Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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July 8, 2015

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has received a $1 million gift from its Board chairman, Barbara J. Fried, to support Encyclopedia Virginia, the largest donation from an individual for the encyclopedia in its eight-year history.

July 8, 2015

The new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, Apple CEO Tim Cook, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms.

July 7, 2015

This week, international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP added Joshua H. Walker as a shareholder in the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Practice.

July 2, 2015

Los Angeles business leader Tom Unterman has been named the new chair of the California Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a two-year term.

July 2, 2015

Associate Appeals Court Justice Scott Kafker, if confirmed by the Governor's Council, would succeed retiring Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza.

June 29, 2015

This interview with Tae Hea Nahm, managing director of the venture capital firm Storm Ventures, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

June 25, 2015

On July 1, 2015, David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will become a trustee of the National Gallery of Art.

June 23, 2015

Roberta Cooper Ramo will receive the medal in Chicago in August, joining the ranks of recipients including numerous U.S. Supreme Court justices and other famous legal personalities.

June 23, 2015

Lori A. Higuera started a new position as assistant general counsel-employment for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in Phoenix.

June 23, 2015

Trademark law expert Mitchell Stabbe has moved his practice to Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.