Magnet Alumni News: Fall 2014
Big wins for Magnet alums:
Jacob Lurie '96 was named a 2014 MacArthur "genius grant" Fellow. After the award was announced, he was interviewed by the Harvard Gazette.
Sarah Manchester '90 won a $1 million prize on Wheel of Fortune! After winning the prize, she appeared on Good Morning America. Sarah is a math teacher at Takoma Park Middle School, and the Washington Post interviewed her and some of her students when she returned to school the next week. She later gave an in-depth interview for Silver Chips. (The WJLA article includes a video of the win)
More alumni news:
Lorrie Cranor '89 was interviewed by the Washington Post in September for a story about iCloud privacy and another story about the future of passwords.
Helen Fields '93 co-wrote an article about the effect of mercury contamination on songbirds: Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes. The story was co-published in National Geographic and was mentioned in the New York Times Dot Earth Blog.
Jonah Berger '98 was mentioned in the Economist for his research on What Makes Online Content Viral? He is the closing keynote speaker at the ad-tech New York conference on November 6th.
William Hwang '02 was the lead author of a Letter published in Nature: William L. Hwang et al., Histone H4 tail mediates allosteric regulation of nucleosome remodelling by linker DNA, Nature 512, 213-217 (14 August 2014).
Peter Cirincione '02 and Samir Paul '06 are new teachers at Blair this fall.
Griffith Rees '03 is a Sociology Doctoral candidate at Oxford University.
Tina Kariya '05 is a general surgery resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her photo was in the Baltimore Sun last year on match day.
Neil Davey '14 was named a 2014 Davidson Fellow.