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Oct. 26, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 3

Alumni Scene
Jordan Roth ’97’s Jujamcyn Theaters will debut two new musicals in November.

Jordan Roth ’97: Shaking up Broadway

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

As president of the 55-year-old Jujamcyn Theaters chain, owns and operates five Broadway theaters, Jordan Roth ’97 has overseen a roster of financially and artistically successful musicals, including American Idiot, Fela!, and The Book of Mormon,...Read more

Starting Out: Carolyn Littlefield ’11

Global Management Training Program at Anheuser-Busch, based in St. Louis, Mo. Princeton major: history.

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

What she’s doing: Littlefield is learning about the company’s strategies and the different aspects of brewing, packaging, shipping, ­marketing, and selling beer. During a training rotation at a brewery in Merrimack, N.H., she followed workers in the...Read more

Newsmakers

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

Two alumni have made Technology Review’s annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35, found in the Sept./Oct. 2011 issue. FENGNIAN XIA *05, top, was recognized for finding a way to replace silicon with graphene in electronics. By layering two sheets of graphene...Read more

Reading Room: Peter Moskos ’94

An argument for a return to corporal punishment

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

The United States has the largest prison population in the world — more than the number reported for China, despite the fact that China has a billion more people. And the United States has more people behind bars than in the armed services, notes Peter...Read more

Peter Hessler ’92 wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

When author and freelance journalist Peter Hessler ’92 received a surprise call in September notifying him that he’d won the MacArthur fellowship, the reporter in him took over. He jotted down notes, names, and phone numbers on a pad near the phone. But...Read more

Alumni gather at U.S. embassy in New Zealand

Published in the Oct. 26, 2011, issue

David Huebner ’82, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, hosted a reception for alumni and their spouses at his residence, the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, Aug. 23. From left are Sylvia Moreau s’58, Susanne Ames ’85, Darren Pettengell...Read more
New Releases  
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Civilizations of Ancient Iraq

By Benjamin R. Foster ’68 and Karen Polinger Foster

(Princeton University Press) The authors tell the story of ancient Mesopotamia from ten thousand years ago up to the seventh century, using illustrations of art and architecture to trace the rise and fall of these civilizations...

Art Healing: Visual Art for Emotional Insight and Well-Being

By Jeremy Spiegel ’92

(Seishin Books) The author explores how and why painting and sculpture can provide catharsis, and provides a method for unlocking one’s thoughts and feelings, leading to personal transformation and a more productive life. Art...

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices

By Frank Moss ’71

(Crown Business) The MIT Media Lab has been the incubator of inventions like the e-reader, LEGO Mindstorms robotic toys, and child-safe airbags. Moss introduces readers to the inventors and their projects, and their growth in an...

A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

By Carrie M. Lane ’97

(Cornell University Press) The author finds that the new culture of corporate employment, changes to the job search process, and dual-income marriage have reshaped how today’s skill workers view unemployment. Through interviews...

In Defense of Self and Others: Issues, Facts, and Fallacies — the Realities of Law Enforcement’s Use of Deadly Force

By Urey W. Patrick ’68 and John C. Hall

(Carolina Academic Press) Patrick comprehensively addresses the use of force by law enforcement officers in this book, through survey and analysis of the standards that allow officers use force. Many case histories are cited...
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