Meaningful Contributions

Archive for June, 2012

Bill Rivers, Ph.D. ’03, Appointed Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS

Posted June 21, 2012

Bill Rivers, Ph.D. ’03, has been appointed the executive director of the Joint National Committee for Language-National Council on Language and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS). Rivers brings to the position 20 years of experience in culture and language for economic development and national security. Before joining JNCL-NCLIS, Rivers served as chief scientist at Integrated Training Solutions, […]

Catharine Stimpson ’58 Awarded Francis Andrew March Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

Posted June 21, 2012
photo of Catherine Stimpson

Catharine Stimpson ’58 has been awarded the Francis Andrew March Award by the Association of Departments of English (ADE). The award is for distinguished service to the profession of English studies at the postsecondary level. A groundbreaking feminist literary critic, Stimpson received a bachelor’s degree in English from Bryn Mawr and masters degrees from Cambridge […]

Elaine Showalter ’62 Wins 2012 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for A Jury of Her Peers

Posted June 12, 2012
book cover: A Jury of her Peers

Elaine Showalter ’62 has won the 2012 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for her book A Jury of Her Peers. The $30,000 award—the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism—is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. “I’m deeply honored by this award,” says Showalter in a […]

Janice Taylor Gordon ’51, Ph.D ’61, Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Cabrini College

Posted June 1, 2012

Janice Taylor Gordon, Ph.D ’61, received a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from Cabrini College at its commencement ceremony on May 20.  Gordon was presented with the honor for her cultural as well as her medical contributions. Gordon, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry as well as her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr , […]