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Archive for February, 2010

GSAS Alum John Humphrey Becomes Seventh BMC Archaeology Grad to Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Posted February 24, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s famed Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology added an entry to its long list of laurels last month when alumnus John Humphrey, Ph.D. ’75, became the seventh graduate of the department to win the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Two other winners of the award were […]

Q & A: Political Economist Michael Allen on Controversies Over Earthquake Relief in Haiti

Posted February 22, 2010
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Responses to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 have sparked considerable controversy. Politicians, aid workers, and pundits have argued about where relief efforts should be directed and who should be in charge. Questions about how best to rebuild an infrastructure that was inadequate even before the quake struck have led to debates […]

Performing Arts Series Returns to Goodhart Theater with Spectacular Sold-Out Performance

Posted February 22, 2010

The Performing Arts Series’ return to Goodhart Theater Feb. 13, featuring the dance troupe Urban Bush Women, was a huge success. See photos of the standing-room-only performance and associated events at which the College played host to many of the Philadelphia area’s art and culture leaders … Read more »

Princeton Professor, Pundit to Deliver Keynote Address for Black History Month (Rescheduled from Feb. 10)

Posted February 22, 2010
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Melissa Harris-Lacewell will give the keynote address for Bryn Mawr College’s celebration of  Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in Thomas Great Hall. The lecture,  “Your Black Is Not Like Mine: How Gender Complicates African American Politics,” is free and open to the public. Harris-Lacewell is an associate professor of politics […]

Filmmakers Sarah Schenck ’87 and Margaret Sclafani ’08 Visit Campus for Hepburn Center Events

Posted February 18, 2010

Hepburn Center Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 returns to Bryn Mawr next week with fellow filmmaker Margaret Sclafani ’08 for a variety of special events, including a lecture in the  Center for Visual Culture‘s Wednesday colloquium series and a screening of Schenck’s film Slippery Slope at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. In addition, Schenck will meet […]

GSSWSR’s Jim Martin Contributes to Guide for Educators and Those Working with Veterans and Their Families

Posted February 17, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) Professor Jim Martin is one of 35 national experts recently tapped by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to create a new guide to help Schools of Social Work as they develop courses and programs for social-work students, community behavioral-health providers, and […]

Bryn Mawr President Part Of U.S. Higher-Education Delegation Traveling To India

Posted February 17, 2010

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe will spend the first week of March in India with U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and senior officials from 13 other colleges and universities, including Michigan State University, Rollins College, and the University of Kentucky, as part of the Institute of International Education’s U.S. University Presidents’ Delegation […]

Niyaz: Persian-Indian Electronica, Sufi Mysticism in Goodhart

Posted February 15, 2010
Photo of Nitaz by Austin Young

Niyaz, the group that blends electronica with Persian folk songs and the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi,will perform in Goodhart Feb. 27 … Read more »

Media: Exploring African Roots and Branches

Posted February 15, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer previews this weekend’s Urban Bush Women performance at Goodhart Theater.

Bryn Mawr Community Stunned by Loss of Health Researcher Kevin Robinson

Posted February 12, 2010
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The Bryn Mawr College community is struggling to come to terms with the loss of Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Research Kevin J. Robinson, who died unexpectedly last weekend at the age of 40. The community was notified with an e-mail from President Jane McAuliffe, who described Robinson as a “treasured colleague” whose […]

Geology Chair Receives Grant to Study the Evolution of the Rocky Mountains

Posted February 12, 2010
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Geology Chair Arlo Weil recently received a $230,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the evolution of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The research will take place in central Wyoming. It builds upon work done by Weil and co-principal investigator Adolph Yonkee, of Weber State University, over the past six years in […]

Main Line School Night Series Examines World Literature With Expert Guidance from Bryn Mawr Scholars

Posted February 9, 2010

Bryn Mawr will continue its popular partnership with local adult-education program Main Line School Night (MLSN) this spring with a series titled “Good Books: Reading With the Experts.” Top literary scholars—five Bryn Mawr professors and one Bryn Mawr Ph.D. who now teaches at Swarthmore College—will explore six important books in translation. Online registration for the […]

Event Postponements and Cancellations

Posted February 9, 2010

Because severe winter weather is predicted for the Philadelphia area, a number of events scheduled to take place at Bryn Mawr College have been postponed or canceled. College Communications recommends that anyone planning to travel to the College for an event on Wednesday, Feb. 10, or Thursday, Feb. 11, check the College’s online calendar before […]

Associated Press Article Highlights Spanish-Language Admissions Page

Posted February 8, 2010

An Associated Press article about efforts to reach out to Hispanic students and their families features Bryn Mawr’s new Spanish-language admissions page. The story quotes Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard and student Daisy Mateo ’10, whose picture appeared with the article. The piece was picked up by hundreds of media outlets nationwide.

Medieval-Studies Conference to Explore Translation

Posted February 8, 2010
manuscript illumination of Nicholas Oresme translating Aristotle

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Bryn Mawr will join the Delaware Valley Medieval Association (DMVA) in hosting a medieval-studies symposium. “Translatio and Translation in Medieval Europe,” to take place in Wyndham Alumnae House from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will examine an important aspect of medieval thought in a variety of contexts. “The concept of translation […]

Saturday LSAT Administration Canceled

Posted February 5, 2010

Because up to a foot of snow is expected to fall in the Philadelphia area overnight, an administration of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scheduled at Bryn Mawr on Saturday, Feb. 6, has been canceled. For more information, please contact the Law School Admissions Council at (215) 968-1001 or through the LSAC Web site. […]

BMC in the Media: Professor’s Radio Interview, Goodhart Renovation, BHM Speaker, and a Movie Trailer

Posted February 4, 2010

A few recent media offerings in which the College played a prominent role : Professor of Political Science Michael Allen was a featured guest on the Jamaican national radio show “The Breakfast Club” on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 4. The interview focused on issues of development, both personal and national, in the postcolonial economic […]

Faculty Dance Concert Features Revival of 1963 Solo

Posted February 1, 2010
Myra Bazells

Some of Philadelphia’s top dance professionals will perform at Bryn Mawr on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the College’s annual Faculty Dance Concert in Pembroke Dance Studio. The concert, featuring performances by dancers and choreographers who teach at Bryn Mawr, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Read more»

Urban Bush Women, Acogny Celebrate Reopening of Goodhart

Posted February 1, 2010

Celebrate the reopening of Goodhart Hall with an evening of powerful, compelling dance as renowned dance troupe Urban Bush Women performs with Senegalese dance legend Germaine Acogny and Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Read more»