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'1950s' Archive

Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center to be Named after Louise Earle Loomis ’50

Posted January 29, 2015

Family Life Education, Inc. will name a new, state-of-the-art Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center after Louise Earle Loomis ’50. Designed to address the epidemic of childhood obesity disproportionately impacting inner city children nationwide, the facility will provide free access to health, nutrition and wellness programs for children in Hartford, CT. A distinctive element in the new center […]

Susan Band Horwitz ’58 Receives 2014 John Scott Award

Posted November 21, 2014
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Susan Band Horwitz ’58, an internationally renowned molecular pharmacologist whose research on the drug Taxol led to its becoming one of the world’s most successful drugs in the fight against cancer, is one of three scientists to receive the 2014 John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the world of science and medicine. Presented by […]

Beverly S. Cohen ’53 Receives ACGIH Meritorious Achievement Award

Posted May 15, 2014

Beverly S. Cohen ’53, has been named the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award, given by American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene. Cohen has conducted research on inhalation exposure and dosimetry, aerosol measurements, and environmental exposure, and written over 100 scientific publications […]

Priscilla Johnson McMillan ’50 Interviewed by Frontline

Posted January 16, 2014

Prior to the winter break, the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. Among those interviewed by PBS Frontline for their coverage of the anniversary was Priscilla Johnson McMillan ’50, who was a reporter in Moscow in the 1950s and interviewed  Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after his […]

Evelyn Barish ’56 Pens Biography on Literary Theorist Paul de Man

Posted November 14, 2013
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Evelyn Barish ’56 has written a new biography of Yale literary theorist Paul de Man, which was featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Double Life of Paul de Man is an investigative biography over two decades in the making. It chronicles how de Man rose to the pinnacle of influence in the halls […]

Leslie Kandell ’58 Pens Cover Story for Inside Southern Berkshire

Posted September 19, 2013
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Leslie Kandell ’58 has written an article for the September issue of Inside Southern Berkshire magazine about how—after more than 40 years of swimming safely in the confines of the roped off area of Laurel Lake—she finally took the plunge and attempted to make it to the waterhole’s other side. From the article: I looked […]

Susan Horwitz ’58 Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Posted July 24, 2013
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Susan Horwitz ’58 was elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences class.  She is currently a professor and co-chair of the department of molecular pharmacology and chair in cancer research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” […]

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 […]

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 Awarded Cincinnati Art Award

Posted February 20, 2013

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55, the founder and chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, will be awarded the Cincinnati Art Award by the Art Museum of Cincinnati. Pulitzer will be honored at a gala in April, with a companion exhibition titled, “Memories: Some of my Favorite Things. An Exhibition Selected by […]

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