Ayasdi, a data analysis company co-founded by Gurjeet Singh M.S. ’05 Ph.D. ’07 P.D. ’09, Harlan Sexton Ph.D. ’81 and Professor of Mathematics Gunnar Carlsson Ph.D. ’76, has pioneered a new program to help consumers visualize and digest complex data such as sports statistics and genetic maps.
Few authors can get away with threatening their critics like Mark Twain. Visitors to TheatreWorks Thursday evening production of “Big River,” a musical revival of the American classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” were greeted in the audience by signs bearing one of Twain’s many celebrated witticisms: “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By order of the author.”
Over the course of an hour, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey fielded questions about history, her writing process and discussions of race and ethnicity in the classroom.
J. M. Coetzee knows how to work with silence. From the quiet tones of his characters waiting out the night to his short and stoic responses to interview questions, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature carefully weighs every statement he makes.