Meaningful Contributions

Archive for April, 2011

Elizabeth Bolman, Ph.D. ’97, Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship For Work on Egyptian Monastic Church

Posted April 21, 2011
Red Monastery interior. Photo by Elizabeth Bolman

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has recently recognized the significance of Bolman’s work by awarding her the Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of a book on the 6th-century Egyptian Red Monastery, which her work has revealed as a major monument.

Mary E. ‘Mel’ McCombie ’76 Named Fulbright Scholar

Posted April 21, 2011
photo of Mel McCombie in a wetsuit

Mary E. “Mel” McCombie has been has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the American University in Cairo  for the 2011-12 academic year. She is the first such scholar in this position with a background in visual culture and art history. McCombie’s research project compares advertising for products aimed […]

William K Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, named American Art Curator at Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted April 21, 2011

The Milwaukee Art Museum has named William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, as its new curator of American art and decorative arts. Since 2009, Rudolph served as the curator of American art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. Prior to that, he was the associate curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of […]

Mary Rorro ’91 to Perform Solo at the V-E Day Ceremony in Washington, DC

Posted April 21, 2011

Mary Rorro ’91 has been asked to perform solo viola selections at the V-E Day ceremony on May 8 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event will be attended by U.S. veterans, at least 60 Holocaust survivors, and some members of the British Parliament. Rorro, a staff psychiatrist practicing at […]

George Morrow, M.A. ’77, Appointed to Human Genome Sciences Board of Directors

Posted April 21, 2011

Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical corporation that uses the human DNA sequence to develop protein and antibody drugs, announced in March that George Morrow, M.A. ’77, had been appointed to the HGS Board of Directors. Until January 2011, Morrow served as executive vice president for global commercial operations for Amgen, Inc., leading all of […]

Trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 Scales Mt. Kiliminjaro in Support of CARE Canada

Posted April 14, 2011
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As was reported back in February in Bryn Mawr Now, trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 was part of a group that scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of CARE Canada. The group summitted as planned on the 8th of March, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. MacLaurin and the 16 other climbers raised […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Earns Federal Government’s Top Honor for Achievement in Humanities

Posted April 14, 2011
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Historian and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 has been selected to deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, characterized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as “the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” Faust will give the lecture, titled “Telling War Stories: Reflections […]

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92 Carries on a Bryn Mawr Tradition: Excellent Teaching in Mathematics

Posted April 6, 2011
photo of Zvezdelina Stankova by Laura McHugh (for the Mathematical Association of America)

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92, a professor of mathematics at Mills College and the University of California, Berkeley, was one of three university math teachers to receive the 2011 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award. Read more »