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In the Media - January 2013 Roundup

Tanya Odom ’92

Diversity consultant Tanya Odom ’92 pens a monthly column for Diversity Woman magazine. Here, she addresses the trials and tribulations of achieving a healthy work-life balance in today’s ever-changing workplace. In this Insight into Diversity article, Odom suggests that organizations learn to “incorporate language and programs that include multiracial individuals and families.”

Sunny Moss ’63, co-chair of the Class of 1963’s 50th Landmark Reunion, appeared in an NBC4 Southern California news story covering the altruistic efforts of the Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay’s all-volunteer post office—the only one of its kind in the nation—at which she donates her time and would-be wages to charitable organizations.

Deadline Hollywood announced the appointment of Robert Green ’91 as senior vice president, creative–digital, of Condé Nast Entertainment, a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production, and distribution of original television, feature film, and digital video offerings based on the company’s iconic media brands.

The New York Times reported that Jon Wallace ’98 and Jessica Soule were married. They own and operate the Wallace, an upscale contemporary American eatery located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he serves as executive chef and she is general manager. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Expat Focus interviewed freelance journalist and university lecturer Jennifer Gargiulo ’91, born and raised in Verona, Italy, about adjusting to life as an expat in Singapore with her husband and their two children, Alexander and Eliot. For personal musings and much more, follow her on Blogger.

Heather Malin ’96, director of institutional advancement at the Cancer Research Institute, was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy article “Half of Fundraisers in the Top Job Would Like to Quit.” Also mentioned was Perkins School for the Blind, where Barbara Mason ’68 works as education director of the Deafblind Program. highlighted the anticipated launch of, a new website developed by vegans Jonathan Farbowitz ’05, Steve Lamb, and Zack Birmingham, which will rely heavily upon feedback provided by Philadelphia residents. “VegPhilly is only going to get better as people add restaurants, write reviews, and send us their comments,” Farbowitz explains.

Paul Copleman ’97

Iberdrola Renewables spokesman Paul Copleman ’97 was quoted in the New York Times for commenting on the importance of federal subsidies for global wind farm construction. The Times ran a second story on the same subject, incorporating his professional insights once more.

The latest New Yorker blog post from Jane Kramer ’59 (Phi Beta Kappa), European correspondent for the magazine, discusses her position—both physical and political—prior to the landmark court decision of Roe v. Wade in honor of its 40th anniversary.

Montreal-based writer and creative writing instructor Josip Novakovich ’78 spoke with CBC News regarding his recent Man Booker International Prize nomination for a body of work that includes novels, essays, short stories, and textbooks. This year’s winner will be announced on May 22 in London.

Science, the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published an article co-authored by biology professor Jodi Schwarz about her and her colleagues’ award-winning web-based genomics curriculum, Genomics Explorers, which “enables students to identify a research strategy and to use bioinformatics tools for investigation, without relying on the instructor for assistance.”

Tom Block ’87, playwright-in-residence at Wanderlust Theater Lab, has been generating buzz—by way of a six-part series of DC Metro Theater Arts content—for his production of Butterfly, opening February 15 at the Takoma Park Community Center (Maryland).

Compiled by Jared Scott Tesler