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Archive for September, 2011

Follow Bryn Mawr Students’ Japan Trip Through Contemplative Traditions Course Blog

Posted September 29, 2011
A student photographs a monastery garden

Students enrolled in the 360° course cluster on contemplative traditions have embarked on a trip to Japan with their professors. Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is keeping a verbal and photographic record of the trip on the course blog.

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on the Anniversary of the 9-11 Attacks

Posted September 29, 2011

Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, was interviewed by Radio Health Journal for a piece that aired on Sept. 11. McCauley also wrote about America’s reaction to the attacks in his latest Psychology Today blog post. McCauley is the […]

Bryn Mawr College and Montgomery County Community College Celebrate Transfer Agreement

Posted September 29, 2011
BMC President Jane McAuliffe, MCCC student Jocelyn Moye, Abby Hochman

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe, Abby Hochman ’13, and Christina Rose Dubb, who recently joined the College as the coordinator of the community-college-transfer initiative, joined officials from Montgomery County Community College last week to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two schools. Last spring, Bryn Mawr College received a three-year, $400,000 Community College […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectures: One Hot Ticket

Posted September 29, 2011
photo of Judith Butler

Preeminent gender theorist Judith Butler will give three public lectures as part of the 2011 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College. The lectures draw on Butler’s new work, tentatively titled Gender Politics, Alliance, and the Right to Appear. All seats in Goodhart Hall for the Judith Butler Flexner Lectures have been reserved. To register […]

Thomas Cloister To be Open in Time for Lantern Night

Posted September 29, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Ashley Nguyen

When the class of 2015 receives its lanterns on Sunday, Oct. 30, in one of the College’s most cherished traditions, the ceremony, like more than 100 before it, will take place in the Cloister, says Bryn Mawr Engineer Jim McGaffin. The Cloister has been closed since renovation work on Thomas Great Hall began in March […]

Sarah Watson ’11 Receives Fulbright to Luxembourg

Posted September 29, 2011

Sarah Watson ’11 is the latest Bryn Mawr College recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. Watson is spending the year in Luxembourg, teaching English and studying. She is the seventh Bryn Mawr graduate this year to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, joining the ranks of about 1,600 recipients this year selected from the nation’s top achievers. […]

Bryn Mawr Student Brie Stark to Represent Red Cross at International Summit on Youth Volunteering

Posted September 22, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Bryn Mawr will host its first Red Cross blood drive of the academic year. While many students will step up to the platelets and make a donation, none has gone to bat for the Red Cross more than Brie Stark ’12. Stark, who writes about her life at Bryn Mawr on […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Talks Women in Science on Irish Radio

Posted September 20, 2011

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl talks about women in science on the Irish radio program Future Proof. Francl’s segment begins at the 32-minute mark. Francl was asked to do the show after the producers saw her commentary on the topic in the August Nature Chemistry.

Lecture Series Offer Insight Into Scholarly Process, Opportunity to Enter Intellectual Dialogue

Posted September 15, 2011

This year, the Mary Flexner Lectureship, which has brought  some of the world’s best-known humanists to Bryn Mawr and resulted in a number of highly influential books, will bring prominent gender theorist Judith Butler to campus. But the three Flexner Lectures hardly present the only opportunity to hear scholars speak publicly about their work at […]

Bryn Mawr Banter: Join Conversations About Life at BMC

Posted September 15, 2011
screenshot of "Bryn Mawr Banter" page

What is it like to live in a Bryn Mawr dorm? What do you do on the weekends? Is it hard to participate in athletics?  Can you work out even if you’re not an athlete? Where do you find a faith community? Are there opportunities for activism, public service, and career exploration? What was the biggest challenge […]

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday Among Writers Marking Sept. 11 in Kenyon Review

Posted September 15, 2011

In his introductory blog post to a special web feature from the Kenyon Review marking the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Director of the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program Daniel Torday writes: “The morning the planes flew into the towers, the US president was reading ‘The Pet Goat’ to a group of second-graders […]

