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Critical Acclaim for The Last Nude by Ellis Avery ’93

Posted February 15, 2012
book cover: the last nude

Critics from The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, and O: The Oprah Magazine are among those heaping praise on The Last Nude, a novel published in January by Ellis Avery ’93. A fictionalized biography of painter Tamara de Lempicka, the novel recreates the Paris art scene of the 1920s in the […]

Shazia Rafi ’79 Appointed to UN Democracy Fund Advisory Board

Posted February 15, 2012

Shazia Rafi ’79, the secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, has been appointed to serve on the United Nations Democracy Fund Advisory Board. The UNDEF advisory board is composed of 13 UN member states, two international civil-society organizations, and three individual members:  Rafi will serve as an individual member for the period of 2012-13. UNDEF […]

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, Wins Service Award from GL/Q Caucus

Posted February 15, 2012

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, is the 2011 recipient of the Michael Lynch Service Award from the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages. This award is given each year to an academic activist in recognition of extraordinary contributions in the LGBT community.  The award was presented to Umpierre by GL/Q  Caucus President and fellow […]