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Archive for June, 2009

President Obama nominates Karen Kornbluh ’84 to key post

Posted June 26, 2009

President Barack Obama has asked Karen Kornbluh ’84 to serve as the United States’ permanent representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the White House announced yesterday. The OECD’s mission is to bring together governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy to “compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The 10! Show

Posted June 24, 2009

Harp-playing indie singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, who was recently profiled by Bryn Mawr Now when she won a Watson Fellowship, performed on Philadelphia NBC-10’s 10! Show. Hear more of Grassie’s music on her MySpace page.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted June 22, 2009

As part of an article on the smaller steps colleges are taking to save money, The New York Times reports on a “virtual swim meet,” between Bryn Mawr and Dickinson College, in which each team swam in their home pools and compared times to determine the winners.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted June 22, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris are among the stars of the upcoming film The Best and the Brightest, which has been filming on Bryn Mawr’s campus and at other Philadelphia-area locations, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted June 22, 2009

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell spoke at a rally at Bryn Mawr College in support of expanded autism services and warned that proposed budget cuts would reverse years of progress in autism treatment.

Bryn Mawr College Grants Veterans the Maximum Financial Benefit Possible as It Joins the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted June 17, 2009

Bryn Mawr College, continuing its tradition of developing strong women leaders, will participate in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. “We talk about Bryn Mawr students having a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Women’s Media Center

Posted June 11, 2009

In the Women’s Media Center blog, Shazia Z. Rafi ’79 writes about her life since graduating from Bryn Mawr, the lives of her Middle East and West Asian classmates and President Obama’s Cairo speech. “As I boarded the Paoli Local from Philadelphia to head down to our 30th reunion at Bryn Mawr College, the lush […]

Big Think

Posted June 10, 2009

Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Alice Rivlin ’52 talks to Big Think about the economy.

GSSWSR Researchers Look at Race and Welfare Reform

Posted June 9, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram, GSSWSR doctoral student Linda Houser and colleagues from the University of Minnesota and University of Kentucky have co-authored the feature article for the June issue of American Sociological Review. Read more»

Bryn Mawr adopts new testing policy promoting greater flexibility and emphasis on subject mastery

Posted June 3, 2009

Bryn Mawr College, hard on the heels of an admissions year bringing a record number of applications, has completed a review of what enables success in its highly selective undergraduate college. Finding that subject-oriented tests are often more informative than other standardized tests at Bryn Mawr, it has opened more options for tests submitted with applications. Read more »

Geologist Arlo Weil wins grant to study curved mountain ranges

Posted June 3, 2009

Associate Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the geology department, and colleagues from the University of Victoria and Spain’s Salamanca University recently received an International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) award to study curved mountain ranges around the world. Read more»

Celebrating the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Posted June 2, 2009
TLI Corodinator Allison Cook-Sather

Students, faculty, and staff from across the college filled Dalton Hall’s largest classroom to capacity at the end of the spring semester in celebration of their experiences in the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Read more»