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'Anthropology' Archive

Martha Gonzalez-Cortes ’94 Named to Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Posted February 12, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Martha Gonzales-Cortes ’94 to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Gonzales-Cortes is the CEO of Gonzalez-Cortes & Associates LLC. She was previously CEO of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and served as the state director for the Office of Migrant Affairs in 2003. In addition to […]

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, Interviewed by The New York Times

Posted August 6, 2014

Vice President of Intel Labs Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, has been interviewed by The New York Times about the future of technology and the implications for society. Bell earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr in anthropology prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford University. Bell was also recently named one […]

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, Named One of Most Influential Women in Tech Industry According to Elle

Posted July 14, 2014

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, was featured in an Elle magazine roundup of the most influential women in the technology industry. Bell, vice president of user experience research at Intel Labs, leads 100 researchers who study how people are using technology and predict what they may want next. Bell earned both her bachelor’s and master’s […]

Susan Messina ’86 Blogs About Fake Science Fair Poster on Huffington Post

Posted April 10, 2014

Earlier this year, Susan Messina ’86, M.S.S. ’91, M.L.S.P. ’92, created a fake science fair poster that went viral on a variety of social media platforms. The poster, titled “How Much Turmoil Does the Science Project Cause Families?,” presented the findings the “everyone hates the science fair.” In response to the popularity of her fake […]

BBC Features Robin Reineke ’04, Whose Team ID’s Bodies Found in Arizona Desert

Posted January 23, 2013

Robin Reineke ’04 was featured in an article in BBC News Magazine for her anthropology work identifying bodies of migrants who died in the Arizona desert. Reineke and her forensic team developed the Pima County Missing and Unidentified Persons Project in 2006 to solve the cold cases of unidentified migrant bodies of those entering the […]

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

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 […]

The Story of Beautiful Girl Shines National Spotlight on Author Rachel Simon ’81

Posted June 9, 2011
Book cover: The Story of a Beautiful Girl

Update: On May 29, Story of a Beautiful Girl debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List. It has received glowing reviews in publications nationwide and was selected as the inaugural title for a new e-book club sponsored by Borders. Rachel Simon ’81, who drew national attention with her memoir Riding the Bus With My […]

Diana Putman ’78 Wins Award for Constructive Dissent

Posted February 16, 2011
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At a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State  last June, the American Foreign Service Association presented an award for “constructive dissent” to Diana Putman ’78, an official at the U.S. Agency for International Development. In 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was planning a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo focusing on […]

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 […]

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