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Bryn Mawr Student Makes Headlines in India’s National Newspaper

Posted July 29, 2010

Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 is featured in India’s National Newspaper, The Hindu, for her successful campaign to build a science lab for orphaned girls in Vedaranyam, India. Somasundaram began her $40,000 fundraising campaign two years ago after visiting the school as a 16-year-old high-school student.

English Chair Edits ‘Open Review’ Edition of Shakespeare Journal, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted July 29, 2010

English Chair Katherine Rowe has guest-edited a special edition of Shakespeare Quarterly that used the Internet to “tap the public wisdom of a crowd,” reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Katherine Rowe, chair of the English department at Bryn Mawr College, guest-edited the special issue. She and the editorial board decided that the issue’s new-media […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Wins First-Ever Mentorship Award From Association for Women in Mathematics

Posted July 28, 2010

Good mentoring can make a career, says Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes. Hughes has devoted much of her own career to ensuring that good mentoring is available to women in mathematics. At Bryn Mawr, generations of students have benefited from Hughes’ attention and encouragement, building confidence that is evident in the popularity of […]

Legendary Professor of Greek Mabel Lang Dies at 92

Posted July 23, 2010
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Professor Emeritus of Greek Mabel Lang, a celebrated classical scholar and a Bryn Mawr icon for generations of students, died at home in Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, July 21. Lang served on the Bryn Mawr faculty for 45 years, publishing 12 books and more than 50 articles; she taught introductory Greek to almost 1,000 students … Read more »

Nancy Craig Lecture Postponed

Posted July 22, 2010

A lecture by molecular geneticist Nancy Craig ’73 scheduled for Friday, July 23, at 4 p.m. has been postponed because of illness. Craig’s lecture was part of the Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series offered in conjunction with Bryn Mawr’s Summer Science Research Program for undergraduates. Because the summer program is so close to completion, Craig’s […]

Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010
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Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in […]

Bryn Mawr President Tweets from the Bike Trail

Posted July 8, 2010
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As Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe bicycles through Vermont’s Champlain Valley with a group of alumnae/i, her trusty iPhone is never far from her side. She’s putting it to good use: posting photos and brief updates from the trail via Twitter. Using the Bryn Mawr Twitter account and the hashtag #bmcpres, McAuliffe has been […]