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Archive for October, 2008

Bryn Mawr in the Media: New York Times blog

Posted October 30, 2008

The GSSWSR’s Sanford Schram is cited in “Do Americans Still Hate Welfare?” on the New York Times blog Economix: Explaining the Science of Everyday Life.

Headlong Performance Institute production features Bryn Mawr students, alumnae

Posted October 29, 2008

Menda Francois ’09, Kate Tomaskovic ’09, and Lucy Edwards ’08 will be taking part in the first faculty-directed production presented by the Headlong Performance Institute (HPI) this Wednesday and Thursday. “The Girl With the Rainbow Socks: A Haunted House/Performance at the Parlor” will be staged Oct. 29 and 30 at 7, 8:15 and 9:30 p.m. […]

Geologists, students travel to Spain, return with photos

Posted October 28, 2008

Students and faculty of the Bryn Mawr Geology Department spent Fall Break visiting the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, where Department Chair Arlo Weil has been involved with groundbreaking research on the breakup of the Pangea supercontinent. Sixteen students and faculty members atop the ancient lower crust of North America, which was transferred to Europe (here, […]

Information Services plans to get spooky in the stacks at annual Halloween party Thursday

Posted October 28, 2008

This year, Information Services will take its annual Halloween festivities to Canaday Library’s Lusty Cup Cafe. Students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to join ghouls and geeks, lycanthropes and librarians to view examples of the College’s collection of public-domain horror films, learn about Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions around the world, […]

Inauguration photo gallery

Posted October 27, 2008
Balloon Archway

Photos from the inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as Bryn Mawr’s eighth president on Oct. 3 and 4.

GSSWSR’s Vartanian wins $110K grant to research the impact of geography on food stamps’ effectiveness

Posted October 27, 2008

What effect do food stamps have on the long-term health and economic success of their recipients? It’s a difficult question to answer because so many variables besides food stamps contribute to health and economic outcomes. But Professor of Social Work and Social Research Thomas P. Vartanian has created a research model that compares several types […]

Residence Council offers Halloween festivities for children of BMC faculty, staff, students, and their friends

Posted October 23, 2008
two children in costume

On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the undergraduate Residence Council will sponsor trick-or-treating in the residence halls. All faculty, staff, students, and their friends are invited to bring their children to trick-or-treat in Denbigh, Haffner, Merion, Pembroke East, Pembroke West, Radnor, Rockefeller, and Rhoads North and South.

Saskia Subramanian ’88 to screen, discuss her film Beyond Breast Cancer: Stories of Survivors

Posted October 23, 2008

Saskia Subramanian ’88 will present and discuss her documentary film Beyond Breast Cancer: Stories of Survivors, on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21. The event, sponsored by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Department of Sociology, is free and open to the public. Beyond Breast Cancer chronicles the experiences of nine […]

History Department’s Sharon Ullman Chairs Equality Forum’s GLBT History Month

Posted October 23, 2008

Professor of History Sharon Ullman recently appeared on 98.5 Ben FM’s “Woman of the Week” show to talk about GLBT History Month (streaming audio is available on Ben FM’s Web site; Ullman is the second person interviewed in this clip). Ullman had been asked by Equality Forum, an international nonprofit that works toward gay, lesbian, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted October 23, 2008

Harpist Gillian Grassie ’09 is among the finalists for the prestigious New York Songwriters Circle Contest.

CAR at Bryn Mawr: a free ride, and one of the Fringe Festival’s most innovative dance performances

Posted October 22, 2008

Fresh from a sold-out run as one of the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival’s most talked-about performances, CAR comes to Bryn Mawr on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, as a special free event in the College’s 2008-09 Performing Arts Series. CAR is the inventive site-based movement installation by choreographer and Pew Fellow Kate […]

Princeton President Shirley Tilghman to open lecture series on women, science, and leadership

Posted October 21, 2008

Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, a molecular biologist, will open a lecture series on science and leadership on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wyndham’s Ely Room, with a talk titled “To Boldly Go Where Men Have Gone Before: Women Scientists and Academic Leadership.” Tilghman is the first of four lecturers who, over the […]

National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard to read

Posted October 20, 2008

Author Jim Shepard, whose short story collection Like You’d Understand, Anyway has recently become available in paperback, will give a reading  on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House. Free and open to the public, Shepard’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: BBC World Service

Posted October 15, 2008
Gettysburg teenagers Madeleine Birkner 10 and Paolo Ciocco at the Gettysburg battlefield

BBC Radio’s Steve Evans has been taking a bus tour of the United States and reporting on the places where he stops and people he meets. At a stop in Gettysburg, he had Madeline Birkner ’10 and another young person read the Gettysburg Address with him. The BBC World Service Web site has details about […]

McAuliffe inauguration weds exuberant celebration with a strong sense of purpose

Posted October 9, 2008

From the dance floor to the dais, optimism and high spirits were in evidence as delegates from more than 40 colleges and universities around the nation joined hundreds of members of the extended Bryn Mawr College community to celebrate the inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as the College’s eighth president last weekend.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: MSNBC

Posted October 6, 2008

NBC’s Luke Russert visited Bryn Mawr last Thursday to gauge students’ reactions to Sarah Palin and Joe Biden in the vice-presidential debate.