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Archive for April, 2009

Posted April 30, 2009

Maxine Savitz ’58 is a member of President Obama’s newly formed Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, reports

Information about swine flu for the Bryn Mawr community

Posted April 30, 2009

There have been no reported cases of swine flu at Bryn Mawr College at this time. The College is closely monitoring this situation and will update the campus community whenever warranted.

May Day to be celebrated Sunday, May 3

Posted April 29, 2009

Bryn Mawr College will host its annual May Day activities, a campus tradition since 1900, on Sunday, May 3, from dawn until late evening. Many of the day’s events, including Maypole dancing, hoop race, concerts, plays and colorful Renaissance pageantry, are free and open to the public. The celebration begins at 5:45 a.m., when sophomores […]

Anthro-linguistics major Maureen Hoffman ’09 chooses between Fulbright and JET Program

Posted April 27, 2009

One day last month, Maureen Hoffmann was thrilled to learn that she had been selected for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan. Later the same day, she was informed that she had also been accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET), a language-teaching exchange sponsored by the Japanese government. For Hoffmann, […]

Conference looks at “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery”

Posted April 23, 2009

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Pre-Health Programs, and the Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate Program are co-sponsoring the conference “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery” from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in room 224 of Thomas Great Hall. This conference has been designed to provide pre-health and postbac students, medical students, […]

National Public Radio

Posted April 23, 2009

While he’s got plenty of charisma, South Africa’s presumptive next president is going to need “an institutional management culture” to make sure the details of government are taken care of, Political Science Professor Michael H. Allen tells National Public Radio.

Serve America Act Creates New Opportunities for Students

Posted April 22, 2009

Bryn Mawr students and graduating seniors interested in working for nonprofits dedicated to community service got some great news from the federal government yesterday with the passage of the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The most sweeping expansion of the nation’s service programs since the early 1960s, the act will expand the ranks […]

Activist, Journalist, and Author Helen Zia to lecture on an America where “minorities” are the majority

Posted April 20, 2009

Asian-American activist, author, and journalist Helen Zia will be speaking at Bryn Mawr’s Dalton Hall, room 300, on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. Her subject for the evening will be “Transcending ‘Evil’ in the Age of Obama: Notes of an Asian American Feminist.” “As this nation rapidly moves toward a ‘minority majority’ and emergent […]

Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower honored by Yale

Posted April 20, 2009

The Yale women’s crew program honored Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower, the Yale program’s first women’s novice coach, by dedicating a shell in her name this weekend. Read the Yale press release here. Bower was a member of the 1984 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s eight rowing team. She recalled her Olympic experience in […]

This Boy’s Life author Tobias Wolff to read April 15

Posted April 14, 2009

Author Tobias Wolff, whose memoir This Boy’s Life was turned into the 1993 film of the same name, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Free and open to the public, Wolff’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading […]

Graduate Group symposium to focus on death and afterlife in the ancient world

Posted April 14, 2009

Three experts on the grim reaper—or his analogues in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece—will meet at Bryn Mawr on Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of Carpenter Library to explore beliefs, practices, and artistic production that death inspired in those three ancient societies. “The Restless Dead and the Perfect Tomb: A Symposium” […]

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to Give Convocation Address

Posted April 13, 2009

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will give the commencement convocation address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. on Merion Green. “Mayor Nutter has been an important advocate for the many institutions of higher education in the Philadelphia region. He has made increasing the college-degree attainment rate and reducing the […]

The Chicago Tribune

Posted April 13, 2009

The Chicago Tribune is one of several media outlets reporting the nomination of A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. ’76, as deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Speakers to focus on reproductive rights at home, abroad

Posted April 10, 2009

On Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Department of Anthropology will sponsor “Working for Reproductive Rights in the Obama Era: At Home and Abroad.”  The program, to take place in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House, features Dayle Steinberg, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood-Southeastern Pennsylvania, […]

Filmic find from the archives to be shown Monday

Posted April 7, 2009
May Day 1972. Photo by Katrina Thomas, courtesy of Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections.

Next Monday, April 13, the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library will sponsor the world premiere of a film that was completed 37 years ago but never released. Eight of the film’s subjects— Bryn Mawr professors who were interviewed on campus in the spring of 1972—will attend the screening and an informal conversation to follow, in Wyndham House’s Ely Room from 7 to 9 p.m. … Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted April 6, 2009

A New York Times article about furniture and interior designer Lockwood De Forest and an upcoming sale of a collection of his work mentions that his artistry is on display in Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall, for which he designed much of the woodwork.

Bryn Mawr students join event with British Prime Minister, Madeline Albright, Obama advisor Paul Volker

Posted April 3, 2009
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown/Photo Courtesy Caroline Troein

Twelve Bryn Mawr students joined President Jane McAuliffe last week for a special invitation-only panel discussion at New York University featuring British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and two-time Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, who currently chairs President Barrack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board … Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Nature Geoscience

Posted April 3, 2009

January 2009 marked the first anniversary of the launch of Nature Geoscience. To celebrate, the journal has put together its favorite articles from the first 12 issues. Among the articles chosen is Self-subduction of the Pangaean global plate, which was co-authored by Geology Chair Arlo Weil. Weil’s research was also featured in a September Bryn […]

Poet Marilyn Hacker to read at Bryn Mawr

Posted April 2, 2009

Poet Marilyn Hacker, whose first collection of poems, Presentation Piece, received the National Book Award in 1975, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Read more »

University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Speak

Posted April 1, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., the “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series will continue with a talk by University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Titled “Unexpected Paths: Women in Academic Leadership,” the presentation will take place in Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. The lecture is sponsored by the […]