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Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, Appointed to Widener’s Board of Trustees

Posted July 14, 2014

Sophia Wisniewska, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’92, was appointed to Widener University Board of Trustees this month. Wisniewska is regional chancellor for the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and served as chancellor of Penn State Brandywine from 2005 to 2013. She also worked on the Chester Higher Education Council, a nonprofit organization formed by […]

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 to Participate on Doctors Without Borders Panel

Posted November 7, 2013

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 will be participating in an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) panel, answering questions and sharing her experiences while working with the organization. The panel will follow a screening of Access to the Danger Zone, a documentary on the challenges that medical humanitarian organizations face delivering aid in conflict zones. Nissenbaum has been working […]

Bill Rivers, Ph.D. ’03, Appointed Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS

Posted June 21, 2012

Bill Rivers, Ph.D. ’03, has been appointed the executive director of the Joint National Committee for Language-National Council on Language and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS). Rivers brings to the position 20 years of experience in culture and language for economic development and national security. Before joining JNCL-NCLIS, Rivers served as chief scientist at Integrated Training Solutions, […]

Barbara Penzner ’78 Wins Human Rights Hero Award from Rabbis for Human Rights-North America

Posted December 19, 2011
photo of Barbara Penzner

Rabbi Barbara Penzner ’78,of Temple Hillel B’nai Torah in West Roxbury, Mass., was honored with Rabbis for Human Rights-North America‘s 2011 Human Rights Hero Award this Dec. 19. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the organization’s executive director, hails Penzner as a “dedicated, fearless advocate for human rights with a particular passion for fighting for the rights of […]