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Would Mad Men’s Betty Draper Have Made it at Bryn Mawr?

Posted October 23, 2009
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Widely lauded for its attention to period-specific details, the AMC television series Mad Men has had its slips. The show’s “most egregious stumble” according to Benjamin Schwarz’s article in the November issue of The Atlantic, involves a lead character’s college career at Bryn Mawr: “By far the brainiest of the Seven Sisters—cussed, straight-backed, high-minded, and feminist (its students, so the wags said, preferred the Ph.D. to the Mrs.)—Bryn Mawr was probably the least likely college that Betty Draper … would have attended.” Read more&raquo

Flexner Lectureship Brings Scholar to Discuss Early Encounters Among Muslim, Hindu, and Christian Elites

Posted October 20, 2009
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UCLA Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a noted scholar of the history of South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and European expansion, will hold the 2009 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr, which has been the proving ground for some of the most influential texts published in the humanities since its inception in 1928. Read more&raquo

Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers to Discuss her Career in Public Health, Health-care Reform

Posted October 20, 2009
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On Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., 2009 Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers will discuss the challenges and issues that have most engaged her during her 29-year career in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the insights her professional experience affords regarding the current crisis facing our nation’s health-care system. Her talk, to take place […]

Influenza Update: Handful of Mild Cases, One Student Tests Positive for H1N1

Posted October 16, 2009

Related stories about H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Seasonal flu vaccine now available for students Information about H1N1 (Swine) Flu for the Bryn Mawr College Community Prior to the fall break, a handful of Bryn Mawr students had been treated by the Student Health Center for mild flu-like symptoms. One student who lives off […]

Darwin’s Ancestors Exhibition to Open Thursday, Oct. 22, With Lecture on Early Geneticists

Posted October 15, 2009
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The new exhibition Darwin’s Ancestors: Tracing the Origins of the “Origin of Species,” will open on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a lecture by Swarthmore College Professor of Biology Scott Gilbert, titled “Disagreements among Friends: How T. H. Morgan and E. B. Wilson’s Agreeing to Disagree Helped Establish Genetics and the Modern Synthesis.” Read more»

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to Perform From her Work in Goodhart

Posted October 13, 2009
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will perform her work at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater as part of the 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next […]

Get to Know Interim Dean of Admissions Chuck Rickard

Posted October 9, 2009
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Former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard has become the College’s chief enrollment and communications officer. While the College conducts a national search for a new dean of admissions, seasoned college-admissions professional Chuck Rickard (the two Rickards are not related) has agreed to serve as interim dean of admissions. Read more»

After a Summer in the Chinese Media Spotlight, Inventor Ying Pan ’13 Settles Into Life at Bryn Mawr

Posted October 7, 2009
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Inventor Ying Pan ’13 of Guangzhou, China, won a major prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May and found herself in the heat of the media spotlight as she prepared to leave home for her first semester at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Administrative Reorganization Continues with New Appointments, New Web Site, and More

Posted October 6, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe and members of the recently formed student services organization met in the Benham Gateway building Sept. 29 to hear from Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard and others about the latest progress in creating a new student-services structure at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: BMC Anthropologist Contributes to Major Study of Early Hominid Skeleton

Posted October 2, 2009
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology Denise F. Su co-authored one of a suite of papers about Ardipithecus ramidus, the earliest known hominid skeleton, that were published today in Science. The study was featured in The New York Times, National Geographic News, the BBC News, and numerous other media outlets. Su’s work focused on reconstructing the early […]

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Now Available to Students

Posted October 1, 2009

The Health Center now has seasonal flu vaccine available for students. The vaccine is available to any Bryn Mawr student and is highly recommended for students with asthma or other respiratory diseases Read more»