Mara Revkin '09

Alumni Say Citizens' Voices Will Be Central in Propelling Egypt Forward

July 24th, 2013

Mara Revkin '09 (left) and Ann Lesch '66, both based in Cairo, have written extensively about the unrest in Egypt after witnessing the politlcal upheaval first-hand. Read More: Alumni Say Citizens' Voices Will Be Central in Propelling Egypt Forward

Morgan Williams '14

Morgan Williams '14 Explores the Empire State Building's Shelf Life

July 22nd, 2013

During an externship with Allison Marsh '98 at the Smithsonian Institute, Williams wrote about the history of the iconic New York structure. Read More: Morgan Williams '14 Explores the Empire State Building's Shelf Life

Sasha Laundy

Sasha Laundy '06 Talks Self-Directing Her Career in Tech Start-Ups

July 17th, 2013

Laundy went from teaching physics and science to high school students to joining the educational tech start-up Code Academy. She also founded Women Who Code. Read More: Sasha Laundy '06 Talks Self-Directing Her Career in Tech Start-Ups

Robert Putnam '63

Writer Robert Putnam '63 Receives Nation's Highest Humanities Honor from President Obama

July 12th, 2013

Putnam, one of the few social scientists to ever receive the National Humanities Medal, was honored for "deepening our understanding of community in America." Read More: Writer Robert Putnam '63 Receives Nation's Highest Humanities Honor from President Obama

Sonny Sidhu '09: Small Teams, Big Impact

July 11th, 2013

A lecture by Sonny Sidhu '09, game designer and scholar, as part of the Visualizing Media Futures Symposium. Read More: Sonny Sidhu '09: Small Teams, Big Impact

Phyllis Wise '67

Four Alumni Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

July 8th, 2013

Researcher and educator Phyllis Wise '67 joins UN deputy high commissioner T. Alexander Aleinikoff '74, sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot '66, and federal judge Jed Rakoff '64 as new Academy members. Read More: Four Alumni Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Voting Rights Act Decision May Reinvigorate Democracy

July 3rd, 2013

Valelly disagrees with the Supreme Court in striking part of it down, but says the ruling may spur citizens and Congress into action, adding "this is a time for democratic renewal." Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Says Voting Rights Act Decision May Reinvigorate Democracy

Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06

60 Minutes Producer Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06 Takes One for the Team

June 28th, 2013

For a story on military combat dogs, Heyman-Kantor donned a protective suit and attempted to outrun one of the canines. Did he make it? Watch to see. Read More: 60 Minutes Producer Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06 Takes One for the Team

Barbara Mather '65

Barbara Mather '65 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

June 26th, 2013

Mather, one of the first female leaders of a law firm in Pennsylvania, currently serves as Pepper Hamilton's general counsel and heads the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Read More: Barbara Mather '65 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

heaney '09

Erin Heaney '09 Helps Marshal People Power to Battle Polluter in Buffalo, N.Y.

June 19th, 2013

The Tonawanda Coke factory was convicted of polluting the air and ground and officials are facing jail and up to $200 million in fines. Read More: Erin Heaney '09 Helps Marshal People Power to Battle Polluter in Buffalo, N.Y.

women's resource fire

Lightning Strikes Women's Resource Center

June 17th, 2013

No one was hurt and first responders from the College and the Borough prevented the two-alarm fire from causing more damage. Read More: Lightning Strikes Women's Resource Center

K. David Harrison

Linguist K. David Harrison Raises Awareness of Global Language Loss at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program

June 13th, 2013

"Language diversity is part of the bigger picture of sustainability and survival on the planet," says Harrison, co-curator of the program and associate professor of linguistics. "If we care about intellectual diversity, we should also care about language diversity." Read More: Linguist K. David Harrison Raises Awareness of Global Language Loss at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Program

Austine Wood Comarow '63

Watch: Austine Wood Comarow '63 Unveils New Work Inspired by Peaceable Kingdom

June 11th, 2013

In honor of her 50th reunion, Comarow unveiled and discussed her piece, inspired by the famous painting by Edward Hicks, during Alumni Weekend. Read More: Watch: Austine Wood Comarow '63 Unveils New Work Inspired by Peaceable Kingdom

John Teerlink '83

Cardiologist John Teerlink '83 Discusses Career, Research

June 7th, 2013

Teerlink, who majored in religious studies with a minor in biology, says that studying both fields worked in his favor by combining his interest in science and people. Read More: Cardiologist John Teerlink '83 Discusses Career, Research

Peter Temin '59

Peter Temin '59: Statistics in Ancient History

June 2nd, 2013

Dr. Peter Temin '59, Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics Emeritus, Department of Economics, MIT, presents "Statistics in Ancient History." Read More: Peter Temin '59: Statistics in Ancient History