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Archive for April, 2011

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Posted April 28, 2011

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 21, President Jane McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Fulbright Fellowship Gretchen Knoth […]

Bi-Co Community Raises Thousands for Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts

Posted April 28, 2011

From an email sent on April 25: To the Bryn Mawr Community, In light of the natural disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, students from the Bi-Co acted immediately to help Japan. During the two weeks that followed the tragic event, multiple fundraisers were held in the Campus Center of Bryn Mawr College […]

Senior Gretchen Knoth Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

Posted April 28, 2011
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After graduation, Gretchen Knoth ’11 will pack her bags for Indonesia, where she will spend a year teaching English to secondary-school children, supported by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Knoth, a double major in anthropology and Italian from Portland, Maine, started her Fulbright application in July 2010. The three-round application process, which begins with a […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Department Concludes 40th-Anniversary Celebration With Exhibition

Posted April 28, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department concludes celebrations of its 40th anniversary with a show of student and alumnae/i work and a reception for faculty, students, and graduates on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Goodhart atrium and Hepburn Teaching Theater. All interested faculty, students, and staff from the […]

Three New Grants Support Curricular Innovation, Access to Educational Excellence

Posted April 22, 2011

Three grants totaling about $1.65 million have been awarded to Bryn Mawr College this spring, offering support for curricular innovation and enhanced access to education of the highest quality. The new funding will be crucial in the College’s continuing efforts to shape a curriculum that achieves the core ideals of liberal-arts education in an era […]

May Day 2011 Scheduled for May 1

Posted April 22, 2011
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One day a year, Bryn Mawrters are urged to cease working hard and begin hardly working: at the College’s annual May Day celebration students eschew books and papers, even in the face of approaching finals week, to frolic on the grass. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday […]

Bi-Co Students Shine at Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Posted April 21, 2011

Three majors in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford German Department were recently recognized for their academic work at a regional undergraduate conference in German studies, earning three of five awards presented at the gathering. Students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford joined their peers from eight Pennsylvania institutions at the conference, which was hosted by Moravian College and […]

Bryn Mawr College Celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 21, 2011

The student group BMC Greens and the College have planned several events to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Representatives from the President’s Sustainability Steering Committee will give a presentation about the College’s Climate Action Plan. They’ll talk about what parts of the plan have already been put into place […]

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011
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In the groves of academe, the vernal equinox heralds not only spring, but fellowship season. This year, the Bryn Mawr Department of History of Art is enjoying an especially fruitful one. Two of the department’s current graduate students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships for research abroad, and a third has scored a coveted curatorial […]

Fulbright to Fund GSAS Student Maeve Doyle’s Dissertation Research in France

Posted April 21, 2011
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Maeve Doyle, a Bryn Mawr Ph.D. candidate in history of art, has discovered an interesting wrinkle in the history of Western portraiture. In northern France in the decades just before and after 1300, Doyle says, some devotional manuscripts — books of sacred writings intended to guide religious practice — began to include multiple portraits of […]

Bryn Mawr Receives $1 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation For Liberal Arts Curricular Innovation

Posted April 14, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help fund the College’s ongoing efforts to create “an innovative and sustainable liberal arts curriculum for the 21st Century.” “Like every college and university, Bryn Mawr has to regularly re-examine its priorities, question elements of our model, and […]

Ph.D. Candidate Angélique Wille Awarded Slifka Fellowship at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted April 14, 2011
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Angélique Wille, a Ph.D. candidate in history of art, envisions a career in museum work. She will gain valuable insight into the field next year at one of the world’s premier art museums, as the 2011-12 Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Slifka fellowship is unusual in […]

Grant Allows Bryn Mawr to Explore Blend of Online Learning and Liberal-Arts Classroom Interaction

Posted April 7, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a $250,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges to introduce open-source courseware modules into traditional science and math courses to improve course and college completion, announced Bryn Mawr Provost Kim Cassidy today. “There remains a misconception that online learning is always an isolating experience, a bias that’s even more pronounced […]

Bryn Mawr Receives Grant for New Community College Partnerships

Posted April 7, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College has received a three-year, $400,000 Community College Transfer Initiative (CCTI) grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to fund its participation in a program that helps community-college students transfer to prestigious four-year institutions, announced Provost Kim Cassidy today. Through the grant, Bryn Mawr will partner with the Community College of Philadelphia and […]

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92 Carries on a Bryn Mawr Tradition: Excellent Teaching in Mathematics

Posted April 6, 2011
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Zvezdelina Stankova ’92, a professor of mathematics at Mills College and the University of California, Berkeley, was one of three university math teachers to receive the 2011 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award. Read more »

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Bryn Mawr’s April 1 Announcement Goes Viral

Posted April 1, 2011

Word of Bryn Mawr’s partnership with the Bithnian University of Science and Technology has been tweeted and retweeted and is spreading like wildfire. News of the first-of-its kind collaboration has made it into the Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and a number of other websites and blogs including the blog for NPR’s Fresh Air. Related […]