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Archive for October, 2011

D.C. School District Honors Stephanie Aduso ’02 as “Highly Effective Teacher”

Posted October 18, 2011

Stephanie Aduso ’02, an early-childhood autism-inclusion teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools, was honored with the Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching at the District’s second annual “Standing Ovation” awards ceremony, held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in September. Aduso majored in psychology at Bryn Mawr and went on […]

Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Publishes The Playgroup

Posted October 18, 2011
Cover image: Elizabeth Mosier/The Playgroup

Elizabeth Mosier ’84 (her classmates may know her as “Libby”) is celebrating the publication of The Playgroup, a new novella published as part of Gemma Media’s “Open Door” series. The series is described by Gemma as “an innovative program of original works by some of our most beloved modern writers, originally designed in Ireland to promote […]

Isabel Montañez ’81 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Carbon’s Effect on Ancient Climate Change

Posted October 11, 2011

Isabel Montañez ’81, a professor of geology at the University of California-Davis, was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship last spring to support her research into ancient climate change. According to the U.C. Davis website, Montañez “uses fossils of animals, plants and soils to study how the climate changed thousands to millions of years ago. Understanding what […]

Ashley Dartnell ’80 Publishes Farangi Girl, a Memoir of a Foreign Family in Prerevolutionary Iran

Posted October 11, 2011
Farangi Girl book cover

Farangi Girl, a memoir by Ashley Dartnell ’80, was published in the United Kingdom this summer by Hodder & Stoughton’s Two Roads Books. Poet Maura Dooley calls Dartnell’s account of her childhood as a foreigner in prerevolutionary Iran a “vivid, compelling story woven from both politics and desire.” Similarly favorable reviews have appeared in a number […]