Linda Alcott, assistant professor of French, Department of Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, presented a paper recently at the Sixth International Women in French Conference held at Arizona State University. The conference program focused on “Crossing Boundaries: French and Francophone women in Literature and Science, Culture and the Arts.” Alcott’s paper is titled “From Self-Sacrifice to Androgyny: How Mme de Graffigny’s Lesser Known Heroines Imagine the Autonomous Ideal.” … Neurology Resident Mario Cerdan-Trevino, M.D., has won a “New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Scholar Award” for a 500-word essay he submitted for a competition among college, medical and post-graduate students, residents and fellows. It was part of NEJM’s 200th anniversary. Applicants were asked to write (and illustrate) how to harness new technology to improve health. Neurology professors John Corboy, M.D., and Richard Hughes, M.D., and fellow resident Wes Reynolds, M.D., contributed suggestions to Cerdan-Trevino for the article.