such as Toni...

Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating

By Leslie Brunetta ’82 and Catherine L. Craig

(Yale University Press) The authors tell the story of how spiders have evolved and have added new silks and new silk uses — to protect themselves and their eggs and to detect and catch prey — to their survival skill set. They...

The Blind Contessa's New Machine

By Carey Wallace ’96

(Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking) The main character of this debut novel involving a romantic triangle is Carolina Fantoni, a young Italian contessa in the early 1800s who goes blind within months of her marriage to Pietro. An...
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