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Dance Icon Judith Jamison to Receive M. Carey Thomas Award and Give 2011 Commencement Address

Posted March 31, 2011

Dance icon Judith Jamison, choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. As a dancer with the Alvin Ailey troupe, from 1965 to 1980, Jamison joined the ranks of the most […]

360° Students and Faculty Travel to Vienna over Spring Break

Posted March 31, 2011

Earlier this month 18 students spent spring break in Vienna with Professor Imke Meyer of the German Department and History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel as part of the College’s current 360°, “The Last Days of Habsburg: Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire.” Related Post Fall 2011 360° Contemplative Traditions Packed into the […]

Senior Briana Bellamy Wins Grant to Establish Knowledge Exchange in Nepal

Posted March 31, 2011
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Civic-minded anthropology major Briana Bellamy ’11 will finally be able to put some of her ideas about social justice into practice next year, thanks to a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. The Davis Projects for Peace program awards grants to 100 students who have designed projects that aim to promote peace and address the […]

Fall 2011 360° Explores the History, Science and Practice of Meditation and Other Mindful Practices

Posted March 31, 2011
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This fall a group of faculty and students will contemplate contemplation in a 360° course cluster that  explores the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. “360°: Contemplative Traditions” comprises three classes plus an independent study (a fourth course) that share an interest in contemplative or mindfulness traditions and practice. The courses […]

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to Lead First Forum on Health Care Inequalities in Honor of Kevin J. Robinson

Posted March 24, 2011

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin will give a keynote address and join a panel of experts to discuss health care inequalities at the inaugural Kevin J. Robinson Forum for Social Justice and Public Health being held by the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in collaboration with the Columbia […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011

The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

Bryn Mawr Students Advocate for CARE on Capitol Hill

Posted March 24, 2011
Bryn Mawr delegates to the CARE conference with Helene Gayle

If Bryn Mawr’s classrooms were bereft of students over Spring Break, the halls of Congress were not: 22 students from the Undergraduate College and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research spent Thursday, March 10, in the offices of U.S. senators and representatives.

Professor of Sociology Mary Osirim Named Dean of Graduate Studies

Posted March 24, 2011

Bryn Mawr Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program Mary Osirim has been named the College’s new Dean of Graduate Studies, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe has announced. “Whether as chair of her department or as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Mary has proven her leadership capacity […]

Preeminent Gender Theorist Judith Butler to Hold 2011 Flexner Lectureship

Posted March 24, 2011
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Preeminent gender theorist Judith Butler will hold the 2011 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College, announced President Jane McAuliffe. Butler is the Maxine Elliott professor in the rhetoric and comparative literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley, and has contributed greatly to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics during […]

BMC Professors and Students Featured in New York Times Article on Digital Humanities

Posted March 22, 2011

Bryn Mawr Professors of English Katherine Rowe and Jane Hedley, as well as students Jennifer Cook ’11 and Jen Rajchel ’11, are quoted in the article “Giving Literature Virtual Life,” which appeared on the front page of the arts section of today’s New York Times. The article leads with details of Rowe’s introductory Shakespeare class, […]

Tsuda College, BMC’s Japanese Sister School, Escapes Serious Damage, but not Power and Water Shortages

Posted March 22, 2011

Tsuda College, the Japanese women’s college founded by Bryn Mawr alumna Umeko Tsuda in 1900, survived the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11 with minimal permanent damage to its students, faculty, staff, and infrastructure, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe reports after reaching out to Tsuda President Masako Iino. Tsuda has, however, been affected by […]

SGA Introduces Weekly YouTube Video Updates

Posted March 17, 2011

In an effort to keep students better informed, the Student Government Association leadership has started posting weekly video updates on Youtube. Students can also keep up with SGA on its blog.

Bryn Mawr Hosts Inaugural Certificate in Finance Program Over Spring Break

Posted March 17, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Finance program began with the sort of reserve often encountered in any new classroom as students hesitated to offer answers to basic finance questions about things like estimating the future cost of a college education or figuring out what car could be afforded on a $300 monthly transportation budget. […]

At Tax Time, Bryn Mawr Student Volunteers Are Good as Gold for Local Community Members

Posted March 17, 2011

Last year, a dedicated team of Bryn Mawr students, working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helped nearly 834 working individuals and families of Norristown receive over $1 million dollars in tax refunds, thanks to the federal government’s Earned Income Tax Credit. As these volunteer tax preparers can attest, the EITC can generate tax […]

Video Collection Focuses on Award of 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle

Posted March 15, 2011
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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. Collected here are 10 videos associated with the event: […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Named to American Council on Education Board of Directors

Posted March 15, 2011

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was named to the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. “It’s an honor to be named to the board of ACE, an organization committed to fostering collaboration across the higher-education spectrum,” says McAuliffe. “From community […]

125th-Anniversary Gala in New York Will Raise Funds for Scholarships

Posted March 15, 2011
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On Wednesday April 27, the College will host a fundraising gala at the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. All proceeds of the event will support scholarships for Bryn Mawr students … Read more »

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Women’s Colleges and U.S. State Department in New Initiative

Posted March 15, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College has joined with four of the nation’s other top women’s colleges and the U.S. State Department to create The Women and Public Service Initiative, announced Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday at the Women in the World Stories and Solutions conference, sponsored by Newsweek and the Daily Beast website (20:40 […]

Learn About the Roots of Latin Music in a Free Workshop with Sol y Canto

Posted March 14, 2011

On Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Sol y Canto, who will be performing the next night to close the 2010-11 Performing Arts Series, offers an engaging and participatory performance workshop on the roots of Latin American and Caribbean music. This event is free and open to the public and takes place in the McPherson […]

Latin Roots Musicians Sol y Canto Bring Multimedia Musical Feast to Bryn Mawr

Posted March 11, 2011

Nationally celebrated pan-Latin musical group Sol y Canto, led by Rosi Amador ’81 and her husband Brian, brings its multimedia musical suite Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses to Goodhart Hall  on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. as part of Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series. The six-member Sol […]

Presidential Lecture Series Features Chancellor of New York City Schools Cathleen P. Black on Thursday, March 17

Posted March 3, 2011

Cathleen P. Black, New York City schools chancellor and former chairman of Hearst Magazines, will join Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe on Thursday, March 17, at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall for a lively conversation about public education today and about women in leadership. This event is free and open to the […]

Online Database Makes Bryn Mawr Collections Searchable

Posted March 3, 2011

Now, for the first time, community members can browse through the College’s art and artifact collections online … Read more»

BMC in the Media: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted March 1, 2011

Senior Adviser for Internationalization Susan Sutton was quoted extensively in a Feb. 23 article on efforts by American colleges and universities to partner with their counterparts in India and the barriers involved. The Feb. 27 Chronicle featured a profile of Kenneth R. Bain, the first fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute. […]