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Prince Among Slaves: Screening, Discussion of the History of an Enslaved African Muslim in America

Posted January 31, 2008
poster: Prince Among Slaves, a Film Screening and Dialogue

Next Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Bi-College Muslim Students Association will observe Black History Month with a look into a little-known part of American and African history. The MSA, with support from a number of campus organizations, will host a screening of A Prince Among Slaves, an award-winning documentary about Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African […]

Q&A: Economist David Ross on the Fiscal Stimulus

Posted January 31, 2008
photo: David Ross

On Tuesday, Congress passed a $146 billion fiscal-stimulus package that will include tax rebates for millions of taxpayers. Will it really boost the ailing economy? Associate Professor of Economics David Ross, the coauthor of the leading textbook in industrial organization, offers his opinions on the stimulus package, taxation and the use of fiscal policy to […]

“Young Lion” Olga Grushin to Read Fiction

Posted January 31, 2008
photo: Olga Grushin

Author Olga Grushin, who was chosen as one of Granta magazine’s “21 Best American Fiction Writers Under 35” last year and received the 2007 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae […]

3XL: Bryn Mawr rappers Introduce Philly to hip-hop with a feminist attitude

Posted January 31, 2008
Shayna Israel and Menda Franchise-Francois performing

Shayna Israel ’08, a performance poet and sociology major, says she’s been a poet since she was six years old. She grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, and in elementary school a lot of her friends wrote poetry, too. Around middle school, though, Israel noticed a rift in the way her fellow poets […]

Challenging Women’s Final Tally: $232 Million

Posted January 24, 2008

Members of the Resources staff spent the early days of 2008 busily tapping the keys of their calculators as they counted last-minute gifts to the Challenging Women campaign that entered the College’s coffers at the end of December. Last week, President Nancy J. Vickers announced the final total: $232,072,273. Vickers announced that the gifts to […]

International Civic Engagement to Be Examined at Conference at Bryn Mawr Next Week

Posted January 24, 2008
photo: Cynthia Eyakuze-DiDomenico

Academics will join international-development, public-health, and human-rights professionals and student volunteers at Bryn Mawr next week to discuss civic engagement on a global scale. “International Civic Engagement: NGO Work in the Global South,” a conference co-sponsored by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Center for International Studies, will take place Thursday and Friday, Jan. […]

Undergraduate Curators to Discuss Medieval Manuscripts at Opening of Exhibition January 31

Posted January 24, 2008

The spring exhibition in Canaday Library, Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice, will feature some of Bryn Mawr’s most gorgeous medieval manuscripts and printed books and an extraordinary group of novice curators. The exhibition is the work of the students in Professor Martha Easton’s undergraduate seminar last fall, “The Book of […]

NSF Awards Grant to Bryn Mawr and Spelman To Increase Number of Women in Mathematics

Posted January 24, 2008
photo: Rhonda Hughes

The National Science Foundation recently announced that it will invest a further $1.1 million in EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), a program founded and led by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes and Spelman College Professor of Mathematics Sylvia Bozeman. EDGE is designed to encourage women, especially women from underrepresented groups, to complete […]

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Posted January 17, 2008
photo: Ashley Dawkins

As the fall season wound to a close, several Owls scored points and earned honors. A brief recap: Cross Country The year was capped off with a 21st place finish at the NCAA Division III Regional race. Junior Katie Weng led the Owls with her 41st finish out of 249 runners. Giovanna Hayward ’08, Julia […]

Owls Defeat Rival Haverford in Hoops Overtime

Posted January 17, 2008

The Owls picked up their first Centennial Conference win of the season with a 54-47 overtime victory over rival Haverford Tuesday night in Schwartz Gymnasium. Leading the way for Bryn Mawr was junior co-captain Jessica Allen with her game-high of 29 points and team-high 12 rebounds. In addition to Allen’s sixth double-double of the season, […]

New faculty: Michael Schulz ties relativity to quantum mechanics with string theory

Posted January 17, 2008
photo: Michael Schulz

Thanks to theories of relativity, science has developed ways to explain the relationships among energy, gravity, and mass, and with the rise of quantum physics, we have gotten a glimpse into the workings of subatomic particles. These hypotheses and laws have proven extraordinarily useful in expanding humankind’s understanding of the universe and of the individual […]

Main Line MLK Association to Honor Vickers, Holland During Annual Celebration This Sunday

Posted January 17, 2008

Bryn Mawr College President Nancy J. Vickers; Wendell F. Holland, chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; and the organization “Men in Action” are being honored at this year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day program hosted by the Main Line Martin Luther King Association in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College. The program, to be […]

First full-day MLK celebration offers reflection, service

Posted January 17, 2008

Although classes will not be in session on Monday, Jan. 21, the Bryn Mawr campus will be far from quiet during its first full-day celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since President Nancy J. Vickers announced in November that the College had rescheduled the first day of classes in honor of the holiday, a […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Newsweek

Posted January 7, 2008

“Getting in Gets Harder” quotes Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard.