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Creative Writing Program Reading Series Hosts Panel of Short Story Authors

Posted October 28, 2011

POST UPDATED NOV 3 Five of the most important short-fiction writers working today—Frank O’Connor Award finalist Robin Black and four of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” honorees, Chris Adrian, David Bezmozgis, Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell—discussed the place of the short story in America, as well as their work and influences, at Bryn Mawr […]

Delegation of Higher-Education Administrators and Faculty from India Visit Bryn Mawr

Posted October 27, 2011
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A 12-person delegation of administrators and faculty members from several of India’s top institutions of higher education visited Bryn Mawr’s campus on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of a two-week tour of colleges and universities in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Bryn Mawr, the delegation focused on learning more […]

Forty-Five Students Attend Workshop on How to Make Business Dreams Realities

Posted October 27, 2011
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Forty-five students spent the last few days of fall break learning how to take the big ideas they’ve developed as Bryn Mawr students and turn them into viable business opportunities. The students were taking part in the second in an ongoing series of workshops that expose students to practical business and finance skills and concepts  during […]

Opportunity May Knock at Summer-Funding Fair

Posted October 27, 2011

Last summer, some Bryn Mawr students traveled to Wyoming to collect data that may help determine how mountain ranges came to be distributed across western North America. Another spent time in Paris and Chicago, comparing the effects hosting World’s Fairs in the late 19th century had on the two cities’ development. Others worked to improve […]

Ghoulish Good Time Had at President’s Pumpkin Carving

Posted October 27, 2011
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Have you noticed all the pumpkins dotting the College’s dorms this Halloween? While it may seem as if they suddenly appeared from the ether like ghosts in the night, they actually all come from the same sinister lair—the President’s garage. Nearly 75 students gathered at the President’s house on Monday to carve pumpkins (many for […]

Bryn Mawr President Joins Higher Education Leaders in England for Forum on Global Collaborations

Posted October 20, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe is among the higher education leaders from the United States and the United Kingdom gathering at Windsor Castle in England this week to explore how existing U.S.-U.K. partnerships can expand to include the higher-education sectors in rapidly developing nations. The meeting has been dubbed “The Higher Education Policy Forum” […]

Students Explore Issues of Human Development, Education, and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa in 360º That Includes Trip to Ghana

Posted October 20, 2011
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In the Spring of 2012 a group of students and three faculty members will engage in a 360º course cluster exploring issues of human development, education, and culture with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The 360º includes a trip to the Titagya school in rural Ghana. 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhoods consists of three […]

Memorial Gathering for Retired Professor of Mathematics Ty Cunningham Set for Nov. 12

Posted October 20, 2011
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Members of the Bryn Mawr community are invited to attend a memorial gathering for retired Professor of Mathematics Frederic (Ty) Cunningham on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House. Cunningham passed away on Sept. 28, just a few weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday. Cunningham (Sept. 6, […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Various Fields

Posted October 20, 2011

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2011-2012 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

Spring 2012 360° Combines Courses from Cities, Education, and Math to Examine Sustainability Issues

Posted October 20, 2011

A 360° course cluster planned for the spring of 2012 combines courses from the Growth and Structure of Cities, Education, and Math departments to assess how planning and design interventions as well as changes in governance or education (in the broadest sense) can address challenges to the urban and natural environment. Titled “Perspectives on Sustainability,” this 360° offers […]

Swamplandia! Author Karen Russell Opens Emily Balch Speaker Series, Joins Students at Swamp-Themed Dessert

Posted October 20, 2011
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Celebrated author Karen Russell inaugurated the Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a lively presentation about her work, noting how valuable her undergraduate liberal-arts education has been to her career as a writer.

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Offers Commentary on Single-Sex Education in The New York Times

Posted October 19, 2011
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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is among those asked by the editors of The New York Times to take part in the latest installment of their “Room for Debate” series. In a piece titled “What We’ve Discovered,” McAuliffe takes part in a debate on single-sex education. Others taking part in the debate include noted attorneys; […]

Register Now for Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4 and Nov. 15

Posted October 13, 2011

A reminder to faculty, students, and staff to sign up to attend one of the community forums being held on Monday, Oct. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 4, from 10-11:30 a.m.; and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 2:30-4 p.m. Presented by the Thinking Forward Group and the Campaign Planning Committee, these forums will give […]

Bryn Mawr Students Join President Jane McAuliffe at Constitution Center For Inaugural “A More Perfect Union” Event

Posted October 13, 2011
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Ten Bryn Mawr students joined President Jane McAuliffe at the National Constitution Center on Oct. 11 for the inaugural event in a series of discussions featuring elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and others, titled “A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values.” Moderated by George Stephanopoulos and sponsored by the Ford Foundation in partnership […]

Video Project Relating College Major to Career Kicks Off Alumnae Career Services Initiative

Posted October 13, 2011
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Recognizing that Bryn Mawr’s powerful web of alumnae/i  represents “a critical asset in the lifespan of Bryn Mawrters,” the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association is introducing a career initiative that will offer a wealth of new programming tailored to age and cohort groups. Upcoming Career-Services Webinar a webinar titled “Managing Relationships for Professional Success: You […]

Elizabeth Held ’12 Looks at Relevancy of Single-Sex Colleges in Latest USA Today College Article

Posted October 11, 2011
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In her latest story for the USA Today College website, Liz Held ’12 focuses on the relevancy of single-sex colleges and quotes Bryn Mawr student Emma Condy and Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard. A history major at Haverford, Held spent five semesters working at the Bi-College News. She interned this summer at the […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Quoted in Associated Press Article on Drug Gangs

Posted October 11, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley is quoted in this Associated Press article about the terrorism employed by Mexican drug gangs. “These gangs have to keep escalating because they want the shock value but the shock value wears off,” McCauley tells the reporter. “Now, to get a headline you have to get more heads, […]

BMC Featured in Travel and Leisure Roundup of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses”

Posted October 11, 2011

Travel and Leisure has included Bryn Mawr in its roundup of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses.” Travel and Leisure‘s thumbnail sketch notes that Bryn Mawr is “the first example of the Collegiate Gothic style created by architects Cope and Stewardson” later emulated by colleges and universities “across the U.S., including Princeton and Washington University in […]

Bryn Mawr’s New Mobile Website Presentation Pioneers Move Toward Responsive-Design Approach for Higher Ed Sites

Posted October 6, 2011
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Have you visited the Bryn Mawr website on a smartphone lately? If it has been a few weeks since you tried it, you might give it another shot—you’re likely to find the experience much improved. Bryn Mawr’s new mobile style, more flexible than an app and less restricted in the information it offers, is a step toward an emerging, “future-friendly” strategy known as responsive web design.

Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4, and Nov. 15

Posted October 6, 2011

As was mentioned in President Jane McAuliffe’s welcome letter to the community in August, a number of groups, committees and task forces have been engaged in various efforts to identify potential themes and objectives for the future direction of the College and our forthcoming capital campaign. Now that many of those groups (including the Committee […]

Bryn Mawr Research Associate Katherine Marenco Attends White House Event Announcing New Family-Friendly NSF Initiative

Posted October 6, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College Research Associate Katherine N. Marenco joined First Lady Michelle Obama, fellow researchers and scientists, university presidents and administrators, heads of various scientific organizations, and others at the White House last week for an event marking the announcement of the National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative. The initiative implements across all NSF programs […]