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Archive for December, 2008

Nancy Kirby, M.S.S. ’65, honored by Inglis Foundation.

Posted December 12, 2008

GSSWSR Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions Nancy Kirby, M.S.S. ’65, was recently honored by the Inglis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for people with physical disabilities. Kirby received the Foundation’s Annie Inglis Gold Coin Award. Read more »

Carrie Scanga ’99 receives Pollock-Krasner Grant

Posted December 12, 2008

Visual artist Carrie Scanga ’99 has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, which will support her studio practice for a year. Scanga’s work, which often uses paper as both a support and a sculptural medium, explores “the relationship between our internal physical sense of occupying bodies and our perceptions of occupying architectural space.” Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted December 9, 2008

Constance Rosenblum ’65, editor of The New York Times’ City Section, will take questions from readers through Dec. 12 as part of the Times’ “Talk to the Newsroom” series. Rosenblum, who holds an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr, an M.A. in English from New York University, and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, […]

Shayna Israel ’08 wins Leeway Grant

Posted December 5, 2008

Poet, rapper, and teacher Shayna Israel ’08 has won a $2,500 grant from the Leeway Foundation to support “Saturday Cipher,” a seven-month series of classes in poetry, rap, and performance for Philadelphia-area youth of color. The series will culminate in a music video as well as anthologies in book and audio form.

Top Obama aide Karen Kornbluh ’84 on

Posted December 4, 2008

In “Getting Inside Obama’s ‘Brain’,” CNN’s Ashley Fantz interviews Karen Kornbluh ’84, who is President-elect Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and the principal architect of the 2008 Democratic Party Platform. She talks about Obama’s decision-making process and policy reforms designed to meet the needs of working families.

Cheryl Holland ’80 featured in The Wall Street Journal

Posted December 4, 2008
Cheryl Holland

Bryn Mawr Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80, president of Abacus Planning Group, is featured in this Wall Street Journal column, which highlights model portfolios from prominent financial advisers who invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 makes NYT‘s “10 Best Books of 2008” list

Posted December 3, 2008

The New York Times has named This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust ’68, one of the 10 best books of 2008. Faust, a historian who in 2007 became the first woman to assume the presidency of Harvard University, has published six books on topics relating to the […]