Pamela Schock Mintzer '87 among Bay Area's Most Influential Women
A partner at a leading law firm, Mintzer was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, which recognizes women executives who have risen to the highest positions in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
San Francisco Business Times, May 3, 2013
Author and director Thembisa Mshaka '92 details her experiences in the entertainment industry
Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) talks with Mshaka about her experience in the entertainment industry, acting as a mentor for young women, and her budding career as a film director.
www.weenonline.org, April 29, 2013
Greenwich Reads Together Program member Catherine Ladnier '70 shares letters from Mills' Japanese American students in WWII
At a talk in Greenwich, Connecticut, on April 30, Ladnier explores the experiences of Mills students who corresponded from internment camps with Mills College President Aurelia Henry Reinhardt during World War II.
shorelineplus.com, April 8, 2013
Laleh Khadivi, MFA '06, and her novel, The Walking, receive praise from the New York Times
Khadivi's second novel is part of a planned trilogy about several generations of an Iranian family. Her writing "engenders deep sympathy for the miseries experienced by forced migrants."
New York Times, March 29, 2013
Trisha Brown '58 leaving dance company bearing her name
Due to health problems, Brown is relinquishing the title of artistic director to the Trisha Brown Dance Theater. The company will immediately begin a three-year international farewell tour to present Brown's more traditional stage works, as well as plan to produce site-specific dances.
New York Times, January 31, 2013
Thoraya Obaid '66 appointed to the Shura Council of Saudi Arabia
Obaid, former executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, is one of 30 women appointed to King Abdullah's traditionally male Shura Council, an advisory body that recommends legislature on issues ranging from security, the economy, and family life.
passblue.com, January 22, 2013
Japanese women's rights heroine Beate Sirota Gordon '43 dies
At age 22, Gordon wrote a section of postwar Japan's constitution that guarantees equal rights to women. She delivered the Commencement address at Mills in 2011.
New York Times, January 1, 2013
Dave Brubeck remembered by NBC and San Francisco Chronicle
Dave Brubeck's seminal influence as a jazz composer is traced to his studies at Mills with Darius Milhaud in the 1940s. NBC's video features an interview with Mills professor and music historian David Bernstein.
www.nbcbayarea.com, December 6, 2012
www.sfgate.com, December 6, 2012
Choreographer Trisha Brown '58 receives United States Artists Fellowship
Brown was among 50 artists to receive a $50,000 USA Fellowship. These fellowships are awarded annually to artists who have made an impression in their respective disciplines.
The Hollywood Reporter, December 3, 2012
Holly Herndon, MFA '10, talks music inspiration on the eve of her debut album release
The FADER magazine's Emilie Friedlander discusses Herndon's philosophy on electronic music as her debut album, Movement, is set to be released.
www.thefader.com, November 13, 2012
Kate Carroll '96 honored by American Chemical Society
Carroll, a Scripps Research Institute scientist, received the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry. The award is given to an individual under 40 who has accomplished outstanding work in enzyme chemistry.
www.scripps.edu/news, November 9, 2012
Martha Fuller Clark '61 wins New Hampshire State Senate Seat
Clark defeated Republican candidate Peter MacDonald for the 21st District New Hampshire State Senate seat. This will be Clark's third term as a member of the Senate.
www.portsmouth-nh.patch.com, November 7, 2012
Ann Barrows, MFA '96, discusses her literary career and successful children's novels
Barrows' latest book, Ivy + Bean Make the Rules, is the ninth in the critically acclaimed series about the friendship and antics of two very different seven-year-old girls.
www.sfgate.com, October 12, 2012
Martha Fuller Clark '64 campaigns for her third election to the New Hampshire Senate
Clark, a candidate for the 21st District, is seeking a third term as a member of the New Hampshire Senate.
www.portsmouth-nh.patch.com, October 10, 2012
Aram Shelton, MFA '07, and his quartet perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival
The alto saxophonist, who moved from Chicago to attend Mills, has gained major West Coast exposure with the Aram Shelton Quartet, which concluded its high-profile California tour with performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
www.sfgate.com, September 19, 2012
The Bay Bridged and SF Weekly rave about Charles Johnson, MFA '09
Performing at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival with Mills Associate Professor of Electronic Arts James Fei, Johnson gives an in-depth interview to the Bay Bridged and wins praise from an SF Weekly blog.
www.thebaybridged.com, September 8, 2012
blogs.sfweekly.com, September 9, 2012
Near centenarian Esther Landa '33, MA '37 still fights for equality and human rights
Landa, who has advocated for women's equality, children's welfare, and human rights for more than 70 years, continues the crusade for equity and justice for all.
