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Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, Appointed Deputy Director of NIGMS

Posted February 12, 2015

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, was appointed the deputy director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She has served as the acting deputy director since October 2013. As deputy director, Greenberg will advise the director on the full range of NIGMS activities to support fundamental research that increases understanding of biological processes and […]

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, Awarded Research Fellowship to Berlin

Posted September 25, 2014

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, was named a research fellow by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Katherine was awarded the fellowship in order to conduct archival and collections-based research in Germany to support her dissertation, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films towards a Theory of the Decorative in Animation.” Her research […]

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Posted February 12, 2014

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering earlier this month. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in […]

Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, Pens Book on the Parthenon

Posted February 6, 2014

The Parthenon Enigma, a recent book by Joan Breton Connelly, M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84, was featured on the “Books” section of the Washington Post online. From the article, “The Parthenon, writes Joan Breton Connelly, ‘has become the icon of western art, the very symbol of democracy itself.’ But it’s that very conventional wisdom that Connelly, a […]

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Named to National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 16, 2013
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Rice University professor Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research in science and engineering. According to the Rice University press release, Halas is one of the world’s most-cited experts in nanophotonics and a pioneering researcher in the field of […]

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, Appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery

Posted February 14, 2013

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, was named director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, effective April 1. Sajet, who is currently president and CEO of the Historical Society of Philadelphia, will lead a staff of 65 and a collection of about 21,000 objects. The National Portrait Gallery, established by Congress in 1962, tells the history of […]

Clarence Burton Sheffield, Ph.D. ’99, Named Recipient of Eugene Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking From RIT

Posted September 6, 2012
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Clarence Burton Sheffield, Jr., Ph.D. ’99, has been named the first recipient of the Eugene Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A faculty member in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences since 2003, Sheffield began his three-year appointment on September 1. According to RIT’s press release, the Eugene […]

Janice Taylor Gordon ’51, Ph.D ’61, Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Cabrini College

Posted June 1, 2012

Janice Taylor Gordon, Ph.D ’61, received a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from Cabrini College at its commencement ceremony on May 20.  Gordon was presented with the honor for her cultural as well as her medical contributions. Gordon, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry as well as her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr , […]

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, Wins Service Award from GL/Q Caucus

Posted February 15, 2012

Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, is the 2011 recipient of the Michael Lynch Service Award from the GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages. This award is given each year to an academic activist in recognition of extraordinary contributions in the LGBT community.  The award was presented to Umpierre by GL/Q  Caucus President and fellow […]

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 […]

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