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Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11 Featured in Article on Young Adults Coming Together to Cope with Cancer

Posted June 22, 2015

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11, who was diagnosed at 22 with a rare colon cancer and a rare soft-tissue tumor thought to be an offshoot of the colon cancer, is among the young adults featured in “Strength in Numbers.” The article profiles Fisher-Vance and others who have formed or joined groups for young adult survivors of cancer. […]

Carol Pepper ’84 Co-Authors The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power

Posted August 23, 2012

The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power, the recently published book co-written by Carol Pepper ’84 and Camilla Webster, has received critical acclaim for its contemporary financial guidance for women. “The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom offers women guidance in an era of uncharted opportunities and new financial […]

Forbes Includes Jessie Rosenberg ’04 on “30 Under 30” List of Rising Stars in Science

Posted January 12, 2012
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Jessie Rosenberg ’04 recently appeared on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of “Rising Stars in Science.” A physics major at Bryn Mawr, she’s now working for IBM, researching how to use light technology to make computers faster. A lengthier profile of Rosenberg tied to her inclusion on the list appeared in the The Daily Progress of […]

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, Becomes Second GSAS Alum to Lead Switzerland’s Franklin College

Posted December 1, 2011

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, has been appointed president of Franklin College, an American-style liberal-arts institution in Lugano, Switzerland. An alumnus of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Warden is University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for research and academic affairs at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. At Franklin,Warden […]

Obama Appoints Patty Gerstenblith ’71 to Chair State Department’s Cultural-Property Committee

Posted July 21, 2011
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President Barack Obama has appointed Patty Gerstenblith ’71 to chair the Department of State’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC), which advises the administration on its responsibilities under the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Gerstenblith served a previous term on […]

Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 Elected Mayor of Las Vegas

Posted June 17, 2011
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On Tuesday, June 7, Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 cruised to victory in the Las Vegas mayoral race, eclipsing her opponent by a 60-to-40 percent margin. Goodman, the founder and longtime board president of the Meadows School, succeeds her husband, Oscar Goodman, in the mayor’s office. Oscar Goodman enjoyed enormous popularity as the city’s mayor, winning […]

Global Fund for Children Founder Maya Ajmera ’89 Named Henry Crown Fellow by Aspen Institute

Posted May 9, 2011
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Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder of the Global Fund for Children, has been named a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow, joining a select group identified as “the next generation of community-spirited leaders” by the Aspen Institute. Each year, the Institute selects 20 Crown Fellows, “accomplished entrepreneurial leaders” who are “looking toward the broader role they might […]

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

Posted April 21, 2011
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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.

With Susan Kelly Barnes ’76 at the Financial Helm, Pacific Biosciences Raises $200 Million in IPO

Posted October 29, 2010
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Pacific Biosciences of California, whose chief financial officer is Susan Kelly Barnes ’76, makes superfast DNA sequencing machines with the potential to transform biological research. The company offered shares for sale to members of the public for the first time on Oct. 27, successfully raising its initial public offering (IPO) goal of $200 million. Based […]

Historian Camilla Townsend ’85 Wins Guggenheim

Posted August 2, 2010
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Camilla Townsend ’85 has won a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue her study of Aztec history. The Guggenheim, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts,” was awarded to at least two Bryn […]

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