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Bryn Mawr’s Gender and Sexuality and Theater Programs Host Performance Workshops by Tim Miller

Posted February 24, 2012
Information and Workshop Application

The Gender and Sexuality and Theater programs will host performance artist Tim Miller for a weeklong workshop from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, in the Hepburn Teaching Theater at Goodhart Hall. Information and Workshop Application “We are genuinely delighted to have the opportunity to host Tim Miller as he conducts this workshop on […]

Tim Miller Workshops Attract Media Attention

Posted February 24, 2012

An  April workshop by performance artist Tim Miller, to be hosted by the Bryn Mawr Gender and Sexuality and Theater programs, has garnered a good deal of media attention stemming from Villanova University’s decision to rescind its invitation to Miller to hold the workshop on its campus. Among the media outlets reporting the story are the […]

Bryn Mawr Leads the Way in Introducing Blend of Online and Traditional Classroom Learning to the Liberal Arts

Posted February 23, 2012

What’s the best thing about adding a well-constructed online tutorial to a traditional class? The breadcrumbs. No, not the ones that get lodged in your keyboard as you’re having a snack—these breadcrumbs are the electronic footprints students leave behind as they work through problems and answer questions in online lessons or quizzes: the breadcrumb trail. […]

Incoming Bryn Mawr Student Writes of Strength Drawn from Growing Up as an Orphan in Zimbabwe

Posted February 23, 2012

In this powerful piece published in the Feb. 12 edition of the The Sunday Mail of Zimbabwe, incoming Bryn Mawr student Gertrude Makurumidze of Zimbabwe writes about how the experience of losing her family to AIDS has motivated her to achieve her dreams of studying in the United States. Makurumidze is a participant in the […]

Rachel Heiser Joins Bryn Mawr as the College’s First Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist

Posted February 23, 2012

Last fall, Bryn Mawr College welcomed Rachel Heiser into the newly created position of Academic Support and Learning Resources Specialist in the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Since joining the Bryn Mawr community, Heiser has engaged with students, faculty, and staff to provide dynamic support to the Undergraduate College. Heiser has been helping administrators create and enhance […]

Computer Science Professor Deepak Kumar Featured in Center for Science of Information Video

Posted February 23, 2012

Professor Deepak Kumar of the Bryn Mawr College Computer Science Department is featured in a recent video from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Science of Information. In the video, scientists from the Center explain the reasons behind its founding and its necessity in our changing world. Kumar appears at about the 2:30 mark and speaks […]

BMC to Host Conference on Japanese Cities in Global Context in Late February

Posted February 16, 2012
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An interdisciplinary conference and workshop focused on Japanese cities in international perspective will feature a series of panels and a workshop presented by academics from across the globe at Bryn Mawr College in late February. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in Carpenter Library Room 21, the “Japanese Cities in Global Context” symposium […]

McAuliffe Joins Panel Discussion on Globalization and Higher Education at Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 16, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe joined several other college and university presidents and foreign-relations experts at a “Working Group on Global Issues” meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations. The semiannual meeting is sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and held at the Council on […]

Bryn Mawr Student Brielle Stark ’12 Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship to Pursue Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Posted February 16, 2012
photo of Brie Stark

Senior Brielle C. Stark’s last-minute decision to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship felt like a shot in the dark. After being passed over for the Rhodes Scholarship, Stark was skeptical about her chances; however, she learned last week that she had been chosen as a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar. This scholarship provides Stark with […]

New York Times Blog Praises Posse Program, Using Bryn Mawr as an Example of its Success

Posted February 16, 2012

In “Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers,” the New York Times‘ Tina Rosenberg writes admiringly of the success of the Posse Foundation, which recruits students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by colleges’ traditional selection processes. Partner institutions, including Bryn Mawr, admit supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students each and offer the […]

Spring Pen Y Groes Seminars Launch with Visit by Former NSF Director Rita Colwell

Posted February 16, 2012

The spring 2012 Pen Y Groes Seminars got off to a great start on Monday as students met with former director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell. Colwell served as the NSF’s 11th director from 1998  to 2004. In her capacity as NSF director, she served as co-chair of the Committee on Science of […]

Sustainability Lecture Series Offers Community a Sample of the Bryn Mawr 360° Experience

Posted February 16, 2012

A series of public lectures and workshops offered in conjunction with the 360°: Perspectives in Sustainability course cluster will give the wider community an opportunity “to share the excitement of the 360° program that faculty and students experience in the classroom,” says Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, who teaches one of the three courses that […]

Bryn Mawr Student Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 Pens Article About Autism for India Abroad

Posted February 16, 2012

In the latest issue of India Abroad, Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 writes about how Bollywood and the Indian IT industry can change the face of autism in India. Somasundaram has written for the magazine’s “Teenspeak” section since age 12. Her latest article is based on a final paper from her “Autism Spectrum Disorders” class last semester […]

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat Receives Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Posted February 16, 2012

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat is among the outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship, announced the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Feb. 15. The Sloan Fellowship will help support Battat’s related research with two groups. Battat is a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation (APOLLO) […]

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer Quoted in Article on New Publishing Platform for Digital Humanities

Posted February 13, 2012

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer and Professor of History Elliott Shore is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article about a new online publishing platform called Anvil Academic. Anvil is a joint project by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and the Council for Library and Information Resources. Bryn Mawr is among the […]

President McAuliffe Leads Seminars in which Participants Will Link Up with Peers Around the Globe

Posted February 9, 2012

The message below was sent out in an email from the President’s Office on Feb. 9 This year’s President’s Seminar is a series of four IT-facilitated, internationally linked conversations that explore higher education for women as an engine for social change and progressive leadership. President McAuliffe and a small group of Bryn Mawr College students […]

Bryn Mawr Lantern Makes Cameo in Video by Noted Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer Neil Gaiman

Posted February 9, 2012

U.K. science fiction and fantasy magazine SFX recently announced the winners of the SFX Awards 2012. The awards recognize accomplishment in several media, including film, television, comics, and novels. Among this year’s winners was Neil Gaiman for his script-writing work on the television show Dr. Who. An owl-eyed fan noticed a Bryn Mawr lantern making […]

On “Give a Hoot Day,” Students Will Thank Donors Whose Gifts Make a Bryn Mawr Education Possible

Posted February 9, 2012

On Friday, Feb. 10, more than 250 brightly colored signs will appear along Bryn Mawr’s pathways, pop up on dining hall tables, and decorate doorways. Faculty and staff will don owl pins. It’s all part of Bryn Mawr’s fourth annual “Give a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day marks the time in the school year […]

Bryn Mawr College and Posse Foundation Create First Posse Exclusively for Women Pursuing STEM Majors

Posted February 7, 2012

Bryn Mawr College will host the very first women’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Posse in the fall of 2013, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Posse Foundation President  and founder Deborah Bial today. Bryn Mawr’s latest partnership with the Posse Foundation is one of the initiatives the White House highlighted today in […]

Applications Reach an All-Time High for Bryn Mawr Class of 2016

Posted February 2, 2012

More than 2,600 students have applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s class of 2016. Those numbers represent an all-time high and a 12-percent increase in admissions applications from last year. The College has also seen a sizable increase in the number of students applying for early-decision admission. This year’s entering class of 365 students […]

Interviewing Potential Bosses: Bi-College Career-Exploration Days in D.C

Posted February 2, 2012
Photo: Architect of the Capitol

On Jan. 10, a small group of Bi-Co students visited Bryn Mawr and Haverford graduates at four different agencies to get their perspectives on working for the federal government; on Jan. 11, a second group of students made the rounds of four more D.C. offices to learn about careers in public-health policy … Read more »