Meaningful Contributions

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

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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Teresa S. Moyer ’98 Publishes Book on Slavery, Black Heritage

Teresa S. Moyer ’98 recently published Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare with the University Press of Florida. Moyer examines the inextricably entangled lives of the enslaved, free blacks, and white landowners. Her work draws on evidence from archaeology, history, geology, and other fields to explore the ways that […]

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Tech Start-Up Founded by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 Profiled by Buffalo Business First

HandStack, a company co-founded and run by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 was the subject of a recent Buffalo Business First article about the challenges start-ups face in finding funding. From the article: Tech startups with talented teams are becoming more common in Buffalo, but HandStack’s place is far from certain. The company’s challenges are symbolic […]

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Barbara Bauman Morrison ’62 Honored with Helen Taft Manning Award

Barbara Bauman Morrison ’62 was awarded the Helen Taft Manning Award in November for her exceptional service to the College. At a ceremony hosted by the Bryn Mawr College Club of Chicago, Morrison was honored for the time, talent, and financial support she has provided to the College for so many years. Among her many […]

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Yuh Min Chook ’88 Honored with Award by Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas

Yuh Min Chook ’88 will be awarded the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. The academy gives four Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards to Texas researchers each year in medicine, science, engineering, and technological innovation. She will be honored on January 22 at […]

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The Parthenon Enigma named to “100 Notable Books” List

The Parthenon Enigma, by Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2014” list. Back in February, The Parthenon Enigma was also featured on the “Books” section of the Washington Post online.

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Leila Hull ’02 Wins Case Regarding Miranda Rights

Leila Hull ’02 recently argued and won a case in New York’s Court of Appeals. According to Appellate Advocates, the Court of Appeals issued a decision striking down the Queens County District Attorney’s Central Booking Interrogation Program because of its unconstitutional use of a pre-Miranda preamble that confused unrepresented persons about their rights. Under the […]

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Susan Band Horwitz ’58 Receives 2014 John Scott Award

Susan Band Horwitz ’58, an internationally renowned molecular pharmacologist whose research on the drug Taxol led to its becoming one of the world’s most successful drugs in the fight against cancer, is one of three scientists to receive the 2014 John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the world of science and medicine. Presented by […]

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UT Arlington Appoints Nan Ellin ’81 as Founding Dean of New College

University of Texas Arlington has appointed Nan Ellin ’81 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. Ellin is currently the professor and chair of the University of Utah’s department of city and metropolitan planning. Prior […]

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