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Extern Program Gives Bryn Mawr Students a Chance to Experience the Work World During Spring Break

Posted March 29, 2012
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Fifty-one Bryn Mawr students got a taste of the work world this spring break as part of the Extern Program, one of the many opportunities offered through the Bi-College Career Development Office. The Extern Program provides an opportunity for current Bryn Mawr and Haverford students to shadow alumnae/i from either school at their places of […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted March 29, 2012
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The Corporation of National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the fourth year Bryn Mawr has been honored with this award. The Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can […]

Sarah Abbasi ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 29, 2012

In this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video, Chicagoan Sarah Abbasi ’12 acknowledges that it took her a while to embrace Bryn Mawr’s traditions–but now she can’t imagine her Bryn Mawr experience without them.

Class of 2016 Receives Acceptance Letters

Posted March 29, 2012
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The wait is finally over for the more than 2,600 students who applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016. Decision letters were sent late last week and students could go online as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, to find out whether they had been accepted. “I screamed once I realized […]

On Alumnae Association Trip, Barbara Ruttenburg ’57 Is Quoted in A.P. Article on Toursim in Myanmar

Posted March 29, 2012

This March 22 Associated Press article on increased tourism in Myanmar quotes Barbara Ruttenburg ’57, who was traveling as part of trip sponsored by the Alumnae Association. For more about the Alumnae Association’s travel program, visit its website. From the article: “There are so few places left that haven’t been taken over by McDonald’s and […]

New York Times Article Celebrates Contributions of Pioneering Mathematician who Taught at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 29, 2012

In the article “The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of,” The New York Times celebrates mathematician Emmy Noether, who struggled, in the male-dominated academic world of early 20th-century Europe, to pursue groundbreaking work that “undergirds much of today’s vanguard research in physics.” We’ve certainly heard of Noether at Bryn Mawr, where she taught after fleeing […]

Tri-Co Hosts Second Annual Digital Humanities Symposium March 29-30

Posted March 22, 2012

Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swathmore Colleges have organized the second-annual “Re: Humanities” symposium, which will take place March 29-30 at Swarthmore College. The “Re: Humanities” symposiums offer a unique outlet for undergraduates from throughout the country to present their original digital-humanities research. “Re: Humanities ’12″ will include a wide array of presentations from […]

Workshop Features Mix of Classroom Experience and Advice from Alumnae Who Have Found Success in Finance

Posted March 22, 2012
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In talking to alumnae in the world of business and finance, as well as students interested in careers in those fields, Bryn Mawr Treasurer John Griffith often heard that what the College needed was some way to expose more students to the basic business concepts, lingo, and real-world “rules of the road” associated with business […]

Mary Robinson, First Woman to Serve as President of Ireland, to Give Bryn Mawr College’s 2012 Commencement Address

Posted March 22, 2012
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Mary Robinson, the first woman to serve as President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. Robinson, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2009, has spent most […]

Project Spotlight Event Closes Year-Long “Class Dismissed?” Initiative

Posted March 22, 2012
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The main lounge of the Campus Center was filled on Monday night with a mix of students, staff, and faculty, all of whom came out to take part in the culminating event of the year-long “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class” initiative. The event showcased projects produced by Bryn Mawr community members and funded […]

Daniela Lam Lo ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 22, 2012

The subject of this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video is first-year student Danelia Lam Lo, who appreciates the proximity of the great city of Philadelphia as a resource for study as well as fun.

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Jujitsu Politics Corporate Style”

Posted March 22, 2012
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In his latest Psychology Today blog, Psychology Professor Clark McCauley examines how the makers of AMC’s “Mad Men” used an image evocative of the Sept. 11 attacks to create controversy (and buzz) in advance of the show’s season premiere. From the article: “Look at the article from AMC’s point of view. Do they know that […]

Professor Doug Blank and Students Put on a “Robot Circus” at Conference for Computer Science Educators

Posted March 22, 2012
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Computer Science Professor Doug Blank and his colleague Jennifer Kay from Rowan University teamed up to coordinate a “Robot Circus” during the 43rd Association for Computing Machinery Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), held February 29 – March 3 in Raleigh, N.C. The SIGCSE Symposium is held yearly to address problems common among educators […]

History Professor Kalala Ngalamulume Talks “Kony 2012” on Jamaican Radio

Posted March 22, 2012
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Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume was interviewed recently by Jamaican news and current affairs radio program “Jamaica Speaks” about the “Kony 2012” humanitarian video that’s gone viral online. Ngalamulume specializes in the history of health and disease in West Africa. He teaches courses on the social history of medicine, urban history, […]

Amani Chowdhury ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 15, 2012
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This week, “Meet a Mawrter” presents Amani Chowdhury ’14, who is leaning toward a biology major with a minor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department. She recalls a memorable lab assignment that led to a surprising revelation about the locker room at Bern Schwartz Gymnasium.

