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Scott Silverman, M.A. 1990, Becomes Library Director at Earlham

Posted September 18, 2009

Scott Silverman, who earned an M.A. in history from Bryn Mawr in 1990 and served on the College’s library staff for more than 20 years, was appointed library director and coordinator of information services at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., last spring. He began work at Earlham on Aug. 1. According to Bryn Mawr Chief […]

Leslie Preston Day ’66 Appointed to Named Chair in Classics

Posted September 16, 2009

Classical archaeologist Leslie Preston Day ’66 has been named the Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Wabash College. She is the first woman to hold the post. Day, who first taught at Wabash as a visiting assistant professor in 1977 and joined its permanent faculty as an assistant professor […]

Toby Horn ’71 Wins Award for Excellence in Science Education

Posted August 13, 2009

The American Society for Cell Biology has announced that Toby Horn ’71, the co-director of the Carnegie Academy for Science Education in Washington, D.C., is the recipient of the 2009 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education. The award will be presented at the society’s December meeting. Horn is a molecular and developmental biologist […]

Jane Monnig Atkinson ’71 named interim president of Lewis & Clark

Posted July 14, 2009

Jane Monnig Atkinson ’71, the vice president and provost of Lewis & Clark College, has been appointed interim president of Lewis & Clark. She will serve as interim president from Aug. 1 until the college’s board of trustees approves a new president to succeed Thomas Hochstettler, who announced his intention to step down as Lewis […]

Cynthia Brown ’84 becomes VP of Academic Affairs at Mass. College of Liberal Arts

Posted June 3, 2009

Cynthia Brown, A.B. and M.A. ’84, has been appointed vice president of academic affairs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass. She comes to the position from Lesley University, where she was the assistant vice president for national programs. During her 17-year tenure at Lesley, Brown also led the college’s adult-learning division […]

Madelon Sprengnether ’60 becomes Regents Professor at UMN

Posted March 13, 2009
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Poet and critic Madelon Sprengnether ’60 has been elected to a Regents Professorship at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught English and creative writing for more than 30 years. The Regents Professorship is, according to the university, “the highest recognition for faculty who have made unique contributions to the quality of the University […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 to lead Sweet Briar College

Posted February 6, 2009

Jo Ellen Johnson Parker ’75 will become the 10th president of Sweet Briar College on July 1, Sweet Briar’s board of directors has announced. Sweet Briar, a liberal-arts college in central Virginia, was founded in 1901 and serves a population of about 800 students in a women’s undergraduate college and a coeducational graduate program in […]

Elaine Showalter ’62 publishes first comprehensive history of American women writers

Posted February 3, 2009

In A Jury of Her Peers: American Woman Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx, Elaine Showalter ’62 examines the work of more than 250 authors whose work was published over a span of about 350 years, making the volume the first comprehensive survey of women’s literature in the United States ever published. Showalter, the […]

Maud Walsh ’75 named Louisiana Professor of the Year

Posted January 28, 2009

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, has named Maud Walsh ’75 the 2008 Louisiana Professor of the Year. Walsh, an associate professor in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, was selected from nearly 300 professors in the United States. She was nominated in recognition of her excellent contributions to undergraduate education.

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.

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