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Behind the Magic Eye

Behind the Magic Eye

On first viewing, the wild movement and colors of artist James Joffe's paintings present a distinct feeling. But after peering at a piece’s title the elements on the canvas shift and give way to a greater vision.

Homer’s Space Odyssey

Homer’s Space Odyssey

Thirteen months after graduation, Homer Ahr was on mission control of NASA’s Apollo 11 — the 1969 mission that landed the first man on the moon — working as a computer programmer. A year later, he was working on Apollo 13.

Peace Corps Volunteer Finds Family 9,000 Miles From Home

Peace Corps Volunteer Finds Family 9,000 Miles From Home

There’s no electricity in the hut that Samantha Bezdek calls home. She gets fresh water from a well, and chores not completed before nightfall are done by candlelight. “I love this experience and the challenges that come along with it,” said Bezdek. “It’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s something I’ll be proud of the rest of my life.”

Director Makes His Own Luck

Director Makes His Own Luck

Steve Acevedo (B.A. ’00) knows how fortunate he is to have a rising career as a director and cinematographer in Hollywood. “It’s a difficult industry to break into, and I’m grateful I can make a living doing it,” he said.

Bowed Not Broken

Bowed Not Broken

Aleigha Barrera is executive director of a nonprofit with big plans, but she’s not your typical CEO. It’s more likely you’ll find her wearing sneakers and workout clothes than a business suit.