Meaningful Contributions

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

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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Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, Named One of Most Influential Women in Tech Industry According to Elle

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, was featured in an Elle magazine roundup of the most influential women in the technology industry. Bell, vice president of user experience research at Intel Labs, leads 100 researchers who study how people are using technology and predict what they may want next. Bell earned both her bachelor’s and master’s [...]

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Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, Appointed to Widener’s Board of Trustees

Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, was appointed to Widener University Board of Trustees this month. Wisniewska is regional chancellor for the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and served as chancellor of Penn State Brandywine from 2005 to 2013. She also worked on the Chester Higher Education Council, a nonprofit organization formed by [...]

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Elisa Paster ’94 Joins Glaser Weil as Partner

Elisa Paster ’94 has joined the Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil as the firm’s Government and Regulatory Law Practice group as partner. She will represent developers, land owners, investors, and municipal governments in all aspects of land use and entitlement matters, including CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law compliance, redevelopment areas and [...]

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Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Honored With Radcliffe Medal

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study honored Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 with the 2014 Radcliffe Medal, which is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society. Faust is the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute. To hear her acceptance speech, skip to the 26:00 minute mark in [...]

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Maya Ajmera ’89 Appointed President, CEO of Society for Science & the Public

Maya Ajmera ’89 was appointed as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. The SSP is one of the oldest nonprofit membership organizations dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Ajmera will assume overall responsibility for [...]

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Shazia Rafi ’79 Pens Piece for Women’s Media Center

Shazia Rafi ’79 wrote an article on the ongoing issue of abortion laws and the ownership of women’s bodies in Spain for Women’s Media Center online. The article, which opens with a reflection of her own struggle with her birth certificate, details the protest movement of women registering ownership of their bodies with the Spanish [...]

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Beverly J. Lange ’67 Honored With Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Beverly J. Lange ’67 has received the 2014 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The award recognizes Lange, a physician and researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for over 40 years, for her lifetime contributions to the care of children with cancer. Lange served as a senior physician and [...]

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