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'1970s' Archive

Deborah Lerner ’73 Named One of the Best Lawyers in America

Posted August 28, 2014

Deborah Lerner ’73 was named to the 2015 Best Lawyer in America list by U.S. News & World Report. She has been selected for her efforts in the area of labor and employment law as a partner at Willig, Williams, & Davidson. Lerner was one of 11 members of the Philadelphia firm to be selected […]

Marie Bernard ’72 Receives Gerontological Society of America Award

Posted August 14, 2014

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen Marie Bernard ’72 as the 2014 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Bernard has been […]

Shazia Rafi ’79 Pens Piece for Women’s Media Center

Posted June 24, 2014

Shazia Rafi ’79 wrote an article on the ongoing issue of abortion laws and the ownership of women’s bodies in Spain for Women’s Media Center online. The article, which opens with a reflection of her own struggle with her birth certificate, details the protest movement of women registering ownership of their bodies with the Spanish […]

Linda Hill ’77 Co-Authors New Book on Leadership

Posted June 12, 2014

Collective Genius: the Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, co-authored by Linda Hill ’77, was recently published by the Harvard Business Review Press. The book highlights insight learned by the authors during a decade of studying leaders of innovative companies, including Pixar, Google, Volkswagen, HCL Technologies, IBM, and the Sungjoo Group. According to the book’s website, “Great […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 Named First Female President of Carnegie Museums

Posted May 1, 2014

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 was recently announced as the 10th president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Parker will also be the first female president the museums have had in their nearly 120-year history. She will begin the position in August of this year. Parker, who earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of […]

Nancy Sherman ’73 Publishes Article on the Struggles of Returning U.S. Service Members

Posted April 24, 2014

“It’s the Gun, Not the Shooter,” a piece written by Nancy Sherman ’73, was featured in the most recent Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. In light of the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Sherman discusses the struggles of returning service members trying to re-acclimate to civilian life, with or without some […]

Linda Brodsky ’74: In Memoriam

Posted March 17, 2014

Even as she built a distinguished career as pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgeon, Dr. Linda Brodsky ’74 was a tireless advocate for gender equality in the workplace, founding Women MD Resources. Brodsky, who practiced in Buffalo, NY, for more than 30 years and also founded an organization to help women physicians fight discrimination, died […]

Alice Rothchild ’70 Premiers First Documentary at Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted February 19, 2014

Alice Rothchild ’70 premiered her first documentary film, Voices Across the Divide, at the October 2013 Boston Palestine Film Festival, co-winning the Audience Award 2013. Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the […]

Therese Dolan, M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’79, Pens New Book

Posted February 12, 2014

Therese Dolan, M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’79, has recently published Manet, Wagner, and the Musical Culture of Their Time with Ashgate Publishing. The book incorporates studies of the major artistic, literary, and musical figures of nineteenth-century France. It represents an important contribution to an understanding of French culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, […]

Elaine Kamarck ’72 Publishes Book on U.S. Public Policy

Posted February 6, 2014
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Elaine Kamarck ’72 has written a new book, How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy. The book traces the paths of a series of modern policy initiatives from the orderly world of analysis to the messy world of partisan politics. Kamarck examines the reasons for policy success and failure and offers a […]

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