In the Media–February 2023 Roundup

Vassar College was mentioned in a CBS Sunday News story about fudge. The College was mentioned in an Atlas Obscura article about Valentine’s Day during the Victorian Era at women’s colleges.

Headshot of Dr. June Jackson Christmas
Dr. June Jackson Christmas ’45-4

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition What Now (Or Not Yet) was the subject of a Chronogram story. The exhibition Imploding Meaning: Tale-less Tales of About Absolutely Nothing and Everything in Between at the James W. Palmer III Gallery was also mentioned in Chronogram.

Dr. June Jackson Christmas ’45-4 was the subject of a Black Wall Street Times story.

Emma Kantor ’12 wrote a New York Times Magazine article about the importance of watching the end credits of films.

Patricia Ann Neely ’75, Managing Director and viol  player with Abendmusik, and a member of Early Music America’s Board of Directors, wrote an Early Music America article, “Reflections on Walking Black in the Field of Historical Performance.”

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99 talked with CNBC about the role of big tech, including Snapchat, in fentanyl sales, and with BBC News about a lawsuit against Omegle.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 spoke to the Daily Show and during a New York Bar Association ceremony at which she accepted the Gold Medal, the association’s highest honor.

Sasha Bühler ’89, Director of International Original Film at Netflix, was quoted in a Screen Daily story about the Oscar-nominated film All Quiet on the Western Front, which she greenlit. 

headshot of Alfonso Lopez
         Alfonso Lopez ’92

Alfonso Lopez ’92, 49th District House of Delegates member in the Virginia General Assembly, talked on MSNBC’s  Morning Joe about bipartisan gun safety legislation he sponsored.

Paula Williams Madison ’74, Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management, was named to the Television Academy Foundation Board of Directors.

Taneisha Means, Assistant Professor of Political Science on the Class of 1951 Chair, was mentioned in a 19th News article about how President Joe Biden has prioritized nominating women of color as judges.

Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Chair, discussed western films at an Academy Museum of Motion Pictures panel discussion.

The new book Long Time No See, co-created by artists Caleb Stein ’17 and Andrea Orejarena ’17, was the subject of a Vogue story.

Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, was quoted in a BuzzFeed story about a social media personality who uses an image of a statue of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius as his avatar.

Professor Mita Choudhury

Mita Choudhury, Professor and Chair of History on the Evalyn Clark Chair, talked about the rise of ChatGPT on college campuses on Spectrum News 1.

Renowned astronomer Vera Rubin ’48 and her work on dark matter was the subject of a History of Yesterday article.

Jeff Bernstein ’77, Explore Booksellers’ Director of Programming, was the subject of an Aspen Times story.

Three women’s suffrage pioneers and sisters, Clara Hill, class of 1895, Helena Hill, class of 1902, and Elsie Hill, class of 1906, were honored with a plaque along the Norwalk River Valley Trail, as noted by the San Francisco Gate.

The work of photographer Victor Demarchelier ’06, on display at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York, was the subject of a Women’s Wear Daily story.

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, wrote a poem about communication between fathers and sons that was published in Outlook India

Theresa Law ’18 joined Bard College as Assistant Professor of Computer Science, as noted by the college.

Eve Dunbar, Professor of English on the Jean Webster Chair, is taking part in the PBS American Experience episode “Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space,” as noted by Insight News.

         Shan Wu ’80

Lawyer Shanlon “Shan” Wu ’80 wrote a Daily Beast article about Attorney General Merrick Garland and the classified documents found in former Vice President Mike Pence’s home. Wu also wrote a Daily Beast article about anti-Asian hate speech by Purdue Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon and a Daily Beast article about investigations by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Leonard Steinhorn ’77, Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of History at American University and CBS News Political Analyst, was quoted in a CNN article about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Student Conservation Association founder Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam ’55 was the subject of a Bennington Banner article.

Dara Greenwood, Associate Professor of Psychological Science and Media Studies Program Director, talked about beauty ideals and the media on Philip DeFranco’s YouTube channel.

Josh de Leeuw, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, and the jsPsych experiment software he created were mentioned in a Nature article about how games can make behavioral science better.

Mira Lehr seated in front of a large abstract painting with a dog at her feet.
Mira Lehr ’56

Artist Mira Lehr ’56 was remembered by the New York Times and the  Miami New Times.

A Cheerleader’s Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment: A Memoir in Essays by MB Caschetta ’88 was reviewed in Kirkus and Hippocampus Magazine.

Producer, director, and Emmy Award-winner Zoe Jackson ’04 was the subject of a Amo Mama article.

A novel by author Natasha Gordon-Chipembere ’92, Finding La Negrita, was praised by several authors and professors, as noted by Jaded Ibis Press.

A discussion on the inner workings of the brain by Cornell University Dean of Faculty and Human Ecology Professor Eve De Rosa ’91 was the subject of a Royal Gazette story.

Allison Cohen ’11, Chief of Communications and External Affairs at the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center, received the Martin Pear Israel Fellowship by the JCC Association of North America, as noted in a story.

Marion Milligan Tuttle Mason, class of 1949, was mentioned in an article about the recent recipients of the Mason Award for women in chemical sciences, which Mason created with a gift to the American Association for the Advance of Science.

Isaac “Ike” Leslie ’10 joined the University of Vermont as a Community Development Specialist, as noted by UVM.

Scott Crabtree ’88 discussed memory at his most recent Science of Happiness workshop, as noted by the Nugget Newspaper.

Photo credits: Christmas and Choudhury, Karl Rabe ; Lopez and Lehr, courtesy of the subjects; Wu, courtesy of CNN.

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February 23, 2023