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Naomi J. Norman ’75 Gains New Appointment at the University of Georgia

Posted April 3, 2015

Naomi J. Norman ’75 was appointed associate vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia. She is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of classics. Norman joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1980. From 2004 to 2013, she was the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Professor […]

Patty Gerstenblith ’71 Profiled in Chicago Tribune for Pioneering Work in Cultural Heritage Law

Posted February 12, 2015

The Chicago Tribune has published a lengthy Q&A with Patty Gerstenblith ’71, a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. From the article: Q: How did you become interested in the classics? A: My older brother used to read me myths as […]

Nancy Bookidis, M.A. ’62, Ph.D. ’67, Awarded Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Posted April 3, 2014

Nancy Bookidis, M.A. ’62, Ph.D. ’67, was named the 2014 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She is currently the assistant director emerita of the Corinth excavations. Bookidis began excavating at the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in Ancient Corinth as a graduate student. […]

Joan Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, Featured on ABC’s Born to Explore for Excavation Work in Cyrus

Posted November 15, 2012

Joan Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was featured on ABC’s Born to Explore for her work as director of Yeronisos Island Excavations in Cyprus. The 30-minute special, titled “Cleopatra’s Secret,” aired on Oct. 27 and will repeat on the morning of Dec. 15. Check local listings for showtime. For a preview of the episode, check out the Born to Explore website.

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, Becomes Second GSAS Alum to Lead Switzerland’s Franklin College

Posted December 1, 2011

P. Gregory Warden, Ph.D. ’78, has been appointed president of Franklin College, an American-style liberal-arts institution in Lugano, Switzerland. An alumnus of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Warden is University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for research and academic affairs at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. At Franklin,Warden […]

Obama Appoints Patty Gerstenblith ’71 to Chair State Department’s Cultural-Property Committee

Posted July 21, 2011
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President Barack Obama has appointed Patty Gerstenblith ’71 to chair the Department of State’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC), which advises the administration on its responsibilities under the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Gerstenblith served a previous term on […]

With Susan Kelly Barnes ’76 at the Financial Helm, Pacific Biosciences Raises $200 Million in IPO

Posted October 29, 2010
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Pacific Biosciences of California, whose chief financial officer is Susan Kelly Barnes ’76, makes superfast DNA sequencing machines with the potential to transform biological research. The company offered shares for sale to members of the public for the first time on Oct. 27, successfully raising its initial public offering (IPO) goal of $200 million. Based […]

GSAS Alum John Humphrey Becomes Seventh BMC Archaeology Grad to Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Posted March 3, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s famed Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology added an entry to its long list of laurels last month when alumnus John Humphrey, Ph.D. ’75, became the seventh graduate of the department to win the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Two other winners of the award were […]

Salima Ikram ’86 featured in National Geographic Cover Story

Posted November 21, 2009

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 […]

Documentary by Joanna Chejade-Bloom ’02 Reveals Startling New Finding About Skull Believed to Be Hitler’s

Posted October 8, 2009
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A documentary produced and directed by Joanna Chejade-Bloom ’02 made headlines when it aired on the History Channel in September. Read more»

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