Meaningful Contributions

A blog about the achievements of Bryn Mawr alumnae/i, compiled by the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office

Susan Band Horwitz '58 Receives 2014 John Scott Award

Susan Band Horwitz '58, an internationally renowned molecular pharmacologist whose research on the drug Taxol led to its becoming one of the world’s most successful drugs in the fight against cancer, is one of three scientists to receive the 2014 John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the world of science and medicine. Presented by [...]

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UT Arlington Appoints Nan Ellin ’81 as Founding Dean of New College

University of Texas Arlington has appointed Nan Ellin ’81 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. Ellin is currently the professor and chair of the University of Utah’s department of city and metropolitan planning. Prior [...]

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Janice Fuld ’88, Lauren Suraci Johnson ’88, and Selena Martinez ’18 Participate in American Graduate Day

  Janice Fuld ’88, Lauren Suraci Johnson ’88, and Selena Martinez ’18 all played a part in this year’s American Graduate Day, a daylong national broadcast highlighting the efforts of organizations around the U.S. working to address the high school dropout crisis. Fuld works for WNET/Thirteen and was a member of the team that produced [...]

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Lucien T. Winegar, M.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’85, Appointed Interim President of Ursinus College

The board of trustees of Ursinus College has appointed Lucien T. Winegar, M.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’85, as interim president. Winegar, who was appointed dean in April 2012, has been leading the college since the sudden death of president Bobby Fong last month.

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Emily Friedman '03 Quoted in Cosmopolitan

Emily Friedman '03 was quoted in a Cosmopolitan magazine article on the evolution of perfumes from the mid-'90s until today. Friedman, a fragrance expert and assistant professor of English as Auburn University, weighs in on what fragrances have been popular over the years and why.

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Sangeeta S. Luthra ’88 Pens Chapter in Sikh Women Anthology

In the recently published Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith, Sangeeta S. Luthra ’88 shares a chapter about her experience as a Sikh woman. In the anthology, Luthra writes about her Darji, or grandfather, and his spiritual influence on her during her time at Bryn Mawr and throughout [...]

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Washington Post Reporter Carol Leonnig '87 Praised for Coverage of Secret Service

In "The Reporter Who Brought Down the Secret Service's Director," Yahoo! News praises the reporting of Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig '87. From the article: Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has worked at The Washington Post for nearly 15 years, has broken almost every single story on the agency, a series of [...]

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Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. '74, Ph.D. '81, Named President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The board of trustees of California State University has appointed Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. '74, Ph.D. '81, as the next president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. When she takes office by the beginning of 2015, she will be the sixth president of the university and the first woman to hold the position. Cal Poly [...]

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Mansi Gupta '10 Turns Trash to Treasure with New Leather Goods Company

Mansi Gupta '10 has gone from being a computer science and economics major at Bryn Mawr to being a designer. Mansi recently graduated with a master's degree from New York's School of Visual Arts and has co-founded TRMTAB, a company that upcycles waste created in traditional leather good factories to create refined leather products, currently [...]

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Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, Awarded Research Fellowship to Berlin

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, was named a research fellow by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Katherine was awarded the fellowship in order to conduct archival and collections-based research in Germany to support her dissertation, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films towards a Theory of the Decorative in Animation.” Her research [...]

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