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Archive for November, 2008

Bryn Mawr in the Media: USA Today

Posted November 25, 2008

In “General’s story puts focus on stress stemming from combat” Associate Professor of Social Work Jim Martin says that mental health screening should be seen just like any other medical screening.  “This is analogous to knowing your cholesterol level,” says Martin.

Maya Ajmera ’89 to speak on her journey from Bryn Mawr to global social entrepreneurship

Posted November 24, 2008

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Katherine Houghton Hepburn Center will present a talk by Hepburn Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder and president of the Global Fund for Children, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. The Global Fund for Children (GFC) makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with […]

Bi-Co Orchestra to perform Friday

Posted November 19, 2008

On Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m., the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra will perform its annual fall concert in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium, on the Haverford campus. Read more »

Antiracist pioneer Peggy McIntosh to speak, lead workshops

Posted November 14, 2008

Feminist and antiracist activist Peggy McIntosh will offer three workshops at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, Nov. 18. McIntosh is best known for her essay “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies,” an exploration of the role that group privilege—as opposed to the bigotry of individuals—in perpetuating social inequality. Read more»

Catherine Slusar brings Faith, Hope, and Charity to BMC

Posted November 14, 2008

In the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Company’s innovative production of the rarely performed German Expressionist play Faith, Hope, and Charity, five Bryn Mawr and Haverford students take on the roles of the playwright’s descendants, who take turns playing the lead character in each of the original play’s five acts. Performances run Nov. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Aelwyd House on Bryn Mawr ’s Cambrian Row. Read more »

Conference on port cities and global networking to draw scholars from around the world

Posted November 11, 2008

Scholars from all over Europe and North America will convene at Bryn Mawr this Sunday, Nov. 16, for a conference focused on port cities and how the international exchange of ideas has affected their development and form. The conference, which will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m., will take place on the […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times blog

Posted November 11, 2008

Trustee Lucy N. Friedman ’65, the founder and president of The After-School Corporation, is taking readers’ questions about New York City after-school programs.

GSSWSR Reaccredited Through 2016

Posted November 11, 2008
GSSWSR Director Marcia Martin

After a comprehensive review, the Council on Social Work Education has reaccredited Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research through 2016. In its Accreditation Review Brief, the CSWE site team noted many of the GSSWSR’s strengths, including the integration of diversity content into the curriculum, the commitment to at-risk populations and […]

Amy Hempel, master of short fiction, to read Nov. 13

Posted November 10, 2008

Award-winning short-story writer Amy Hempel will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Hempel’s The Collected Stories, which gathers her four previous short-story collections in a single volume, won the Ambassador Book Award for fiction and was one of The New […]

Altruism and public policy: two lectures by political scientist Deborah Stone

Posted November 10, 2008

Is it government’s role to help those in need? Or does a guarantee of aid sap individuals’ ambition and self-reliance? On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Deborah Stone, a senior fellow at the Demos policy center, research professor of government at Dartmouth College, and author of the new book The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor?, will explore aspects of this fundamental public-policy question at two public lectures … Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted November 6, 2008

Molly Parzen ’10 tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that the election of Barack Obama is “a massive historic moment.”

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The State

Posted November 3, 2008

Victoria Middleton ’71 was appointed executive director of the ACLU’s South Carolina office. Middleton most recently served as the director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Asia and Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she led a team of regional experts who implemented democracy strategies aimed at protecting the freedom of the press, supporting free […]

BMC student, alumna establish Baobab Prize to encourage African literature for young readers

Posted November 3, 2008
photo of Deborah Ahenkorah in Bryn Mawr Campus Center

This summer, Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 and Ramatoulaye Diallo Shagaya ’98 collaborated to establish the Baobab Prize, an annual award “designed to encourage the writing of African literature for young readers.” Read more »