The Salt Lake Tribune, September 3, 2012
Amy M. Ho, MFA '11, exhibits 2 x 2 Solos at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland
2 x 2 Solos is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area. Ho's two immersive installations explore imaginary space and the way we experience color in our everyday environment.
www.absolutearts.com, August 30, 2012
Art show by Misako Inaoka, MFA '06, meshes nature and design
By using random odds and ends, Inaoka's pieces focus on bridging the gap between what she calls "the natural and the artificial."
The Daily Californian, August 8, 2012
Sara Norris, MA '04, nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Norris, the head primary teacher at the Mills College Children's School, was selected for her effective use of teaching methods and strategies, while showing leadership in education outside of the classroom.
CBS San Francisco, July 29, 2012
From army to archeology: Sheila Thomas '12 credits Mills for the start of a new career
Graduating with an archaeological fellowship, Thomas recently took part in a month long archaeological dig in Israel. Her next goal is to enter a PhD program to focus on cognitive archaeology.
San Jose Mercury News, July 18, 2012
Japanese woodworking techniques inspire the work of John van Arsdale, MFA '72
Van Arsdale practices traditional Japanese woodworking using hand tools and joinery to build custom shoji screens, cabinetry, and fences, and is the founder of Daiku Dojo, a Japanese-woodworking group.
www.sfgate.com, July 16, 2012
Christina Stanley, MFA '11, discusses influences in her musical compositions
Stanley, a classical violinist and composer, answers questions about various inspirations in her art and about finding a balance between performing and creating music.
www.sequenza21.com, July 16, 2012
Elizabeth Beans '04 awarded national teaching fellowship
Beans, a chemistry teacher, received the prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship. KSTF will invest $175,000 over five years in each fellow to ensure that high-caliber beginning math and science teachers remain in the profession.
San Jose Mercury News, July 5, 2012
Danny Nguyen, MFA '99, receives two awards for education excellence
The California Assembly and the Asian Week Foundation honored dance professor Nguyen, an instructor and head of the College of Alameda's Dance Department, for his leadership, dedication, and achievements in promoting crosscultural diversity in education.
The Oakland Tribune, June 21, 2012
Sharon Jones '76 pioneered fight against racism in Major League Baseball
Jones describes her experience working for the Oakland A's in the 1980s and her role in exposing the racism of Cincinnatti Reds owner Marge Schott.
The Oakland Tribune, June 18, 2012
Tina Lee '01, MBA '02, hired as Bay Area director of outreach and innovation by California Controller John Chiang
Lee, who previously worked at the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Technology and at the ZeroDivide Foundation, will advise Chiang on improving government transparency and efficiency.
San Francisco Business Times, May 29, 2012
Freelance journalist Janice De Jesus, MFA '08, shares her healing journey in new book
The nonfiction book Omstruck: Healing Heartbreak Through Yoga and Meditation is for anyone who has experienced loss and "could benefit from the healing tips, tools, and techniques that I share," says De Jesus.
San Jose Mercury News, May 18, 2012
Daphne Phung, MBA '06, works to toughen penalties for human trafficking
The United Nations estimates there could be 2.4 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. Phung is fighting trafficking by working to get an initiative named the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act on the state's November 2012 ballot.
The Sacramento Bee, May 13, 2012
Lisa Lemus, MA '88, named Oakland's Mother of the Year for 2012
Community service and volunteerism were instilled in Lemus at an early age by her parents, who are now in their 90s and will join their daughter on May 12, 2012 in celebrating her Oakland Mother of the Year award.
