John G. Morris, U-High’33, AB’37. (Photography
by Patricia Trocmé, CC BY 3.0)
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Picture editor John G. Morris, U-High’33, AB’37, is the subject of Cathy Pearson’s 2012 documentary, Get the Picture
. Premiering in the United States at October’s Hamptons International Film Festival, the film had already won Best Irish Documentary at the Dublin Film Festival. Morris, who turned 97 on December 7, has been called “the world’s most influential photo editor” for a career that has included stints as picture editor for Life
and the New York Times
. The International Center of Photography honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Colleen Dilenschneider, AB’07, was elected in October to the National Aquarium’s board of directors. Dilenschneider, an expert on nonprofit marketing and millennial engagement, is the chief market engagement officer for the predictive intelligence company Impacts Research and Development. Her blog for museum and cultural center professionals, Know Your Own Bone
, shares research and strategies for better online engagement with their audiences.
Three days after Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee on November 22, team physician Brian Cole, MD’90, MBA’90, successfully operated on the former NBA most valuable player for the second time. Rose had returned to the court on October 5, 17 months after Cole repaired the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. An orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Cole became the Bulls’ team physician in 2004 and has worked with NBA all-stars Yao Ming, Joakim Noah, Tracy McGrady, and Brandon Roy. Cole cohosts Sports Medicine Weekly
on 1000 WMVP-AM.
Rayman Solomon, AM’72, JD’76, PhD’86, has been named the first provost of the 6,500-student Rutgers University–Camden campus. His appointment will start January 1. Dean of Rutgers School of Law–Camden since 1998, Solomon oversaw an expansion of the university’s clinical and pro bono law programs. He was previously an associate dean for Northwestern University’s law school and published History of the United States Court of Appeals, 1891–1941
(Government Printing Office, 1981).
In December film journalist Dave Kehr, AB’75, became the Museum of Modern Art’s adjunct curator in the Department of Film. Kehr started reviewing movies for the Chicago Reader
in 1974 and went on to write for publications including Chicago Magazine
, the Chicago Tribune
, the New York Daily News
, and the New York Times
, where he wrote reviews as well as a weekly column. A past chair of the National Society of Film Critics, Kehr has earned a reputation as a “champion of the under-recognized and long-forgotten in cinema,” according to Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s chief curator for film. Among Kehr’s duties will be helping to make the museum’s film collection available online.
Isis Smalls, AB’12, won November’s Miss Houston 2014 pageant and will spend the next year promoting her platform, “Girls in the Game (G.I.G): Women Empowerment through Sports,” before competing in this summer’s Miss Texas pageant. Smalls teaches sixth-grade English and reading through Teach for America and plans to go to business school.
Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, MAT’87, PhD’00, became executive director of teacher education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education in October. Anagnostopoulos, who previously directed Michigan State University’s urban teacher preparation program, is coeditor of The Infrastructure of Accountability: Data Use and the Transformation of American Education
(Harvard Education Press, 2013).
Susan Rodgers, AM’73, PhD’78, was named Massachusetts Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Rodgers, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross, teaches courses on Asian studies and the anthropology of food; religion, genders, and sexualities; and fieldwork methods. Rodgers, who called her award “a marvelous reaffirmation of the value of the sort of time-intensive teaching and intellectual mentorship that we do at small liberal arts colleges like Holy Cross,” was honored on November 14 at a ceremony in Washington, DC.