July 2013

Terry Blackhawk ’68 was selected as one of the 2013 Kresge Artist Fellows. Winners include nine writers and nine visual artists, each of whom will get a $25,000 stipend with no strings attached.From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130626/ENT01/306260043#ixzz2YYImOw00. Read Terry’s Thank You here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-m-blackhawk-phd/post_4977_b_3505136....

Cynthia Riggs ’53 was recently featured in an online podcast for a story about her recent nuptials: http://feeds.feedburner.com/themothpodcast

Joan Steitz '63, Yale University's Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named the 2013 Grand Medal winner by the French Academy of Sciences. Each year, the Grande Medaille, highest honor of Academie des Sciences, is awarded to a French national or to a foreign scientist who has made remarkable and decisive contributions to his or her field. Steitz is best known for her pioneering work with non-coding RNA. With her student Michael Lerner, she discovered and later defined the contribution of small ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs) to the cellular process of making proteins. She is also recognized for her work encouraging women to pursue careers in science. http://medicine.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=5702