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GSSWSR Graduate Patrick McCarthy Gives TEDx Talk on Youth Prisons

Posted September 11, 2015

Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, recently gave a TEDx presentation on the topic of youth prisons in the Unites States. McCarthy is the president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A respected clinician and public sector leader, McCarthy joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1994 to manage its Mental […]

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, Named Dean of the Simmons School of Social Work

Posted July 20, 2015
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Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, was named dean of the Simmons School of Social Work. Parks is a social work clinical care intervention expert who specializes in sexual minority identity development. She worked for 18 years as a practicing social work clinician, administrator, and private practitioner before returning to academia to earn her Ph.D. In addition […]

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 […]

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. […]

Linda Bachman ’90 Named Institution Director at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Posted May 8, 2015

Linda Bachman ’90, assistant dean in the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the institution’s director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As director of university experiential learning, Bachman is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anna Mapp ’92 Wins Award for Study of Proteins

Posted February 12, 2015
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Anna Mapp ’92 is the most recent recipient of the 2015 The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, given by the Protein Society. This award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Mapp, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, uses innovative chemical biology in which insight into […]

Martha Gonzalez-Cortes ’94 Named to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Posted February 12, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Martha Gonzales-Cortes ’94 to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Gonzales-Cortes is the CEO of Gonzalez-Cortes & Associates LLC. She was previously CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and served as the state director for the Office of Migrant Affairs in 2003. In addition to […]

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 […]

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