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Bryn Mawr Named a Top School in Five Categories by Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Posted August 30, 2011

Newsweek’s college rankings are now online at The Daily Beast. Bryn Mawr is ranked as a top school in the following categories: Accessible Professors (6) Gay-Friendly (4) Most Rigorous (24) Most Service-Oriented (17) Activists (16) To see Bryn Mawr’s profile, go to The Daily Beast. From the rankings introduction: “Newsweek’s philosophy is that different schools […]

Bryn Mawr Economics Professor’s Research Cited in Article by Noted Writer Malcolm Gladwell

Posted August 29, 2011

Research by Assistant Professor of Economics Johnathan Lanning was cited in a recent article by New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, and several other bestsellers. Writing about the NBA lockout on the website Grantland, Gladwell makes the point that owners of sports team […]

Bryn Mawr Ranked #3 Among Liberal Arts Colleges in Washington Monthly’s List of Schools that “Give Something Back”

Posted August 29, 2011

With an overall score of 96 out of 100, Bryn Mawr College is ranked #3 among liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly’s rankings of colleges and universities that “encourage students to give something back.” From the introduction: “Conventional rankings like those published by U.S. News & World Report are designed to show what colleges can […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes Class of 2015

Posted August 25, 2011

With laundry baskets, laptops, pillows, books, clothes, and everything else needed to transform a dorm room into a home, the 364 members of the Class of 2015, many with families in tow, have arrived at Bryn Mawr for Customs Week. The Class of 2015 hails from 35 states and the District of Columbia, and from […]

Jordan Schwartz ’15, Founder of Children’s Bilingual Theater, Recognized by Parade Magazine

Posted August 25, 2011
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Jordan Schwartz of Altanta, Ga., was honored this summer by Parade magazine as a member of the All-America Service Team, a group of 15 high-school students “who are changing their communities through service.”

Cities Professor Uses NEH Grant to Focus Modern-Architecture Course on Cultural Exchange, Citing International Students as Inspiration and Asset

Posted August 25, 2011
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As the number of students who come to Bryn Mawr from outside the United States has increased over the past few years, Carola Hein, a professor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department, has become ever more acutely aware of a particular shortcoming in textbooks on modern architecture and urban form. “Buildings outside of […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Pens Commentary and Helps Produce Cover for Latest Nature Chemistry

Posted August 23, 2011

A commentary by Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl appears in the latest issue of Nature Chemistry. Francl was also involved with the creation of the issue’s cover, which features images of many Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the Nature Chemistry website… “To mark the International Year of Chemistry and the hundredth anniversary of the award of the […]

Bryn Mawr President Writes About Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Employment in Inside Higher Ed

Posted August 18, 2011

Spurred by a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the continued under-representation of women in STEM jobs, President Jane McAuliffe offers Bryn Mawr as a model in encouraging women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math in this Inside Higher Ed commentary. From the article… “Bryn Mawr College is in the […]

Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, Gives Parents Advice on Start of Kindergarten

Posted August 18, 2011

In this segment from Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, Bryn Mawr College Professor of Psychology Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, gives parents advice about easing children’s anxiety on the first day of kindergarten.

English Professor Katherine Rowe Awarded NEH Grant for “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts”

Posted August 5, 2011

English Professor Katherine Rowe and collaborator Bruce Smith of the University of Southern California have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to develop “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts.” As explained in this New York Times “Arts Beat” blog post, Rowe and Smith will use the $50,000 grant to “develop a portable electronic application: ‘Mobile […]

New Bryn Mawr Geologist Part of Team That Finds Evidence of Water on Mars

Posted August 5, 2011

New Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull is among the researchers making headlines for a just-released article in the journal Science on the possibility of water on Mars. The news has been reported by most major media outlets world-wide. Below is the ABC News coverage of the research. For more on Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department, […]

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Named “Geek of the Week” by GeekWire

Posted August 5, 2011
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Julia Ferraioli ’07 was named “Geek of the Week” by the website GeekWire. “Geekiness to me means loving the details of … anything! You can be a music geek who loves music theory, or software geek who wants to know exactly how your robot can run on top of Python. If you love digging into , then you’re a geek,” Ferraioli told GeekWire.

Bryn Mawr Tops Princeton Review’s List of “Dorms Like Palaces” for Second Year In a Row

Posted August 2, 2011

For the second year in a row, Bryn Mawr tops the Princeton Review’s list of schools with “Dorms Like Palaces.” We’re also among the schools featured on this Today Show clip announcing the release of the rankings. Other lists Bryn Mawr scored highly on include “Best Campus Food,” “LGBT-Friendly,” and “Students Study the Most.” Visit […]