Jonloomer.com by Jon Loomer ’97 was named No. 1 blog about social media by the Social Media Examiner website.
Susan Shillinglaw ’73, a professor at San Jose State University who is an expert on the writing and life of John Steinbeck, was interviewed about “Grapes of Wrath” on “The Diane Rehm Show” in January. Shillinglaw is scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center and author of several books about Steinbeck.
Heather Roberts ’09, interim director of Intercultural Life at Cornell College, has been cast as the Lady in Blue in the production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange at Theatre Cedar Rapids. The play opens Feb. 21 and runs through March 12.
Harper Reed ’01 is someone to watch in 2014, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Eli Wade-Scott ’10, who will graduate from Harvard Law School in May, has been awarded a two-year Skadden Fellowship advocating for low-income tenants in Cook County, Illinois whose health is threatened by their landlords’ poor building upkeep.
Derek Johnson ’04, executive director at Global Zero, published an editorial in the Huffington Post where he expresses optimism that the recent nuclear deal with Iran could mean real progress toward global nuclear disarmament.
Abby Schultz ’11, a former Cornell Fellow at the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo., was recently published as a contributor to the scholarly article, “Radiographic parameters improve lower extremity prosthetic alignment,” in the peer reviewed Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics.
Harper Reed ’01, former Chief Technology Office for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, co-wrote a piece for the New York Times about why the government’s healthcare exchange site is an example of bad government coding.
Richard Williams ’63 was honored with a distinguished achievement award for his many contributions to Cornell, including establishing the Richard and Marlene Williams Special Activities Endowment Fund to bring notable visitors to campus.
Daryl Boness ’72 was honored with a leadership and service award for his research into the evolution and ecology of mating systems and parental care patterns in marine mammals over the past 40 years.