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Archive for May, 2013

Constance Rosenblum ’65 Authors Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City

Posted May 22, 2013
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Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City is the latest book by Constance Rosenblum ’65, a longtime staffer at The New York Times. From the publisher: “There may be eight million stories in the Naked City, but there are also nearly three million dwelling places, ranging from Park Avenue palaces to Dickensian garrets and encompassing much […]

Kathryn Crecelius ’73 Awarded U.S. Investment Management Award

Posted May 22, 2013

Kathryn Crecelius ’73 was awarded a 2013 U.S. Investment Management Award in the Large Endowment category.  This award recognizes U.S. institutional investors for their innovative strategies, fiduciary savvy, and impressive short- and long-term returns, as well as U.S. money managers in more than 35 asset classes and strategies. Crecelius has been the CIO of Johns […]

Eugenie Birch ’65 Receives American Planning Association President’s Award

Posted May 22, 2013
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Eugenie Birch ’65, co‐director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of City and Regional Planning, and Chair of the Graduate Group in City Planning, has been awarded the 2013 American Planning Association (APA) President’s Award. The award […]

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Named to National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 16, 2013
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Rice University professor Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research in science and engineering. According to the Rice University press release, Halas is one of the world’s most-cited experts in nanophotonics and a pioneering researcher in the field of […]

Archaeologist Salima Ikram ’86 Uncovers Ancient Egyptian Leather

Posted May 2, 2013
Salima Ikram and Andre Veldmeijer, head of the Egyptology section at the Netherlands Flemish Institute in Cairo, retrieve extraordinary leather fragments of an ancient chariot from abandoned casings at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Routine archaeological research at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, led by Salima Ikram ‘86, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (AUC), resulted in the discovery of leather fragments of a chariot from ancient Egypt. In an AUC news release, Ikram stated: “The discovery of such leather fragments is extremely rare and unusual. […]

Alice Rivlin ’52 to be Honored with The Robert M. Ball Award in Social Insurance

Posted May 2, 2013
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Alice Rivlin ’52 will be awarded The Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Insurance by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) in a ceremony in June.  Each year, the award is presented to an individual whose recent work has made a significant impact on the U.S. social insurance system. According to the press […]

Emily Pulitzer ’55 and Maxine Savitz ’58 Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted May 2, 2013

Emily Pulitzer ’55 and Maxine Savitz ’58 were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. Pulitzer has been elected for her work in education and philanthropy as founder and chairman of the Pulitzer Foundation for […]

Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, Named 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Posted May 2, 2013

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Christine Bourgeois ’07, M.A. ’08, a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. She is one of 22 candidates selected as fellows to complete a dissertation related to questions of religious and ethical values. Bourgeois is a doctoral candidate in French and Italian at Princeton University and […]

Jennifer Gerarda Brown ’82 Named Dean of the Quinnipiac’s School of Law

Posted May 2, 2013
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Jennifer Gerarda Brown ’82 was named dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, effective July 1. 2013. Brown has been a professor of law at Quinnipiac since 1994 and for 15 years has served as the director of the School of Law’s Center on Dispute Resolution. She has also served on the law school’s […]