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Alumna Larson-Green named executive vice president at Microsoft

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JulieLarsonGreen_WCSeattle University Science and Engineering alumna Julie Larson-Green has been named executive vice president of the Devices and Studios group of Microsoft as part of the company's restructuring announced July 11. In her new role, Larson-Green is responsible for all of Microsoft's hardware development including Xbox, Surface and accessories. She earned her master's degree in software engineering from SU. Learn more in Wired.

Tim Egan awarded Carnegie Medal

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TimEganUndergrad_ATJTim Egan, pictured here addressing SU's undergraduates at the 2012 Commencement, was awarded the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Egan took home the nonfiction prize for Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). You may recognize that title--it was the book that Father Steve identified as his favorite read from the past year in his Q&A with The Commons. You can read more about Egan's award at Publishers Weekly.