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Boston Herald Article Features High School Valedictorian Headed for Bryn Mawr

Posted May 31, 2011

The Boston Herald featured Boston Arts Academy valedictorian Esteniolla Maitre, who will attend Bryn Mawr this fall, in this May 29 article. “Maitre, 18, of Mattapan serves as a student representative in the Boston Student Advisory Council, plays the clarinet in chamber music ensembles, studies Arabic and promotes violence prevention and healthy eating habits for […]

BMC In The Media: “30 Rock”

Posted May 25, 2011

In its feature on colleges and universities attended by fictional characters, The Washington Post points out that Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon on NBC’s “30 Rock” “attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland ‘on a partial competitive jazz dance scholarship.’” The “30 Rock” writers continued to show their love (we think) for Bryn […]

Class of 2011 Breaks Records for Both Participation and Amount of Senior Gift

Posted May 19, 2011
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe with Senior Class Co-presidents Sam Salazar and Lindsey Turr during the presentation of the senior gift at the Commencement Convocation

The Class of 2011 delivered a record-breaking senior gift to the Bryn Mawr College Annual Fund this year. More than 260 students, representing 84 percent of the Class of 2011, made their first gifts to the College, raising more than $5,700.

Bryn Mawr’s 2011 Commencement and Convocation in Photos and Video

Posted May 17, 2011

Commencement Speaker Judith Jamison got the ceremony off to a rousing start with an address in which she told the graduating class to “Sing your song, dance your dance, graduate, and party for a minute!”

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
Photo of Gretchen Knoth

Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five […]

Elaine Lavin ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Posted May 16, 2011
photo of Elaine Lavin

Elaine Lavin ’11, a psychology major from New York City, has become the third member of the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2011 to be awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Lavin, who will be teaching English in Taiwan, joins Gretchen Knoth, who will spend her year in Indonesia, and Alicia Steinmetz, who will teach […]

Five Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Science Majors Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 12, 2011

Bryn Mawr’s tradition of fostering women’s advanced study in the sciences is particularly evident this spring, as three graduating seniors and two undergraduate alumnae accept prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program, which “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are […]

Biology Major Bailey Baumann ’11 Wins Award at Neuroscience Conference

Posted May 12, 2011
Baumann explains her poster to one of the contest judges

Anassa Kata to Bailey Baumann ’11, who learned in April that her research poster had won first place at the Second Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Conference in January.

International Development Ethics Association Holds Its Bi-Annual Conference for the First Time in the United States at Bryn Mawr on June 9-11

Posted May 12, 2011

The Ninth International Conference of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), titled  “Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global,” is being held June 9-11 at Bryn Mawr College. The conference is organized by IDEA with Bryn Mawr’s Center for International Studies and the Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE) at Carleton University. Other major sponsors […]

Bryn Mawr Offers Entrepreneurship Workshop During 2011 Fall Break

Posted May 12, 2011

It’s never too soon to start planning for your future after Bryn Mawr or too soon to start planning for fall break 2011. Students interested in learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship can do so at Bryn Mawr’s second business certificate workshop, being held for two days over the 2012 fall break, Oct. 14 […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Friends Association for Higher Education Conference June 16-19

Posted May 12, 2011

The Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference, titled “Living our Heritage:  Seeking Equality Through Education,” is being held at Bryn Mawr College June 16-19. “I haven’t missed an FAHE conference in over 15 years.  They provide a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and students pursuing academic careers who share a  common concern for equality; […]

Class of 2011 To Receive Degrees and Celebrate Commencement Weekend

Posted May 12, 2011

Bryn Mawr’s class of 2011—325 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and the world—will be graduated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, on Merion Green. The College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be granting nine doctorates and 24 master’s degrees. Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will […]

Diversity Leadership Group Selects Six “Class Dismissed” Projects for Funding

Posted May 12, 2011

As part of a yearlong initiative titled “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class,” the Diversity Leadership Group and Diversity Council in early March invited members of the Bryn Mawr campus community to submit proposals for collaborative projects designed to spark dialogue on the topic of class. The group expected to select three proposals to […]

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Samantha Wood to Study Computer Science at UC San Diego

Posted May 12, 2011
Samantha Wood

Samantha Wood, a native of Bethlehem, Conn., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Wood, who was the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship last year, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, San Diego.

Evan Schneider ’10 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Study of Astrophysics

Posted May 12, 2011
Evan Schneider

Evan Schneider ’10, of Lynchburg, Va., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Now a graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, Schneider plans research into an improved method for detecting black holes that serve as the nuclei of galaxies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Kerstin Baer to Study Topology at Stanford

Posted May 12, 2011
Photo of Kerstin Baer

Kerstin Baer is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Baer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford University beginning next year. Her primary area of interest is topology, which focuses on the spatial properties of objects when they are stretched, twisted, or bent.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Katy Tolfree ’99 Returns to Astophysics to Study Galactic Evolution

Posted May 12, 2011
Katy Tolfree

The fifth Bryn Mawr A.B. to win a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is Katy Tolfree ’99, who has recently returned to academe after an absence of several years to pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the evolution of spiral galaxies.

Professor Madhavi Kale Co-Chairs International Women’s History Conference With Multiple Bryn Mawr Connections

Posted May 12, 2011
Cover of the conference program, featuring María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Bryn Mawr Professor of History Madhavi Kale is co-chair of the Program Committee for the 15th Triennial Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and Gender, to be held June 9-12 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with nearly 200 sessions and over 1,100 participants from around the world. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of […]

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz to Study Advanced Algebra at Michigan

Posted May 12, 2011
Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz

2011 Bryn Mawr NSF Graduate Research Fellows Kerstin Baer ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz ’11 Evan Schenider ’10 Katy Tolfree ’99 Samantha Wood ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz of Highland Park, N.J., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebhuhn-Glanz plans to pursue […]

At New York Gala, President Announces Scholarship Initiative’s Stunning Success

Posted May 5, 2011
photo of gala

Four hundred alumnae/i, parents, staff, and friends of Bryn Mawr College celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the 125th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27.  The fundraising gala attracted Bryn Mawrters of all generations, from the Class of 1943 to the Class of 2011, […]

May Day Celebration in Pictures

Posted May 5, 2011
photo of students with flower petals

A mix of old and new, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration is among the College’s most treasured traditions. Below are a few select images from the day. Links to student photos of the day and a thread about how alumnae across the globe celebrated can be found on the College’s Facebook page.

Bryn Mawr Students Hone Leadership Skills Through LEAP

Posted May 5, 2011
The 2010-11 LEAP Cohort

Sponsored by the Civic Engagement Office, Bryn Mawr’s Leadership Empowerment & Advancement Program (LEAP) offers several programs that encourage students to explore different elements of leadership and offers them tools that will enable them to take on leadership positions.

Changes to Bryn Mawr Board Announced at April Trustees Meeting

Posted May 5, 2011

At the April board of trustees meeting, the last chaired by Sally Zeckhauser ’64, Bryn Mawr’s board of trustees elected two new members, appointed several special representatives, and named Zeckhauser and two other long-standing members emeriti trustees. Newly elected to the board are Amy Loftus ’90 and Irving Yoskowitz. Loftus is a managing partner at […]