San Jose Mercury News, May 10, 2012
Congressional candidate Tiffany Renee '97 aims to address housing market crisis
As part of a series of articles on the candidates in California's 2nd District congressional race, Renee discusses the adversity she fought and overcame in earlier years, as well as her opinions on seven policy issues.
Marin Independent Journal, May 9, 2012
Founder and director Patricia Reedy '80, MA '00, observes the 20th anniversary of Luna Dance Institute
As part of the institute’s anniversary celebrations, the 20/20 Points of View program is a perfect metaphor for the way Reedy gathers a wide community of dancers, choreographers, teachers, kids, and anyone just interested in dance.
www.sfgate.com, April 27, 2012
Anne Elias '81 enjoys first collaboration with Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco
Writer/director Elias has been commissioned by Cutting Ball to create Tenderloin a documentary theater piece based on the actors’ interviews with area residents.
Marin Independent Journal, April 26, 2012
High school teacher Erin Headley '91 recognized for skill and dedication
Featured in the Modesto Bee’s weekly spotlight on teachers, Headley was described by a colleague as a “fantastic writing teacher who prepares her students for the rigors of college.”
Modesto Bee, April 22, 2012
Pilar Gerasimo '90 talks about building her magazine business
Gerasimo, founder and editor-in-chief of Experience Life, discusses her goal to have every person live a more healthy life.
www.womenetics.com, April 17, 2012
Ina Pockrass '76, co-founder of the Eco-Dentistry Association, discusses "green" dental practices
Pockrass is featured in the new installment of Leaders in Dentistry, a series of interviews with researchers, practitioners, and opinion leaders who are influencing the practice of dentistry.
www.drbicuspid.com, March 29, 2012
Clarinetist Benjamin Goldberg, MA '97, profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle
Having distinguished himself as a free-jazz improvisor, Goldberg later joined forces with Tin Hat, a quartet whose chamber music draws on tango, folk, and modern art music.
San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2012
Monica Woo '78 named executive vice president of mobile technology company
Texas-based Mozido, a cloud payment platform for mobile network operators, financial institutions, and retailers, announced that Woo has joined the company as global chief marketing and strategy officer.
Marketwatch, March 26, 2012
Dorothy Gaylord Argo '37 plans to slow down at age 100
Argo shares highlights of her eventful life as she celebrates her 97th birthday this month.
Monterey County Herald, March 18, 2012
Ellen Lake, MFA '02, creates new film from old
A visiting artist at Stanford's Experimental Media Art Lab, Lake sources 16mm films from the 1940s to use in new work that explores the evolution of technology.
Stanford University News, March 9, 2012
Leslie Kenneth Price, MFA '71, exhibits abstract paintings in Eureka, California
Using water-based oils and acrylics, Price paints flowers and plants from life, then improvises with these forms, "weaving color, patterns and light to create a dynamic and meditative painting."
The Times-Standard, March 9, 2012
Virginia Clotfelter Waring '37 accepts lifetime achievement award
The concert pianist and former music publisher was honored by her namesake organization, the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, at its 28th annual gala in Palm Springs.
The Desert Sun, March 3, 2012
Sharada Balachandran-Orihuela '05 receives teaching fellowship
Balachandran-Orihuela, a visiting instructor of English at Kenyon College, was awarded the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, a stipend available to PhD candidates who are completing their dissertations.
The Kenyon Collegian, February 29, 2012
Melissa Deadrich '91 carries on the family business
This fourth generation descendant of a San Leandro, California, real estate agency founder has launched the firm into the 21st century.
San Leandro Patch, February 28, 2012
Dance company founder Linda Goodrich, MFA '82, directs 20th anniversary show
Sacramento State University's dance and theater department chair Linda Goodrich leads the Sacramento/Black Art of Dance Company, which celebrates Cuban, West African, and modern jazz dance forms.
The State Hornet, February 22, 2012
Leap year baby Marcie Moorehead Fast '50 celebrates her 21st "birthday"
The California Central Coast resident will turn eighty-three on February 29, which is only the 21st time in her life the date has occurred.
