Meaningful Contributions

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

TEDxCambridge Talk by Linda Hill ’77 Posted to TED Site

A TEDxCambridge talk by Linda Hill ’77 on “How to Manage for Collective Creativity” was recently among the talks featured on the main TED website. Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: the Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. According to the book’s website, “Great leaders of innovation don’t fit the conventional mold of ‘good’ […]

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Leona Francombe ’78 Pens Tale on The Battle of Waterloo

The Sage of Waterloo, the first book by Leona Francombe ’78, will be published in June 2015. From the book description: “William is a white rabbit living at Hougoumont, the historic farm on the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Under the tutelage of his grandmother Old Lavender, William attunes himself to the echoes and ghosts […]

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Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, Appointed Deputy Director of NIGMS

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, was appointed the deputy director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She has served as the acting deputy director since October 2013. As deputy director, Greenberg will advise the director on the full range of NIGMS activities to support fundamental research that increases understanding of biological processes and […]

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Anna Mapp ’92 Wins Award for Study of Proteins

Anna Mapp ’92 is the most recent recipient of the 2015 The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, given by the Protein Society. This award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Mapp, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, uses innovative chemical biology in which insight into […]

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Caroline Drucker ’03 Makes List of Germany’s Creative Young Thinkers

In W&V‘s List of 100 People to Watch for in 2015, Caroline Drucker ’03 was listed as one of Germany’s 13 “young and creative” thinkers changing that country’s marketing landscape. W&V is Germany’s leading magazine for marketing, advertising, and media. Formerly working for SoundCloud, Drucker  is the head of international brand communications for Etsy Germany.

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Martha Gonzalez-Cortes ’94 Named to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Martha Gonzales-Cortes ’94 to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Gonzales-Cortes is the CEO of Gonzalez-Cortes & Associates LLC. She was previously CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and served as the state director for the Office of Migrant Affairs in 2003. In addition to […]

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Patty Gerstenblith ’71 Profiled in Chicago Tribune for Pioneering Work in Cultural Heritage Law

The Chicago Tribune has published a lengthy Q&A with Patty Gerstenblith ’71, a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. From the article: Q: How did you become interested in the classics? A: My older brother used to read me myths as […]

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Karen Kornbluh ’84 Named to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Karen Kornbluh ’84 will serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. Kornbluh is the executive vice president of external affairs for Nielsen, responsible for global public policy, privacy strategy, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic […]

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Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center to be Named after Louise Earle Loomis ’50

Family Life Education, Inc. will name a new, state-of-the-art Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center after Louise Earle Loomis ’50. Designed to address the epidemic of childhood obesity disproportionately impacting inner city children nationwide, the facility will provide free access to health, nutrition and wellness programs for children in Hartford, CT. A distinctive element in the new center […]

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Shazia Rafi ’79 Pens Piece on Fighting Terrorism in Pakistan

Shazia Rafi ’79 recently published an article for the Pakistani newspaper DAWN on the essential steps to fighting terrorism in Pakistan. Her strategy is broken down into immediate steps and long-term measures, and is based on what can be learned from how other nations have tackled wars against similar totalitarian movements. Rafi served as the secretary-general […]

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