A Wall Street Journal review of Frank Stella ’58’s current exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum lauded the artist as “the most audacious, surprising printmaker working today.” Read more in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), and view details about the exhibition at artmuseum.princeton.edu.
The legacy of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was discussed by a PBS panel that included Ilya Shapiro ’99, editor-in-chief of the Cato Institute’s Supreme Court Review, and Orin Kerr ’93, a USC law professor and former clerk to Justice Kennedy. — PBS Newshour
President Donald Trump nominated career diplomat Kevin Sullivan *01 as ambassador to Nicaragua. — McClatchy DC
Alice Zhang ’10 was featured in the MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” for her company’s work to use artificial intelligence to find new treatments for diseases like Parkinson’s and ALS. — MIT Technology Review
Brad Smith ’81, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, called on Congress to place limits on the use of facial-recognition technology. — The New York Times
Satan & Adam, a documentary about blues duo Sterling “Satan” Magee and Adam Gussow ’79 *00, has been touring festivals and won the Nashville Film Festival’s Music Films/Music City Grand Jury Prize. — The Gabber
In a recent opinion column, Virginia Postrel ’82 argued that California tax laws initially aimed at saving homeowners money are now holding back the state’s housing market. — Bloomberg
“There is a proposal afoot — this is fascism — to ban shifts, to say that there must be two infielders on either side of second base, or even that as the pitch is delivered all infielders must be on the infield dirt.”
— George Will *68, urging Major League Baseball not to modify baseball’s rules to eliminate problems just as easily solved by the “market-like system” of teams and players. Read more in The Washington Post.
Former Microsoft CTO and Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold *83’s current projects include researching modern global pizza recipes and challenging NASA over its estimation of near-Earth asteroid sizes. — The Guardian
NBA Executive Vice President for Media Operations and Technology Steve Hellmuth ’75 has been using the NBA’s Summer League to test out new technology, including robotic panning cameras, 360-degree replay camera systems, and 3D shot-tracking. — SportsVideo
Seth Davidovits *17 won the 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award from the American Physical Society for his dissertation on turbulence in compressing plasma. — Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Todd Purdum ’82 is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer focusing on politics and culture. He previously worked at The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Politico. — The Atlantic