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Archive for March, 2010

Janet Ozzard ’85 Takes Helm at DailyCandy

Posted March 30, 2010
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Janet Ozzard ’85 has been named editor-in-chief of, an e-mail tastemaker publication that reaches 3 million subscribers with daily editions focusing on 11 U.S. cities and London as well as an “Everywhere” edition featuring online picks; and 15 weekly editions including  12 local DailyCandy Kids editions, a national kids’ edition, a travel edition, and […]

Elaine Surick Oran ’66 to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Posted March 26, 2010
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Elaine Surick Oran ’66 has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree from the University of Leeds. The university’s honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have “changed the landscape of their chosen fields.” Oran, currently a visiting professor at Leeds, is a senior scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Lab, where […]

Gains for Women on Harvard Faculty Under President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68

Posted March 23, 2010

A recent New York Times article reported on gains made by women on the Harvard University faculty during the tenure of Bryn Mawr alumna Drew Gilpin Faust ’68. According to higher-education reporter Tamar Lewin, “Professors can get up to $20,000 to help pay for child care, there are new programs to encourage young women to […]

Nancy Sherman ’73 Earns Praise for The Untold War

Posted March 23, 2010

The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers, recently published by philosopher and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman ’73, is described as “essential reading” in  a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Sherman, a University Professor at Georgetown University, served as the Inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U. S. Naval Academy. Trained […]

Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted March 23, 2010
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Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 225-year-old society whose purpose is “to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the […]

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named by President Barack Obama to Deficit-Cutting Commission

Posted March 3, 2010

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Business Week are among the many media outlets to report on the naming of Alice Rivlin ’52, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington and visiting professor at Georgetown University, to serve on a commission on […]

GSAS Alum John Humphrey Becomes Seventh BMC Archaeology Grad to Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Posted March 3, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s famed Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology added an entry to its long list of laurels last month when alumnus John Humphrey, Ph.D. ’75, became the seventh graduate of the department to win the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Two other winners of the award were […]

GSSWSR Grad Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81 to Lead Annie E. Casey Foundation

Posted March 2, 2010

Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, has been named president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading advocacy philanthropy for at-risk children and families. He will assume his new office in early April. McCarthy, who has been at the Casey Foundation since 1994, currently serves as its senior vice president. Prior to joining Casey, […]

Sahar Amer ’86 Wins MLA Book Prize

Posted March 2, 2010

At the Modern Language Association’s annual convention in December, Sahar Amer, A.B. and M.A. ’86, was awarded the 2009 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for her book Crossing Borders: Love between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). Crossing Borders argues that a substantial body of […]