Names in the news

i-cb871462d587ce5377455ff9e2535dd3-wb_alumni.jpgA recent feature story went inside the “batlab” with Brown University professor James Simmons *69, whose insights in bat navigation have influenced advances in sonar technology. [Providence Journal]

Cedar Crest College president Carmen Twillie Ambar *94 and Shenandoah University president Tracy Fitzsimmons ’89 were featured in a recent story about college presidents who juggle work demands with young families. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

Princeton economics professor Alan Blinder ’67 co-authored a new study that uses models to show that government interventions during the last three years helped to avert massive unemployment and deflation in the U.S. economy. [New York Times]

Team USA, featuring men’s lacrosse alumni Matt Striebel ’01 and Ryan Boyle ’04, defeated Canada to win the World Lacrosse Championships July 24. [Lacrosse Magazine]

Former men’s basketball standout Gabe Lewullis ’99, now an orthopedic surgeon in Boston, was featured in the annual Sports Illustrated “Where are they now?” issue. (Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers ’80 also was spotlighted for famously beating Michael Jordan one-on-one at a basketball fantasy camp.) [Sports Illustrated]

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