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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Alumni Scene
Woodrow Wilson Award winner Robert Mueller III ’66

ALUMNI DAY 2012: Honorees Jackson *86, Mueller ’66 describe their paths to public service

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Each of Alumni Day’s top alumni honorees dreamed of becoming doctor, but FBI director Robert Mueller III ’66 and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson *86 ended up on very different paths. In campus addresses Feb. 25, they talked...Read more
William Gleason

Heard at Alumni Day

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

“There are studies of digital reading that suggest parents might inadvertently impede reading when they read digital books with their kids – instead of talking about content, they direct the child to ‘click here.’” — English professor William Gleason,...Read more
Four graduate students received the Univer­sity’s highest honor for graduate students, the JACOBUS FELLOWSHIP, which supports the final year of study. Above, from left:

Students earn top University honors

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

RICHARD BALIBAN, chemical and biological engineering. Described by his dissertation adviser, Professor Christodoulos Floudas, as a brilliant researcher with “amazing computational and theoretical ability,” Baliban plans a career in alternative-energy...Read more

Easy rider

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Alumni got a taste of one of Princeton’s most unusual freshman seminars: “The Art and Science of Motorcycle Design,” in which students overhauled a 1963 Triumph Tiger Cub. Alumni were not able to take the bike for a spin, though Michael Littman, the...Read more

Volunteer Award Winners:

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

The CLASS OF 1986 received the Class of 1926 Trophy for raising $9,001,986 — the largest total ever — in celebration of its 25th reunion • FREDERICK G. STROBEL ’74 received the Harold H. Helm Award for ­sustained service to Annual Giving • The Jerry Horton...Read more
Keija Parssinen ’03

Reading Room: Keija Parssinen ’03

Third-generation expatriate explores Saudi culture

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

An American who was born in Saudi Arabia and spent her first 12 years in “the Kingdom,” as she refers to it, Keija Parssinen ’03 has deep ties to the country and its people. Her mother grew up there, and her father and grandfather worked for the Arabian...Read more

New Releases by Alumni

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

The Plazas of New Mexico (Trinity University Press), ­edited by STEFANOS POLYZOIDES ’69 *72 and Chris Wilson, with contemporary photography by Miguel Gandert, explores the history and cultural heritage of New Mexico’s plazas and squares in the context of...Read more
Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato ’10 is working on his fourth album.

ANTHONY D’AMATO ’10: On stage with the Boss

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

In January, Anthony D’Amato ’10 played an acoustic set at a fundraiser in Asbury Park, N.J., that featured Bruce Springsteen. For the finale, the Boss invited all the performers to join him on stage for rousing renditions of “Twist and Shout” and “Thunder...Read more

STARTING OUT: Gavin Byrnes ’11

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Client analyst for Decision Lens, a Washington, D.C. company that develops software to help organizations make decisions. Princeton major: math. What he does: Byrnes works with professional sports teams. For hockey teams, for example, he designs software...Read more
Charles Rosen ’48 *51


Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

Pianist and music scholar CHARLES ROSEN ’48 *51, top right, and historian TEOFILO RUIZ *74 were awarded 2011 National Humanities Medals at the White House in February. Rosen was chosen “for his rare ability to join artistry to the history of culture and...Read more
New books & media


Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

(Saturnalia Books) This collection of poetry examines themes of crossings, from East versus West to the external world versus the internal one. The poems are told in a variety of voices, from that of a 1960s sanitation worker to a marionette. Kuan is the...Read more

Sentience and Subtle Truth

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

For the 25th and 20th anniversaries of albums Sentience and Subtle Truth, respectively, electric jazz bassist Dan Krimm ’78 has released re-mastered versions that are available for digital download. Sentience, Krimm’s debut album as a bandleader, includes...Read more

Egypt: A Short History

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

(Princeton University Press) Tignor covers the history of Egypt from its start 5,000 ago to today. He covers topics ranging from the Greek and Roman conquests and Napoleon’s 1798 invasion to Egypt in the modern day, as a postcolonial state. A new afterword...Read more

You Rock! How to Be a Star Student and Still Have Fun

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

(BBevHills) This motivational guide gives high schoolers and middle schoolers tools and tips on how to succeed in every aspect of their lives, from doing their homework to choosing extracurriculars, all while teaching many of the lessons...Read more

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature

Published in the Mar. 21, 2012, issue

(Columbia University Press) This scholarly anthology contains fiction, poetry, drama, and essays of modern Japan, spanning from the late 19th century to the present. The selections present a definitive portrait of Japan’s modernization and...Read more
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