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Bryn Mawr Delegation Finds Inspiration, Opportunity, and Plenty of Traffic in Bangladesh

Posted February 24, 2011
Bryn Mawr Students in Chittagong

Bryn Mawr students and faculty members reported on a trip to Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh, where they visited the Asian University for Women and attended an international development conference organized by the university … Read more

Bryn Mawr Junior Katherine Lewis Wins Sylvia Plath Poetry Contest

Posted February 24, 2011
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Katherine Lewis ’12, a philosophy major and English minor from Dallas, Texas, recently won first prize for her poem “October” in the Lydia Pinkham Memorial Foundation’s Sylvia Plath poetry contest (read the poem or listen to Lewis reading it below). The contest, now in its sixth year, is open to students at Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, […]

Arlene Joy Gibson ’65 Named Chair of Bryn Mawr’s Board of Trustees

Posted February 24, 2011
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Arlene Gibson ’65 was unanimously named to succeed Sally Zeckhauser ’64 as the chair of Bryn Mawr College’s board of trustees at the board’s Feb. 12 meeting. Gibson will assume the chair on July 1. She has been a member of the board of trustees since 1999 and currently serves as vice chair of the […]

Students Thank 1,000 New Donors on “Give a Hoot Day”

Posted February 17, 2011

On this year’s “Give a Hoot Day,” students signed 1,000 thank you cards to send to new donors—doubling last year’s effort. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Give a Hoot Day symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the […]

CARE CEO Helene Gayle Accepts 2011 Hepburn Medal: Video

Posted February 17, 2011
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More than 200 guests filled the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building on Saturday, Feb. 12, as Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight […]

Trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 Joins Group Scaling Mt. Kilamanjaro In Support of CARE

Posted February 17, 2011

Among those attending the 2011 Hepburn Medal Ceremony, trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 was particularly thrilled that CARE CEO Helen Gayle was this year’s honoree. McLaurin is part of a group planning to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of CARE. The group leaves on Feb. 26 and hopes to reach the summit on […]

Hepburn Medal Awarded to CARE CEO Helene Gayle: Photos of the Gala

Posted February 16, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS Read more»

Library Exhibition of Givens Collection Treasures Focuses on African-American Research Collections

Posted February 16, 2011
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A new exhibition sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library and the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research focuses on African-American research collections.

Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman to Discuss Islamic Feminism in President’s Series Lecture Feb. 22

Posted February 14, 2011
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Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In her new book Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are […]

GSSWSR’s Jim Martin Takes Part in Signing of Compact for Maryland’s Student Veterans He Helped Author

Posted February 10, 2011
Professor Jim Martin (center-right) at signing

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor Jim Martin recently joined Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and the presidents of the state’s community colleges at the Maryland capitol building for the signing of a “Campus Compact” to support the educational and behavioral health needs of returning veterans enrolled in the state’s community […]

A Light Goes On (Sometimes Literally): Summer Science Research at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 10, 2011
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Each summer since 1989, the College has provided 35 or more students with 10-week research stipends to conduct independent research under the guidance of Bryn Mawr faculty members in the sciences and mathematics … Read more»

Not a Native Speaker, But Fluent Enough for Fiction

Posted February 10, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College senior Didem Uca recently learned that a short story she penned in German will be published in an upcoming issue of Trans-Lit2, the journal of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German. Uca, a comparative literature and German double major from Syosset, New York, was surprised that her piece was selected […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

First-Year Student Writes About Bryn Mawr for The New York Times

Posted February 7, 2011

As a high school senior Hannah Smith wrote an essay for The New York Times’ “The Choice” blog about her decision to apply to women’s colleges. Now in her first year at Bryn Mawr, Smith checks back in. “I have only been at Bryn Mawr for a semester, and while at first I found this […]

Bryn Mawr Professor, Students to be Interviewed on WHYY Monday

Posted February 4, 2011

Associate Professor of Political Science Marissa Martino Golden ’84 will be interviewed, along with two of her students, on WHYY Radio’s Voices in the Family on Monday, Feb. 7. The show airs at noon. The first half of the show will be devoted to an interview with Stephanie Coontz, the author of a much-discussed new […]

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011
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A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: An Introduction to the Academic Life

Posted February 3, 2011
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The Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship supports college students who are interested in academic careers and committed to eradicating racial disparities … More

Susan Rotroff ’68 Wins Top Archaeology Award, Joining a Long List of Bryn Mawr Grads So Honored

Posted February 3, 2011
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For the second year in a row, a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 was awarded the medal at the Institute’s annual meeting in January. Rotroff is the […]

Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin to Explore Alternatives to Electoral College in Feb. 9 Lecture

Posted February 1, 2011
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Nobel Prize-Winning economist Eric Maskin will look at alternatives to the Electoral College in a lecture titled “How Should We Elect Presidents?” at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The talk, to take place at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall, is the inaugural event in a new presidential lecture series sponsored […]