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Constance Rosenblum ’65 Authors Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City

Posted May 22, 2013
Habitats

Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City is the latest book by Constance Rosenblum ’65, a longtime staffer at The New York Times. From the publisher: “There may be eight million stories in the Naked City, but there are also nearly three million dwelling places, ranging from Park Avenue palaces to Dickensian garrets and encompassing much […]

Elizabeth Bolman, Ph.D. ’97, Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship For Work on Egyptian Monastic Church

Posted April 21, 2011
Red Monastery interior. Photo by Elizabeth Bolman

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has recently recognized the significance of Bolman’s work by awarding her the Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of a book on the 6th-century Egyptian Red Monastery, which her work has revealed as a major monument.

Mary E. ‘Mel’ McCombie ’76 Named Fulbright Scholar

Posted April 21, 2011
photo of Mel McCombie in a wetsuit

Mary E. “Mel” McCombie has been has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the American University in Cairo  for the 2011-12 academic year. She is the first such scholar in this position with a background in visual culture and art history. McCombie’s research project compares advertising for products aimed […]

Sharon Gerstel ’84 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted May 24, 2010
gerstel

Sharon Gerstel ’84, a professor of Byzantine art and archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The prestigious […]

Constance Rosenblum ’65 Publishes History of the West Bronx’s Grand Concourse

Posted October 15, 2009
boulevard

The New York University Press recently published Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by veteran New York Times writer and editor Constance Rosenblum ’65. The book traces the 100-year history of the four-mile-long Grand Boulevard and Concourse, a broad avenue that was designed to echo the […]

Work of Daniela Holt Voith ’76 exhibited at Philadelphia’s Athanaeum

Posted February 25, 2009

Voith & MacTavish Architects (VMA), a firm co-founded by Daniela Holt Voith ’76, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009. In February, the Athanaeum of Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of VMA’s work, showcasing the firm’s wide range of projects, including educational facilities, performing-arts venues, religious buildings, private homes, and historic-preservation projects. “The variety of work,” […]