Sustainability 360° Offers Opportunity for Community Outreach Through Praxis

Posted March 15, 2012

When Bryn Mawr faculty members Victor Donnay, Carola Hein, and Jody Cohen began planning the 360° course cluster “Perspectives on Sustainability,” they knew they had a topic that was perfect for the multidisciplinary approach of the 360° program. Given that sustainability is a global problem that often requires local solutions, it also struck the faculty […]

New 360° Course Cluster Examines “Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision”

Posted March 15, 2012

Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision, one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012, examines the constraints and agency of individual actors in social spaces, with a particular focus on the institutional settings of colleges and prisons and the “critical spaces” that can open up within them. Related Links “Women in […]

Bryn Mawr Grads Cited in Philadelphia Inquirer Story on Philly Burger Club

Posted March 15, 2012

The Bryn Mawr public-service ethic in action? According to a young alumna quoted in this story in The Philadelphia Inquirer, “[a] mix of Bryn Mawr grads and ‘Passyunk Avenue people’ in their 20s and 30s” form the core membership of Philadelphia’s Burger Club, which meets monthly to sample the offerings of burger-serving establishments in the Philadelphia […]

360° for Fall 2012 Looks at the Global Impact of Oil

Posted March 15, 2012
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One of three newly designed 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012 examines the global impact of oil on the modern city and the world’s socioeconomic networks. “Transforming the Legacy of Oil” combines courses from Growth and Structure of Cities, Economics, and History to assess how oil has affected our built environment as well as local and global economies … Read more»

Bryn Mawr Student’s Arrest at Philadelphia Immigration-Rights Protest Draws Media Attention

Posted March 15, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 and fellow activist Tania Chairez, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, were arrested Wednesday afternoon at a protest  at the Philadelphia offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protest was organized by DreamActivist/PA, an immigrant-rights organization that focuses on undocumented youth. Lee and Chairez have […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Prof and Alumna Co-Author Study on Relationships Between Men and Women

Posted March 8, 2012
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Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor of Psychology Marc Schulz and Emily Weiss, Ph.D. ’08, are among the authors of a new study that offers fresh insight into the role empathy plays in men’s and women’s satisfaction with their relationships. Where previous studies have focused only on how accurately partners read each others’ emotions, the new […]

New Geochemistry Lab Allows Faculty and Students to Complete Cutting-Edge Research in a Liberal-Arts Setting

Posted March 8, 2012
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Bryn Mawr’s new Geochemsitry Lab Suite brings the latest technology to students and faculty as they work to unlock answers to everything from climate change to the Earth’s most severe known extinction event.

Bryn Mawr-Led Excavation Mentioned in UAE Newspaper

Posted March 8, 2012
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A March 3 article in The Gulf News about the ongoing excavation of areas in and around the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah mentions work being led by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Peter Magee at the Muweilah site.

Anna Kalinsky ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 8, 2012
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Today, the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office introduces a new video feature, “Meet a Mawrter.” Each week we will post a brief video portrait of a Bryn Mawr student. The series begins with chemistry major Anna Kalinsky ’14, who likes secret nooks and crannies—and organic chem! Each video will be added to the “Meet a […]

Follow 360º Students as They Travel to Ghana Over Break

Posted March 1, 2012

Eighteen students and faculty said their goodbyes today before departing to the Titagya School in Northern Ghana for spring break as part of Bryn Mawr’s 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhood. Accompanying the sixteen students were faculty members Pim Higginson, associate professor and chair of French and francophone studies, and Alice Lesnick, director and senior lecturer […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor’s Research Makes Headlines Again Years After its Initial Release

Posted March 1, 2012
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When Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla first published her long-term findings in connection with the Language Development Survey in 2001, its relative simplicity, real-world applicability, and broad appeal made it that rare piece of research that’s able to compete for headline space and air time with the breaking news of the day and the […]