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Economics Professor Michael Rock Takes Part in Forum on Renewable Energy

Posted March 29, 2010

“I have a great big fear we’re going to lose out on green industry like we did with the automobile industry,” Economics Professor Michael Rock says at a West Chester University forum on innovation and job growth tied to renewable energy, reports the Norristown Times Herald.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams to Give Commencement Convocation Address on Saturday, May 15

Posted March 26, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Jody Williams will give the Commencement Convocation address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. on Merion Green. Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her […]

McAuliffe Welcomes Vickers Back for Portrait Unveiling

Posted March 26, 2010

The new portrait of President Emeritus Nancy J. Vickers unveiled in Thomas Great Hall last week differs from the official portraits of Vickers’ predecessors in one surprising particular: it is the first of Bryn Mawr’s presidential portraits to be painted by a woman … Read more»

2010 Watson Fellow Simone Biow Will Follow the Path of ‘Creative Destruction’

Posted March 25, 2010
Photo of Simone Biow

If you want to find Simone Biow ’10 next year, try looking wherever in the developing world the weather is worst. Natural disasters, Biow says, can spark floods of entrepreneurial creativity in communities affected by them—creativity that is too often overlooked by formal disaster-relief efforts. Biow, a political-science major with a knack for languages, is […]

Bryn Mawr Named to Community Service Honor Roll for Second Consecutive Year

Posted March 24, 2010

The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only four women’s colleges nationwide that were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. The Honor Roll’s […]

The Inner Wars Our Soldiers are Fighting

Posted March 23, 2010

Nancy Sherman ’73, author of The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers talks to NPR’s Radio Times about the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by modern warriors, and the lingering effects their choices have for the rest of their lives and for U.S. society.

Bryn Mawr Climate Action Plan Calls for Reduction in College’s Carbon Footprint

Posted March 22, 2010
graphic: American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

Earlier this year, Bryn Mawr College submitted its Climate Action Plan as part of The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The plan calls for a 10-percent decrease in overall college emissions over the next 10 years; an expansion of course offerings in environmental studies; increased efforts to educate the community on sustainability issues; […]

Senior Mandy Shen’s Nonprofit Brings Liberal-Arts Values to Rural High Schools in China

Posted March 22, 2010
Photo of Mandy Shen in Library

When Mandy (Menghan) Shen ’10 looked for a community-service opportunity a few years ago, she was interested in tackling the problem of educational inequality between China’s rural and urban populations. But volunteer programs that addressed the issue seemed to be few and far between—and barricaded with bureaucratic red tape. So Shen gathered a few friends […]

Great Hall Chamber Orchestra to Perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Posted March 19, 2010
Conductor Michael Krausz

International prize-winning violinist José Blumenschein, cellist Efe Baltacigil, and pianist Benjamin Hochman will be featured in Beethoven’s beloved and seldom performed “Triple Concerto” when the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra plays at Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall on Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m. … Read more &raquo

Offerings to Athena Explores Students’ Perspective on Bryn Mawr History

Posted March 18, 2010

What was life like for students at Bryn Mawr 10, 25, 50, or even 125 years ago? Aided by a small cadre of contemporary students, Postdoctoral Fellow Anne Bruder is sifting through back-smoker diaries, newspaper clippings, journals, students’ letters, and other archival materials—some newly discovered—in search of the myriad answers to that question. A young […]

Filmmaker John Waters Brings “This Filthy World” to Goodhart Theater

Posted March 17, 2010
photo of John Waters

Legendary counterculture filmmaker John Waters brings his one-man show An Evening with John Waters: This Filthy World to Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Theater on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. … Read more»

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand to Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 17, 2010

Former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand will read from his work on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the […]

Discrimination in the Workplace: An Evening With Lilly Ledbetter

Posted March 16, 2010
photo of Lilly Ledbetter at a podium labeled "Equal Pay for Equal Work"

Lilly Ledbetter, a tireless advocate for equality in the workplace whose Supreme Court battle resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, will speak on Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Thomas Great Hall … Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Meets Higher-Ed and Industry Leaders, Alumnae and Parents on India Trip

Posted March 15, 2010
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Rajendra Jagdale, director, Science and Technology Park, University of Pune

On a recently completed a weeklong tour of three Indian cities, Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe’s intensive schedule of official meetings was leavened by the hospitality of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of current students, who treated the president to a sampling of the Indian arts scene … Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Quoted in Indian Newspapers

Posted March 15, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was quoted in the Indian newspaper the Daily News and Analysis as she traveled the country as part of the Institute of International Education’s U.S. University Presidents’ Delegation to India. The Times of India also mentioned Bryn Mawr College in its coverage of the visit. The coverage is no longer […]

Mary Rorro ’91 Uses Music Therapy to Help Veterans Deal With PTSD

Posted March 12, 2010

New York classical music radio station WQXR reports on how psychiatrist Mary Rorro ’91 uses classical music to help veterans at a South Jersey Veterans Affairs clinic open up and deal with post traumatic stress disorder.

