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Archive for March, 2009

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted March 31, 2009

In the article “For Top Colleges, Economy Has Not Reduced Interest (or Made Getting in Easier)” The New York Times notes that applications at Bryn Mawr are up.

Musician Gillian Grassie ’09 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted March 27, 2009
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Ask your average record-company executive about the market for a pop musician who plays the harp, and a blank stare is probably as much enthusiasm as you can expect. Luckily for singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, musicians are no longer dependent on record-company executives to introduce them to their audiences. During her years at Bryn Mawr, […]

Q&A: Geology Department’s Lynne Elkins on Volcanoes

Posted March 25, 2009
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Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt has started to send plumes of ash and steam thousands of feet into the air. And if the volcano stays true to its past history, it could cause havoc for area residents for some time, affect the local oil industry, and disrupt flight paths. We asked geologist Lynne Elkins, whose research focuses […]

Berkeley dean to deliver lecture on the business lobby, citizen power, and the Internet

Posted March 25, 2009
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In the wake of Barack Obama’s unprecedented use of information technology as a political organizing tool in the 2008 election, some observers have found reason to hope for a new age of digitally enhanced public participation in the political process. But can the hoped-for democratizing influence of the Internet compete with a powerful business lobby? […]

Conference at Bryn Mawr: “Cultural Relativism vs. Human Rights: Women’s Global Issues”

Posted March 24, 2009

When does advocating the rights of women abroad become cultural imperialism? When does respect for another culture’s practices cross the line into condoning human-rights abuses? On Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, academics, activists, and development professionals from around the world will gather at Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House to address these issues at […]

Author of historical novel on women’s suffrage movement to speak at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 20, 2009
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Historical researcher and fiction writer Virginia Ann Harris, whose coffeebreakreaders.com service is exploring new models of communication between author and reader, will speak on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. Harris will discuss her book The Privilege of Voting, a novel about dramatic events in […]

Modigliani String Quartet to play at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 16, 2009

the Modigliani String Quartet, praised by France’s Le Progrès for its  “stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble, and a particularly accomplished musical identity,” will be performing works by Franz Josef Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Maurice Ravel at Thomas Great Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20. The event is part of the College’s yearlong Performing […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted March 16, 2009

In an article about the increase in applications at Pennsylvania and New Jersey state schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that Bryn Mawr College, unlike many of its private-college peers, has seen a six-percent increase in applications.

Senior Jackie Lang Wins Coveted Churchill Scholarship

Posted March 11, 2009
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Mathematics major Jackie Lang ’09 is one of just 14 American students who have been chosen to spend next year at the University of Cambridge as Churchill Scholars. The scholarships, awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Foundation, fund tuition and fees as well as living and travel expenses. Selection criteria include exceptional academic achievement; a […]

Q&A: Film Studies Director Michael Tratner on Cinema During Times of Economic Crisis

Posted March 10, 2009
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Film Studies Director Michael Tratner, author of Deficits and Desires: Economics and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Literature, talks about economic crisis and the movies, from The Great Gatsby to Slumdog Millionaire. Read more&raquo

Bryn Mawr Professor Marc Ross wins book award from International Studies Association

Posted March 5, 2009
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At the 2009 International Studies Association’s annual convention this February, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science Marc Ross received the Best Book Award from the Association’s Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section. The award-winning book, Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, is part of a series titled Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics published by Cambridge […]

New faculty: historian Elly Truitt examines the wonders of the world through a medieval lens

Posted March 4, 2009
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It wasn’t until Elly Truitt had finished a master’s degree program in medieval history at England’s Cambridge University that she discovered her true research interest: medieval technology and the occult sciences. This realization has led to a career specialty in the history of science and medicine in the Middle Ages. Truitt is currently at work on a book about automata, or self-operating machines such as robots, in the medieval West. Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: USA Today

Posted March 3, 2009
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President Obama may plan to pull most troops from Iraq by August 2010, but for those remaining, stress levels will continue to be high, GSSWSR Associate Professor James Martin tells USA Today.