David Plante ’00 was awarded a Mentored Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) last year. The five-year grant providing salary and research funding will aid Plante in his research on hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness) in major depressive disorder, using high-density electroencephalography. The NIMH grant comes on the heels of three other [...]
Carolyn Black Becker ’90, a professor of psychology at Trinity University, was awarded the Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for her teaching and advising work at theuniversity. Recipients receive a cash award to pursue research and other areas of professional development. Becker has made long-lasting contributions to Trinity and many other undergraduate institutions [...]
Pamela Haag ’88 garnered praise from New York Times columnist David Brooks in his annual Sidney Awards for best magazine essays of the year. Haag’s piece, “Death by Treacle,” which appeared in The American Scholar, explores modern culture’s level of disclosure and expression of sentiment. Combining a Ph.D. in American women’s history from Yale University [...]
Jonathan Alger ’86 became the president of James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Va., in July after a comprehensive 11-month search. He is the sixth president in JMU’s 105-year history. Previously, Alger was the senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers University, where he managed all legal affairs and played a major role in [...]
David Clark ’66 was awarded the Oxford Internet Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the Internet. Clark, a senior research scientist with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, articulated some of the basic design principles of the Internet—principles that specify how the functions and components of [...]
Kathryn Sonneborn Read ’31, a Board Member from 1957 to 1969, died Feb. 16 at 103. The Philadelphia
native had two siblings, the late Doris Sonneborn Lippincott ’35 and John Sonneborn ’41. At Swarthmore, Read founded the women’s tennis team.
In 1941, she married Dr. Hilton Read, a pacifist who volunteered his medical expertise to [...]
Rose Olver ’58, professor emerita of psychology and women’s and gender studies at Amherst College, recently had her portrait unveiled in Amherst’s Johnson Chapel, which the college considers a high honor. Olver is the first woman and the first faculty member whose portrait will hang in the chapel beside many of Amherst’s former presidents, chairmen [...]
Mark Hanis ’04 has been named a member of the prestigious 2012–13 Class of White House Fellows. President Lyndon B. Johnson created the White House Fellows Program in 1964 to identify and train future American leaders by exposing them to the inner workings of the federal government while also promoting the ideals and practice [...]
Emily Marks ’03, an associate with the Philadelphia law firm Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar, was rated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” a distinction she has earned annually since 2010. The Thomson Reuters rating service features no more than 2.5 percent of the state’s attorneys either below age 40 or in practice for [...]
Ben Francisco Maulbeck ’99 has been named president of Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Funders is a philanthropic affinity group that advocates for resources that enhance the well-being of LGBT communities, promote equality, and advance racial, economic, and gender justice.
From 2007–12, Maulbeck held positions of increasing responsibility at Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), culminating in his role [...]