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Features - Winter 2014

Turning the tables

Dion Liverpool ’93, Glenn Dicker ’88, Sheffield MacIntyre ’00, and Peter Erskine ’86 blaze bold and original career paths.

“Little Tiger” takes top honor

David Wemer ’14 earned the American Historical Association’s top prize for a published undergraduate research paper.

Art of the interview

The road to the first—or a new—job is paved with classic good sense and the ability to navigate new twists.

Kanji Expert

Five years of practice and learning 6,000 characters paid off for Bret Mayer ’04, the first non-native Japanese speaker to master the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test.

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John Commito

Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

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Commito was named the 2007 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Commito's research on the ecology of the sea floor takes him to study sites in the US, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy. In Maine, he investigates predator-prey interactions, animal dispersal mechanisms, and mathematical models of population distribution patterns.

Sea floor ecology, land use issues

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