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Archive for January, 2009

Bryn Mawr names Chief Development Officer

Posted January 29, 2009

Donna Hooven Frithsen has been named Bryn Mawr College’s new Chief Development Officer. Most recently she has served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Drew University. Frithsen previously held senior development positions at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation, Goucher College, the University of Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins University. She […]

Civil-rights icon and prisoners’-rights advocate Angela Davis to speak at Bryn Mawr Feb. 4

Posted January 28, 2009

Scholar, political activist, and philosopher Angela Davis will give the keynote address for Black History Month at Bryn Mawr. Her presentation, titled “Democracy, Social Change, and Civil Engagement,” will take place in Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The event is free and open to the public. For more […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Wall Street Journal

Posted January 27, 2009

In responding to “Why We Keep Falling for Financial Scams,” Psychology Professor Clark McCauley says the author fails to recognize the “two emotions that every con artist plays on: envy of those getting ahead and fear of falling further behind.”

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times Magazine

Posted January 26, 2009

In response to an article about the influence genes have on human behavior, Bryn Mawr Biology Professor Paul Grobstein points out that “Given chance and some architectural characteristics of human brains, there are perfectly good ways to give a meaningful account of free will” and that “there is no reason not to include it as […]

Bryn Mawr Farmerettes in the Woman’s Land Army

Posted January 23, 2009

Journalist Elaine F. Weiss will discuss a little-known facet of the College’s history on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a lecture in Wyndham’s Ely Room. Titled “Bryn Mawr Farmerettes in the Woman’s Land Army,” the lecture will discuss a movement that recruited thousands of women from cities and college campuses to replace male […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 23, 2009

In Poems vibrating with war, love, Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Karl Kirchwey, director of the Creative Writing Program, reviews Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest collection of poetry.

Two Bryn Mawr alumnae named top cancer fighters

Posted January 22, 2009

Last fall, the American Cancer Society bestowed its highest award, the ACS Medal of Honor, on four Americans. The two scientists in the group—Berkeley National Laboratory’s Mina Jahan Bissell and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Susan Band Horwitz—are both undergraduate alumnae of Bryn Mawr. Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: All Things Considered

Posted January 22, 2009
Assistant Professor of Geology Chris Oze

NPR’s All Things Considered interviews Assistant Professor of Geology Chris Oze for a piece about the recent discovery of methane gas plumes on Mars and speculation that this may be a sign of life.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Discovery.com

Posted January 21, 2009
Visiting Assistant Professor Jill Rhodes

In Neanderthal Weaponry Lacked Projectile Advantage, Discovery.com reports on new research by Visiting Assistant Anthropology Professor Jill Rhodes and Steven E. Churchill of Duke University that addresses the question of when human hunters added long-range projectile weapons (those thrown overhead) to their arsenal and whether this was a hunting method also employed by Neandertals of […]

President’s Office sponsors inauguration festivities

Posted January 16, 2009

Apparently, one inauguration celebration per academic year isn’t enough for the Bryn Mawr College community. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, recently inaugurated Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe will sponsor an all-day party in Thomas Great Hall to mark what she modestly characterizes as “the really big inauguration”—that is, the one that will install Barack Obama as […]

Civic Engagement Office, Intercultural Affairs offer MLK Day programming

Posted January 16, 2009

After the Main Line Martin Luther King Society’s musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Thomas Great Hall on Sunday, the College’s Civic Engagement Office (CEO) will provide several opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in Monday’s national day of service  to honor the slain civil-rights leader’s memory. At day’s end, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Parenting.com

Posted January 16, 2009

In Baby’s First Words, Bryn Mawr Professor Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, gives advice to parents about what to look for if they’re worried a child may have a speech delay.

Main Line MLK Association Offers Tribute in Music and Dance at BMC this Sunday

Posted January 13, 2009

The Main Line Martin Luther King Association’s annual Sunday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bryn Mawr College will take place in Thomas Great Hall on Sunday, Jan. 18, beginning at 3 p.m. Retired Villanova University Director of Multicultural Affairs Edward Collymore and the Tuskegee Airmen of Greater Philadelphia will be honored. Bryn […]

Bryn Mawr Named one of the 50 “Best Value” Private Colleges by The Princeton Review

Posted January 12, 2009

Bryn Mawr College has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges by The Princeton Review. In its profile of Bryn Mawr on USA Today’s website, the editors at The Princeton Review said, “Classes here are challenging, boasting some outstanding professors and an impressive student-faculty ratio (8:1!)” The “Best Value Colleges” list, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 12, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Bryn Mawr is one of several Philadelphia-area liberal-arts colleges to do well in a “best-value” ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 11, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Nancy Thaler on the importance of the college-admissions essay.

Katharine Hepburn Medal to be awarded to Jane Golden

Posted January 9, 2009

Jane Golden, the director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP), will receive the 2009 Katharine Hepburn Medal, Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director Leslie Rescorla has announced. The medal recognizes women whose lives, work, and contributions embody the intelligence, drive, and independence of the four-time-Oscar-winning actress. The Hepburn Center memorializes Hepburn and her mother, an […]