Meaningful Contributions

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

Susan Messina ’86 Blogs About Fake Science Fair Poster on Huffington Post

Earlier this year, Susan Messina ’86, M.S.S. ’91, M.L.S.P. ’92, created a fake science fair poster that went viral on a variety of social media platforms. The poster, titled “How Much Turmoil Does the Science Project Cause Families?,” presented the findings the “everyone hates the science fair.” In response to the popularity of her fake [...]

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Nancy Bookidis, M.A. ’62, Ph.D. ’67, Awarded Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Nancy Bookidis, M.A. ’62, Ph.D. ’67, was named the 2014 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She is currently the assistant director emerita of the Corinth excavations. Bookidis began excavating at the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in Ancient Corinth as a graduate student. [...]

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Alison Minea ’02 Testifies Before Senate Committee

Alison Minea ’02 recently delivered testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on behalf of DISH network. Minea, who is the director and senior counsel of regulatory affairs at DISH, spoke in favor of “Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act” and provided guidance for fixing some escalating problems. To watch [...]

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Linda Brodsky ’74: In Memoriam

Even as she built a distinguished career as pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgeon, Dr. Linda Brodsky ’74 was a tireless advocate for gender equality in the workplace, founding Women MD Resources. Brodsky, who practiced in Buffalo, NY, for more than 30 years and also founded an organization to help women physicians fight discrimination, died [...]

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Rebecca Snyder ’93 Named Executive Director of MDDC

Rebecca Snyder ’93 was named executive director of Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Associate, effective immediately. Known more commonly as MDDC, the press organization serves the needs of 113 newspaper members by providing professional training and development, legislative representation, and promoting First Amendment issues. Members of the association include all the daily and most of the non-daily newspapers [...]

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“Bury This,” by Andrea Portes ’93 Reviewed in The New York Times

Bury This, the second novel by Andrea Portes ’93, recently received a glowing review by author Tupelo Hassman in The New York Times. From the review: Portes tells this tale of violence in spiraling prose. Her empathy shies away from nothing in the tangled lives of this small Michigan town, with a young girl tied [...]

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Alice Rothchild ’70 Premiers First Documentary at Boston Palestine Film Festival

Alice Rothchild ’70 premiered her first documentary film, Voices Across the Divide, at the October 2013 Boston Palestine Film Festival, co-winning the Audience Award 2013. Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the [...]

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Therese Dolan, M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’79, Pens New Book

Therese Dolan, M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’79, has recently published Manet, Wagner, and the Musical Culture of Their Time with Ashgate Publishing. The book incorporates studies of the major artistic, literary, and musical figures of nineteenth-century France. It represents an important contribution to an understanding of French culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, [...]

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Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering earlier this month. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in [...]

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Michelle Sara King ’98 Honored as Featured Member of Women in Government Relations

Michelle Sara King ’98, manager, government relations at the International Trademark Association (INTA), recently was honored as a feature member of the Women in Government Relations (WGR). WGR is a Washington D.C.-based professional organization for women lobbyists. King is the co-chair of the Women in Government Relations Telecommunications, Technology & Intellectual Property Task Force.

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