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Mar. 23, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 9

Alumni Scene
Woodrow Wilson Award winner Denny Chin ’75

Alumni Day: Lectures, honors, and memories

Keynote speakers highlight the personal in their talks

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

In his Alumni Day lecture Feb. 26, Woodrow Wilson Award winner and federal judge Denny Chin ’75 discussed his reverence for the law and examined some of the memorable cases he had presided over in more than 16 years on the bench. But the most poignant part...Read more

Chemistry is hot!

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Stephanie Iantorno ’13, left, and Christina Chang ’12, and Sukrit Silas ’11, right, display the magic of chemistry – and the chemistry of magic – in a perennial Alumni Day favorite: a ­presentation by lecturer Kathryn M. Wagner and ­students (known as The...Read more
Marc Freedman

Alumni consider ‘engaged’ retirement

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Some alumni returned to Prince­ton last month to relive the intellectual experiences they enjoyed in the past. Others came to gear up for the future. On Friday, Feb. 25, about 75 graduates participated in a conference about volunteering, board service, and...Read more
From left, Jacobus winner Noam Lupu, Pyne Prize winners Alex Rosen ’11 and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux ’11, and Jacobus winners Giada Damen, Marcus Hultmark, and Silviu Pufu ’07 with President Tilghman, third from right, and dean of the graduate school William Russel, at back, prior to the luncheon in Jadwin Gymnasium.

Student, alumni award winners

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Six students — two undergraduates and four Ph.D. students — received Prince­ton’s top honors at the Alumni Day luncheon in Jadwin Gym.   Sharing the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general honor awarded to undergraduates, were: ALEX ROSEN ’11,...Read more
 In her memoir, Meghan MacLean Weir ’00 describes the patients and families she cared for in two Boston hospitals.

Becoming a doctor

Meghan MacLean Weir ’00 chronicles her three-year pediatric residency

Published in the Mar. 23, 2011, issue

Meghan MacLean Weir ’00’s pediatric residency was brutal — long days and nights taking care of very sick children. She doubted herself, lost touch with family and friends, gained weight, and felt depressed. Eventually she asked her program directors for...Read more
New Releases  
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The Future of Power

By Joseph S. Nye Jr. ’58

(PublicAffairs) Nye argues that “smart power” — which combines the hard power coercion with the soft power persuasion — will allow the United States to achieve foreign-policy goals. “It is not enough to think in terms...

A History of American Tonalism: 1880­–1920

By David A. Cleveland ’74, foreword by John Wilmerding

(Hudson Hills Press) In this account of the Tonalist landscape painting movement, the author ­re-evaluates the significance of that period. He argues that Tonalism’s emergence in the 1870s marks the origins of American ...

A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood

By Lisa Catherine Harper ’88

(University of Nebraska Press) In this memoir of pregnancy and early motherhood, the author chronicles her journey from the conception of her first child, to morning sickness, a difficult delivery, and bringing her baby home....
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