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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 […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Earns Federal Government’s Top Honor for Achievement in Humanities

Posted April 14, 2011
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Historian and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 has been selected to deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, characterized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as “the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” Faust will give the lecture, titled “Telling War Stories: Reflections […]

Emily Murase ’87 Elected to San Francisco School Board

Posted March 16, 2011
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Emily Murase ’87 was elected as a commissioner of the San Francisco Board of Education on Nov. 2, 2010. With this title, she will not only be the city’s first Japanese-American school board commissioner, but she also become the first Japanese-American woman to be elected in San Francisco. Murase has also held the position of […]

Historian Camilla Townsend ’85 Wins Guggenheim

Posted August 2, 2010
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Camilla Townsend ’85 has won a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue her study of Aztec history. The Guggenheim, 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,” was awarded to at least two Bryn […]

Political Scientist Suna Kili Honored by Atatürk Society of America

Posted May 24, 2010
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The Atatürk Society of America has bestowed its Republicanism Award on Suna Kili, A.B. ’48, M.A. ’49, Ph.D. ’53. Kili, a professor of political science and constitutional law at  Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, has published extensively on political theory, models of development, and modernization, especially in the context of the Turkish Revolution. She has lectured […]

Sharon Gerstel ’84 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted May 24, 2010
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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 […]

Publication Prize Honors GSAS Alumna, Former Dean Mary Maples Dunn

Posted May 11, 2010
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The William and Mary Quarterly has established a new prize to honor Mary Maples Dunn, M.A ’56, Ph.D. ’59. The Mary Maples Dunn Prize will honor the best article in early American women’s history by an untenured scholar published in the William and Mary Quarterly that uses gender as a primary analytical category. After earning […]

Gains for Women on Harvard Faculty Under President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68

Posted March 23, 2010
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A recent New York Times article reported on gains made by women on the Harvard University faculty during the tenure of Bryn Mawr alumna Drew Gilpin Faust ’68. According to higher-education reporter Tamar Lewin, “Professors can get up to $20,000 to help pay for child care, there are new programs to encourage young women to […]

Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted March 23, 2010
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Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 225-year-old society whose purpose is “to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the […]

Salima Ikram ’86 featured in National Geographic Cover Story

Posted November 21, 2009
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The cover story in the November issue of National Geographic focuses on the work of Salima Ikram ’86, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cairo and the co-director of the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum. “Specializing in zooarchaeology—the study of ancient animal remains—Ikram has helped launch a new line of research […]

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