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Poetry of Luz María Umpierre, Ph.D. ’78, Published in a New Anthology

Posted September 16, 2011
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A new anthology of the poetry of Puerto Rican poet, scholar, and human-rights activist Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, has been published. I’m Still Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry, edited by by Carmen S. Rivera and Daniel Torres, includes an introductory essay by Torres and a biographical essay by […]

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 […]

Elizabeth Bolman, Ph.D. ’97, Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship For Work on Egyptian Monastic Church

Posted April 21, 2011
Red Monastery interior. Photo by Elizabeth Bolman

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has recently recognized the significance of Bolman’s work by awarding her the Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of a book on the 6th-century Egyptian Red Monastery, which her work has revealed as a major monument.

Mary E. ‘Mel’ McCombie ’76 Named Fulbright Scholar

Posted April 21, 2011
photo of Mel McCombie in a wetsuit

Mary E. “Mel” McCombie has been has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the American University in Cairo  for the 2011-12 academic year. She is the first such scholar in this position with a background in visual culture and art history. McCombie’s research project compares advertising for products aimed […]

William K Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, named American Art Curator at Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted April 21, 2011

The Milwaukee Art Museum has named William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, as its new curator of American art and decorative arts. Since 2009, Rudolph served as the curator of American art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. Prior to that, he was the associate curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of […]

Book by Susan Shifrin, Ph.D. ’98, draws on “Picturing Women” project

Posted March 12, 2009

Ashgate Publishing Group has released a new book by art historian Susan Shifrin, Ph.D. ’98. Re-framing Representations of Women: Figuring, Fashioning, Portraiting and Telling in the ‘Picturing’ Women Project draws on an ambitious exhibition, education, and outreach project organized by Shifrin and co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr’s Center for Visual Culture, the Library Company of Philadelphia, […]

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