Meaningful Contributions

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

Alice Rothchild ’70 Publishes Book on 2014 Gaza Strip Conflict

Alice Rothchild ’70 has published her second book, On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, which will be available in September 2014. On the Brink is a collection of blog posts written by physician, author, filmmaker, and longtime activist Rothchild during a fact-finding and solidarity visit she made [...]

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Deborah Lerner ’73 Named One of the Best Lawyers in America

Deborah Lerner ’73 was named to the 2015 Best Lawyer in America list by U.S. News & World Report. She has been selected for her efforts in the area of labor and employment law as a partner at Willig, Williams, & Davidson. Lerner was one of 11 members of the Philadelphia firm to be selected [...]

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Marie Bernard ’72 Receives Gerontological Society of America Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen Marie Bernard ’72 as the 2014 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Bernard has been [...]

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Cameron Partridge ’95 Gives Sermon at Washington National Cathedral

Cameron Partridge ’95, became the first openly transgender priest to give a sermon at the Washington National Cathedral, reports The Washington Times. From the article: The Rev. Cameron Partridge told the audience at the landmark Episcopal church that people need to be unashamed of who they are and embrace “the blessing of collaborating visions.” “We [...]

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Jane Fraser ’64 Selected for Honorary Fellowship from Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Jane Fraser ’64 was selected to receive an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. Fraser is the president of the Stuttering Foundation and was selected for her distinguished service in promoting the profession of speech and language therapy. She will be honored on September 17 in Leeds, England. Fraser has [...]

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Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, Interviewed by The New York Times

Vice President of Intel Labs Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, has been interviewed by The New York Times about the future of technology and the implications for society. Bell earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr in anthropology prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford University. Bell was also recently named one [...]

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Susan Shifrin, M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’98, Uses the Arts to Help People with Alzheimer’s in Philadelphia

Susan Shifrin, M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’98, is featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article for her work as founder of ARTZ Philadelphia, an organization that, through arts and culture, serves people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The idea to start the organization came to Shifrin, a former associate education director at the Berman Museum [...]

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Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, Elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

University of Reading Professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. This prestigious award reflects Dickey’s standing as a leader in the field of Latin and Greek languages and linguistics. The British Academy is the U.K.’s national body that champions and supports the humanities and [...]

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Michelle Sara King ’98 Joins FairWinds Partners as Vice President of Policy and External Relations

Michelle Sara King ’98 has joined the domain name strategy consulting firm FairWinds Partners as Vice President of Policy and External Relations. King, who most recently directed government relations for the International Trademark Association (INTA), will be responsible for all external relationships including with technology, policy, and regulatory bodies, and will advise and advocate directly for FairWinds [...]

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Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80 Quoted in The New York Times

Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80, the president of the financial-advising firm Abacus Planning Group, was quoted in a July 11 New York Times article on saving for your “bucket list.” From the article: People in their 60s don’t talk about it much, but plenty of them are slipping their otherwise able adult children money on the side. Sometimes, lots of [...]

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