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Rosabeth Moss Kanter ’64 Appears on The Daily Show to Discuss New Book

Posted July 20, 2015
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter ’64 has received high praise for her new book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead. The book has been reviewed in The New York Times and Forbes  and Kanter appeared on The Daily Show earlier this summer to discuss America’s declining infrastructure and address the issues of how our cities […]

Leona Francombe ’78 Pens Tale on The Battle of Waterloo

Posted March 12, 2015
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The Sage of Waterloo, the first book by Leona Francombe ’78, will be published in June 2015. From the book description: “William is a white rabbit living at Hougoumont, the historic farm on the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Under the tutelage of his grandmother Old Lavender, William attunes himself to the echoes and ghosts […]

Teresa S. Moyer ’98 Publishes Book on Slavery, Black Heritage

Posted January 29, 2015
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Teresa S. Moyer ’98 recently published Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare with the University Press of Florida. Moyer examines the inextricably entangled lives of the enslaved, free blacks, and white landowners. Her work draws on evidence from archaeology, history, geology, and other fields to explore the ways that […]

The Parthenon Enigma named to “100 Notable Books” List

Posted December 11, 2014
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The Parthenon Enigma, by Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2014” list. Back in February, The Parthenon Enigma was also featured on the “Books” section of the Washington Post online.

Sangeeta S. Luthra ’88 Pens Chapter in Sikh Women Anthology

Posted October 23, 2014

In the recently published Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith, Sangeeta S. Luthra ’88 shares a chapter about her experience as a Sikh woman. In the anthology, Luthra writes about her Darji, or grandfather, and his spiritual influence on her during her time at Bryn Mawr and throughout […]

Sahar Amer ’86, M.A. ’86, Publishes Book on Practice of Veiling

Posted September 11, 2014
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What is Veiling?, a book written by Sahar Amer ’86, M.A. ’86, has recently been published by the University of North Carolina Press. Neither defending nor criticizing veiling, Amer addresses the significance of the practice and clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard. Amer is currently a professor of Arabic and Islamic […]

Alice Rothchild ’70 Publishes Book on 2014 Gaza Strip Conflict

Posted August 28, 2014

Alice Rothchild ’70 has published her second book, On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, which will be available in September 2014. On the Brink is a collection of blog posts written by physician, author, filmmaker, and longtime activist Rothchild during a fact-finding and solidarity visit she made […]

Linda Hill ’77 Co-Authors New Book on Leadership

Posted June 12, 2014
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Collective Genius: the Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, co-authored by Linda Hill ’77, was recently published by the Harvard Business Review Press. The book highlights insight learned by the authors during a decade of studying leaders of innovative companies, including Pixar, Google, Volkswagen, HCL Technologies, IBM, and the Sungjoo Group. According to the book’s website, “Great […]

“Bury This,” by Andrea Portes ’93 Reviewed in The New York Times

Posted March 12, 2014

Bury This, the second novel by Andrea Portes ’93, recently received a glowing review by author Tupelo Hassman in The New York Times. From the review: Portes tells this tale of violence in spiraling prose. Her empathy shies away from nothing in the tangled lives of this small Michigan town, with a young girl tied […]

Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, Pens Book on the Parthenon

Posted February 6, 2014
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The Parthenon Enigma, a recent book by Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was featured on the “Books” section of the Washington Post online. From the article, “The Parthenon, writes Joan Breton Connelly, ‘has become the icon of western art, the very symbol of democracy itself.’ But it’s that very conventional wisdom that Connelly, a […]

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