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Archive for October, 2010

BMC Q&A: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith

Posted October 28, 2010

In an effort to keep the community informed about what’s happening at Bryn Mawr, College Communications has launched a new Q&A column. The column will run about once a month and feature various members of the president’s cabinet and other College officials. This week’s column features Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith. When you […]

Mawrter Entertainment Brings Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop To Bryn Mawr’s Campus

Posted October 28, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 29, Bryn Mawr will host indie rock groups Smith Westerns and Slow Animal with Haverford College band Philosoraptor. Mawrter Entertainment, a student-run concert club, has been working to bring music acts like these to campus for over a year now. Last Spring’s electropop dance concert with Teengirl Fantasy went off with a […]

Spring 360˚ Brings Students and Faculty Together to focus on 1900 Vienna and the End of an Empire

Posted October 28, 2010

History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel and Professor of German Imke Meyer are teaming up this spring to offer the College’s second 360˚, “The Last Days of Habsburg: Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire.” Previously called “Kaleidoscope,” 360˚ is a cluster of courses that connect a group of students and faculty in a […]

Art Club Offers Free Studio Space, Instruction, and a Chance to Exhibit Work

Posted October 28, 2010
photo: man addressing a group of students seated at a table

“What we’re really doing is running a nonprofit,” Art Club co-president Ariel Kay ’12 said during a recent Art Club executive board meeting. “It’s essential that everyone here does their part.” Kay’s words were a reminder, not a criticism. By the looks of it, Art Club members are doing their fair share to heighten the […]

ACS: Student-Run Concerts Bring the Party Home to BMC

Posted October 21, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Alternative Concert Series will host folk-rock band The Spring Standards, along with electro-acoustic act Lucas Carpenter, at 8 p.m. in Rhoads Dining Hall. The concert is one in a long line hosted by the ACS, a student-run committee appointed and funded by the Self-Government Association. The ACS rocks the Bryn […]

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman featured in WNET’s Art Through Time: A Global View

Posted October 21, 2010
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History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman is among the distinguished academics interviewed for WNET’s ambitious 13-part documentary Art Through Time: A Global View. Saltzman’s voice introduces the third episode of the series, History and Memory. She first appears on camera at around the 3:30 mark in the video. Art Through Time: A Global View examines […]

Crew Plans New Addition to Fleet of Racing Shells

Posted October 21, 2010
Members of Bryn Mawr

The Bryn Mawr College Rowing Team will soon be purchasing a new racing shell, Coach Carol Bower has announced. The boat will be an “eight,” meaning that it holds eight rowers plus one coxswain (the navigator). The new shell will be the first Vespoli to join the College’s fleet, which currently contains only boats made […]

Math Course on Environmental Modeling Leads to Real-World Solutions, on Campus and Beyond

Posted October 21, 2010
Alyssa Martin and Sasha Bereznak present their findings in Victor Donnay

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Bryn Mawr students Katie Link and Yufang Wang, along with Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, were officially recognized by the Haverford Township board of commissioners for their work in helping the municipality successfully apply for a $300,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help finance the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in the township’s new community recreation and environmental education center.

Bryn Mawr Student Represents the U.S. at French Figure Skating Event

Posted October 19, 2010

Katharine Zeigler ’13 and her ice dancing partner, Baxter Burbank, who is a student at nearby St. Joseph’s University, represented the U.S. in the 2010 Coupe de Nice in Nice, France, reports Burbank’s hometown paper, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Zeigler and Burbank were Collegiate Champions of U.S. Junior Ice Dancing last year, and this is […]

President-Elect of the Association of International Education Administrators To Join Bryn Mawr as Senior Advisor for International Initiatives

Posted October 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr alumna Susan Sutton ’69 will be returning to the College in January as a special consultant. She will serve as the College’s Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe today.

Bryn Mawr Archaeology Professor Testifies at State Department Hearing on Artifact Theft and Trafficking

Posted October 14, 2010
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Professor James Wright, who chairs the College’s department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, delivered oral and written testimony at the U.S. Department of State on Monday before a hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Wright, long a champion of the preservation of cultural heritage, testified in support of a Memorandum of Understanding between […]

Teaching and Learning Institute Launches Online Journal and Introduces First Fellow

Posted October 14, 2010
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The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) at Bryn Mawr College has launched a new online journal titled Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education that aims to serve as a forum for the reflections of faculty and students working together to explore and enact effective classroom practice in higher education.

SJPP Screens Documentary on College Access, Hosts Panel Featuring Film’s Director and Stars

Posted October 14, 2010

The Social Justice Partnership Program and 360° invite the Bryn Mawr Community to a special screening of the documentary film First Person and an opportunity to talk with some of those featured in the movie. First Person unfolds through the eyes of six promising Philadelphia teens. The film opens on the first day of 11th […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Many Fields

Posted October 14, 2010

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2010-2011 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

Culture Shock Gives Way to Personal Growth, Say Study-Abroad Veterans

Posted October 14, 2010
A television screenshot of Kuang, right, and a fellow CIEE student as finalists in Radio Taiwan International

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently hosted a “study-abroad showcase” in which three seniors shared the experiences of their junior year abroad. The president opened the meeting, speaking of her deep interest in enhancing global networks within the Bryn Mawr community. Spending an academic semester or more in another country, she said, is a […]

Khmer Arts Ensemble Brings Cambodian Dance to Bryn Mawr

Posted October 14, 2010

Fusing the classical and experimental, the spare and complex, and the powerfully spiritual, Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble will take center stage at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall when the troupe presents The Lives of Giants, the newest work from Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the ensemble’s choreographer and artistic director. Touring the nation this fall with 30 […]

At SGA Plenary, Bryn Mawr Undergrads Vote to Increase Access to Restrooms, Computers

Posted October 13, 2010

Bryn Mawr’s undergraduate student body voted in favor of expanding access — to restrooms and computers— when it passed two resolutions at its plenary, or general meeting, this month. The first resolution supports making all single-use restrooms in nonresidential spaces on campus gender-neutral; the second establishes two student liaisons to the College’s Information Services Department […]

Political Science Professor Responds to NYT Column on Health Care

Posted October 11, 2010

Associate Professor of Political Science Marissa Golden, who teaches a course on women, work and family, is among those to respond to a New York Times column calling for expanded weekend and evening hours by doctors and other health care providers.

President Jane McAuliffe named to list of “Women on the Move”

Posted October 11, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is among the women profiled in Main Line Today’s list of “Women on the Move.” The piece mentions the recently completed Heritage and Hope Conference and describes McAuliffe as a leader, “who’s been busy putting Bryn Mawr College on the global map since she was inaugurated as its eighth president […]