Magnet Alumni News: Summer 2018
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Margaret Taylor '89 received a Fulbright Award to study climate stabilizing technological change at the University of Ottawa.
Craig Rice '90 received the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership from the Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation (mymcmedia.org)
Rosamond King '92 received the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry for her book, Rock | Salt | Stone.
Sadie Isakower '14 was named Greek Leader of the Year at the 2018 University of Maryland Student Leadership Awards.
Anna Barth '17 and Emma Jin '17 created this video on Finding Exoplanets & Center of Mass
Alex Lockwood '03 helped to create this video for the Space Telescope Science Institute: How Do We Learn About a Planet's Atmosphere?
Amir Caspi '96 narrates the intro for a new AOL web series: Space Pirates.
Hormuzd Katki '92 et al., Implications of Nine Risk Prediction Models for Selecting Ever-Smokers for Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening (Annals of Internal Medicine)
Nicole Hindman '93, Imaging of Cystic Renal Masses (Urologic Clinics)
K. Paarporn, C. Eksin, and Joshua Weitz '93, Information sharing for a coordination game in fluctuating environments (Journal of Theoretical Biology)
Michael Forbes '95 and A. Shpilka, A PSPACE construction of a hitting set for the closure of small algebraic circuits (Proceedings of the 50th Annual ACM SIGACT Symposium on Theory of Computing)
Miranda Mockrin '95, H.K. Fishler, and S.I. Stewart, Does Wildfire Open a Policy Window? Local Government and Community Adaptation After Fire in the United States (Environmental Management)
Elinor Lichtenberg '99, R.E. Irwin, and J.L. Bronstein, Costs and benefits of alternative food handling tactics help explain facultative exploitation of pollination mutualisms (Ecology)
Yevgeny Brudno '00 et al., Replenishable drug depot to combat post-resection cancer recurrence (Biomaterials)
K. Manohar, Bingni Wen Brunton '02, J.N. Kutz, and S.L. Brunton, Data-Driven Sparse Sensor Placement for Reconstruction: Demonstrating the Benefits of Exploiting Known Patterns (IEEE Control Systems)
A. Butler, P. Hoffman, P. Smibert, E. Papalexi, and Rahul Satija '02, Integrating single-cell transcriptomic data across different conditions, technologies, and species (Nature Biotechnology)
Kristina Cammen '03 et al., Genomic signatures of population bottleneck and recovery in Northwest Atlantic pinnipeds (Ecology and Evolution)
J.C. Hawthorne and Noel Bartlow '04, Observing and Modeling the Spectrum of a Slow Slip Event (Journal of Geophysical Research)
JH Kim, J.P. Rothstein, and Jessica Shang '04, Dynamics of a flexible superhydrophobic surface during a drop impact (Physics of Fluids)
Jean Fan '09 et al., Linking transcriptional and genetic tumor heterogeneity through allele analysis of single-cell RNA-seq data (Genome Research)
Lorrie Cranor '89 was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article about using a password manager, and a Popular Science article about two-factor authentication.
Jonah Berger '98 was interviewed on NPR's Hidden Brain about social influence and Jersey Shore.
Ananth Hirsh '01 was interviewed at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival about his webcomic, Johnny Wander.
Elizabeth Green '02 was interviewed by Mm.LaFleur, sharing a story about her start in journalism at Silver Chips.
Erik Agard '11 was introduced as the new crossword puzzle maker at the Arizona Star. He also helped to construct the New York Times crossword puzzles for May 13th, May 24th, June 17th, July 16th, August 5th, and August 14th.
Articles and Op-Eds:
Justine Barron '91 wrote a series of articles for Jewish Journal: The Impossible Story: An Investigation Into the Shooting Death of Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter
Helen Fields '93 is back writing and drawing at The Last Word on Nothing, including What I Would Have Posted on Facebook, If I Were Posting on Facebook
Aaron Klein '94 wrote in American Banker: Banklike credit unions should follow bank rules
David Hu '97 wrote for Scientific American: My Father, the Chemist, Teaches Anatomy. Hu has written a book that will be released this fall: How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls.
Lily Raff McCalou '98 wrote in Rolling Stone: Oregon’s Weed Glut: What Happens to Excess Pot?
Gregory Sanders '98 wrote in Defense News: The use of incentives in performance-based logistics. He is one the principal authors of a report on this issue from the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Niels Hoven '99 wrote for UXPlanet: Why data made design worse and how to make it better. More of his writing on product development is posted at nielshoven.com.
Zero Day Diagnostics, a company co-founded by Melis Anahtar '04, was profiled in InnovationFWD: Day Zero Diagnostics is Modernizing Infectious Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Holman Gao '08 wrote for Hackernoon: Three pros and cons of the self-employed lifestyle
Shaun Datta '14 wrote an essay published in the American Physical Society News: Quantum Mechanics as a Stimulus for American Theoretical Physics
Lawrence Zhao '17 wrote in the Daily Cal: Golden State Warriors seek new territory in esports leagues
Laura Espinoza '18 wrote in the Harvard Economics Review: Social Liberalism as Part of a Modern Economy
On Stage & On Screen:
Josh Oppenheimer '92 directed the Oscar-nominated Act of Killing, now available on Amazon Prime (amazon.com)
Cynthia Addai-Robinson '98 plays Nadine Memphis in Season 3 of Shooter (@Shooter_USA)
Nora Achrati '99 was in the cast of The Vagrant Triology from Mosaic Theatre Company (Washington Post)
Lynn Favin '04 was in Loyola Marymount University’s Shakespeare on the Bluff, and she co-starred in a short film about opioid abuse, Dry City.
Government and Politics:
In the 2018 Maryland Primary Election in Montgomery County:
Craig Rice '90 won the Democratic primary for County Council, District 2
Marcus Alzona '89 won the Republican primary for State Senator, District 16
Samir Paul '06, fell 12 votes short of the top three in the Democratic primary for State Delegate, District 16 (Bethesda Magazine)
Aaron Klein '94 wrote for Brookings Institute about the start of the U.S.-China Trade War.
Alex Epstein '98 spoke at the Energy Disruptors conference (YouTube)
Sarah Oh '00 testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation at a Hearing on Trends in Mobile Technologies.
Michael Yin '18 testified before the Federal Commission on School Safety, eliciting a response from the Deputy Secretary of Education (WJLA)
In Memoriam: Stephen Acton '02, passed away on July 30th in Washington, DC. He is survived by his wife, parents, and brother Mark Acton '96. Stephen was a member of the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department, and donations in his honor can be made to the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.
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