Archives for June 2015

Brian Powers ’10: An ‘Emerging Voice in Medicine’ (Harvard Magazine)

brian powersIt has not taken long for 27-year-old Brian Powers to make his voice known in the medical field. As a rising fourth-year student in Harvard’s joint MD-MBA program, Powers has published 20 academic articles, many in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals.

“[Harvard Medical School] faculty say that Powers has already made a real impact on America’s healthcare system,” notes a recent Harvard Magazine article. Keep reading about Powers.

Linguistic Analysis: Can the Shakespeare Algorithm Determine Authorship? (The New Yorker)

Plays of ShakespeareWould you be able to definitively distinguish between a play by William Shakespeare and any other early modern playwright? University of Texas researchers think they can through linguistic analysis.

They use a unique pattern of certain kinds of words that they claim can be used to identify any speaker or writer—whether that writer is Shakespeare, James Madison, or J.K Rowling. Read more about their “Shakespeare algorithm” here.

The Future of Food: Robots, Apps and ‘Food-Tech’ Startups Take Over the Kitchen (Newsweek)

RobotsIn this day and age, we’re used to technology in almost every facet of our lives. Who’s to say it can’t move into the kitchen?

From recipe-generating machines to robot chefs, Newsweek makes the future look pretty tasty.

Sean Kleier ’09 Stars in Bravo’s ‘Odd Mom Out’

Sean Kleier ’09 (left) with his co-stars at the premiere of “Odd Mom Out”

Comedian, actor and Motiv Creative co-founder Sean Kleier ’09 stars in Bravo’s new comedy series Odd Mom Out, which premiered June 8. The show features a group of “uber-wealthy momzillas” in New York City, and is based on the popular book Momzillas by Jill Kargman, who also created and stars in the show.

Kleier plays Lex von Weber, the extravagantly rich brother-in-law of Jill Weber, the “odd mom out” in this group of elite women. Lex can be found yachting, and generally (as the show puts it) being “as rich as Mark Zuckerberg’s pinky.”
Although this show marks one of network’s first ventures into scripted shows, which Kleier calls “a new frontier on Bravo,” this isn’t Kleier’s first foray into comedy television; he has had roles in Showtime’s Happyish and appears in the upcoming film The InternOdd Mom Out airs Mondays at 10/9c on Bravo.