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Linda Bachman ’90 Named Institution Director at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Posted May 8, 2015

Linda Bachman ’90, assistant dean in the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the institution’s director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. As director of university experiential learning, Bachman is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to […]

Joan Shigekawa ’58 Named Acting Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts

Posted January 16, 2013

Joan Shigekawa ’58 assumed the role as acting chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in December 2012. Previously, Shigekawa served as NEA senior deputy chairman since 2009. The NEA is an independent agency of the federal government that supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. Shigekawa […]

Mindy Fullilove ’71 On Cover Of YES! Magazine

Posted August 30, 2012

YES! Magazine featured Mindy Fullilove ’71 on the cover of their summer issue “Making it Home.” The issue included an article co-written by Fullilove and her daughter, Molly Rose Kaufman, about their hometown. The article, titled “How I Learned to Love My Hometown,” spotlights the history that brought three generations back to Orange, New Jersey, […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Earns Federal Government’s Top Honor for Achievement in Humanities

Posted April 14, 2011

Historian and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 has been selected to deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, characterized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as “the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” Faust will give the lecture, titled “Telling War Stories: Reflections […]

Emily Murase ’87 Elected to San Francisco School Board

Posted March 16, 2011
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Emily Murase ’87 was elected as a commissioner of the San Francisco Board of Education on Nov. 2, 2010. With this title, she will not only be the city’s first Japanese-American school board commissioner, but she also become the first Japanese-American woman to be elected in San Francisco. Murase has also held the position of […]

Grace Hood ’00 Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

Posted February 16, 2011
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Hood’s story, “Two Men, Two Women and a Baby,” which won the prize for audio feature reporting , is an account of two Boulder, Colo., couples and their collaborative route to parenthood … Read more»

Historian Camilla Townsend ’85 Wins Guggenheim

Posted August 2, 2010
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Camilla Townsend ’85 has won a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue her study of Aztec history. The Guggenheim, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts,” was awarded to at least two Bryn […]

Publication Prize Honors GSAS Alumna, Former Dean Mary Maples Dunn

Posted May 11, 2010
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The William and Mary Quarterly has established a new prize to honor Mary Maples Dunn, M.A ’56, Ph.D. ’59. The Mary Maples Dunn Prize will honor the best article in early American women’s history by an untenured scholar published in the William and Mary Quarterly that uses gender as a primary analytical category. After earning […]

Gains for Women on Harvard Faculty Under President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68

Posted March 23, 2010

A recent New York Times article reported on gains made by women on the Harvard University faculty during the tenure of Bryn Mawr alumna Drew Gilpin Faust ’68. According to higher-education reporter Tamar Lewin, “Professors can get up to $20,000 to help pay for child care, there are new programs to encourage young women to […]

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 […]

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