Bryn Mawr College Names Michele Rasmussen New Dean of the Undergraduate College

Posted March 12, 2010

Following a nationwide search, Bryn Mawr College has named Michele A. Rasmussen as the new Dean of the Undergraduate College, announced President Jane McAuliffe today. Rasmussen currently serves as the director of Duke University’s Academic Advising Center and associate dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (Duke’s undergraduate liberal arts college). “Michele has the […]

Bryn Mawr Alumna Puts Medical School on Hold to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors

Posted March 12, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Naomi Rosenberg ’05, who put medical school on hold to help Haitian earthquake survivors get medical help in Philadelphia. “In her early 20s, while a premed student at Bryn Mawr College, the direction of Rosenberg’s life changed after she read Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, a book about physician […]

Ray Tharan Memorial Fund Honors Longtime Athletic Department Staffer

Posted March 9, 2010

A new fund has been established in honor of the late Associate Director of Athletics Ray Tharan, who died last fall after 26 years of service to the Bryn Mawr Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Wellness Kathleen Tierney, joined by her predecessors Amy Campbell (1999-2006) and Jen Shillingford […]

CNN Article on Quirky College Donations Includes 200-Year-Old Clock at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 9, 2010

In 1957 Philadelphia physician Florence Chapman Child left Bryn Mawr $50,000 in her will if the school would also agree to take her 150-year-old grandfather clock, reports in this article about quirky college donations . You can see a 1957 story about the bequest in the Free Lance-Star of Federicksburg, Va. We’re pleased to say […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Chamber Singers Travel to Turkey

Posted March 9, 2010
The Chamber Singers visit Ankara Castle

Philadelphia public radio station WHYY recently reported on the Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges’ Spring Break trip to Turkey. Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Attends White House’s International Women’s Day Reception

Posted March 8, 2010

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe was invited to the White House’s International Women’s Day Reception on March 8. Watch as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama address the group.

Bryn Mawr College Joins Other Schools in Creation of Center for Science of Information

Posted March 8, 2010

Bryn Mawr College is joining Howard University; MIT, Princeton; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkley; the University of California, San Diego; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and lead institution Purdue University in the creation of the National Science Foundation’s Center for the Science of Information. The Center will be headquartered at Purdue and […]

Red Grooms Exhibition: Iconic Pieces and Previously Unseen Works

Posted March 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s 2010 spring exhibition, Old Masters and Modern Muses: Red Grooms’s Portraits of Artists, 1957-2009, showcases more than 30 works of art by prominent American artist Red Grooms … Read more»

Pottstown Mercury Reports on Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Being Named Coach of the Year

Posted March 3, 2010

Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock has been named the Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year, reports the Pottstown Mercury. Whitlock, a Chester County native who graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1986, is the first Bryn Mawr swimming coach to be honored with the award.

Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock Named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year

Posted March 1, 2010

Bryn Mawr College Head Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock has been named the 2010 Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year. The award is voted on by the coaches of the conference and is awarded annually following the conference’s championship meet. Whitlock is the first Bryn Mawr swimming coach to be honored with this award. […]

History Professor Sharon Ullman’s Review in Boston Globe

Posted March 1, 2010

History Professor Sharon Ullman reviewed Elaine Beal’s “Another Life Altogether” for the Boston Globe. “In ‘Another Life Altogether,’ Beale reminds us that writing, always potentially dangerous, also confers grace, and that with the power of the word, we all have the potential to become the heroines of our own lives,” writes Ullman.

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named by President Barack Obama to Deficit-Cutting Commission

Posted March 1, 2010

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Business Week are among the many media outlets to report on the naming of Alice Rivlin ’52, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington and visiting professor at Georgetown University, to serve on a commission on […]