News and Notes

  • Remembering Bernie Loux H’71 ’87

    Posted March 27, 2015

    It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Bernie Loux H’71 ’87, beloved former faculty member. Loux, who was 73, passed away earlier this month in Durham, North Carolina.

  • "Lawrencium" Presents Students’ Scientific Research

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Lawrencium, atomic weight 103, atomic number 262, is a radioactive element produced by a quartet of scientists in California’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Lawrencium, the element, is exceedingly unstable. Lawrencium, the new science research journal produced by Lawrenceville students, is, we hope, here to stay.

  • Brian Frezza ’01 Opens First Emerald Cloud Lab

    Posted March 25, 2015

    We’ve written about Brian Frezza ’01 and his company, Emerald Therapeutics, before, but the official post-beta launch of the first Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL-1) is definitely worth a second or even third look.

  • Peter Neuwirth ’74 Asks, “What’s Your Future Worth?”

    Posted March 24, 2015

    An accountant friend likes to tell the following joke about the actuarial profession: An actuary is someone who wanted to be an accountant but didn’t have the personality. Now, before we start getting emails from irate members of both professions, we share this joke only to disprove it. Peter Neuwirth’s new book, What’s Your Future Worth: Using Present Value to Make Better Decisions, shows readers, with breezy writing and very little math, how to use the actuarial concept of Present Value as a tool for making important decisions of all kinds, from marriage to medical care to career moves.

  • Stick, Shoot, and Share: How Eddie Lee ’07 Has Revolutionized the “Selfie”

    Posted March 18, 2015

    Recognizing that the arm’s-length limitation of taking a “selfie” doesn’t always result in the most flattering self-portrait, Eddie Lee ’07 and two college friends, Jae Hoon Choi and Sam Pullman, set out to change the way we look at ourselves by forming Podo Labs in 2013.

  • Attorney Eric Raskopf ’83 Addresses a Higher Court

    Posted March 11, 2015

    Eric Raskopf ’83 has successfully defended the rights of the accused as a criminal defense attorney since the early 1990s, but more recently he’s been presenting his case to a higher court.

  • Memorial Service for A. Graham Down H'60 '63 '64 '67

    Posted March 10, 2015

    A memorial service for A. Graham Down H'60 '63 '64 '67 will be held in Edith Memorial Chapel on Sunday, May 3, at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place prior to the service, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lawrenceville Cemetery, across Route 206 from the School golf course. All Lawrentians are welcome to attend.

  • Nitin Agarwal ’07 Offers a Complete Mind-Body Solution

    Posted March 6, 2015

    Nitin Agarwal ’07 probably doesn’t see anything unusual about his eclectic mix of academic and business interests. As a neurological surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, founder of a customized academic tutoring firm, and certified instructor and owner of a martial arts studio, Agarwal likens the self-discipline that made him a third-degree black belt to the commitment required of a small business owner or dedicated student.

  • LBAA and ABC Join to Celebrate 50 Years of Black Lawrentians

    Posted March 4, 2015
    Sam Washington '81 P'14 '17 accepts the first annual "Trailblazer Award" from Isaiah Thomas '15

    Although hosted by the Lawrenceville Black Alumni Association (LBAA) in concert with the School’s Alumni Office, the Black History Month celebration of 50 years of black Lawrentians was a student production from start to finish.

  • Emma McClendon ’05 Sheds New Light on the History of Fashion

    Posted February 25, 2015

    While fashion trends come and go by the season, the assistant curator of costume at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT), Emma McClendon ‘05, is dedicated to finding the historical thread that weaves them together.

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