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Bryn Mawr Classical Review Celebrates 20 Years

Posted November 18, 2010

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second-oldest electronic journal in the humanities (surpassed by only a few weeks by Postmodern Culture), and one of the oldest open-access electronic journals, celebrates its 20th anniversary on Nov. 28. BMCR was started in 1990 by Bryn Mawr Professor of Greek Richard Hamilton and James J. O’Donnell, then professor of […]

Bryn Mawr Biology Students Present, Win Honors at Undergrad Bio and Chem Research Symposium

Posted November 18, 2010

Five Bryn Mawr students recently participated and three took prizes in the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Seniors Sara Marlow, Joanna Barkas, Amelie Raz, Emily Bergbower, and Alyssa Gagne spent Oct. 30 presenting their research in two poster sessions, during which they […]

Helene Gayle, Chief Exec of CARE, To Receive 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal

Posted November 18, 2010
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To Attend the Ceremony To reserve a space at the award ceremony, fill out this form on the Hepburn Center’s website. Tickets also available at the door. The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian […]

Award-Winning Author Ha Jin Featured in Bryn Mawr’s Free Creative Writing Program Reading Series

Posted November 18, 2010
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Author Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, will read from his work on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodhart Music Room, Goodhart Hall, at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are […]

Bi-College Students and Philadelphia Public-School Partners Focus on College Access at Parkway West

Posted November 18, 2010
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Bryn Mawr and Haverford students volunteer every weekday at Parkway West High School in a program focused on college access for urban youth … Read more»

Seven Sisters Conference Sets Top Goal: Creation of Alumnae Network

Posted November 18, 2010
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At a conference at Bryn Mawr last weekend, students from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, and Smith Colleges agreed to form a Seven Sisters Council to foster communication and collaboration among the schools. Among the group’s primary goals for the future is establishing a Seven Sisters alumnae network, conference participants said. Student-government leaders from […]

Play by Creative Writing Program Lecturer Amy Herzog Gets Rave Review from The New York Times

Posted November 16, 2010

A play by Amy Herzog, who teaches playwriting in the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program, has earned an enthusiastic review from The New York Times‘ Charles Isherwood. After the Revolution, the chronicle of a proud family of Marxists that faces new revelations about its revered patriarch, is a “smart, engrossing play,” in Isherwood’s estimation. “Just […]

Piano Virtuosi Ran Dank and Vassilis Varvaresos Give Rare Two-Piano Performance of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Posted November 12, 2010

Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is among the composer’s most passionate works and has been described as his “magnum opus.” The symphonic masterpiece is scored for a standard orchestra with percussion provided only by timpani and triangle. However, in a rare treat, two of the world’s most accomplished young pianists will be performing the piece as […]

College Hosts Hundreds During Activities-Packed Family Weekend

Posted November 11, 2010
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More than 500 friends and family members of Bryn Mawr students joined Bryn Mawr alumnae and faculty and staff on campus last weekend for the most well-attended Family Weekend the College has ever held. The weekend featured student performances; on-campus painting of the College’s 125th mural; alumnae field hockey, soccer, and basketball games; and much […]

Seven Sisters Gather on Bryn Mawr’s Campus to Celebrate Women’s Leadership

Posted November 11, 2010

This weekend leaders of the student governments at the five remaining Seven Sisters schools will gather at Bryn Mawr for the annual Seven Sisters Conference. The conference’s theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy of Women’s Leadership” … Read more»

Alice Underground Visits 1960s Wonderland in Grown-Up Version of Classic Tale

Posted November 9, 2010
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In Alice Underground, the Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges presents a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s books. The 1960s avant-garde art and music scene in New York City is the landscape Alice must attempt to navigate in this gritty, grown-up vision of a Wonderland saturated with music and populated by storybook characters as well […]

“Bryn Mawr in the World” Map Adds Alumnae/i

Posted November 4, 2010
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Just as students come to Bryn Mawr from across the globe, the College’s graduates live and work in countries throughout the world.  Launched today, a new feature of  of our online “Bryn Mawr in the World” map illustrates the global reach of Bryn Mawr alumnae by highlighting a selection of individuals who live outside the […]

Experts to Discuss Role of New Media in Midterm Elections

Posted November 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s New Media Project will sponsor a panel discussion titled  “New Media in the 2010 Election: What the Hell Just Happened Here?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 300 of Dalton Hall. “The 2010 midterm election has revealed the growing role of new media (the Internet, social-networking technologies) in our […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Charles Simic To Give Free Reading

Posted November 4, 2010
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic will read from his work on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are free and open to the public. […]

National Undergrad Symposium on Digital Humanities Features Established Leaders, Emerging Scholars

Posted November 4, 2010
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Digital communications technologies have begun to affect the work of scholars in the humanities in ways that are more than skin deep, says Jen Rajchel ’11. For example, one of her professors, Katherine Rowe, recently appeared in a New York Times story after guest-editing a special online edition of the venerable Shakespeare Quarterly that experimented […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Coombe Suite Offers Space for Viewing, Study of Art and Historical Collections

Posted November 2, 2010
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the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite provides new spaces for the exhibition and study of the College’s collections of art and historical collections … Read more »