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Ragia Omran ’94 Selected For 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Posted July 25, 2013
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Ragia Omran ’94 was selected as the honoree for the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 30th year. The award initiates a partnership to support Omran’s efforts to advance  women’s rights, the rule of law, and democracy in Egypt through human rights legal advocacy. According to the press release, Omran has […]

Moira Egan ’84 Pens New Poetry Collection, Hot Flash Sonnets

Posted July 24, 2013

Moira Egan ’84 recently published a new collection of poetry, Hot Flash Sonnets, with positive reviews. This is the fifth poetry collection by Egan. Hot Flash Sonnets explores the sultry joys and humorous indignities of becoming a woman of a certain age. The collection has been featured on Poetry Daily and The Signal, and was […]

Monica Hesse ’03 Publishes Debut Young-Adult Novel

Posted July 24, 2013

Monica Hesse ’03 has just published her first novel, Stray, with British publisher Hot Key Books. The first book of a two-book series, Stray is about a teenage girl raised in the Path—a virtual reality experiment designed to replicate perfect childhoods. Hesse is a feature writer for The Washington Post, where she has covered everything from […]

Susan Horwitz ’58 Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Posted July 24, 2013

Susan Horwitz ’58 was elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences class.  She is currently a professor and co-chair of the department of molecular pharmacology and chair in cancer research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” […]

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Named New Voice Fellow

Posted July 2, 2013

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was selected as one of the inaugural members of the New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. This fellowship is an initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. According to their press release, “The fellowship, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, […]