This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Steven Korn (Photo courtesy RFE/RL)

In the Media

Crain’s New York Business named Lee Zalben ’95, Vassar’s spring 2010 convocation speaker, to the sixth spot on its list of “Top Entrepreneurs 2011.” 

Artist James Gurney wrote about the “Fashioning an Education” exhibit at Vassar’s Palmer Gallery in his Gurney Journey blog.

The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote about Lisa Kudrow ’85, who hosted the 15th annual Webby Awards in New York City.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty announced Steven Korn ’75 (pictured) as its new President and CEO.

Hudson Valley Magazine wrote about African American history and the work of professors Brian McAdoo and Quincy Mills and their students.

Grace Gummer '08 talked with about her family heritage (mother Meryl Streep '71, sister Louisa '13), her role in “Arcadia,” and acting opposite Tom Hanks P'05.

Florida Today quoted Debra Elmegreen, professor of astronomy, about the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble.

Maura Abeln Smith ’77, general counsel for PepsiCo, chatted with Corporate Counsel magazine in a Q&A.

The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote about Matthew Vassar’s nephews, John Guy Jr. and Matthew Jr., and their philanthropic contributions to Poughkeepsie’s cultural scene.

Barbara (Ulrich) O’Grady ’74 appeared on NBC’s Today in the “Your Life Calling” segment with Jane Pauley. The segment is produced in cooperation with AARP, which hosted an extended Q&A.

The Globe and Mail wrote about Lisa Kudrow ’85 and her online show, Web Therapy, which comes to cable television and begins airing on Showtime in July.

The Wall Street Transcript interviewed John Fattibene ’85 for its recent report, “Large Cap Growth and Other Investing Strategies.”

IndieWire reported that Max Boyer Glynn ’02 joined the board of the San Francisco Film Society.

Marian (Heath) Mundy-Hooper ’51 wrote about her recent 60th reunion at Vassar in the HuffingtonPost.

The J.Jill Compassion Fund named Meredith (Lewis) Stout ’56 one of its “Women Who Inspire Us.”

–Compiled by Peter Bronski


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