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Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Parents of Students Meet in Singapore to Found International Advisory Council

Posted January 26, 2012

In early January a group made up of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of Bryn Mawr students met in Singapore as founding members of the College’s International Advisory Council. The 11 council members in Singapore were joined by three additional council members via video conference. The council is being asked to help increase Bryn Mawr’s  […]

Bryn Mawr Archaeologist Rick Davis Featured in Science

Posted January 26, 2012
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The work of Professor and Chair of Anthropology Richard Davis was featured in a recent issue of Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In an article titled “The Peopling of the Aleutians,” Davis is among the archaeologists cited in a summary of recent research into “one of humanity’s last great […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor’s Research Cited in New York Times Article

Posted January 26, 2012

Research by Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, is cited in a Jan. 23 New York Times article on the role the emotion of disgust plays in survival. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics […]

College Names Brian Wallace Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifact Collections

Posted January 26, 2012

Brian Wallace was appointed the Bryn Mawr College Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts in December. Wallace is charged with developing the use and interpretation of the College’s Art and Artifact Collections. Prior to arriving at Bryn Mawr, Wallace was curator at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz from 2006 to 2011, […]

Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Quoted in New York Times Blog Post “An Indian Student’s Guide to the SAT and ACT”

Posted January 26, 2012

A quote from Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard opens the Jan. 25 post “An Indian Student’s Guide to the SAT and ACT Admissions Exams” in The New York Times’ “The Choice on India Ink” blog. From the post: The key for most international applicants is less about test scores than about differentiating themselves […]

Economics Professor David Ross Testifies Before EPA in Support of New Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Posted January 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr Economics Professor David Ross recently testified before officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Safety Administration arguing in favor of increased fuel-efficiency standards for U.S. cars and trucks. In his remarks, Ross argued that the new standards, which would start to take effect in 2017, are the single most effective […]

2011: The Year in Review

Posted January 19, 2012
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As the spring semester gets underway, we take our annual look back on the year that was. 2011 offered a high-profile Flexner Lectureship with Judith Butler, the awarding of the Katharine Hepburn and M. Carey Thomas medals, the launch of the Women in Public Service Project, a wealth of laurels, and plenty of fun. Read more»

Bryn Mawr Students Learn Management Fundamentals, Meet Alumnae at Management-Certificate Workshop

Posted January 19, 2012

More than 40 students gave up their last week of winter break to take part in the Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Management workshop last week. But you won’t hear them complaining about the loss of downtime. “This has been a hugely enriching experience,” says Hosanna Odhner ’13. “One thing I’ve particularly enjoyed is the […]

Annual Sunday MLK Day Celebration Features Panel Discussion on the Role of Religion in Social Justice

Posted January 12, 2012
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The Main Line Martin Luther King Association will hold its annual Sunday celebration of the legacy of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.  in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College on Sunday, Jan. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Goodhart Hall’s McPherson Auditorium, on the Bryn Mawr campus

Move Into Guild by Deans and Other Student-Support Offices Tops List of Winter-Break Changes

Posted January 12, 2012

Several changes have occurred on Bryn Mawr’s campus over the break, but none will be as profound as the consolidation of many of the offices that serve students into the revamped Eugenia Chase Guild Hall.

BMC Archaeologist, Students Unearth Evidence of Early Camel Domestication in Arabia

Posted January 10, 2012
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The recent excavation work of Associate Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archeology Peter Magee and a group of Bryn Mawr students may lead to a better understanding of the expansion of human settlements during the Ancient Near East Bronze Age, according to an article in The National, an English-language newspaper published in the United […]

Women’s Self-Confidence: The Obstacle to Achieving Gender Equity in Public Service?

Posted January 9, 2012

During the colloquium’s second panel discussion, Vice Admiral Carol Pottinger spoke about her struggle with self-confidence early on in her career and marked this issue as a great challenge to her ability to succeed as a young woman. Once Pottinger gave voice to this issue, her fellow panelists and later speakers echoed her story. Women’s self-confidence, or lack thereof, became a dominant point of discussion at the colloquium.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Reflect on WPSP Colloquium

Posted January 9, 2012

Countless outstanding and inspirational female public servants were in attendance at the Women in Public Service Project’s colloquium on December 15th, many of whom are graduates of the sister colleges: Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard, and Mount Holyoke. I was lucky to be able to speak and correspond with Bryn Mawr alumnae Inyang Ebong-Harstrup ’82 and Amanda Glendinning ’05 about their impressions and thoughts regarding the content of the colloquium.