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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Alumni Scene
Charles Rosen ’48 *51


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

STARTING OUT: Gavin Byrnes ’11

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
Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato ’10 is working on his fourth album.

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

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

New Releases by Alumni

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
Keija Parssinen ’03

Reading Room: Keija Parssinen ’03

Third-generation expatriate explores Saudi culture

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

Volunteer Award Winners:

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

Easy rider

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
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

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
William Gleason

Heard at Alumni Day

“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
Woodrow Wilson Award winner Robert Mueller III ’66

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

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
New books & media

Courts of Common Reason: Awakening the Spirit of 1776 to Form a More Perfect Union

(Belcrest Press) In this work, DeLong uses new historical evidence on the American Revolution to redefine it from a 21st century vantage point. In addition to a thorough philosophical analysis of the Revolution, the author presents a model...Read more

The Kingdom of David in Germany

In this book, Ortner looks at the cultural history of Austria, providing context through his own family history. He shows how the history of Austria has been connecting faith and state since the French Revolution. Ortner, formerly a financial...Read more

Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm

(University of Pennsylvania Press) In this book, Liang looks at the forces that connected the Spanish empire, examining the familial ties spread throughout the empire. He focuses his investigation on the Fernández de Córdoba family and how...Read more

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature

(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

Real Folks: Race and Genre in the Great Depression

(Duke University Press) In this book, Retman examines how the idea of “the folk” — an identity derived from rural American know-how — during the Great Depression was invented and how it became a figure of authenticity. She also examines the critiques that...Read more
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