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Connections Features, Spring 2014

Alumna Named National Book Award Finalist
High honors for Wendy Lower’s new book, Hitler’s Furies 

Dean Receives French Medal of Honor
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for francophile Peter Starr 

In the Mind’s I
Artist Tim Doud explores how we choose to create ourselves online 

A Bridge to Bangladesh
Computer science alum Sajid Islam’s collaborative technology startup 

Kudos for Education Professor
Vivian Vasquez marks a milestone with a national award and an eponymous scholarship 

Chemistry Text Redux
New focus on terrorism in James Girard’s classic volume 

Guy Noir
Film noir and consumer culture converge in new book by literature professor Erik Dussere 

“Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On”
Sylvia Greenberg finally gets her stage debut 

Hate That Dirty Water
Stephen MacAvoy, environmental studies, tracking nutrient movement in urban waters 

The Rhodes Less Traveled
Doors open for scholarship finalist Hanaleah Hoberman, BA psychology ’13 

All the World’s a Stage
Jeff Gan ’14 finds his sweet spot at the junction of international relations and theatre 

For Love of Economics
Alumni on why they came—and where they’re going 

Chance of Solar Flares
Dhanesh Krishnarao, BS physics and math ’14, forecasting space weather at NASA

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