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Sarah Schenck ’87 Produces PBS Segment on Childhood Obesity

Posted August 21, 2012

Former Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 produced a segment on childhood obesity for PBS’ Need To Know that aired on August 17. The segment, titled “Saving Carla,” reports on the nation’s high obesity and diabetes rates, which according to the program, are disproportionately impacting children in low-income communities.  While examining how the nation’s obesity problem resonates […]

Diana Putman ’78 Named USAID Mission Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted September 15, 2011
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Diana Putman ’78, Ph.D.  ’85, was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s mission director to the Democratic Republic of Congo in late July. “Putman will oversee a $306 million program that focuses on bolstering peace and stability; protecting civilians; strengthening governance institutions; and supporting economic recovery, growth, and the provision of basic […]

Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 Elected Mayor of Las Vegas

Posted June 17, 2011
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On Tuesday, June 7, Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 cruised to victory in the Las Vegas mayoral race, eclipsing her opponent by a 60-to-40 percent margin. Goodman, the founder and longtime board president of the Meadows School, succeeds her husband, Oscar Goodman, in the mayor’s office. Oscar Goodman enjoyed enormous popularity as the city’s mayor, winning […]

Alice Hartman Henkin ’54 Accepts Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from Secretary of State

Posted March 16, 2011

Alice Hartman Henkin ’54 and her late husband, Louis, won the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award on Dec. 10, 2010. The award, which was established in 1998 by President Clinton to honor U.S. citizens who advocate for human rights, was awarded to the couple for their lifelong commitment to advocating human rights both domestically and […]

Juliet Goodfriend ’63 Named 2009 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania

Posted October 16, 2009
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Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has recognized Juliet Goodfriend ’63 as a 2009 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania.  “Women recognized as Distinguished Daughters are those whose achievements on a national and statewide scale have been so outstanding that they have brought honor and respect to the commonwealth,” says the Pennsylvania Commission for Women on its Web site. […]

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,” […]

Nancy Kirby, M.S.S. ’65, honored by Inglis Foundation.

Posted December 12, 2008

GSSWSR Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions Nancy Kirby, M.S.S. ’65, was recently honored by the Inglis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for people with physical disabilities. Kirby received the Foundation’s Annie Inglis Gold Coin Award. Read more »

Shayna Israel ’08 wins Leeway Grant

Posted December 5, 2008

Poet, rapper, and teacher Shayna Israel ’08 has won a $2,500 grant from the Leeway Foundation to support “Saturday Cipher,” a seven-month series of classes in poetry, rap, and performance for Philadelphia-area youth of color. The series will culminate in a music video as well as anthologies in book and audio form.

Maya Ajmera ’89 to speak on her journey from Bryn Mawr to global social entrepreneurship

Posted November 24, 2008

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Katherine Houghton Hepburn Center will present a talk by Hepburn Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder and president of the Global Fund for Children, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. The Global Fund for Children (GFC) makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with […]

Boston Phoenix interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86

Posted November 14, 2008
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“Two Many Americas,” which appeared in the Boston Phoenix on Nov. 14, is a lengthy interview with Kathy Roth-Douquet ’86 and her writing partner, Frank Schaeffer, about the prospects for bridging the red-state/blue-state divide. Roth and Schaeffer recently published How Free People Move Mountains: A Male Christian Conservative and a Female Jewish Liberal on a […]

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