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McCauley to speak on terrorism and the war of ideas

Posted February 27, 2009
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On Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in Thomas 110, Professor of Psychology Clark R. McCauley will offer a talk titled “Political Radicalization: Are We Winning the War of Ideas against Jihadi Terrorism?”  The lecture, sponsored by the President’s Office, is free and open to the public. McCauley is co-director of the Solomon Asch Center […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: U.S. News and World Report

Posted February 27, 2009
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Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard and her famous blue pen were featured in a recent U.S. News and World Report article about how colleges and universities have moved beyond the simple acceptance letter.

Exhibition on women’s colleges opens Monday with discussion of Bryn Mawr campus life through the decades

Posted February 27, 2009
Photograph of Parade Night, 1911, from the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

The new exhibition “The Very Best Thing in a Girl’s Life”: Early Women’s Colleges in Fiction and Fact draws on the Bryn Mawr College library’s large collection of turn-of-the-century fiction about college girls, and on scrapbooks, diaries, and correspondence from some of Bryn Mawr’s earliest graduates. Read more »

Tabitha Collective to perform with Bi-Co chamber ensemble this weekend

Posted February 27, 2009
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The Tabitha Dance Collective, which produces a senior dance major’s thesis project each year, will host performances of “Dreams Under My Feet,” by Caitlin Romasco ’09, this Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Pembroke Studio.The program will also feature a piece choreographed by Caitlin Iles ’10 and music from the Bi-College chamber ensemble.

Poet Mary Jo Salter to read

Posted February 26, 2009
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Poet Mary Jo Salter, whose 2008 collection A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems was called “deeply human, brilliantly realized and refreshingly perceptive” by BookPage, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Read more »

NSF grant to fund teacher-ed program focusing on environmental projects as learning aids for science

Posted February 24, 2009
Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay

Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and several colleagues have received a $300,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to design a model program that will help local teachers use real-world environmental sustainability projects to engage students in science and math. Read more »

Hepburn Center lecture series by scientist/leaders continues Tuesday with Nancy Cantor

Posted February 23, 2009

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Syracuse University President and Chancellor Nancy Cantor will continue the Hepburn Center’s “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series. Cantor’s talk, titled “Women as Academic Leaders: Insiders with Outsider Values,” will take place in Wyndham Alumnae House’s Ely Room. It is free and open to the public. […]

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe Elected to Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 20, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, the nation’s preeminent nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs. “As a scholar dedicated to fostering intercultural understanding and the president of a college committed to promoting quality higher education globally, I am very pleased to be joining the Council,” […]

Bryn Mawr Faculty on President Obama’s Pledge to ‘Restore Science to Its Rightful Place’

Posted February 20, 2009
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In his inauguration address last month, President Barack Obama said his administration would “restore science to its rightful place.” We asked the Bryn Mawr faculty what they hoped or thought the president meant by that comment. Here are a few of the answers we got: President Jane Dammen McAuliffe Among the many bright notes of […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted February 17, 2009

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Bryn Mawr recently with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three Pennsylvania schools (the University of Pennsylvania and Waynesburg University are the others) and 83 schools nationwide […]

Hepburn Fellow Ana María López ’82 to discuss prevention and treatment of women’s cancers

Posted February 13, 2009
López at Bryn Mawr during the launch of the Hepburn Center in 2006

On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will present a talk by 2008-09 Hepburn Fellow Ana María López ’82 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham House. López’ talk, titled “Prevention and Treatment of Women’s Cancers: The Science and Practice of Medicine,” is free and open to the public.

Mural Arts Director Jane Golden Awarded Hepburn Medal

Posted February 11, 2009
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Jane Golden and Jane McAuliffe

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, and a host of other luminaries gathered at the National Constitution Center Saturday to honor Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, with the 2009 Katherine Hepburn Medal in recognition of her tireless efforts to build community through public art, engage at-risk youth, beautify the city and work toward social justice.

Judy Balthazar Named Dean of Studies for the Undergraduate College

Posted February 9, 2009
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Associate Dean Judy Balthazar has been selected to fill the recently created position of Dean of Studies for the Undergraduate College. As the first dean of studies, Balthazar will oversee the undergraduate college’s academic-advising and support services. She and the associate and assistant deans who report to her are responsible for helping students discover their […]

Ballet X, Miro Dance offer double bill in two spaces

Posted February 9, 2009

As part of its season of site-specific and ‘alternative space’ performances during the renovation of historic Goodhart Hall, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series offers an unusual split bill on Friday, Feb. 13: two companies with ties to Pennsylvania Ballet that push the bounds of classical dance. Dance troupes Ballet X and Miro Dance Theatre will perform simultaneously in Thomas Great Hall, a soaring former library space, and Erdman Hall, a modernist landmark by renowned architect Louis Kahn. Read more »

Filmmakers to screen documentary on struggling actors

Posted February 6, 2009

Director Tony Zierra and producer Elizabeth Yoffe will screen and discuss their new documentary film My Big Break at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library. The event, sponsored by The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Film Studies Program, and the Department of Psychology, is […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 to lead Sweet Briar College

Posted February 6, 2009
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Jo Ellen Johnson Parker ’75 will become the 10th president of Sweet Briar College on July 1, Sweet Briar’s board of directors has announced. Sweet Briar, a liberal-arts college in central Virginia, was founded in 1901 and serves a population of about 800 students in a women’s undergraduate college and a coeducational graduate program in […]

Q&A: Social Work’s Sanford Schram on Welfare and the Economic Crisis

Posted February 6, 2009
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The New York Times recently reported that “despite soaring unemployment and the worst economic crisis in decades, 18 states cut their welfare rolls last year, and nationally the number of people receiving cash assistance remained at or near the lowest in more than 40 years.” We asked the Graduate School of Social Work’s Sanford Schram, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Morning Edition

Posted February 5, 2009
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Nina Jablonski ’75, author of Skin: A Natural History, talks about her latest research, which indicates that skin has changed color in human lineages much more quickly than scientists had previously supposed.

Congressman Joe Sestak Visits Bryn Mawr

Posted February 4, 2009
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, Rep. Joseph Sestak and Assoc. Professor David Ross

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania spoke to Bryn Mawr faculty and students in Dalton Hall Monday about the economy and other key policy issues confronting the United States. Sestak’s visit was hosted by Associate Professor of Economics David Ross as part of his “Policy Analysis and Economic Advocacy” seminar. Read more »

Some of Philly’s hottest hoofers to appear in Faculty Dance Concert

Posted February 2, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s annual Faculty Dance Concert, to be held this Friday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m., offers an opportunity to see some of Philadelphia’s top terpsichorean talent in the graceful and intimate setting of Pembroke Dance Studio. Five of the professional dancers and choreographers who teach in the Bryn Mawr dance program will be presenting […]

BMC Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid: Pa. Private Colleges Offer a Great Education and a Great Value

Posted February 2, 2009
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Dean Jenny Rickard and her counterpart at Dickinson College assure college-bound students that financial aid continues to make private colleges affordable, even in hard times. This opinion piece originally appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted February 2, 2009

“It’s a beautiful place that rivals the Ivies,” Haverford sophmore James Merriam tells The Philadelphia Inquirer in explaining why he’s chosen to room at Bryn Mawr.