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Archive for May, 2008

Bryn Mawr undergrads test robotics approach with a younger crowd of students

Posted May 15, 2008

Last May, Bryn Mawr students Mansi Gupta ’10, Marwa Nur Muhammad ’09, and Shikha Prashad ’09 applied for funding through the Computer Research Association’s Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates program to create a course that would expose middle-school students to computing in a fun way through the Scribbler robots.

Teacher, mother, daughter: a Bryn Mawr mathematical geneaology

Posted May 15, 2008

Crannell, Good, and Hughes When Annalisa Crannell ’87 learned that she had been selected to receive the Mathematics Association of America’s Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, she knew that one of her Bryn Mawr mentors would have a special interest in the news: Professor of Mathematics […]

Academic awards announced on May Day

Posted May 13, 2008

At May Day Convocation on Sunday, May 4, President Nancy J. Vickers announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The list of more than 50 awards and scholarships includes honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards follows. Fulbright […]

LLC Director Chris Boyland named NITLE Technology Fellow

Posted May 13, 2008

Language Learning Center Director Christine Boyland has become the third Bryn Mawr staff member to be selected as a technology fellow by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). The NITLE Technology Fellows are selected for their expertise in the pedagogical application of one of several technologies that are of interest to liberal-arts […]

New faculty: Poet-scholar Warren Liu explores the boundaries of ethnicity and literary form

Posted May 13, 2008
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Despite the periodic warnings of cultural doomsayers, poetry is alive and kicking in the United States, says Assistant Professor of English Warren Liu, who is just finishing his first year on the Bryn Mawr faculty. “People have been talking about the decline or demise of poetry for decades,” Liu says. “But I recently read a […]

Center for Science in Society discussion groups publish special issues of academic journals

Posted May 13, 2008
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As Senior Lecturer in English Anne Dalke recalls it, she began talking with scientists on campus as part of an effort, over a dozen years ago, to integrate science into the work of students in the Gender Studies program. Eventually she found herself immersed in a series of conversations, hosted by the College’s Center for […]

Senior math majors chat with J. Crew CEO

Posted May 1, 2008
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At the end of every semester Helen Herrmann Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes likes to take some time out of her senior seminar to inspire her students as they go off into the real world. She happened upon the perfect thing April 21 when she caught J. Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler on The Charlie […]

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1.2 million Undergraduate Science Education Grant to Bryn Mawr

Posted May 1, 2008
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.2 million Undergraduate Science Education Grant to Bryn Mawr College to help fund a host of initiatives. Chief among them are two yearly $5,000 fellowships to help matriculated Bryn Mawr science and math majors complete teaching certificates in secondary education; two postdoctoral fellowships; physical upgrades of classroom/laboratory […]

Bryn Mawr seniors win $10,000 Davis Grant to fund arts project involving homeless men

Posted May 1, 2008
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Bryn Mawr seniors Lucy Edwards and Adaobi Kanu believe in the power of art to transform the lives of those who practice it. This summer, a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace foundation will enable them to put that faith to work in West Philadelphia, where they will collaborate with homeless men on […]