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NANCY E. GLASS, J77, president of Nancy Glass Productions in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; SHELLEY R. MCCARTHY, J75, A07P, of Los Angeles; LANCE WEST, E82, senior managing director of Centerbridge Partners, L.P., in New York City; and LISA HALLE WEST, J82, have been appointed to the Board of Overseers to the School of Arts & Sciences.

VIRGINIA JACKSON, associate professor of English, received the 2006 Christian Gauss Award for her first book, Dickinson’s Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (Princeton University Press, 2005). The $2,500 annual award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society is given to works of literary scholarship and criticism.

ELLEN KULLMAN, E78, executive vice president of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, is among the Wall Street Journal’s top 50 women executives to watch this year. She heads DuPont’s Safety and Protection, Coatings and Color Technologies, Marketing and Sales, and Safety and Sustainability divisions. Analysts consider Kullman on the short list for company president and CEO.

LISA M. LYNCH, the William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher School, is chairing Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank in 2007.

Admiral JAMES STAVRIDIS, F83, F84, is the new leader of the U.S. Southern Command, which oversees military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the first naval officer to head the command, which is based in Miami. “Latin America is part of our DNA, and we are part of theirs,” he told the Associated Press. “It’s all one Americas,” and the United States plans to remain “the partner of choice” in the region, which has a population of 450 million.

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