LompocRecord.com, February 21, 2012
Video artist Kimberlee Koym-Murteira, MFA '07, presents work at San Joaquin Delta exhibition
Delta Waters is a contemporary, interactive art exhibition on view March 1–29 that explores environmental issues related to the Delta waterways.
News10.net, February 19, 2012
Faun Finley '98: belly dancer and Renaissance woman
From dancer to director, beauty consultant to blogger, Finley has played many roles, most recently helping to introduce belly dancing to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Jamestown News, February 15, 2012
Elizabeth Hickok, MFA '05, showcases her San Francisco in Jell-O series
Hickok, whose artistic mediums have included photography, video, sculpture, and installation, creates jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and ephemeral.
www.inventorspot.com, February 7, 2012
Painter and muralist Julie Beaver Siegel '83 exhibits works in Norwood, Colorado, through February
Siegel works in multi-media collage, watercolor, and oils. She also runs her own business, True Faux, specializing in exotic finishes, woodgraining, stone, and plaster repair.
www.telluridenews.com, February 7, 2012
Michael Towne, MA '94, helps children cope with hospitalization
As a child life specialist, Towne works with ill children to minimize their trauma, confusion, and fear, and to prepare them for going back to school.
www.sfgate.com, January 31, 2012
Krista Gulbransen '94 joins the board of International Chiari Association
Gulbransen brings 18 years of experience in marketing, branding, and strategic business development to ICA, which raises awareness and research funds for Chiari malformation, a little-known neurological disorder.
www.noozhawk.com, January 31, 2012
Retired educator Linda Sundquist-Nassie '75 delves into research for second book
After teaching history, English, and government for 37 years, Sundquist-Nassie begins genealogy research for a second book. Her first, The Poetess of Song: The Life of Mary Schindler 1810–1883, was published in 2006.
www.chicoer.com, January 27, 2012
Azure Bowie-Hankins '07, MBA '08, discusses her job making The Sims games
Game producer Bowie-Hankins reflects on her video game habits, the perks of working at Entertainment Arts, and how her Mills education led her to a career in designing The Sims.
www.gurl.com, January 18, 2012
Judith Iglehart, EdD '07, brings her experience with start-ups to Berkeley City Hall
As the new chief of staff for Mayor Tom Bates, Igelhart will be responsible for key portions of the mayor's agenda: economic development, job creation, and education. Iglehart spent the last eight years working with start-ups through Keiretsu Forum, a global network of angel investors.
www.berkeleyside.com, January 11, 2012
Robert Boster, MFA '98, named president of Clear-Com
Boster, who has been with Clear-Com since 2006, was recently appointed president of the global communications corporation.
www.tvtechnology.com, January 3, 2012
Jennifer Garrido, MFA '01, makes her wedding her job
Garrido used her creativity for her nuptials and founded a wedding goods company named Jenny Pennywood, which was featured in an issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.
www.sfgate.com, December 25, 2011
Musician Rebecca Mauleon '89, MA '97, featured on KQED Radio's Forum with Michael Krasny
Mauleon joins host Dave Iverson for the First Person series, featuring leaders, innovators, and other compelling characters who make the Bay Area unique.
www.kqed.org, December 23, 2011
Danny Nguyen, MFA '99, takes on "What's Your Story" video challenge from the White House
Nguyen's video entry to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Committee on the Arts focuses on his escape from Vietnam in 1982. If selected, his video will earn him a trip to the White House to talk about his life.
Alameda Sun, December 9, 2011
Doris Moskowitz '90, owner of Moe's Books, discusses growing up and living in Berkeley
Moskowitz is featured in the "Snapshot" column, an occasional series by Pete Rosos in which he takes a moment to get to know some of Berkeley's most interesting people.
www.berkeleyside.com, December 8, 2011
Arts Visalia unveils new exhibit featuring Chinese brush paintings by Joy Harvey '60 and students
The exhibition at Arts Visalia, simply titled The Chinese Brush, showcases the work of Harvey and several of her students, many of whom have studied with her for years.
