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Archive for July, 2011

Bryn Mawr Launches Summer-Reading Program, Aspiring Beyond Summer

Posted July 21, 2011
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In early July, a copy of Class Matters, a collected series of New York Times stories that focus on aspects of socioeconomic class in the United States, was shipped to each student who will enroll at Bryn Mawr for the first time this fall. The shipment of these books, a gift from the College’s Alumnae […]

Giving to the College Increases, Tops $19 Million For 2010-11 Fiscal Year

Posted July 21, 2011

Donors contributed $19,041,858 to Bryn Mawr in the recently completed 125th-anniversary year, celebrating the College’s history while supporting its future. Giving rose seven percent from fiscal year 2010 to 2011. “The growing strength of the economy, combined with a milestone anniversary, brought our loyal alumnae/i, parents and friends to higher levels of giving and participation,” […]

Bryn Mawr Faculty Looks for Ways to Diversify Student Academic Experiences and Encourage Greater Faculty Advising and Mentorship

Posted July 21, 2011

Late this spring, Bryn Mawr’s faculty voted to further explore an academic blueprint for the future that will introduce ways to create more varied and individually tailored degree paths and make more prominent the role faculty plays in mentoring and advising students. Much of the increased mentoring and advising will be focused on first-year students […]

Changes to Take Place in Bryn Mawr Graduate Programs

Posted July 21, 2011

This spring, Bryn Mawr’s Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP), the provost’s office, the general faculty, and the administration wrapped up two separate processes aimed at enhancing Bryn Mawr’s academic strength. Both processes have impacted graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College. Over the past year, CAP, which is a representative body composed of faculty members, has […]

Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts Karl Kirchwey Featured in Wall Street Journal

Posted July 15, 2011
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Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts Karl Kirchwey, who is currently serving as the American Academy in Rome’s Andrew Heiskell Arts Director, is featured in this Wall Street Journal article about the difficulty of translating works of poetry. The article focuses on Kirchwey’s recent translation of Paul Verlaine’s Poems Under Saturn. From […]

Bryn Mawr’s Teaching and Learning Initiative Highlighted in U.K. Higher Ed Press

Posted July 14, 2011
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Times Higher Education, best known for its “World University Rankings,” recently highlighted Bryn Mawr’s Teaching and Learning Initiative as a model for instructor training and evaluation. From the article… “In the US, colleges commonly boast about the number of staff with doctorates as they woo prospective students. Some UK institutions such as City University London […]

At Bryn Mawr, Liberal-Arts Colleges Explore Online Learning as a Tool for Closer Connections

Posted July 8, 2011

Liberal-arts colleges pride themselves on students’ personal relationships with professors and intellectual exchange with fellow students. Is there a role for online learning in this model? At a recent conference on Bryn Mawr’s campus, Candace Thille, the director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative, made the case that integrating the OLI’s sophisticated online courses […]

Bryn Mawr Biologist Paul Grobstein, Scientific Storyteller, Dies at 65

Posted July 7, 2011
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A neurobiologist by training, Grobstein was profoundly committed to opening the discussion of science and scientific topics to all. He made major contributions to the creation of Serendip, the first website hosted by Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr’s Center for Science in Society; and the Summer Institutes for K-12 Teachers. His characterization of the scientific method as “getting it less wrong,” a creative process of constant revision that embraces mistakes and resists hierarchy, sparked countless discussions across social boundaries of all kinds.