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Archive for November, 2009

Bryn Mawr Paleoecologist Katherine Marenco talks about the Cambrian sea floor in ScienceNews

Posted November 30, 2009

Bryn Mawr paleoecologist Katherine N. Marenco is quoted and her research cited in the ScienceNews article “As The Worms Churn,” about worms and other burrowing creatures and the effect they have on scientific attempts to read the history of environmental conditions by analyzing the layering of sediments.

Slate Article Cites Psychology Professor Clark McCauley’s Research on Commuter Behavior

Posted November 30, 2009

The research of Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley is cited in the Slate article “Underground Psychology,” about what researchers have learned about human behavior by studying the habits of mass-transit riders.

Internship Fair, Information Session Present Opportunities to Students

Posted November 30, 2009

Preparing briefings for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, sequencing and analyzing DNA, and digging into a transportation archive for evidence of a community’s response to the loss of a light rail line are among the many tasks Bryn Mawr students undertook during internships last summer. Students can learn more about how to find […]

Celebrated Writer Julia Alvarez to Read; Musicians Will Perform Musical Setting of Her Poems by Haverford Professor

Posted November 30, 2009

Celebrated Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, best known for her fictional works How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, will be joined by chamber musicians L’Ensemble for a night of words and music  at Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The evening […]

Bi-College Team Wins NSF Grant to Train Science Teachers

Posted November 25, 2009

New scholarship funding is available to Bryn Mawr and Haverford science and math majors through an $897,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher/Scholar ProgramRead more»

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Schools in Online Admissions Forum

Posted November 24, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard will join her counterparts from The University of Pennsylvania;  The University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” is […]

Owls Tip Off Basketball Season with “Fight for a Cure” Tournament

Posted November 19, 2009
Senior Co-Captain Shanika Bridges-King

The Bryn Mawr basketball team’s 2009-10 season will get underway with a home game against Rosemont on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. as part of a weekend tournament with local rivals Immaculata and Penn State-Abington.

Bryn Mawr Featured in Associated Press Article on the Posse Foundation

Posted November 17, 2009

Bryn Mawr is featured prominently in “College students find support in campus ‘posses,'” an Associated Press story about the Posse Foundation. Posse has worked with the Bryn Mawr Admissions Office since 2001 to bring talented students from Boston-area public schools to Bryn Mawr. The article appeared in the print or online versions of hundreds of news outlets across the country.

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey Featured on Poetry Daily

Posted November 17, 2009

Director of Creative Writing Karl Kirchwey is the featured poet of the day on Poetry Daily for Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Web site will post a selection from Kirchwey’s long poem Mutabor, a work in progress.

Bryn Mawr Celebrates International Education Week

Posted November 12, 2009

Bryn Mawr College will celebrate the extraordinary experiences of its students who study abroad and the innumerable contributions of its international students, faculty, and staff next week with a series of events marking International Education Week, Nov. 16-20 … Read more»

To Inaugurate a Reconceived Goodhart, Bi-College Theater Production Probes Language, Space

Posted November 11, 2009

As Mark Lord planned the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s 2009 fall production, he took into account a factor he hadn’t needed to consider in previous years: a beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art theater facility. Goodhart Theater, dedicated in 1928, has always been a stunningly beautiful building, said Lord. Now it is also a great working theater, capable of transforming space in myriad ways. But Lord has chosen to inaugurate Goodhart’s new teaching theater with a text that resolutely resists the illusion of transformation. Read more»

Bryn Mawr Professors Escort Robots to Capitol Hill

Posted November 5, 2009

Three Bryn Mawr professors and a few of their favorite mechanical teaching assistants visited Washington, D.C., recently to advise members of Congress on the use of robotics in education. Bryn Mawr was one of a few institutions invited by the Congressional Bi-Partisan Robotics Caucus to a briefing on robots and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

Q&A with 2009 Flexner Lecturer Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Posted November 5, 2009

2009 Mary Flexner Lecturer Sanjay Subrahmanyam is a prolific, well-regarded scholar, and an accomplished teacher. He taught economic history and comparative economic development at the Delhi School of Economics from 1983 to 1995, when he moved to Paris as directeur d’études in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. In 2002, Subrahmanyam moved to […]

Award-Winning Satirist George Saunders to Read

Posted November 2, 2009

MacArthur “genius” fellow and frequent New Yorker contributor George Saunders will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in  Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House as part of the College’s 2009-10 Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series is free and open to the public. Best […]

Bern Schwartz Gym to Close for Renovation Nov. 23, Temporary Fitness Center to be Set Up in Rhoads Hall

Posted November 2, 2009

The $7.5 million dollar renovation of Bern Schwartz Gymnasium, dubbed the Smart Women, Strong Women initiative, will soon be in full swing, and as of Monday, Nov. 23, the fitness center will be closed. The pool will be closed for all recreational swimming Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. The former Rhoads Hall dining space […]