What’s new at PAW Online: April 2, 2012

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Our April 4 issue looks at the role Princetonians played at the dawn of modern computing – a timely topic this spring as the world celebrates the centenary of Alan Turing *38. Read about more of Princeton’s computing pioneers at PAW Online, and visit princeton.edu/turing for details about the upcoming Turing events on campus.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
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Joshua Bennett, a Ph.D. candidate in the English department, has made a name for himself in spoken-word circles. Watch him perform at the White House, and read more about the self-described “hypernerd.”
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Jay Famiglietti *92, director of the Center for Hydrologic Modeling at the University of California, Irvine, explains satellite tracking of water resources in the new documentary Last Call at the Oasis.
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Read about hot topics and interesting visitors, including Planned Parenthood president Cecilia Richards (pictured) and international affairs expert Joseph Nye ’58.
Photo: Sameer A. Khan/Courtesy Woodrow Wilson School
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In this issue’s Rally ’Round the Cannon column, Gregg Lange ’70 looks at the selfless contributions of two legendary trustees from different eras: John “Jay” Sherrerd ’52 and Dean Mathey 1912. Also available as a podcast.
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Our PDF version is a great option for tablet users. Try it out and send your feedback to paw@princeton.edu.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 4 ISSUE:
  • The optimistic ambassador Professor Dan Kurtzer believes an Israel-Palestine peace deal is possible – but he’s a realist, too
  • Daybreak of the digital age This spring, the world celebrates computing pioneer Alan Turing *38
  • Plan B for Ph.D.s Ending the stigma of jobs outside academia
  • Perspective The race to a top college starts early, by Tamara Sorrell ’81
  • Inbox Letters about the Occupy protests, wrestling’s reversal, library collections, and more
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