Visalia Times-Delta, December 1, 2011
Artwork of Esther Traugot, MFA '09, exhibits at CSMA's Mohr Gallery
Traugot's work To Great Lengths, Installations utilizes the "media of paint, sculpture, and installation to investigate a personal connection with the natural world." The exhibit is on display through January 22, 2012, at The Community School of Music and Arts.
Los Altos Town Crier, November 30, 2011
Jennifer Johnson '73 appointed to endowed chair at Lewis & Clark School of Law
A nationally recognized expert in corporate and securities law, Jennifer Johnson has been named the new Erskine Wood, Sr. Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
The Southwest Community Connection, November 1, 2011
Amanda Michael '92 talks about her restaurant, Jane, at Fillmore Street in San Francisco
Michael talks with novelist and filmmaker Terence Clarke about menu items at Jane and what it's like to be a restaurant owner.
The Huffington Post, November 1, 2011
Lacy Asbill '03 and Elana Metz '02 win Hitachi Foundation's 2011 Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs award
Asbill and Metz, co-founders of Moving Forward Education, "demonstrate business approaches that help create greater economic opportunity for low-wealth individuals in the United States."
Small Business Trends, November 1, 2011
Steve Reich, MFA '63, turns 75 with celebrations honoring his compositions
Concerts and festivals celebrating the composer's 75th birthday and his contributions to music continue throughout the year in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Voice of America, October 31, 2011
Margo Lion '66 honored with PlayhouseSquare Star Award
Lion's productions have garnered 20 Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards and one Pulitzer Prize. The PlayhouseSquare Star Award is given annually to one individual who exemplifies a lifetime dedication to the performing arts.
www.broadwayworld.com, October 27, 2011
Daniella Pineda '09 creates YouTube comedy videos worth watching
Pineda, an actress and comedian, sits down for an interview to discuss her YouTube videos and funny women.
www.jezebel.com, October 26, 2011
Kelly Cole '92 promoted by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Cole, who has worked for the NAB since 2006, has been promoted to executive vice president for government relations, where she will oversee all advocacy efforts of the department.
Radio Magazine, October 24, 2011
Freddy Chandra, MFA '04, debuts Synthetic Resonance exhibit at the Margaret Thatcher Projects
Constructed of luminously painted bars of cast acrylic, Chandra's art "invites the viewer into a seamlessly crafted sensational experience."
www.broadwayworld.com, October 24, 2011
Michael Paulker, MFA '89, displays his collages at Cafe Zoe
Paulker, an artist and Menlo Park resident, explains what inspires him artistically and what draws him to the medium of collages.
www.inmenlo.com, October 20, 2011
Peter Rugolo, MA '41, arranger and composer, passes away at age 95
Rugolo, who composed and arranged music for orchestras, television, and film, and recorded dozens of his own albums, died on October 18 in Sherman Oaks.
The New York Times, October 19, 2011
Shari Slate '94 receives Women Worth Watching 2011 award in technology
Slate, chief inclusion and collaboration strategist for Cisco, is featured in Women Worth Watching, a special issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal.
www.womenworthwatching.com, October 7, 2011
Rosemary Tisch '68 receives the 2011 Ackerman/Black Award from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Tisch has worked tirelessly for over 25 years in raising awareness and increasing support for children and families affected by alcohol and drug dependency.
San Jose Mercury News, October 5, 2011
Trisha Brown '58 receives “Bessie” Lifetime Achievement Award
Brown, a modern dance choreographer, was chosen for this award due to “the influence of both her distinctive movement style and inquisitive choreographic drive” throughout the world of dance.
The New York Times, October 4, 2011
Chris Daniel '86 to become interim city manager of Berkeley
Daniel, who is currently deputy city manager, will become Berkeley's first woman and first openly gay city manager.
The Berkeley Daily Planet, October 4, 2011
Katherine Zanto, teaching credential '01, wins a 2011 Outdoor Heroes Award from L.L. Bean
Zanto founded Adventure Risk Challenge, a program that integrates wilderness challenges with a literacy and leadership curriculum. The program has helped teens from immigrant families improve their reading and writing skills and experience the outdoors for the first time.
