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Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, Elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

Posted July 22, 2014

University of Reading Professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. This prestigious award reflects Dickey’s standing as a leader in the field of Latin and Greek languages and linguistics. The British Academy is the U.K.’s national body that champions and supports the humanities and […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 Named First Female President of Carnegie Museums

Posted May 1, 2014
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Jo Ellen Parker ’75 was recently announced as the 10th president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Parker will also be the first female president the museums have had in their nearly 120-year history. She will begin the position in August of this year. Parker, who earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of […]

Rebecca Snyder ’93 Named Executive Director of MDDC

Posted March 13, 2014
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Rebecca Snyder ’93 was named executive director of Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Associate, effective immediately. Known more commonly as MDDC, the press organization serves the needs of 113 newspaper members by providing professional training and development, legislative representation, and promoting First Amendment issues. Members of the association include all the daily and most of the non-daily newspapers […]

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Writes About the Importance of Culturally Accurate Children’s Literature in The Huffington Post

Posted October 31, 2013
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An opinion piece by Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 about cultural content in children’s literature was posted by The Huffington Post on Oct. 23. In the article, Ahenkorah not only speaks about her experiences growing up in Ghana without access to books that represented her own culture and realities, but also discusses how an increase of these […]

Karen Sullivan ’86 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted April 25, 2013

Karen Sullivan ’86, professor of romance culture and literature at Bard College, was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research on Arthurian romance in the Middle Ages. Sullivan’s current project, The Danger of Romance, will focus on the clash between the historical and religious authors who rejected Arthurian romance during this time and […]

Joanna Semel Rose ’52 Inducted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted November 8, 2012

At an induction ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 6, Joanna Semel Rose ’52 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her years of philanthropy work. The American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Attend Women in Public Service Project Conference in Paris

Posted November 7, 2012

Laurie Fenlason ’87, Anne Kauth ’11, Fatu Badiane ’07, Theresa Kim ’01, and Kyra Turner-Zogbekor , GSSWSR ’12, attended a four-day Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) conference held in Paris in October.

Critical Acclaim for The Last Nude by Ellis Avery ’93

Posted February 15, 2012
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Critics from The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, and O: The Oprah Magazine are among those heaping praise on The Last Nude, a novel published in January by Ellis Avery ’93. A fictionalized biography of painter Tamara de Lempicka, the novel recreates the Paris art scene of the 1920s in the […]

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 […]

Poetry of Luz María Umpierre, Ph.D. ’78, Published in a New Anthology

Posted September 16, 2011
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A new anthology of the poetry of Puerto Rican poet, scholar, and human-rights activist Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, has been published. I’m Still Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry, edited by by Carmen S. Rivera and Daniel Torres, includes an introductory essay by Torres and a biographical essay by […]

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