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'1970s' Archive

Dorothy Samuels ’73 Named Senior Fellow of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU

Posted August 12, 2015

Dorothy Samuels ’73, former editorial board member of The New York Times, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as a senior fellow. During her 30 years at The Times, Samuels wrote on a wide array of legal and public policy issues, with a particular focus on the justice system, […]

Naomi J. Norman ’75 Gains New Appointment at the University of Georgia

Posted April 3, 2015

Naomi J. Norman ’75 was appointed associate vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia. She is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of classics. Norman joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1980. From 2004 to 2013, she was the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Professor […]

TEDxCambridge Talk by Linda Hill ’77 Posted to TED Site

Posted March 26, 2015
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A TEDxCambridge talk by Linda Hill ’77 on “How to Manage for Collective Creativity” was recently among the talks featured on the main TED website. Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: the Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. According to the book’s website, “Great leaders of innovation don’t fit the conventional mold of ‘good’ […]

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 […]

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, Appointed Deputy Director of NIGMS

Posted February 12, 2015

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, was appointed the deputy director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She has served as the acting deputy director since October 2013. As deputy director, Greenberg will advise the director on the full range of NIGMS activities to support fundamental research that increases understanding of biological processes and […]

Patty Gerstenblith ’71 Profiled in Chicago Tribune for Pioneering Work in Cultural Heritage Law

Posted February 12, 2015

The Chicago Tribune has published a lengthy Q&A with Patty Gerstenblith ’71, a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. From the article: Q: How did you become interested in the classics? A: My older brother used to read me myths as […]

Shazia Rafi ’79 Pens Piece on Fighting Terrorism in Pakistan

Posted January 29, 2015

Shazia Rafi ’79 recently published an article for the Pakistani newspaper DAWN on the essential steps to fighting terrorism in Pakistan. Her strategy is broken down into immediate steps and long-term measures, and is based on what can be learned from how other nations have tackled wars against similar totalitarian movements. Rafi served as the secretary-general […]

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.

Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, Named President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Posted September 25, 2014

The board of trustees of California State University has appointed Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, as the next president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. When she takes office by the beginning of 2015, she will be the sixth president of the university and the first woman to hold the position. Cal Poly […]

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 […]

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