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Archive for November, 2011

Jill B. Jones, Ph.D. ’97, Publishes Study of Women Working in Casinos

Posted November 15, 2011
book-cover image: Casino Women

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research alumna Jill B. Jones, Ph.D. ’97, has co-authored a new study of women who work in the gambling industry. Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places, published by Cornell University Press, is based on “extensive interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, managers, and vice […]

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named Among “20 All-Time Greatest Feds”

Posted November 15, 2011
photo of Alice Rivlin

Government Executive magazine recently tipped its hat to Alice Rivlin ’52 when it listed her among 20 of the best civil servants ever to work for the United States government. “Government may be facing some big challenges right now, but history shows that during times of crisis, great public servants have stepped forward to show tremendous leadership. […]

Lauri Penney Salverda ’85 Wins Second “Top Women in Finance” Award from Finance & Commerce

Posted November 15, 2011
photo of Lauri Salverda

For the second time, Finance & Commerce recently honored Lauri Penney Salverda ’85 with its Top Women in Finance Award, which recognizes “outstanding efforts of women who are making notable contributions to their professions, their communities and society at large throughout Minnesota.” AS a two-time honoree, Salverda enters Finance & Commerce‘s “Circle of Excellence.” A principal at […]