Meaningful Contributions

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

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11 Featured in Article on Young Adults Coming Together to Cope with Cancer

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11, who was diagnosed at 22 with a rare colon cancer and a rare soft-tissue tumor thought to be an offshoot of the colon cancer, is among the young adults featured in “Strength in Numbers.” The article profiles Fisher-Vance and others who have formed or joined groups for young adult survivors of cancer. […]

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Generation Progress Spotlights Lauren Footman ’14

Lauren Footman ’14 is the Atlantic Regional Organizer for the Generation Progress Gun Violence Prevention Network. Generation Progress recently featured Footman on their website: Footman grew up in Yeadon, PA but it was during her time at Bryn Mawr that she began to become heavily involved in social justice advocacy. “I started a college chapter […]

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Linda Bachman ’90 Named Institution Director at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Linda Bachman ’90, assistant dean in the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the institution’s director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As director of university experiential learning, Bachman is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to […]

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Carol Leonnig ’87 Awarded Pulitzer for Coverage of the Secret Service

Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig ’87 has been awarded a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her persistent coverage of the Secret Service. From the Post’s coverage of the award: The Pulitzer capped a string of journalism honors for Leonnig, a native of Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. She won the prestigious George Polk Award for […]

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Lynne Meadow ‘68 Honored with Gotham’s Visionary Leaders Award

The Women’s City Club of New York will honor Lynne Meadow ‘68 with a Gotham’s Visionary Leaders award for her work with the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) later this month. Meadow has been the artistic director of the MTC since 1972, where she has been responsible for directing and/or producing over 450 New York and […]

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Naomi J. Norman ’75 Gains New Appointment at the University of Georgia

Naomi J. Norman ’75 was appointed associate vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia. She is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of classics. Norman joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1980. From 2004 to 2013, she was the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Professor […]

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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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