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Greasepaint Performs “Sweeney Todd” on May 4, 5, and 6 at Goodhart Teaching Theater

Posted April 26, 2012
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Greasepaint, the student-run Bi-College musical theater company, will perform Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in the Goodhart Teaching Theater on May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sweeney Todd is a 1979 musical thriller set in 19th century London and tells the story of […]

Students Honored at 2012 Awards Ceremony

Posted April 26, 2012

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 19, President Jane McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Council on Undergraduate Research […]

Mitali Panchani ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 26, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” introduces Mitali Panchani ’15, who got a kick out of deliberately violating social norms as part of an assignment for an anthropology course.

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012
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Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me […]

Molly Fessler ’14 to Develop Wellness Program in Town Near Detroit with Funding from Davis Projects for Peace

Posted April 26, 2012
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While it’s not as well known as Detroit, the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan, just southwest of the Motor City, shares many of the problems that plague the birthplace of the American automobile industry. Nearly 26 percent of Ypsilanti’s roughly 21,000 residents live below the poverty line, and the city suffers from many of the social […]

Undergraduates and Students from Graduate School of Social Work Attend World Summit of Nobel Laureates

Posted April 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research students Corrie Tice, Jessica Lee and Jessica Schaffner Wilen, and undergraduate students Rachel Kutten ’13 and Gloria Kuoh ’12, were among a select group of students from colleges and universities throughout the world invited to attend the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The […]

May Day 2012 Scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Posted April 20, 2012
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

New Program Enables Bryn Mawr Students to Earn Penn Masters of Engineering in One Year

Posted April 19, 2012

Bryn Mawr students majoring in math and science now have an opportunity to earn a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with only one additional year of study. Called the Four Plus One partnership, the agreement will be made official at a signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 25. […]

As Earth Day Approaches, Campus Community Reports on a Multitude of Greening Efforts

Posted April 19, 2012
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Bryn Mawr has much to celebrate on Earth Day this Sunday, according to the College’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Group. The ESLG, chaired by Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and composed of representatives from the faculty, the student body, the president’s office and several key offices on campus, was formed to help implement the Climate Action […]

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s Novella The Sensualist Published to Glowing Praise: Reading and Book Signing on Wednesday, April 25

Posted April 19, 2012
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Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s novella The Sensualist was published earlier this month to great praise. On the website fwriction.com, novelist Andrew Ervin writes about The Sensualist : “One passage in particular has lodged itself in my brain and I’d like to quote it here at length; it’s, I think, the most profound and […]

Bryn Mawr Introduces International Studies Major

Posted April 19, 2012
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Bryn Mawr students can now major in International Studies, bringing the number of majors offered by the College to 37. “The changes of a globally interconnected world demand new ways of thinking and interacting, requiring multidisciplinary perspectives for active citizenry, leadership and service locally and globally.  This major’s curricular and co-curricular components enrich students’ education […]

“To be or not to be?” There’s an App for That…

Posted April 19, 2012

A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi. Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. […]

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman Receives 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted April 19, 2012
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History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman has received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, announced the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation last week. A total of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists from an application field of almost 3,000 were selected for the prestigious fellowship. Fellowships were given in 54 disciplines. Saltzman was the lone recipient in the […]

Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York Shigeyuki Hiroki Visits Bryn Mawr

Posted April 19, 2012

Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York Shigeyuki Hiroki visited Bryn Mawr’s campus this week. Hiroki was in the Philadelphia area to take part in the Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia. Hiroki took the opportunity of this official visit to the city to learn more about Bryn Mawr College. He stayed at Wyndham […]

Liriany Pimentel ’13: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 19, 2012

This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Liriany Pimentel, a junior chem major who enjoys international travel–and learning about the big topics in biochemistry.

Bryn Mawr, Haverford Dancers Take the Stage for Spring Concert Featuring Reconstruction of José Limón Work

Posted April 18, 2012

Over 40 Bryn Mawr and Haverford dancers will take to the stage in Goodhart Theater on April 20 and 21 to perform dance works by Bryn Mawr dance faculty and noted Philadelphia dance artists. This year’s concert will also feature a reconstruction of Psalm, a 1967 work by master choreographer José Limón. Students worked with Ryoko […]

Bryn Mawr’s Partnerships With Posse Foundation and Community Colleges Featured in New York Times Articles

Posted April 16, 2012

Two of Bryn Mawr’s partnerships were featured in The New York Times this weekend. On Saturday, April 14, The Times had an article about the Posse Foundation’s new Houston initiative. The article featured a quote from Tamkinat Firoz ’09, who graduated from Bryn Mawr as part of a posse from Boston. Bryn Mawr is among […]

Christian Science Monitor Profiles Nina Olson ’75, who serves as the National Taxpayer Advocate

Posted April 13, 2012

In the article “Tax Day: 1040 Reasons You Should Know Nina Olson,” the Christian Science Monitor takes an in-depth look at this class of 1975 member. From the article: “She pursued a fine-arts degree at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. Her entry point into the world of finance and taxes came as a young artist, […]

Students Shine In Shakespeare Performance Troupe: Othello and Pygmalion Staged This Week and Next

Posted April 12, 2012
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present a double feature this weekend as they perform Shakespeare’s Othello and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Othello will be performed in matinees for two weekends at 1 p.m. in Taft Garden on April 14, 15, 20, and 21. The performances of Pygmalion will  be at 7:30 p.m. in Rhoads Hall […]

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics Wins Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society

Posted April 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics has been awarded the American Mathematical Society (AMS) annual award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, announced the organization yesterday. “The Bryn Mawr mathematics department has a long history of encouraging women to pursue careers in mathematics. By cultivating a special atmosphere—fun-loving yet serious, supportive yet […]

Midley Theork ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 12, 2012
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This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series presents Midley Theork ’15, a Bostonian who appreciates Bryn Mawr’s central location on the East Coast—and the community’s effort to make new members feel welcome.

