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A food writer based in southern California, Randy Clemens is best known as the author of The Sriracha Cookbook. This 2011 cookbook is dedicated to cooking with a southeast Asian sauce named after its Thai town of origin, Si Racha. In the U.S., the chile-and-garlic sauce is frequently referred to […]
Douglas Fisher, an associate professor of computer science at Vanderbilt University, started his 3-year rotation as program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2007. That fall, he convened and chaired in-person panels to decide the fate of NSF grant proposals in information sciences. But when he started planning […]
Why would an Indian woman go so far away for medical school? Because it was the best way to serve her country. That was the gist of the answer given by Anandibai Joshi—in 1883. Before a packed house in Bengal’s Serampore College, with an audience that included the American Consul General, […]