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In the Media - July 2018 Roundup

President Elizabeth Bradley

Vassar College is an organizer of the Walkway Over the Hudson’s STARWALK series, as noted by the Poughkeepsie Journal.The college and The Group, by Mary McCarthy ’33, were mentioned in a WAMC story about performance artist Tim Youd. The college’s Urban Education Initiative’s Digital Literacy Camp was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story. President Elizabeth Bradley received the 2018 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research from the Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, as noted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. She wrote an American Heart Association op-ed about learning from diversity, when it comes to top-performing hospitals.WVKR was mentioned in a Radio Survivor story about alumni takeovers and other successful college radio promotions.

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater musical workshop of Alice By Heart—featuring the music of Tony and Grammy Award winners Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater—was the subject of Billboard and Playbill stories. Radio Island, which premiered at Powerhouse, was the subject of a Playbill story and the Powerhouse season was the subject of Poughkeepsie Journal and stories. The musical The Waves was the subject of a Raúl Esparza interview on WAMC

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha ’78

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha ’78, recipient of the AAVC Distinguished Achievement Award, was named Vice Chancellor of SRM University, AP - Amaravati, as noted by the Deccan Chronicle.

Award-winning producer and founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum ’91 was the subject of a WSJ. Magazine story—written by Alex Bhattacharji ’92—which includes comments about his many upcoming projects and his path to success.

Sau Lan Wu ’63, Enrico Fermi Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an experimental high-energy physicist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, was the subject of a Quanta Magazine story.

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, discussed his latest novel, Immigrant, Montana, and the differences and similarities between writers and provocateurs in a Georgia Straight story. Kumar wrote a Baffler story about his experiences as a writer wandering between fact and fiction and his novel was the subject of a New Yorker story.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine winner Sasha Velour ’09 was the subject of a Teen Vogue story.

Artist Alexa Meade ’09 talked with Cosmopolitan about her work, including Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman” music video.

Photographer Ted Lieverman ’71 and an exhibition of his work were the subjects of a Philadelphia Inquirer story.

Anu Duggal ’01, founding partner at Female Founders Fund, was named to Fortune’s 2018 40 Under 40 list, as noted by Business Standard.

Carrie Goldberg ’99

Attorney Carrie Goldberg ’99 was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the sexual assault charges facing Harvey Weinstein (she represents accuser Lucia Evans) and a Care2 story about proposed legislation to criminalize revenge porn. Goldberg was quoted in Teen Vogue, Daily News, New York Post, and The Hill stories about a settlement against the New York City Department of Education that she recently won.

An Us & Them podcast featuring Hua Hsu, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies, talking about his friendship with David Carrell ’16, a former Posse Veterans Program scholar, was re-released in honor of Independence Day. Hsu wrote a New Yorker article about the musical genius of George Clinton.

Landstylist, an online landscape design company founded by Julie Farris ’90, was included in a New York Times story about how technology can help people with their landscaping plans.

Curtis Dozier

Curtis Dozier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, was quoted in a New Statesman story about how far-right white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups are using antiquity to rebrand themselves.

Tim Koechlin, Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Urban Studies and Director of International Studies, wrote a op-ed about the United States’ economic model.

Chloe Benjamin ’10, author of the New York Times bestseller The Immortalists, was the subject of an Amazon Book Review story.

James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and television host Andrew Zimmern ’84 was the subject of an Us Weekly story.

Author and journalist Laura Tillman ’07 wrote a Literary Hub article about immigration at the United States’ southern border, the fate of Central Americans who seek but are denied asylum in the United States, and the different perceptions of those involved in the issue.

Colorado State Rep. Langhorne “Lang” Sias ’81 is the running mate to gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, as reported by KMGH.

Carla De Landri ’78 wrote an impactmania story about Norlha Textiles, a Tibetan textile business founded by Kim Yeshi ’77.

Computer pioneer and Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, class of 1928, was the subject of North Platte Telegraph and stories.

Pediatrician Dr. Kara Block ’08 was the subject of a Signals story.

Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a City & State story—written by Andrew Solender ’20—about the Congressional race for New York’s 19th district.

Loree Sandler ’86, founder of Let Them Eat Candles, was quoted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about edible items such as cutlery, straws, candles, and plates.

Catherine Craig ’06, board-certified and licensed acupuncturist and owner of Evolution Acupuncture, was the subject of a story.

An organ concert by Sarah Johnson ’16 was the subject of a Bangor Daily News story.

Sukari Jones ’05

Playwright, screenwriter, and lyricist Sukari Jones ’05 was mentioned in a story about The River Is Me, for which she received the W.K. Rose Fellowship.

Sarah Rodman Scudder Ashley Delano, class of 1925, was featured in a Standard-Times story about remarkable women from the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Eric Lindbloom, A Retrospective, on display in the James W. Palmer III ’90 Gallery, was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Performer Imani Russell ’18 was mentioned in a story about a new play, Desarrollo, at the Corkscrew Theater Festival.

Hannah Fink ’14 had her award-winning chair design featured at the Brooklyn Museum, as noted by the Bridge.

An exhibition featuring the work of Christina Tenaglia ’97, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, was the subject of a Daily Freeman story.

Nate Cuson ’20 was interviewed for a Forbes column about millennials’ investing strategies.

Benjamin Prud’ homme ’22 was mentioned in a Fox News story about a program that teaches computer science to autistic teenagers. Prud’ homme and his team won the first prize in the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge competition for an app they created.

Destiny, the latest book by Rabbi Ken Spiro ’81, was the subject of a San Diego Jewish World story.

LA Weekly Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot ’93 won first place in the Criticism on Books/Art/Architecture/Design category of the Southern California Journalism Awards, as announced by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Lori Kletzer ’79 was named Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Pamela Harris ’92

Pamela Harris ’92 is running for Oakland City Council, as noted by Oakland News Now.

Singer Amanda Jones ’10 and guitarist Martin Lopez-Iu ’11, members of the group The Anti-Job, were included in an LA Weekly story about the band.

Jeff Kay ’99 was named San Leandro City Manager, as noted by the East Bay Times.

Benjamin Ho, Associate Professor of Economics, was quoted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about a craft beer renaissance in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

—Photo of Pamela Harris ’92 courtesy of the subject; Dr. Jamshed Bharucha ’78 ©Erik Jacobs-New York Times; Carrie Goldberg ’99 ©Vassar College-Samuel Stuart Photography; Curtis Dozier ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe; Sukari Jones ’05 courtesy of StarVest Partners.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, August 7, 2018