Meaningful Contributions

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

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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Sahar Amer ’86, M.A. ’86, Publishes Book on Practice of Veiling

What is Veiling?, a book written by Sahar Amer ’86, M.A. ’86, has recently been published by the University of North Carolina Press. Neither defending nor criticizing veiling, Amer addresses the significance of the practice and clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard. Amer is currently a professor of Arabic and Islamic [...]

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Mattie Wechsler ’14 Publishes Essay on Public Books

Mattie Wechsler ’14 has published an essay on the online review Public Books, titled “This is What I Mean When I Tell my Dad He’s Alright.” The essay discusses Wechsler’s relationship with her father and their common love of language and linguistics. This essay won the Katherine Fullerton Gerould Award Prize through Bryn Mawr’s Creative [...]

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Verónica Díaz Núñez de Ferrero ’69 Recognized for Civic Engagement Efforts in Perú

Verónica Díaz Núñez de Ferrero ’69 was recognized by the National Institute of Social Action and Development in Perú for her achievements toward alleviating poverty among her countrymen. “It was gratifying to receive this award, together with civic leaders such as the president of the National Elections Jury and former president of the Supreme Court, [...]

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