Tim Miller Residency to Include Two Public Performances

Posted April 12, 2012
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Celebrated performance artist Tim Miller, whose creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man, will begin a weeklong residency at Bryn Mawr on Monday, April 16, to lead a performance workshop. Two public events—a public lecture and performance by Miller himself as […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Among Speakers at Conference on the Future of Liberal-Arts Colleges

Posted April 12, 2012
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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the speakers at “The Future of the Liberal Arts College in America and its Leadership Role in Education around the World.” Held this week at Lafayette College, the conference brought together leaders of many of the nation’s top liberal-arts colleges to look at the challenges and opportunities facing […]

Bryn Mawr College Fulbright Tally at Seven: Recipients to Travel to Austria, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea

Posted April 5, 2012
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Updated May 10, 2012, with profile of Sherella Williams Last year, Bryn Mawr was among the top producers of Fulbright recipients among all colleges and universities nationally, and it appears that our students are on track for the same sort of success again in 2012. So far, seven Bryn Mawr students have decided to accept […]

Sara O’Connor: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 5, 2012
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This week, “Meet a Mawrter” offers a video chat with Brooklynite Sara O’Connor, an anthropology major who’s concentrating in Middle Eastern Studies.

Understanding Bryn Mawr’s Room Draw Tradition

Posted April 5, 2012
The students who decorated this Erdman suite won a room-draw boost in the Project Dorm Room competition.

April is a notoriously busy time for Bryn Mawr students. There are finals to prepare for, theses to be written, summer plans to be made. And for those returning to campus next fall, there’s a chance to snag that coveted single with a window seat overlooking the green—by negotiating room draw … Read more»

Bryn Mawr’s “She’s the First” Holds First Poetry Night

Posted April 5, 2012

A chapter of “She’s the First,” an organization dedicated to making education accessible to girls in the developing world, has recently been founded at Bryn Mawr. The group will be holding a poetry night at Thomas Great Hall on April 7 from 7:30-9 p.m., with a guest appearance by Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of “She’s […]

BMC’s Sharon Ullman Quoted in Story on Tim Miller

Posted April 5, 2012

Bryn Mawr Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Program Coordinator Sharon Ullman is quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer story about performance artist Tim Miller’s visit to the Philadelphia region. When a workshop Miller had been invited to at Villanova University was canceled earlier this semester, Ullman worked with Bryn Mawr’s theater program and Conferences […]

Anna Melker ’12 Continues Her Quest for the “Holy Grail” of Clean Energy With Fulbright Research Grant to Sweden

Posted April 5, 2012
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Bryn Mawr chemistry major Anna Melker ’12, recipient of a 2012-13 Fulbright Research Grant, will travel  to Sweden’s Uppsala University this fall in search of what she calls the “holy grail” of clean energy. “I chose to apply for the Fulbright so I could continue my study of hydrogen fuel research, the ‘holy grail’ of […]

Sara Neidorf ’12 Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Study German Cinema at Humboldt University in Berlin

Posted April 5, 2012

Sara Neidorf ’12, a Comparative Literature/German double major with a minor in Film Studies, has received a Fulbright Research Grant to study at Humboldt University in Berlin for the 2012-13 academic year. Neidorf will study film theory, history, and exhibition history, and conduct independent research on the state of cinema-going in Berlin today.  She will […]

Kayla McDaniel ’12 Combines Many Passions in Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Mexico

Posted April 5, 2012
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Although she grew up only an hour north of the Mexican border in Tucson, Arizona, Kayla McDaniel’s interest in Spanish didn’t solidify until she came to Bryn Mawr. “I took elementary intensive my freshman year with Profesora Ines Arribas and I was hooked,” says McDaniel ’12, who is a biology major with a focus on […]

Ten Bryn Mawr Room-Draw Archetypes

Posted April 5, 2012

Part Hunger Games, part Survivor, part cut-throat Monopoly, room draw is quintessentially Bryn Mawr. During a recent fact-finding mission with a self-described “tiny group of room-draw veterans,” a list of the Room Draw Archetypes was created. Are you on this list? Read more»

Andrea Tang ’12 to Study Korean Language, Culture, and Politics As Fulbright Teaching Assistant in South Korean

Posted April 5, 2012
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As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea, Andrea Tang ’12 will not only be able to pursue her interest in the Korean language and the culture and politics of the area, she’ll also have an opportunity to get closer to some of the family she’ll leave behind here in the United States. “Within […]

Social Work Professor James Martin Quoted in USA Today Article About New Military Protective Gear

Posted April 2, 2012
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This USA Today article about the use of “protective under garments” by military combat troops quotes Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor James Martin. From the article: “Beyond protecting troops from wounds, PUGs can affect morale, says Jim Martin, a sociologist at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a retired Army colonel. […]