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  • Chris Harmon '93 Appointed to Superior Court Bench in Riverside County

    Lexus Beaman '08
    September 3, 2014

    Chris Harmon ’93 was appointed to the Superior Court Bench in Riverside County, CA by Governor Jerry Brown on June 18, 2014. Since 2003, Chris served as executive director and trial attorney at Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has received several awards, including being recognized by U.S. News as one of California’s best criminal defense lawyers in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Lock In is Newest Release from John Scalzi '87

    September 1, 2014

    John Scalzi '87 has released his new book "Lock In", a science fiction thriller that is receiving great reviews. It's made the New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover fiction. John is on a national book tour and will be in California this month: Mountain View on September 5, San Francisco on September 6, Pasadena on September 7 and San Diego on September 8.

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  • Larry Price '61 in Mongolia

    August 11, 2014

    Larry Price '61 joined the peccary trip to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert. Led by Alf Museum Director Don Lofgren, the trip visits sites which contain some of the richest sites for dinosaur fossils anywhere.

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  • Alumni Faculty in Summer Program

    July 30, 2014

    A big thanks to our alumni faculty who participated in the Summer Global Leadership Program.

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  • Class of '73 Reunion in Oregon

    July 25, 2014

    In July a dozen members of the Class of '73 gathered for a reunion at Mike Howard's home in Oregon.

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  • Jesse Albert '82 Elected to Producers Guild of America Board

    July 25, 2014

    Jesse Albert '82 has been elected to the Producers Guild of America Board of Directors for New Media.

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  • Jarel Hill '08 at EDC Las Vegas

    June 13, 2014

    Under the producing name Phuse, Jarel Hill ’08 won the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas DJ/Producer Discovery Project Competition, which pits the best rising DJ’s and Producers against one another Jarel performs at EDC Las Vegas on Sunday, June 22!

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  • Lindsey Crowe '10

    Lindsey Crowe '10 Receives Raymond Tharan Service Award

    Gabe Romero '08
    May 6, 2014

    Lindsey Crowe ’10 was presented with the Raymond Tharan Service Award for her contributions to the Bryn Mawr Women’s Soccer team.

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  • Austin Talleur '12 Earns All-Academic Honors

    Gabe Romero '08
    May 5, 2014

    Austin Talleur ’12, a redshirt freshman for Pepperdine Water Polo, earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors. To qualify for MPSF All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must...

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  • Thatcher Woodley '98

    Thatcher Woodley '98, Director of Athletics at Poly Prep

    April 17, 2014

    Thatcher Woodley '98 is the Varsity swimming coach and the Director of the Department of Athletics at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn New York.

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  • Treehouse Masters

    Treehouse Masters Renewed For Second Season

    April 17, 2014

    After a wildly successful first season, Animal Planet has renewed Treehouse Masters for a second season. Last season Treehouse Masters drew 1.3 million total viewers across its premieres and was the network's second-most-watched series in 2013. The show features Emily Nelson ’08 and Henry Nelson ’10.

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  • Natasha Behl '00

    Dr. Natasha Behl '00 Joins Faculty at Arizona State University

    April 17, 2014

    Dr. Natasha Behl '00 has joined the faculty at Arizona State University where she's an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She received her BA from Smith College and a PhD in Political Science from UCLA where she focused on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics and Comparative Politics.

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  • Sandia Chang '98 at Bubbledogs

    Sandia Chang '98 in London

    April 17, 2014

    Sandia Chang ’98 is now living in London with her husband James Knappett. In 2012, they opened Bubbledogs, a champagne bar that offers the unlikely coupling of hot dogs and grower Champagnes. Classmate Preston Clarke enjoyed catching up with Sandia on a recent trip to the UK.

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  • Dr. Brookie Best '90

    Dr. Brookie Best '90 Appointed to Deanship at UC San Diego

    April 8, 2014

    Dr. Brookie Best '90 was recently appointed as the Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach for the University of California San Diego's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She assumed this position in June 2013 and continues her duties as an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine-Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.

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  • Lucy Herrero '10 at Stanford

    March 11, 2014

    Lucy Herrero '10 appears in this Stanford magazine article about Anthropology professor Ian Hodder and his summer field program. Lucy is a former Roger Peccary Scholar.

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  • Matador Network Among Top Travel Media Brands

    February 17, 2014

    Matador Network, a Webb@Work host company, has been recognized by Skift as one of the most successful travel media brands on social media. Preston Clarke '98 is COO at Matador Network and Alex Scola '09 is a Viral Content Producer there.

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  • FX Developing TV Series of Scalzi '87s Novel REDSHIRTS

    February 13, 2014

    Congratulations to John Scalzi '87. His novel Redshirts is now being developed as a limited TV series for FX. The first episode will be directed by Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," final episode of "The Office"). Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo for Best Novel.

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  • Dholakia '87 Presents with Hootsuite CEO on February 26

    February 12, 2014

    Sanjay Dholakia '87, a member of Webb's Board of Trustees and CMO at Marketo, joins Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes for the inaugural "Connect via Hootsuite" event in San Francisco. Other presenters include representatives from Stanford University and ING Direct.

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  • Abhi Sinha '08 as Kavi in After The Dark

    Abhi Sinha '08 in After The Dark

    February 6, 2014

    Abhi Sinha ‘08 is continuing to make his mark on Hollywood. Abhi has a leading role in the film After The Dark, formerly known as The Philosophers. The film premiered in competition at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival on July 7, 2013, and will debut in limited release at Arena Cinema in Hollywood and IndieScreen Cinema in Brooklyn on February 7.

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  • Hope Demetriades '87's Art Exhibition in Sierra Madre

    January 17, 2014

    Hope (Mirell) Demetriades '87's new art exhibit, "The North Stars: Canonizing the American Abolitionists," will be displayed February 7 through March 7 at the Center for Well Being in Sierra Madre, CA. The mixed media work features important Civil War and anti-slavery figures juxtaposed with religious iconography and natural materials

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