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William McIntyre

Having observed that much of the news about climate change is couched in technical and scientific terminology that might not spark an interest in the casual reader, this year William McIntyre ’73 wrote and published a full-length “cli-fi” novel, The Girl who Rode the Unihorn, meant to present the “future of the history foretold” in […]

Aleksandra Vasilyuk

Aleksandra Vasilyuk (Comp Lit, ’05) published her debut novel, Your Presence is Mandatory, with Bloomsbury under her author name, Sasha Vasilyuk. The novel spans from WWII until the Russia-Ukraine conflict and is based on real events. Sasha has written about Russia and Ukraine for the New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, […]

Nick Roth

Nick Roth ’07 writes: “I have a movie coming out! Hanky Panky (written, co-directed, and co-starring, me from the class of double-0 seven) tells the story of a man and his talking napkin best friend who must save the world from a killer evil top-hat, and also learn to love. Somehow this is actually a […]

Ivett López Malagamba

Kalamazoo College Assistant Professor of Spanish Ivett Lopez Malagamba ’04, Ph.D. ’15, has been awarded tenure along with promotion to associate professor. López Malagamba currently serves as a co-chair in the Department of Spanish Language and Literatures. In her time at K, she has taught beginning through intermediate language courses, and advanced courses on Latin […]

Lisa Quiroga

Lisa Quiroga graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English in 2003. Fifteen years later, her life turned upside down when her father died in a car accident in summer 2018. While sorting his belongings, she found two old shoeboxes full of handwritten letters. Not knowing what they were, she took them all home […]

Cassandra Myers

Cassandra Myers ’12 (Comparative Literature), is publishing her debut novel, a mystery/crime fiction hybrid called They Shut Me Up with Winding Road Stories in April 2024. She describes it as “The Godfather meets Agatha Christie with a dash of Seinfeld.” She’s currently the university science writer for San Jose State University.

Karen McIntyre

Karen McIntyre ’11 recently published a book titled Press Freedom and the (Crooked) Path Toward Democracy: Lessons from Journalists in East Africa.

Ravi Arulanantham

Ravi Arulanantham, M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’88, senior principal consultant at Geosyntec Consultants, has been nominated and chosen to receive the AEHS Foundation Achievement Award, bestowed annually by the International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. This award is given to professionals recognized to have made significant contributions to the environmental field while exhibiting outstanding […]

Courtesy Shalini Goel Agarwal

In the Trenches for Democracy

By Tom Kertscher

One attorney’s path to the front lines

An aerial view of geothermal power plants among the farmland around the southern shore of the Salton Sea. Courtesy Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

California’s Salton Sea Could be the Mother Lode of Lithium

By Glen Martin

It’s good news for EVs, but what will it mean for the local community? 

Marisa Guterman

As an Interdisciplinary Studies Field major, wearing many different hats on her debut feature film LOST & FOUND IN CLEVELAND felt organic for writer-producer-director Marisa Guterman ’10. Using the foundation of her created focus at Berkeley – Art’s Potential for Social & Political Change – she put her studies into action. LOST & FOUND IN CLEVELAND is a look at the […]

Roberta Satow

Roberta Satow ’66, Ph.D., is a practicing psychoanalyst in Washington, CT. She is a senior member of the faculty and control analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Roberta is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In addition to her non-fiction book […]