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Cities Professor Travels to Brazil to Develop New Course in Environmental Studies

Posted August 26, 2010
Free University of the Environment, Curitiba, Brazil

Brazil, by far the largest country in Latin America in terms of both area and population (191 million people),  is nevertheless poorly represented in many Latin American studies curricula in the United States, says Gary McDonogh, the coordinator of Bryn Mawr’s program in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures. McDonogh, a professor in […]

Fall 2010 Convocation Launches Campus Celebration of BMC’s 125th Anniversary

Posted August 26, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe invites the entire Bryn Mawr community to join her for the fall convocation on Monday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, as the college officially begins its academic year and the celebration of its 125th anniversary. In addition to comments from McAuliffe, representatives of the […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes Unprecedented Number of International Students in Class of 2014

Posted August 26, 2010
move-in day

Cloudy skies occasionally threatened, but did not rain on the 369 members of Bryn Mawr’s class of 2014 as they arrived on campus, wrangled their belongings into dorm rooms, met new classmates and advisers, and parted from their families on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The College also welcomed five transfer students and five Katharine McBride Scholars. […]

Bryn Mawr Ranks #2 Among Liberal Arts Colleges in Rankings that Ask “What are colleges doing for the country?”

Posted August 26, 2010
decorative graphic:Washington Monthly 2010 College rankings

Bryn Mawr ranks #2 in The Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of colleges and universities, which asks “not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country.” “Bryn Mawr is number two this year, and Wellesley is number ten, with Smith not far behind. Most historic women’s colleges have long since […]

English Chair Katherine Rowe Quoted on Front Page of The New York Times

Posted August 24, 2010

English Chair Katherine Rowe is extensively quoted in this front-page New York Times article about a growing movement toward a more open peer review process that uses online “crowd-sourcing.” Rowe has guest-edited a special edition of Shakespeare Quarterly, scheduled for publication this fall, that will feature several articles first posted at mediacommonspress. Rowe invited about […]

K-12 Teachers Investigate Brain, Learning at Bryn Mawr

Posted August 19, 2010
photo of participants in k-12 science-teaching program

A diverse group of 12 Philadelphia-area educators recently spent three weeks investigating new approaches to learning at Bryn Mawr’s “Brain, Science, and Inquiry-Based Education,” a summer institute for K-12 teachers. Instructor in Biology Wilfred Franklin and Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology Paul Grobstein hosted the program along with Jessica Watkins ’13, Jenna Pfeiffer ’12, […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Lecturer Among Those Preserving Early-18th-Century Home

Posted August 17, 2010

Growth and Structure of Cities Lecturer Jeffrey Cohen is among a group of researchers excavating and preserving an early-18th century home in Marcus Hook, Pa., reports the Delaware County Daily Times.

Chemistry Chair Michelle Francl Takes The New York Times Challenge to Unplug

Posted August 17, 2010

Chemistry Professor and Chair Michelle Francl was one of the dozens of people to respond to a New York Times challenge to “temporarily give up their technological tethers, then make videos about the experience.” Now that she’s plugged back in, you can keep up with Francl on her blogs, The Culture of Chemistry and Quantum […]

Bi-Co Indie Rock Band Post Post Featured in Philadelphia Weekly’s Music Issue

Posted August 12, 2010
photo of Post Post, lying on mosaic pavement

Post Post, an indie pop-rock quartet formed on the Bryn Mawr College campus by Bryn Mawr and Haverford students, is one of seven hot local acts who got the nod in Philadelphia Weekly‘s annual music issue. And there’s a bonus: the Weekly assigned the story to Lauren Smith ’12, who impressed editors as an intern […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty Featured In WHYY Segment on the Headlong Performance Institute

Posted August 11, 2010

Lucy Edwards ’08 and Lecturer in Dance David Brick are interviewed in this segment of WHYY’s Friday Arts Special College Edition about the Headlong Performance Institute. HPI is a unique semester-away program that offers an intensive performance curriculum shaped by liberal-arts values. Participants in HPI earn academic credit through Bryn Mawr. HPI faculty members include […]

Bryn Mawr is One of Only Four Schools Nationwide to See Bond-Rating Upgrade, Reports Forbes

Posted August 10, 2010

According to, Bryn Mawr bucked a national trend when Moody’s Investors Service, the country’s leading bond-rating agency, upgraded its rating this year. Forbes says that Moody’s “so far this year has handed out many times more downgrades than upgrades to traditional nonprofit institutions of higher education with public debt,” but Bryn Mawr College is […]

GSSWSR Professor James Martin Quoted in USA Today Article on Military Extensions

Posted August 10, 2010

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor James Martin, a retired Army Colonel with a 26-year career in the Army Medical Department, is quoted in this USA Today article on the elimination of forced military extensions. Martin was the senior Social Work Officer in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations during the first […]

Bryn Mawr College Tops The Princeton Review’s list of “Dorms Like Palaces”

Posted August 3, 2010

The Princeton Review has placed Bryn Mawr #1 in the category “Dorms Like Palaces” as part of its annual college rankings. “They are truly, truly glorious at Bryn Mawr,” says Princeton Review Editor Robert Franek of our residence halls. CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric reports on the annual survey and Bryn Mawr’s ranking at […]