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Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey Reviews Derek Walcott’s Newest Collection for The New York Times

Posted April 29, 2010

Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program Karl Kirchwey reviews Derek Walcott’s newest collection of poems for The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.

Alt-Pop Band Featuring Two Bryn Mawr Juniors Featured on

Posted April 29, 2010

The band “Post Post” featuring BMC juniors Marisa Helgeson and Michelle Zauner, Haverford student Kevin O’Halloran and former Bryn Mawr student Casey Sowa is this week’s “Needle in a Haystack” on

“Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context” Opens Registration on May 1

Posted April 29, 2010

As part of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th anniversary, the College will host an international conference celebrating the empowering heritage of women’s education and charting a course for its future titled “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context.” Alumnae, students, staff, and others interested in attending the conference can register online via the Bryn […]

Playwright Jessica Rizzo ’11 Wins Coveted Beinecke Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010
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Jessica Rizzo ’11, a double major in theater and English, is one of just 20 students nationwide to have been selected for the $34,000 Beinecke scholarship. The coveted awards are given to college juniors who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise” during their undergraduate careers; they fund graduate study […]

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Posted April 29, 2010

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 22, President Jane McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS BEINEKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Jessica […]

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey to Serve as Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome

Posted April 27, 2010

Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program Karl Kirchwey has been named the fifth Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome, a position he will hold for a three-year term beginning July 1 until he returns to Bryn Mawr for the fall 2013 semester. Visiting Assistant Professor […]

Bryn Mawr Named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review

Posted April 27, 2010

Bryn Mawr has been named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review in its new Guide to 286 Green Colleges. Many energy-saving initiatives have reduced energy consumption at Bryn Mawr during the past decade, including the installation of a computerized energy/temperature-management system that placed temperature sensors in over 500 indoor locations throughout campus. Students recently […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 2

Posted April 23, 2010
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This year’s May Day celebration will occur on Sunday, May 2. All of the day’s events are free, and most are open to the general public … Read more»

Bryn Mawr College to Sponsor Mural Highlighting Advances in Women’s Education as Part of Its 125th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 23, 2010

As part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Bryn Mawr College’s “Bold Vision. For Women.For the World,” the College is partnering with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to create a mural in West Philadelphia highlighting advances in the education of women. “This project allows us to do two important things in connection with our anniversary,” […]

Former Roommates Meet Again as Goldwater Scholar, Honorable Mention

Posted April 23, 2010
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When Bryn Mawr’s Office of Residential Life made room assignments to first-year students in the fall of 2007, it had no way of knowing how much scientific talent it was concentrating in room 411 of Brecon Hall. Now the two former occupants of that room, Samantha Wood and Sarah Christian, are the winner and an […]

Founder of Kenyan Scholarship Fund Headlines Project Educate in Africa Fundraiser

Posted April 22, 2010
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Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, the founder of the Akili Dada scholarship fund for Kenyan girls, will speak at a fundraising gala sponsored by Project Educate in Africa this Friday, April 22, in Thomas Great Hall. The event will also feature party music, catering by a local African restaurant, and a silent auction of unique hand-made craft items […]

Open Campus Days Draw Record Number of Admitted Students to Bryn Mawr

Posted April 22, 2010
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Last weekend 286 students and their families descended on Bryn Mawr’s campus to attend Open Campus Days.  Students stayed overnight in the dorms with hostesses, ate in the dining halls, went to an a cappella and spoken-word concert, met departmental representatives at the  academic fair, and visited classes on Monday to get a feel for […]

College Saves Thousands on Reduced Energy Costs Thanks to Student-Run “Energy Diet”

Posted April 22, 2010

The BMC Greens recently announced that the residents of Denbigh Hall won the 2010 Energy Diet Competition, cutting their energy usage for the month of February by approximately 26 percent. It’s estimated that the College saved almost $7,000 overall during the month thanks to reduced energy consumption by students in the residence halls during the […]

Celebrated Writer, Naturalist, and Environmental Activist Peter Matthiessen to Give Free Reading

Posted April 15, 2010
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Two-time National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen, author of At Play in the Fields of the Lord, will read from his work on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall. Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the public. Matthiessen has […]

Apocalipsis Rosario ’11 Wins $10K Davis Grant to Support Writing Project for Boston Teenagers

Posted April 15, 2010
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This summer, Apocalipsis Rosario ’11 plans to turn a group of adolescent girls who hail from one of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods into published authors. A Boston native, Rosario knows from experience that listening to the voices of young people can have a powerful positive impact—on both their lives and their communities. That knowledge spurred her […]

Bryn Mawr College Names Laurie Koehler New Dean of Admissions

Posted April 8, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College has named Laurie Koehler, who currently serves as director of admission at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, its the new dean of admissions, announced Jenny Rickard, Chief Enrollment and  Communications Officer. Koehler will join Bryn Mawr this summer. “After a nationwide search in which we met with many truly outstanding candidates, we […]

Plans for 125th Anniversary Include International Conference on Women’s Education

Posted April 8, 2010

As the first U.S. women’s college to offer students the chance to pursue a Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College has had since its founding in 1885 a bold vision for women and for the place they should occupy in the world. “Bryn Mawr is unique in that from its founding, the College placed no academic limits […]

Bryn Mawr to Offer Half-Credit Courses for Fall 2010

Posted April 2, 2010

Beginning in the Fall 2010 semester, Bryn Mawr students will have yet another option as they explore their academic opportunities and attempt to fit their many interests and the College’s varied offerings into a four course semester. For the first time, Bryn Mawr will be offering a slate of half-credit, seven-week, courses in addition to […]

Special Course Offerings Celebrate Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary

Posted April 2, 2010
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As part of Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration, the College will be offering a collection of courses in education, English, biology and history, as well as a course offered by the Growth and Structure of Cities program on community mural projects. The umbrella theme of the courses in the group is “Changing Education” …Read more»

New Faculty Hires to Begin Teaching at BMC Next Fall

Posted April 2, 2010

As of April 1, three of four open tenure-track faculty positions at Bryn Mawr have been filled, and the College will welcome two new assistant professors of economics and an assistant professor of Greek to campus next fall.  News about the fourth position, in history of art, is expected soon. The newcomers: Economics: Jonathan Lanning’s […]

Reading by Acclaimed Writer Robin Black April 6

Posted April 2, 2010
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Acclaimed short-story writer and essayist Robin Black will read from her first story collection in Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Read more»

Lynn Pasquerella, President-Elect of Mt. Holyoke, to Give Rothenberg Lecture

Posted April 1, 2010

Lynne Pasquerella, president-elect of Mt. Holyoke College, will give the 2010 Bernard Rothenberg Lecture in Biology and Public Policy at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House. Pasquerella currently serves as provost at the University of Hartford and is a noted bioethicist. Her lecture is titled “Biology […]

BMC Makes National and Regional Headlines

Posted April 1, 2010

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article dealing with vitriol surrounding the health-care debate that asked, When Does Political Anger Turn to Violence? A new  project being called the world’s first “critical edition” of the Koran is a “a wonderful opportunity to do something that the field of […]

Admissions Offers Tendered to Talented, Diverse Group

Posted April 1, 2010

Earlier this week, Bryn Mawr extended offers of admission to talented young women from around the world, potential members of the Class of 2014. These students, like current Bryn Mawr women, are an impressive and diverse group, representing 53 countries, 47 states, and the District of Columbia. Twelve percent are citizens of countries other than […]