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Archive for December, 2010

Hogwarts Dinner at Bryn Mawr College Celebrates the End of Classes

Posted December 13, 2010

Hundreds of students filled Thomas Great Hall as dining services hosted a wildly popular Harry Potter-themed end of classes celebration. Bryn Mawr College Dining Services’ December 2010 Hogwarts-themed end-of-the semester dinner in Thomas Great Hall. Dining Services staff members  played the roles of the Hogwarts faculty, and several of their young relatives acted as Hogwarts students. […]

Bryn Mawr President, Students, Faculty Members to Travel to Bangladesh for Conference, Groundbreaking

Posted December 9, 2010
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In January, a delegation of Bryn Mawr students and faculty members will travel to Chittagong, Bangladesh, to celebrate groundbreaking for the permanent campus of the Asian University for Women, an independent women’s liberal-arts college that was chartered in 2006. After the groundbreaking, the group will travel to Dhaka for an international conference sponsored by AUW, where […]

Exhibition Celebrates Completion of Semester I of First 360°

Posted December 9, 2010
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On Friday, Dec. 10, students from 360°: Changing Education will celebrate the successful first semester of this exciting new interdisciplinary and interactive educational experience for students and faculty with an informal reception and exhibition of work (both visual and textual) from the semester. The reception will take place from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, on […]

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010
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Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, […]

Bryn Mawr President Gives Keynote at Launch of New Cross-Cultural Research Initiative

Posted December 9, 2010
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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe addressed dozens of other scholars, religious leaders, and business people in New York in November at the launch of Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular. Contending Modernities is a cross-cultural research initiative based at the University of Notre Dame. Participants are “scholars, public intellectuals, and experts in Catholicism, Islam, and secularism from around the world,” […]

Intensive Workshop in Finance and Leadership Being Offered During Spring Break

Posted December 2, 2010

During the 2011 Spring Break the College is offering—for the first time—a four-day, intensive workshop covering many of the basics of finance. Held from Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, this non-credit workshop is offered at no additional charge and is open to all Bryn Mawr […]

“Lives of the Mawrters” Offers Students’ Perspective on the Bryn Mawr Experience

Posted December 2, 2010
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Dormitory bathrooms, taking courses at Haverford and Swarthmore, rising at dawn to row on the Schuylkill, rounding up volunteers to teach art at a local community center, a South American’s perspective on life in the United States, a trip to D.C. for the Jon Stewart rally, musing on how digital media might change the role […]

Video and Text of Professor of Russian Dan Davidson Addressing Senate Committee Now Available Online

Posted December 2, 2010
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This summer Bryn Mawr Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition Dan Davidson spoke before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing titled “Closing the Language Gap: Improving the Federal Government’s Foreign Language Capabilities.”

Bryn Mawr Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki, Creator of Imaginary Worlds, Dies at 59

Posted December 2, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia theater community both suffered a great loss with the death last week of Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, a longtime member of the College’s arts faculty and technical director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program. As one of the area’s leading designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, he made imaginary worlds […]