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Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Pens Blog for Psychology Today

Posted June 23, 2011

Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, is now blogging for Psychology Today. His latest post looks at the spontaneous celebrations that erupted after the death of Osama Bin Laden. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and […]

NASA Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 to Open Summer Series of Lectures by Prominent Women in Science

Posted June 23, 2011

Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will open the 2011 Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Harding’s talk, titled “Uncovering the Secrets of Pulsars,” will explore new discoveries made possible by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space […]

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011

The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to […]

Scholarship Initiative Tops $5 Million, Quadrupling Goal

Posted June 17, 2011

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative has exceeded all expectations by raising $5.3 million, more than four times the $1.25 million goal. The Board of Trustees launched this fundraising effort to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary and meet students’ growing need for financial aid.

Bryn Mawr’s Summer Bloggers Are Going Places

Posted June 9, 2011
screenshot of blog

Bryn Mawr Women Go Places in the Summer. That’s a fact—and it’s also the name of a blog by Bryn Mawr students about research and internships they’re conducting during the College’s summer vacation. They’re writing from (among other places) Washington, D.C.; Lusaka, Zambia; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago; upstate New York; and Paris—Paris, France, that is—not the […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 9, 2011
photo of Deborah Ahenkorah

The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in 2011. Ahenkorah began […]

Reunion 2011: Photos of a Record-Breaking Weekend

Posted June 9, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association welcomed a record 1,128 guests to campus May 27-29. Graduating classes of years ending in the digits 1 and 6 – the oldest from the Class of 1941 and the youngest from the Class of 2006 — were joined by 223 GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumnae to […]

Bryn Mawr Named to Community Service Honor Roll for Third Consecutive Year

Posted June 9, 2011

The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three women’s colleges nationwide that were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. “We at the […]

2011 Staff Awards Presented at Picnic

Posted June 9, 2011
The 2011 Staff Award Recepients and President McAuliffe. George Williams, President McAuliffe, Ann Ogle, Karen Sulpizio, and Chuck Heyduk (from left to right)

President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2011 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Charles “Chuck” Heyduk, associate dean, Undergraduate College, […]

Bryn Mawr English Professor and Creative Writing Lecturer Quoted in Article on Influential Poet

Posted June 9, 2011

This Allentown Morning Call article marking the 100th anniversary of poet Hilda Doolittle’s journey to London quotes Bryn Mawr English Professor Jane Hedley, Creative Writing Lecturer J.C. Todd and Research Associate for the Center for Visual Culture Emily Wallace. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Doolittle briefly attended Bryn Mawr before traveling to London to meet […]

Article on Asian University for Women Notes Bryn Mawr’s Support, Quotes BMC President

Posted June 6, 2011
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at Asian University for Women conference

A June 5 article on the Asian University for Women in The Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. The article also features a quote from AUW founder Kamal Ahmed praising Bryn Mawr for its support of the fledgling university. AUW was founded on the belief that education—especially higher education—provides a critical […]

Bryn Mawr’s 125th-Anniversary Mural Project Featured on Evening News

Posted June 1, 2011

Action News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reported on the mural just completed in connection with Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration in a piece that aired on Tuesday, May 31. The mural was created in partnership with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and adorns the Philadelphia District Health Center at 4400 Haverford Avenue. Muralist Shira […]