Names in the news: parenting, popcorn, invention, and more

Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary about water scarcity featuring recent PAW profile subject Jay Famiglietti *92, “wraps a lot of bad news into a slick, informative, fast-moving package,” according to a recent review. [New York Times]

Former Princeton president William G. Bowen *58 published a vigorous defense of a liberal education, which he believes has never been more valuable than it is today. [The Atlantic]

Scholastic Parent and Child named Huffington Post columnist Lisa Belkin ’82 one of the 10 most influential people in family life. [Scholastic Parent and Child]

Economics grad Jonathan Lea ’09 has turned his attention to the sweet science of kettle corn in a new business venture. [New Jersey Monthly]

Inventor Michael Tseng ’05, a Princeton electrical engineering alumnus, earned second prize in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest for his PlateTopper airtight food cover. [Huffington Post]

Architect Talia Dorsey ’98 led the proposal for a $6 million renovation of the historic Empress Theatre in her native Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]