Wellesley Alumnae in the News, 2011-12
March 12, 2013
Ida Liu, a managing director at Citi Private Bank, was among top women execs from Citi who rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on March 7 to commemorate International Women’s Day.
March 8, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science named Ocean Sunlight, by Molly Bang ’65, the Best Children’s Science Picture Book of 2012.
Activist Helen Zia Delivers Asian Awareness Month Keynote Address March 2, 2012 Second generation Chinese American author, journalist, activist, and Fulbright Scholar Helen Zia opened Wellesley's celebration of Asian Awareness month with a talk examining the progress of Asian American activism since the start the Asian American Civil Rights Movement in 1982.
Alumnae in AOL/PBS Series March 1, 2012 Wellesley alums, including Hillary Clinton '69, Madeleine Albright '59, and Nora Ephron '62, appear in Makers, an AOL and PBS initiative aiming to be the "largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled." In one clip, Clinton discusses the benefits of women's colleges; in another, her devotion to women's rights worldwide.
Lucy Marcus '93 Among Top 50 "Most Influential Execs on the Web" February 29, 2012 Lucy Marcus '93 ranked 19th on the Reuters & Klout 50 list of “Most Influential Execs on the Web" and, in November, was recognized with the Thinkers 50 “Future Thinkers" award. Marcus has emerged as a leading voice on future-proofing boardrooms and companies around the world.
Film Coproduced by Wellesley Alumna Wins Oscar February 27, 2012 Fazeelat Aslam '07 (not pictured) coproduced Saving Face, winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). It follows a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon's journey to Pakistan and his work with survivors of acid attacks. Photo: Oscar.com
Wellesley Wishes Kathryn Davis '28 a Happy 105th Birthday February 24, 2012 Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly and students from Wellesley’s a capella groups, including the international group Colour Is Music, sent a musical birthday greeting to alumna, benefactor, and trustee emerita Kathryn Davis '28, who celebrates her 105th birthday on February 25.
Wellesley Alumna Leads 2012 World Development Report February 10, 2012 Ana Revenga ’85 co-directed The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. She writes: “Gender equality is both fundamental to and a means for development. Countries need to work hard at achieving it....” Here is the YouTube video from her speech.
2012 Alumnae Achievement Award Recipients Announced February 3, 2012 Susan McGee Bailey ’63 (left), Wendy Gillespie ’72, and Mary Jeanne Kreek ’58 will receive Alumnae Achievement Awards on Feb. 16. Since 1970, the annual Awards have recognized alumnae for achievement and distinction in their fields. Award celebration is free and open to the public.
Alumna's Senior Thesis Inspires Timely Internet Piracy Study January 31, 2012 A study coauthored by Brett Danaher, assistant professor in economics, Siwen Chen '11, and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is stirring up debate around the French copyright law known as HADOPI.
Boston Globe Captures Lighter Moment with Secretary Albright January 25, 2012 While on campus for the Albright Institute Wintersession, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 revisted her old student haunts, including El Table cafe, where she had been student manager. The Globe reports on the unveiling of the cafe's new sandwich, the Madeleine All-Bite.
Lynn Sherr '63 Op-Ed in New York Times on 'America the Beautiful' January 6, 2012 Lynn Sherr '63, broadcast journalist and author of America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation’s Favorite Song, takes issue with uninformed and inaccurate quoting of the anthem written by Wellesley professor Katharine Lee Bates in 1893.
Wellesley Joins Secretary Hillary Clinton '69 for Women in Public Service Launch December 9, 2011 Wellesley joined Secretary of State Clinton, sister colleges, luminaries, and emerging leaders from around the world in Washington D.C. for the launch of the Women in Public Service Project, which envisions a world where political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050.
Social Media a Topic as Alumnae and Dignitaries Gather in London December 13, 2011 At a recent London event on women and democracy featuring President Kim Bottomly, Madeleine Albright '59, and other Wellesley alumnae, journalist Charlie Beckett, director of Polis, spoke about Wikileaks and the changing media landscape from uprisings to mainstream politics.