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Archive for April, 2008

Paula Mans ‘08 wins Fulbright for study in Brazil

Posted April 24, 2008
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As the daughter of a World Bank official, Paula Mans was accustomed to living abroad. For three years of her early childhood, her family lived in Tanzania; they spent her junior year in high school in Mozambique while she attended a private school in nearby Swaziland. She spent a semester of her junior year in […]

Former Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson to discuss social-network analysis as a tool for social change

Posted April 17, 2008
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On Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Wyndham House’s Ely Room, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will present “Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Social Change,” a talk by 2006-07 Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson, who has continued to work with Bryn Mawr students and faculty members since her tenure as a fellow last […]

BMC students, faculty present their work to science educators and legislators in D.C.

Posted April 17, 2008
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An interdisciplinary contingent of three faculty members and three students who all have personal experience with new approaches to science education at Bryn Mawr visited Washington, D.C., early this week to compare notes with other innovative educators and present their work to legislators on Capitol Hill. Professors of Biology Paul Grobstein and Peter Brodfuehrer, Senior […]

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Posted April 17, 2008
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The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, which was established a decade ago at the University of Pennsylvania, has moved to Bryn Mawr. Co-directors Clark McCauley and Marc Ross will host a reception to celebrate the Center’s official Bryn Mawr opening on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m., following a lecture by […]

Investment group’s experiments in finance contribute valuable experience, funds for campus improvements

Posted April 17, 2008
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In many ways, the Owl Investment Group resembles any other student organization. Although there are 60 official members, the number of students that shows up on any given Wednesday night to learn about finance and business while enjoying a little socializing is usually closer to 25, and there’s a smaller core group that’s most involved. […]

Around the Bi-Co this weekend: Tenure, the movie; Choosing sides: GLBT people of color; Jumping Off Bridges screening and discussion; Berlioz Requiem; Creative Writing faculty reads

Posted April 10, 2008
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Tenure, the movie: Throughout the next week, Bryn Mawr will be playing the role of Grey College in Tenure, a film scripted and directed by Mike Million. Joining the Bryn Mawr campus on the cast are Luke Wilson, David Koechner, Gretchen Mol, Sasha Alexander, and nearby Rosemont College. A number of Bryn Mawr students are […]

Africana Studies conference: the changing meaning of black identity in the United States

Posted April 10, 2008
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The presidential campaign of Barack Obama, an African American who is not descended from American slaves, has brought unprecedented public attention to the complexities of black identity in the United States. What does it mean to be black in the United States today? Next Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, the Africana Studies Program […]

Q&A: Enrique Sacerio-Garí on Cuba

Posted April 10, 2008
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Next Wednesday, April 16, Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies Enrique Sacerio-Garí will deliver the final talk in the “Our Neighbor, Cuba” lecture series sponsored by Main Line School Night. Sacerio-Garí, a Cuban immigrant who advocates reconciliation between his homeland and the United States, recently returned from a trip to Cuba. His […]

A step toward the sweat-free sweatshirt: BMC endorses labor-practices proposal

Posted April 10, 2008
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At the urging of student activists, Bryn Mawr has joined the ranks of colleges and universities endorsing the Designated Suppliers Program, an ambitious new framework for collective action against sweatshop labor practices, President Nancy J. Vickers and the BMC Sweatshop-Free Coalition have announced. For nearly a decade, the College has required the companies that produce […]

On campus this week: Disabilites and communication; Bi-Co Orchestra; International Justice Week; Collective memory of intractable conflicts; Local food and wine with Judy Wicks, the Fit Club

Posted April 3, 2008

Symposium: Access, Awareness and Allies. Have you ever been challenged to understand or be understood by someone with a disability that affects communication? Have you been curious about sign language interpreters or transcribers in your class? Have you seen a request for a note-taker for a classmate and wondered what that’s all about? The Office […]

NYU art historian to lecture on medieval manuscript

Posted April 3, 2008

New York University art historian Kathryn Smith, an expert on late Medieval manuscripts, will visit Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 8, to deliver a lecture titled “The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Royal Female Self in Late Medieval England.” The talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will take place at […]

2008 Rothenberg Lecture features WWF scientist

Posted April 3, 2008
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The 2008 Bernard Rothenberg Lecture in Biology and Public Policy will be delivered by Taylor Ricketts, the World Wildlife Fund’s director of conservation science. The talk, titled “The Science of Saving Life on Earth,” will take place in Carpenter B21 at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. A reception in the London Room will follow […]

Hepburn Fellows Eyakuze, Wood to lead forum on women’s reproductive health at home and abroad

Posted April 3, 2008
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn Fellows Cynthia Eyakuze-Di Domenico ’94 and Susan Wood will be the featured speakers at a public forum on women’s reproductive health on Friday, April 11, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Haffner’s Dorothy Vernon Room. A discussion facilitated by a panel of Bryn Mawr students will follow talks by the two Hepburn […]