August 2014 Articles

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Alumnae/i Awards


25_Anassa Kata_TouhouliotisVasiliki Touhouliotis ’03, currently a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The New School for Social Research, has been named a 2014 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Her dissertation, Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs and the Durable Worlds of War in South Lebanon, is an ethnographic account of how cluster bombs in the South of Lebanon prolong the violence of war and make it durable. The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are completing dissertations related to questions of religious and ethical values.


Beverly S. Cohen ’53 is this year’s recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award given by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists for her outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene. A professor of environmental medicine at New York University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen concentrates her research on inhalation exposure and dosimetry, aerosol measurements, and environmental exposure. She has authored over 100 scientific publications and served on numerous national and international expert advisory committees, editorial and review boards, and professional societies.

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Beverly J. Lange ’67 is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, which honors a professional whose career has had a major impact on her or his subspecialty through some combination of research, education, patient care, and advocacy. Lange worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 1976 until her retirement in 2013. There, she served as a senior physician and director of clinical affairs in the Division of Oncology. She also held the Yetta Deitch Novotny Chair in Pediatric Oncology and was a professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.


Maya Ajmera ’89 has been named president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of the Science News family of media properties. A veteran nonprofit leader, author, and social entrepreneur, she recently served as the inaugural social entrepreneur in residence and visiting professor of the practice of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and as a visiting scholar and professorial lecturer at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She founded and led the Global Fund for Children, a nonprofit that invests private philanthropic capital to support innovative, community-based organizations working with vulnerable children and youth. Ajmera has authored more than 15 children’s books and founded a children’s book publishing imprint.

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