Bryn Mawr Grounds Manager on How Bryn Mawr’s Trees Weather the Storms

Posted September 15, 2011
photo of a large, old tree

Record rainfalls and hurricane-strength winds have wreaked havoc in many areas surrounding Bryn Mawr’s campus in recent weeks as downed trees have led to damaged homes, power outages and commuting headaches. While downed power lines did lead to the closure of New Gulph Road, English House, and Russian House for more than a day following […]

Hanna Holborn Gray Fellows Present Research on Thursday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 22

Posted September 14, 2011
Rachel Kesselman

Each summer, the college offers up to 15 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowships, which give rising juniors and seniors $3,600 grants to pursue specialized research projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The work can be the beginning of a senior thesis or a project that stands alone. The summer 2011 Hanna Holborn Gray […]

Bryn Mawr Students Now Have ‘One Stop’ for Taking Care of Business Online

Posted September 8, 2011

Being a college student can be complicated. Completing time sheets, managing bills, registering for classes, requesting a transcript or an enrollment verification —these are just a few of the tasks students are asked to complete every semester. Sometimes it is difficult to know which office does what. Launched in August and accessible through the Current Students […]

Bryn Mawr College Hosts ACE Fellow Susan Mackey-Kallis for 2011-12 Academic Year

Posted September 8, 2011

Susan Mackey-Kallis, an associate professor of communication at Villanova University, will spend the 2011-12 academic year at Bryn Mawr as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutional capacity and build leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and […]

Chemist Bill Malachowski Receives National Institutes of Health Grant to Research Possible Cancer Treatment

Posted September 8, 2011

When talking about the research funded by his latest National Institutes of Health grant, which focuses on designing and synthesizing compounds that will inhibit the body’s production of an enzyme called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) as a possible cancer treatment, Chemistry Chair Bill Malachowski uses a metaphor that sounds more like a Hollywood movie script than […]

Elizabeth Held ’12 Named USA Today Collegiate Correspondent

Posted September 8, 2011

This semester, Elizabeth Held ’12 is working for USA Today as a Collegiate Correspondent. She’ll be writing one article every week on the USA Today College website. Her first article, published on Sunday, is about pair of Princeton students who have taken a break from their own studies to start a nonprofit focused on education reform. […]

Trustee Task Forces Lead to Enhancements in Alumnae/i Engagement, New Conversations on Planning

Posted September 1, 2011

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association is undergoing changes aimed at improving how the college engages with and serves its alumnae/i based on recommendations by a Board of Trustees task force. The task force also called for even greater collaboration among the Alumnae Association and other College offices and departments including the Communications Office, Resources, Conferences […]

At Convocation, President Notes What’s New on Campus: Athletic Field, Dining Hall Makeover, Student Lounge, More

Posted September 1, 2011
bagpipers lead the procession at convocation

At Fall Convocation on Monday, Aug. 29, President Jane McAuliffe welcomed the campus community back to Bryn Mawr with a brief overview of some of the changes that took place over the summer (see photos from Convocation and the community picnic that followed in the slideshow above. If your device doesn’t support Flash, see the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe’s 2011-12 Academic Year Welcome Letter

Posted September 1, 2011

26 August 2011 Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Welcome to a new academic year at Bryn Mawr. I hope you each enjoyed a relaxing and restorative summer. Classes begin Monday, 29 August with the official opening of the 2011-2012 year occurring at Convocation in Goodhart Hall at 4:30 pm. I invite each of you to […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Working in Finance Network at Reception in New York This Summer

Posted September 1, 2011
young alumnae pose with CFO John Griffith

It was one of the summer’s hottest days, the temperature topping 100 degrees. But on the rooftop bar at Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, the atmosphere was cool and hip. On July 21, more than 60 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i working in finance gathered together for a reception/networking event hosted by members […]