Sierra Sun, September 20, 2011
Marilyn Knowlden '47 recalls her child actress days in new autobiography
A prolific child actress, Knowlden performed in some 50 films between ages 4 and 14. She published her autobiography, Little Girl in Big Pictures, earlier this year.
North County Times, September 11, 2011
Kristine Vejar '01 brings Rabari textiles to Oakland
Vejar discusses her research among the nomadic Rabari of Gujarat, India, and her collection of intricately embroidered Rabari textiles, which are on exhibit at her yarn shop, A Verb for Keeping Warm.
Oakland North, September 9, 2011
Margo Manin McAuliffe '58 named Huffington Post's "Greatest Person of the Day" on September 9
McAuliffe raised more than $1 million to build a high school for girls in Kenya and just completed her seventh summer teaching math there.
The Huffington Post, September 9, 2011
Fowzia Karimi, MFA '09, receives 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award
Karimi is currently working on a novel, Above Us the Milky Way, based on her childhood in America after fleeing from Afghanistan at the age of six.
SF Weekly, September 8, 2011
Barbara Higbie '79 becomes first resident artist for Yoshi's Oakland
Grammy-nominated Higbie will present and perform a series of shows with new and old musical colleagues at Yoshi's Oakland, the jazz club founded by Yoshie Akiba, MFA '77.
San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2011
Trisha Brown '58 wins Gish Prize
The award, given to artists for groundbreaking impact in their chosen fields, recognizes Brown for having transformed modern dance with new vocabularies of movement.
The New York Times, September 7, 2011
Lori Taylor '89 named community development director for the City of Alameda
Taylor, former economic developer for the City of Fremont, will be tasked with bringing in new businesses and jobs to Alameda as its community development director.
San Francisco Business Times, August 16, 2011
Lacy Asbill '03 and Elana Metz '02 lead mentorship program for young girls
Asbill and Metz discuss Girls Moving Forward, a program they co-founded to foster low-income students' intellectual, creative, and social abilities.
San Jose Mercury News, July 26, 2011
Tiffany Renée '97 considers California congressional race
Renée, a member of the City Council of Petaluma, is raising funds for a campaign to represent the 6th District of California.
The Press Democrat, July 11, 2011
Renowned painter Jennifer Losch Bartlett '63 discusses her life and work
Bartlett chats about art and her fellow artists, including the late Elizabeth Murray, MFA '64, in an extensive interview.
The Brooklyn Rail, July-August 2011
An interview with composer Kanoko Nishi '06
A few days before her performance at the 10th Annual Outsound New Music Summit in San Francisco, Nishi explains how her classical training in piano enriches her work in improvisation and composition.
Sequenza 21, July 15, 2011
An interview with composer Krys Bobrowski, MFA '92
Bobrowsky, who premiered new work at the 10th Annual Outsound New Music Summit in San Francisco, discusses creating her own musical instruments and her involvement with the Bay Area improvisation group Vorticella.
Sequenza 21, July 14, 2011
Food writer Romney Steele '02, MFA '04, discusses her new cookbook, Plum Gorgeous
Romney, whose Plum Gorgeous is a follow-up to her 2009 cookbook-memoir, My Nepenthe, sits down for an interview about her newest publication.
San Jose Mercury News, July 13, 2011
Laura Davis, MFA '06, helps sex workers reclaim their bodies through exercise
A feature article on Davis and the Filipina sex workers who are members of "Super Babaes," a group that utilizes exercise as a source of empowerment.
abs-cbnnews.com, July 1, 2011
Katy McCarthy '94 receives Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching
McCarthy, who teaches at Washington Elementary in San Leandro, California, met with President Obama to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
San Leandro Times, June 3, 2011
Joyce Lee '85 explains New York City's Active Design Guidelines
Lee, director of the Active Design Program at the City of New York Department of Design and Construction, describes how her ground-breaking program addresses outdoor and indoor environments with an eye to increasing the overall fitness of New York City residents.
American Society of Landscape Architects, April 2011