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'1980s' Archive

GSSWSR Graduate Patrick McCarthy Gives TEDx Talk on Youth Prisons

Posted September 11, 2015

Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, recently gave a TEDx presentation on the topic of youth prisons in the Unites States. McCarthy is the president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A respected clinician and public sector leader, McCarthy joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1994 to manage its Mental […]

Radhika Emens ’86 Speaks at Women in Tech Conference

Posted July 7, 2015

Radhika Emens ’86 spoke at the Women in Technology International (WITI) 2015 Annual Summit in Silicon Valley. The summit brings together executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world. Emens is the CEO of Tanjah Partners, a global management advisory company that focuses on high tech startups and small to medium sized […]

Carol Leonnig ’87 Awarded Pulitzer for Coverage of the Secret Service

Posted April 23, 2015

Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig ’87 has been awarded a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her persistent coverage of the Secret Service. From the Post’s coverage of the award: The Pulitzer capped a string of journalism honors for Leonnig, a native of Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. She won the prestigious George Polk Award for […]

Karen Kornbluh ’84 Named to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Posted February 5, 2015

Karen Kornbluh ’84 will serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. Kornbluh is the executive vice president of external affairs for Nielsen, responsible for global public policy, privacy strategy, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic […]

Yuh Min Chook ’88 Honored with Award by Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas

Posted January 22, 2015

Yuh Min Chook ’88 will be awarded the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. The academy gives four Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards to Texas researchers each year in medicine, science, engineering, and technological innovation. She will be honored on January 22 at […]

The Parthenon Enigma named to “100 Notable Books” List

Posted December 11, 2014

The Parthenon Enigma, by Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was included on The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2014” list. Back in February, The Parthenon Enigma was also featured on the “Books” section of the Washington Post online.

UT Arlington Appoints Nan Ellin ’81 as Founding Dean of New College

Posted November 20, 2014

University of Texas Arlington has appointed Nan Ellin ’81 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. Ellin is currently the professor and chair of the University of Utah’s department of city and metropolitan planning. Prior […]

Janice Fuld ’88, Lauren Suraci Johnson ’88, and Selena Martinez ’18 Participate in American Graduate Day

Posted November 6, 2014

  Janice Fuld ’88, Lauren Suraci Johnson ’88, and Selena Martinez ’18 all played a part in this year’s American Graduate Day, a daylong national broadcast highlighting the efforts of organizations around the U.S. working to address the high school dropout crisis. Fuld works for WNET/Thirteen and was a member of the team that produced […]

Lucien T. Winegar, M.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’85, Appointed Interim President of Ursinus College

Posted October 30, 2014

The board of trustees of Ursinus College has appointed Lucien T. Winegar, M.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’85, as interim president. Winegar, who was appointed dean in April 2012, has been leading the college since the sudden death of president Bobby Fong last month.

Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, Named President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Posted September 25, 2014

The board of trustees of California State University has appointed Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, as the next president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. When she takes office by the beginning of 2015, she will be the sixth president of the university and the first woman to hold the position. Cal Poly […]

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