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Archive for August, 2009

Bryn Mawr Welcomes its Most Diverse Class Ever

Posted August 28, 2009

The 380 incoming students who arrived on Bryn Mawr’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 26, joined generations of young women who have come from all over the world each year to gather in Goodhart Hall after an arduous morning of hauling and unpacking luggage. But the newly arrived Class of 2013 is “the most international” yet, […]

Childhood Questions Prompt a Cities Major’s Summer Research in Ghana

Posted August 27, 2009

When she was growing up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Akua Nyame-Mensah ’10 often traveled to neighboring Ghana to visit her relatives. Although she loved seeing her family, Nyame-Mensah says, “I complained about the underdeveloped infrastructure.” Why, she wondered, did Côte d’Ivoire have more and better roads than Ghana did? Why did access to running water […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Main Line Today

Posted August 26, 2009

Can’t figure out your kids? Chances are Bryn Mawr’s Child Study Institute can, writes Main Line Today in this article about the Institute. Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla and her staff provide psychological testing, therapy/counseling, educational support, and school consultation to children and families.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Forward

Posted August 26, 2009

In Revisiting the Kate We Wanted to Be, Forward editor and former Hepburn Center Fellow Jane Eisner writes about Katharine Hepburn ’28.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 26, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Bryn Mawr Chief Financial Officer John Griffith and Facilities Manager Glenn Smith in this article about how, along with Trustee Cynthia Archer and other college officials, they managed to save the College money by accelerating planned campus repair and restoration projects.

New Research Project on Affordable Housing Provides Opportunities for GSSWSR Students and Undergrads

Posted August 24, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sandy Schram is partnering with the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) on an initiative that will involve undergraduates as well as master’s and doctoral students in social work in a continuing research agenda to develop information that helps promote more affordable housing for the poor […]

Information for the Bryn Mawr Community about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Posted August 19, 2009

Update: Sept. 16, 2009 Information about Seasonal flu vaccines Information about seasonal flu vaccines for the Bryn Mawr College community is available on this Web page. The Student Health Center has registered with the Pennsylvania State Health Department to be a provider of the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available. The Health Center will e-mail […]

Students Return to a Rejuvenated Taylor Hall and Other Improvements as ‘Opportunity Meets Preparedness’

Posted August 18, 2009

This summer, while many colleges and universities had seriously curtailed repair and restoration efforts, College officials took advantage of the weak economy to reap major savings on construction by accelerating the pace of planned repairs. Read more

Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2009 Sets New Giving Standard

Posted August 17, 2009
Class of 2009 Co-Presidents Deep Sing and Trina Banerji on the Senior Dinner Cruise with President Jane McAuliffe

At a time when donations to colleges and universities are down nationwide, Bryn Mawr’s class of 2009 set new benchmarks in showing its generous support of the College. Seventy-six percent of the class gave a total of $4,732, easily eclipsing marks of 61 percent participation and $3,794 raised by the class of 2007. The College […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media:

Posted August 14, 2009

Bryn Mawr and other top women’s colleges are highlighted in the article “Why Women’s Colleges Are Still Relevant.” “They offer an open, empowering atmosphere, leadership training and, yes, co-ed classes,” says Forbes.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 12, 2009

Psychologist A. Thomas McLellan, M.A. ’74 and Ph.D. ’76, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Until his appointment McLellan, an expert on addiction and treatment, was a professor at the university of Pennsylvania and executive director of the […]

Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the Creation of a U.S./U.K. “Atlantic Trust”

Posted August 12, 2009

A group of senior scholars, including Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, recently released a report advocating a number of ambitious initiatives to strengthen collaboration between the colleges and universities of the United States and United Kingdom and to foster the growth of an open, competitive, and accessible higher-education sector in other nations. Read more»

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Chair Michelle M. Francl Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Posted August 7, 2009

Professor Michelle M. Francl, chair of Bryn Mawr’s chemistry department, is among the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Fellows Program was created in December 2008 “to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.” The first […]