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Archive for September, 2009

Bryn Mawr Students Perform at Creative Campus Festival

Posted September 30, 2009

The Bryn Mawr Night Owls, a student a capella group, will be among the Bryn Mawr students performing at the WHYY Creative Campus Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 2. The festival takes place from 5-9 p.m. at the WHYY Technology Center on Sixth Street in Philadelphia. This event is free and open to the public; […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Inside Higher Ed

Posted September 30, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s new Test Flexible policy is among the innovations taking place in the use of standardized testing by higher education institutions in admissions, writes the editor at Inside Higher Ed.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: O. The Oprah Magazine

Posted September 23, 2009

Bryn Mawr student Manal Zaher is among the students profiled in this article about the “Hope Fund,” a scholarship program for Palestinian refugees.

Gym Renovations to Create More Inviting Fitness Center and Improved Training Facilities

Posted September 22, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s Bern Schwartz Gymnasium is set to undergo a $7.5 million renovation that will give students a better-equipped, more inviting contemporary fitness center and the Athletic Department a much-improved training facility. Read more»

Cities Professor’s Innovative Book Honored

Posted September 22, 2009
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The Society for Human Ecology has bestowed its Gerald Young International Book Award on Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital, a book co-edited by Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein and Beligan architect/planner Pierre Laconte. The award letter cites a nominator’s commendation of the book for effectively bringing together “a group […]

Tri-Co Faculty Members, Main Line School Night Offer Series of Lectures on Africa

Posted September 21, 2009
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Main Line School Night, a local adult-education program, will continue its successful partnership with Bryn Mawr’s faculty as it offers a series of six lectures on the Bryn Mawr campus this fall. “Scholarly Perspectives on Africa” features talks by four Bryn Mawr professors, as well as one Haverford and one Swarthmore scholar, on topics ranging […]

Performing Arts Series Opens With Corridor by Australian Dance Troupe Lucy Guerin Inc.

Posted September 18, 2009

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series will partner with New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center to present the first Philadelphia-area performances by Australian dance group Lucy Guerin Inc. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 8 and 10 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Internationally renowned for the skill and audacity of its performers, […]

Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck to screen Slippery Slope

Posted September 18, 2009
movie poster for "Slippery Slope"

Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 will visit the Bryn Mawr campus on Thursday, Sept. 24, for a screening of her comedy film Slippery Slope, which won the 2007 Best Feature award at the Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles. Schenck will show the film at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21 and respond to audience […]

President McAuliffe Addresses the Heads of the United Kingdom’s Universities

Posted September 16, 2009

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently returned from the Universities UK (UUK) Annual Conference in Edinburgh, where she gave a speech outlining the effect of the global economic crisis on U.S. colleges and universities. UUK is the membership organization for the heads of all the universities in England, Ireland, and Wales. She called on […]

MacArthur Grantee Sherry Ortner ’62 to Lecture at BMC

Posted September 15, 2009

Sherry Ortner ’62, who is widely regarded as a “founding mother” of feminist anthropology, will return to Bryn Mawr next week to deliver a public lecture and meet with undergraduates in two Bryn Mawr courses. Her lecture, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in Dalton 300, relates to her current ethnographic study of […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted September 10, 2009

The article Colleges Helping Alumni Find Jobs quotes Alumnae Career Counselor Debbie Becker and notes that while some colleges and universities have had to limit their career services support of alumni, Bryn Mawr has a staff member dedicated solely to their support.

Bestselling Author Lorrie Moore Opens Stellar Reading Series

Posted September 10, 2009
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A reading by best-selling author Lorrie Moore from her new novel A Gate at the Stairs opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. This year’s series also features Dominican-American poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Julia Alvarez; playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama; The Paris […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: USA Today

Posted September 8, 2009

As reported in this USA Today article, Jenny Sawyer  ’02, a freelance book reviewer for The Christian Science Monitor, is the face of the new Web site The site provides one-minute video primers focused on the the most commonly assigned works of literature.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Washington

Posted September 8, 2009

Washington Post Columnist Jay Mathews looks at Bryn Mawr’s new “Test Flexible” policy and asks Will Advanced Placement Replace the SAT?

Hepburn Center Welcomes Filmmaker, Health Advocate as New Fellows; Previous Fellows to Return

Posted September 3, 2009

Filmmaker Sarah Schenck ’87 and Philadelphia public-health advocate Carol Rogers have been selected as Hepburn Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year, Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director Leslie Rescorla has announced. In addition, 2008-09 Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89 will be returning to campus on Oct. 22 to lead a workshop on social entrepeneurship, and 2008-09 Fellow […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Washington Monthly

Posted September 2, 2009

Bryn Mawr College ranks seventh among liberal-arts colleges in the Washington Monthly‘s annual ranking of colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly‘s editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research and service. America’s best colleges, the editors reasoned, are those that […]