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McAuliffe inauguration to be Webcast live

Posted September 29, 2008

The inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as president of Bryn Mawr College will be celebrated this week with a series of events including a picnic, performances, and presentations by student-faculty research teams. The festivities will culminate in a formal investiture ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. All alumnae/i and friends of the College […]

Bryn Mawr geologist’s new theory looks to explain the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent

Posted September 25, 2008
A map of Pangaea, illustrating the Paleo-Tethys sea (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Kieff)

This summer Associate Professor of Geology Arlo Weil and his colleagues published a groundbreaking report offering a new explanation of the process by which the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart and ultimately gave shape to many of today’s mountain ranges and other major geographic features. “Pangaea was this nice stable supercontinent. The question is, ‘Why did […]

Student production of The Laramie Project to usher in LGBT History Month

Posted September 25, 2008
Paige Walker 09

When the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard drew the nation’s attention to the issue of hate crimes based on sexual orientation, Paige Walker ’09 never heard much about it. She was 10 years old, and most adults in her conservative community didn’t discuss such matters with children. That sort of silence about the effects of […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times Magazine

Posted September 22, 2008

Annalisa Crannell ’87 is one of the “Class Acts” in this photo spread of academics showing off their sense of style and fashion.

Chat about Candide with Arden’s artistic and managing directors

Posted September 19, 2008

In conjunction with the Arden Theatre’s production of Candide—a staging of Leonard Bernstein’s musical version of Voltaire’s classic satire—the Hepburn Center has organized a discussion led by Artistic Director Terry Nolen and Managing Director Amy Murphy, a 2008-09 Hepburn Fellow, about the background of the play, the major themes and issues it raises, and the […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Good Morning America

Posted September 18, 2008

“Helping Teens Help Themselves” features the work of the Railroad Street Youth Project and its founder, McBride Scholar Amanda Root ’08.

“Documenting Ethnic Wedding Traditions” features photographs by Katrina Thomas ’49

Posted September 18, 2008

“Documenting Ethnic Wedding Traditions in America: The Photographs of Katrina Thomas,” an exhibition of work by Katrina Thomas ’49, opened on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Canaday Library Class of 1912 Rare Book Room. The exhibition was curated by Tracie Wilson, 2007-08 Postdoctoral Fellow in Scholarly Information Resources, and Jenny Castle ’09. The images in […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted September 18, 2008

“All the Campus Is a Stage” reports on the innovative use of nontraditional venues for this year’s Performing Arts Series as a result of the $19-million renovation of Goodhart Theater. Note: The Chronicle of Higher Education limits access to articles to those with a subscription. If you have a Bryn Mawr account, you can find […]

Hannah Upp ’07 Found

Posted September 16, 2008

Hannah Upp ’07, who disappeared from her New York City apartment more than two weeks ago, has been found. The Bryn Mawr community’s thoughts are with Hannah and her family.

Q & A: Melanie Bruchet ’09, Jeopardy! contestant in episode to air Monday night

Posted September 12, 2008

Who is Melanie Bruchet? Archaeology major Melanie Bruchet ’09 will appear in the first “Jeopardy! Kids Week Reunion” on Monday, Sept. 15. We sat down and asked her about being on the game show. However, we didn’t require her to phrase her  reply in the form of a question. Jeopardy! airs locally at 7 p.m. […]

Scots roots revivalists Old Blind Dogs open a Performing Arts Series that makes lemonade out of renovations

Posted September 11, 2008

How do you run a Performing Arts Series without a theater? After more than two decades of presenting stellar dance, theater, and music performances in historic Goodhart Hall, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series faces this challenge as Goodhart undergoes much-needed renovations until fall 2009. “I wanted to take advantage of this season to […]

Wyndham is Main Line Today’s “Best Low-Key Lunch Spot”

Posted September 11, 2008

Congratulations to the staff of Wyndham Alumnae House on its Best of 2008 award from Main Line Times. Naming Wyndham the “Best Low-Key Lunch Spot” on the Main Line, MLT said, “Perhaps Wyndham Alumnae House is one of the best-kept secrets in the area because many assume it’s available only to Bryn Mawr College alumnae […]

GSSWSR professor, student win award for top policy paper of 2008

Posted September 10, 2008

For the second time in three years, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram has won the American Political Science Association’s annual award for the best paper on public policy. Schram and GSSWSR doctoral student Linda Houser presented the paper at the annual APSA meeting last year and received the award […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: USA Today

Posted September 9, 2008

Bryn Mawr alumna Julie Beckman ’95 and Keith Kaseman designed the 9/11 memorial discussed in “As Pentagon tribute opens, others years away.”

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted September 9, 2008

“To the Class of 2009” offers words of wisdom to seniors from the gainfully employed Sarah E. Caldwell ‘08.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Boston Globe

Posted September 9, 2008

“Skills-swap spawns education by twos” reports on a program created by aHaverford student based on Bryn Mawr’s Empowering Learners Partnership.

Q&A: Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower

Posted September 9, 2008

After the U.S. women’s eight rowing team won its first Olympic gold medal in 24 years at this year’s games, team coxswain Mary Whipple said, “This is for the 1984 girls.” One of those “girls” was Bryn Mawr rowing coach Carol Bower, who recently took a few minutes to talk about competing in the Olympics […]

The Sarah Elizabeths (and others) of the Class of 2012

Posted September 5, 2008

It’s been a heady week and a half for the 377 students who make up the class of 2012. Since arriving for Customs Week, they have moved into dormitories and met with new roommates, faculty members, deans, various student mentors and what probably seemed like every administrator on the campus. There have been diversity workshops; […]

Hepburn Center appoints new fellows, announces plans for fall semester

Posted September 5, 2008

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will be welcoming three Hepburn Fellows to campus this year: Amy Murphy, managing director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company; Maya Ajmera ’89, founder and president of the Global Fund for Children; and Ana María López, ’82, associate dean for outreach and multicultural affairs, associate professor of clinical medicine and pathology, […]

Athletics and fitness facilities and programs to be enhanced; $1 million gift launches $15 million fundraising effort

Posted September 4, 2008

President Jane McAuliffe has announced a $1 million pledge from Ruth “Tulsa” Kaiser Nelson ’58 to inaugurate fundraising for “Smart Women, Strong Women,” a $15 million project to enhance athletics, fitness, and recreation facilities and programs. “Tulsa’s deep and abiding love for Bryn Mawr shines through in this magnificent commitment. She wants the College to […]

Bryn Mawr becomes charter member of College Board’s effort to increase access for lower-income students

Posted September 3, 2008

Bryn Mawr College has a long history of leadership in providing low-income students access to a top-quality liberal-arts education. In its survey of highly selective liberal-arts colleges, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education ranked Bryn Mawr among the top five institutions in the proportion of low-income students enrolled. In joining the CollegeKeys Compact, the […]