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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley Quoted in Associated Press Article on Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 22, 2011

Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, is quoted in an Associated Press article on the North Korean people’s reaction to the death of dictator Kim Jong Il. “‘Bad things have happened to North Koreans who refused the cult of […]

Women in Public Service Project Launches With D.C. Colloquium Featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Posted December 20, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and students attending the Women in Public Service Project Colloquium. Clinton is flanked by Bryn Mawr students Meheret Shumet (left) and Jomaira Salas and Isel Otero-Vera (right)

Many of the world’s most influential leaders—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Legarde—gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a colloquium that marked the official launch of The Women in Public Service Project, a joint initiative founded by the State Department and the Sister Schools (Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley). Read more »

Women in Public Service Project: Why the Sister Colleges?

Posted December 20, 2011

Why are the remaining Seven Sisters women’s colleges the right institutions for the State Department to collaborate with on the Women in Public Service Project? Aside from the obvious answer that the student bodies at these institutions are largely female, there is something more to why Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard and Mt. Holyoke colleges were chosen to carry out the project’s vision of “a world in which political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050.”

Top Five Pieces of Advice Given to Young Women at the Women in Public Service Colloquium

Posted December 20, 2011

Much of the Women in Public Service Project’s Colloquium was focused on identifying and discussing strategies that will better enable young women to climb to positions of influence in public service. Conference speakers offered a great deal of advice to young women in the audience. Here are the five recommendations guest blogger Sara Alcid heard repeated most opften.

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
screenshot of Ntshadi Mofokeng

A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Career Opportunities for Bi-Co Students Abound This Winter Break

Posted December 15, 2011

“Finding a mentor is invaluable for young women to succeed,” said Valerie Jarrett, the Obama administration’s senior adviser and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, at the Women in Public Service Project‘s  inaugural colloquium on Thursday, Dec. 15. The WPSP’s goal is to increase women’s representation among leaders in the public […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Boardwalk Empire, The Office

Posted December 15, 2011

The first week of December brought talk of Bryn Mawr to the viewers of at least two high-profile TV series. On the Dec. 4 episode of Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s highly acclaimed gangster drama about Prohibition-era Atlantic City, racketeer Jimmy Darmody, in a flashback to his days as a student at Princeton, uses the College (or […]

Photo Slideshow: Cider With the President at Bryn Mawr

Posted December 15, 2011

Stress was successfully busted on Tuesday when Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe welcomed students to Pen y Groes, the presidential residence, for an exam-week study break featuring cookies, cider, and holiday cheer. About 40 students stopped by between 5:30 and 7 p.m., the President’s Office reports; most popped in for 20 or 30 minutes […]

BMC President McAuliffe Pens Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog Entry on Women in Public Service Project

Posted December 15, 2011

As the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters Colleges host the inaugural colloquium of the Women in Public Service Project, a post by Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in The Chronicle of Higher Education explains why an initiative that aims to prepare women for leadership roles in government and public service around the world […]

Event Celebrates 10-Year Partnership Between Bryn Mawr and the Posse Foundation

Posted December 8, 2011

More than 150 alumnae/i and friends of Bryn Mawr joined a number of former and current Bryn Mawr Posse Scholars, Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick, college officials including President Jane McAuliffe and former President Nancy Vickers, and Posse Foundation representatives at Boston’s Hampshire House on Nov. 29 for a celebration of […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Live Stream of TEDxWomen

Posted December 8, 2011

Bryn Mawr College hosted a live stream of TEDxWomen on Thursday, Dec. 1. The all-day event took place in Goodhart Hall’s McPherson Auditorium and was organized by Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Self-Government Association, and the College Communications Office. See photos from the event in the slideshow embedded below or on Flickr. […]

Dec. 15 Women in Public Service Colloquium to be Streamed Online and Simulcast at Campus Center

Posted December 8, 2011

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Bryn Mawr College will join other top U.S. women’s colleges and leaders from throughout the world for the inaugural colloquium of The Women in Public Service Project (TWPSP).  The colloquium will highlight the urgent need for women in public service and the resources they need to attain positions of leadership. TWPSP […]

“[the college news is] great”: An Intimate Sojourn with Judith Butler

Posted December 8, 2011
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By Maddy Court ’12 and Mary Zaborskis ’12 Originally published in the college news “I swim every day, I drink good Italian wines, I have a network of friends, many of whom are not in the academy. I like old movies—melodramas and film noir—and I travel,” says one Judith Butler, nonchalantly sipping her coffee. The late […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
Butler with students at coffee hour

For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Alison Cook-Sather Named Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge

Posted December 8, 2011

Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Alison Cook-Sather was recently named the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, England. This position is named in honor of Jean Rudduck (1937-2007), the University of Cambridge’s first female professor of education and a pioneer in the […]

Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship Award Increased

Posted December 1, 2011

An increase in funding is among several improvements to be made to the Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship program, which supports undergraduate students’ independent research projects in humanities and the humanistic social sciences during the summer months.

Bryn Mawr President Travels to Jordan As Part of Interfaith Forum

Posted December 1, 2011
President Jane McAuliffe at the entrance to the king

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe joined Muslim and Catholic scholars, intellectuals, and clerics from 18 Islamic and non-Islamic countries in a three-day interfaith forum focused on the theme “Reason, Faith and the Human Person.” Read more »

Photo Slideshow: Drama Among the Stacks in Bi-Co Theater’s Production of Gertrude Stein Play

Posted December 1, 2011

If you think of Bryn Mawrters as a bookish lot, these photos of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program’s November  production of Gertrude Stein’s experimental play Listen to Me are unlikely to challenge your stereotype. Directed by Theater Program Director Mark Lord, fifteen student actors cavorted, orated and philosophized through Maiko Matsushima’s ingeniously designed set, which […]

Bryn Mawr Student Nina R.W. Cohen Earns Rhodes Scholarship

Posted December 1, 2011

Although both of her parents are physicians, Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 of Newton, Mass., who was recently named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, has had a very specific career outside of medicine in mind for as long as she can remember. “From early childhood I’ve dreamed of being a judge,” says Cohen. “At five years […]