Magnet Alumni News: Winter 2019
Jeff Hostetler '92 was interviewed about his research in the Tampa Bay Times: New manatee population estimate hits 7,000 to 10,000 but more than 700 have died this year.
David Hu '97 was featured in the New York Times Science section: The Mysteries of Animal Movement.
Rachel Carlson '01 is holding auditions for a Shepherd University vocal ensemble, as reported in the Martinsburg Journal: Masterworks Chorale announces auditions for Symphony no. 5: Return to Middle Earth.
Abigail Fraeman '05 was interviewed in a Scientific American article: Lost Opportunity: After a 15-Year Odyssey, NASA’s Trailblazing Mars Rover Approaches Its End.
Albert Tsao '05 was featured in The New Yorker: The Neurons that Tell Time.
Agam Mittal '15 is covering basketball for the GW Hatchet: Tough nonconference schedule pays off for women’s basketball in A-10 play.
Arthi Vijaykumar ‘16 was interviewed in UMD's Unwind magazine: Arthi and the Third Rail.
In Their Own Words:
Rahman Culver '96 shared his experience and guidance in Back to the Fold: Re-engaging our most marginalized students for the BOND Project.
Pat Yongpradit '96 shared Five tips for CS Education Week and the Hour of Code.
Stacey Roshan '00 wrote for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): 3 unexpected ways tech can humanize learning.
Jean Fan '09 created an Interactive Exploration Of The Gender Pay Gap in academia.
Sherman Leung '12 wrote about Serving Social Complexity in public health.
Anna Barth '17 created a YouTube video about Special Relativity.
New Jobs and Promotions:
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Prizes, Awards, and Fellowships:
Wei-Hwa Huang '93 was the 2018 U.S. Puzzle Champion and a member of the US team that finished in second place at the World Puzzle Championship in November. He was also on the team that won the 2019 MIT Mystery Hunt.
Ozzie Fallick '10 won a silver medal in the Division II Men's Sabre event at the USA Fencing North American Cup in December.
Urja Mittal '10 won the Michael Egger Prize for the best student Note in the Yale Law Journal.
Samie Jaffrey '89 and M.F. Wilkinson, Nonsense-mediated RNA decay in the brain: emerging modulator of neural development and disease (Nature Reviews Neuroscience)
Wendy Madigosky '91, et al., A longitudinal team-based learning course introducing teamwork/collaboration, values/ethics, and safety/quality to health professional students (Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice)
A. Tong, S.K. Kang, C. Huang, K. Huang, A. Slevin, and Nicole Hindman '93, MRI screening for uterine leiomyosarcoma (Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
C. Ward and Iyad Obeid '93, Application of identity vectors for EEG classification (Journal of Neuroscience Methods)
H. Alrasheed, R. Jin, and Joshua Weitz '93, Caution in inferring viral strategies from abundance correlations in marine metagenomes (Nature Communications)
N. Ding, S.A. Miller, S.S. Savant, and Heather M. O'Hagan '94, JAK2 regulates mismatch repair protein‐mediated epigenetic alterations in response to oxidative damage (Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis)
D. Jung, L. Yu, S. Dev, D. Wasserman, and Minjoo Larry Lee '94, Design and growth of multi-functional InAsP metamorphic buffers for mid-infrared quantum well lasers on InP (Journal of Applied Physics)
Miranda Mockrin '95, et al., Forests, houses, or both? Relationships between land cover, housing characteristics, and resident socioeconomic status across ecoregions (Journal of Environmental Management)
R. Salari, T. Joseph, R. Lohia, J. Hénin, and Grace Brannigan '96, A Streamlined, General Approach for Computing Ligand Binding Free Energies and Its Application to GPCR-Bound Cholesterol (Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation)
Anna Browne Ribeiro '99, Ragtime, Clockwork: Community Work, Mobility, and Chronotope Production in Amazonian Communities (Signs and Society)
Robyn Sanderson '99, et al., Reconciling Observed and Simulated Stellar Halo Masses (The Astrophysical Journal)
N. Schine, M. Chalupnik, T. Can, A. Gromov, and Jonathan Simon '00, Electromagnetic and gravitational responses of photonic Landau levels (Nature)
Jennifer Caswell-Jin '02, et al., Change in Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer with Treatment Advances: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review (JNCI Cancer Spectrum)
T. Stuart and Rahul Satija '02, Integrative single-cell analysis (Nature Reviews Genetics)
Jessica Shang '04, et al., Patient-specific multiscale modeling of the Assisted Bidirectional Glenn (The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
A. Peterson, Noah Simon '04, and D. Witten, Scalpel: Extracting neurons from calcium imaging data (The Annals of Applied Statistics)
R.A. Blaustein, et al., and Erica Hartmann '05, Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil (mSystems)
Jeremy Goodman '06 and H. Lederman, Sense, reference and substitution (Philosophical Studies)
B.A. Jarrett, A.L. Corbet, I.H. Gardner, J.D. Weinand, and Sarah Peitzmeier '06, Chest Binding and Care Seeking Among Transmasculine Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study (Transgender Health)
T.G. Thuruthel, Ben Shih '09, C. Laschi, and M.T. Tolley, Soft robot perception using embedded soft sensors and recurrent neural networks (Science Robotics)
Rebecca Segal '90 is a co-editor of Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics.
David Weinstock '90 co-wrote Challenges and implications of genomics for T-cell lymphomas in the 2018 American Society of Hematology Education Book.
David Heetderks '93 contributed to The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis with his work: A Tonal Axis to Grind: The Central Dyad in Sonic Youth’s Divergent Textures.
Jacob Lurie '96 is a co-author of Weil's Conjecture for Function Fields, Volume I.
Jennifer Helgeson '02 is a co-editor of Transformations of Social-Ecological Systems.
John Silberholz '06 co-wrote Computational Comparison of Metaheuristics in the Handbook of Metahueristics.
In the Press:
Lorrie Cranor '89 co-wrote an Op-Ed in The Hill: Congress, make privacy the rule — not the exception.
Craig Rice '90 was re-elected to the Montgomery County Council. He visited Ethiopia on a "sister cities" tour in January, and he is hosting a series of Education Budget meetings around Montgomery County in February and March.
Tyrone Giordano '94 helped introduce #DeafInMedia for authentic representation of deaf people in media.
Aaron Klein '94 submitted a comment letter to the Federal Reserve about implementing a real-time payment system, and he wrote an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times: An easy fix could give the marijuana industry access to banking.
Jesse Lee '98 was interviewed in a December article in USA Today: Trump’s border wall pledge may cost US taxpayers billions of dollars or result in government shutdown.
Kristin Mink '03 organized a protest in front of the White House in January to share #ShutdownStories of furloughed government employees (NBC News).
Class of '08 Reunion: Vijay Baharani '08 took photos at his class's ten-year reunion and shared them on Facebook.
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