News Briefs for May 10, 2012

Alum Attends Clinton Event in Bangladesh

Nausheen Khan '11 was the first audience member to direct a question to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the latter's May 5 visit to the International School Dhaka for a meeting with the youth leaders of Bangladesh. The State Department has published a full transcript from the event.

Khan is currently working for the Khan Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the promotion of democracy, human rights, and the alleviation of poverty.

Creighton Extends Haverford Stay

MHC President Emeritus Joanne V. Creighton is extending her term as interim president of Haverford College for a second year. Creighton was appointed to lead the Philadelphia liberal arts college in August 2011. She will continue serving as interim president until July 1, 2013, when newly-elected Haverford presidential designee Daniel H. Weiss begins his duties.

Wieland Receives Grand Prize at ASBMB Annual Meeting

Rebekah Wieland ’12 has been awarded the competitive Grand Prize in the Nucleic Acids Division of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Undergraduate Poster Competition. More than 250 students presented posters at this event, which was held during the ASBMB’s annual meeting April 21 in San Diego, California. Wieland, who worked closely with biochemistry professor Lilian Hsu, presented “Crosslinking Very Long Abortive Transcripts to E. coli RNA Polymerase.”

Holden to Translate for Nobel Winner

Visiting Professor of German Studies Anca Luca Holden will interview and translate for author Herta Müller, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, during an event presented by Goethe-Institut and Boston University May 10 through May 13 in Boston. Müller will promote the English translation of her novel The Hunger Angel (2012).