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Archive for December, 2011

Vicki L. Weber ’78 Wins Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award for It’s Too Crowded in Here

Posted December 19, 2011
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It’s Too Crowded in Here! and Other Jewish Folktales, a collection by Vicki L. Weber ’78, has won the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award. The prize, given every other year to recognize the best recent contribution to Jewish children’s literature, was presented to Weber at the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival in […]

Barbara Penzner ’78 Wins Human Rights Hero Award from Rabbis for Human Rights-North America

Posted December 19, 2011
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Rabbi Barbara Penzner ’78,of Temple Hillel B’nai Torah in West Roxbury, Mass., was honored with Rabbis for Human Rights-North America‘s 2011 Human Rights Hero Award this Dec. 19. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the organization’s executive director, hails Penzner as a “dedicated, fearless advocate for human rights with a particular passion for fighting for the rights of […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Publishes Book, Speaks on NPR About What Students Need to Finish College

Posted December 15, 2011
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Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author of the recently published I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More on December 13. In a segment titled “Keeping First-Generation College Kids on Track,” Cantarella discussed some common pitfalls faced by students who feel out-of-place in the academic environment, […]

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 […]