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Bryn Mawr to House Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education

Posted September 30, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College will soon be home to the The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at the “Heritage and Hope” Conference last Friday.

Symposium and Reception to Honor Retiring Art Historian, Former GSAS Dean Dale Kinney

Posted September 30, 2010
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On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Dale Kinney will be honored by current and former students from around the country—including Alicia Walker ’94, who will take Kinney’s place on the history of art faculty next year—at a daylong symposium in Wyndham’s Ely Room. As the seminar draws to a close, […]

Hundreds Gather for “Heritage and Hope” Conference

Posted September 30, 2010

Educators, activists, and policymakers from around the world forged connections at “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context,” a conference held in honor of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th Anniversary Sept. 23-25 … Read more&raquo

Kristof Informs, Inspires in “Heritage and Hope” Closing Keynote

Posted September 30, 2010

Urging conference participants and students to seek opportunities to advance worldwide gender equality, New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof closed the “Heritage and Hope” conference on an optimistic note.

U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer Gives Keynote Address for “Heritage and Hope”

Posted September 30, 2010

After a reception in which they could calculate their global footprint, create a miniature mudslide, step in front of a green screen and try their hand at weather forecasting, and walk through the iconic giant heart,  participants in the “Heritage and Hope” Conference settled into the Franklin Institute’s main hall to hear from  Melanne Verveer, […]

Conference Coverage: New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Local Media

Posted September 28, 2010

The New York Times Sept. 22, 2010 “A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World“ The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference. The post has generated numerous comments, many from Bryn Mawr alumnae. Keep the conversation going and […]

A Remarkable, Architectural Cake, in Pictures and Video

Posted September 23, 2010

Hungry celebrants crowded Merion Green at just after noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, to see the presentation of Bryn Mawr College’s birthday cake. The confection was a replica of Bryn Mawr’s iconic Thomas Hall … Read more »

Charlotte Ford ’02 Brings the Absurdist Comedy Chicken To Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series

Posted September 23, 2010

Fresh off a sold-out run at The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Charlotte Ford brings Chicken, an expressionistic clown play that magnifies our most intimate fears into coliseum-sized spectacles, to Bryn Mawr’s Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Both shows start at 8 p.m. as part of the […]

Best-Selling Author Jamaica Kincaid To Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Sept. 30

Posted September 23, 2010

Jamaica Kincaid, author of the bestseller The Autobiography of My Mother, will give a free reading of her work in Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Kincaid is the author of a nearly a dozen works […]

Sunday Performance by Chamroeun Yin to Open Monthlong Series on Cambodian Classical Arts

Posted September 22, 2010

Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 26, Bryn Mawr College will host a series of events focusing on the classical arts of Cambodia. Inspired by a visit from Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble scheduled for October, the series will include performances, lectures, and workshops conducted by members of the local Cambodian community of Philadelphia as well as the […]

BMC in the Media: A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World

Posted September 22, 2010

Under the headline “A Woman’s College that Wants to Change the World,” The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference.

“Building Better Allies” Series Looks at Supporting Others’ Struggles for Justice

Posted September 21, 2010

This Friday, Sept. 24, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will host the first in a yearlong series of discussions. Similar to the “Diversity Conversations” of years past, the series will take a new approach; instead of talking about social-justice issues exclusively from the perspective of those affected, it will explore ways in which members of […]

Worlds To Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Opens

Posted September 16, 2010

Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College officially opens in Canaday Library on Thursday, Sept. 23, and will run through May 28, 2011.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Students Get Together for an Evening of Networking

Posted September 16, 2010

As part of the Alumnae Volunteer Summit on Saturday, Sept. 11, nearly 125 Bryn Mawr students had the opportunity to connect with nearly 50 alumnae at a Conversations on Careers Dinner in Thomas Great Hall. The career networking event was co-sponsored by the Alumnae Association and the Career Development Office. Alumnae at the event  work […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates Founding with Cake, Conference, Art Exhibition, and Mural Event on Sept. 23

Posted September 16, 2010

On Sept. 23 1885, Bryn Mawr’s first group of students entered Taylor Hall. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this event, Bryn Mawr has a full day of activities scheduled. 12:30 p.m: Birthday cake ceremony on Merion Green (Campus Center rain location) with a cake provided by Charm City Cakes of Food Network’s Ace of […]

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Series Celebrates College’s 125th Anniversary

Posted September 16, 2010
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The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, founded by Bryn Mawr alumna and former trustee Juliet Goodfriend ’63, will celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary with a film series highlighting the accomplishments of Bryn Mawr alumnae. Three of the screenings will be introduced by the Bryn Mawr alumnae who played roles in producing, writing, and/or directing the film […]

“Master Storyteller” Rick Moody Opens Reading Series Sept. 16

Posted September 9, 2010

A reading by Rick Moody, author of the novels The Ice Storm and, most recently, The Four Fingers of Death, opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Moody will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, in The Goodhart Hall Music Room. Moody’s newest book, The Four Fingers […]

Free Registration for “Heritage and Hope” Conference Now Available to Bryn Mawr Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted September 9, 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.” To Register for Free Events To register, complete the online registration form. Click “yes” where asked […]

Interactive Map Shows Global Reach of Bryn Mawr Faculty Research, With More to Come

Posted September 9, 2010
A screenshot of the "Bryn Mawr in the World" map

Today, Bryn Mawr College is launching “Bryn Mawr in the World,” an interactive map designed to give visitors to the College’s website a quickly comprehensible, visual representation of the College’s global reach, with links to further information about Bryn Mawr’s international connections.

Professor Rhonda Hughes Looks at Football Through the Eyes of a Mathematician

Posted September 9, 2010

Are you ready for some football? How about learning about vectors? Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes is. Hughes, who over the summer received the very first M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, is featured in four of a series of 10 videos produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation […]

Convocation Kicks Off 125th-Anniversary Celebration With a Call to Educate Women Worldwide—and a Party

Posted September 2, 2010

Bryn Mawr’s Fall Convocation 2010 marked the official start of the College’s 125th anniversary with colorful ceremony and a stirring speech from President Jane McAuliffe, who asserted that Bryn Mawr  is ideally positioned to serve as  “a voice for the education and empowerment of women worldwide.” The president then invited the community to  a picnic […]

Former Kaleidoscope Program Does a 360˚

Posted September 2, 2010
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As part of Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration, the College is offering a collection of courses this semester in biology, education, English, and history, as well as a course offered by the Growth and Structure of Cities program on community mural projects. These courses are the first offered as part of a program newly designated “360˚.”

Guild Hall to Become Student Advising and Support Center

Posted September 2, 2010

Eugenia Chase Guild Hall, which once served as home to the college’s professional computing staff and a public computer lab, will become a student-centered space that brings together several advising and student-services offices under one roof. While the roster of future tenants is still being finalized, confirmed new residents of Guild include Dean of the […]