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Inside Higher Ed Highlights Bryn Mawr’s Leadership in Blending Online Learning and the Liberal Arts Classroom

Posted June 29, 2012
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In the Inside Higher Ed article “Online Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges,” reporter Steve Kolowich focuses on initiatives at Bryn Mawr and extensively quotes Provost Kim Cassidy and Instructional Technologist Jennifer Spohrer. From the article: “Bryn Mawr’s foray into using online course modules hints at the online learning tools that might have a place in […]

Bryn Mawr Among Top Fulbright Producers in 2012

Posted June 21, 2012
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Once again, Bryn Mawr is one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country in the number of students winning the prestigious Fulbright awards, according to this chart posted on the Fulbright Student Program’s website. More than half of Bryn Mawr’s applicants received awards, giving the College a higher success rate than any other school […]

2012 Staff Awards Presented At Staff Picnic

Posted June 21, 2012
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President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2012 McPherson Awards for excellence and service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Hessie Gause of housekeeping won the award […]

A List of Books, Videos, and More Inspired by the Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 21, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Sarah Theobald ’12 attended the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute. In the below post, she writes about books, videos, and more, inspired by her experience. As a recent college graduate, I have been spending a lot of time searching for a job. However, not all waking […]

Pair of Prestigous Fellowships to Fund Anthropology Professor’s Research on Indian Cinema

Posted June 21, 2012
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Associate Professor of Anthropology Amanda Weidman will spend part of the 2012-13 academic year in India researching “playback singers” in Indian cinema, and the remainder of the year working on a new book she’s writing on the topic. Weidman’s research in India and writing time are being supported by a combination of fellowships from the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Meets with Alumnae in London and Cairo During Recent Travels

Posted June 14, 2012
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After the second meeting of Bryn Mawr’s new International Council, held in London, President Jane McAuliffe continued on to Cairo. There she visited the new campus of the American University in Cairo, met with AUC President Lisa Anderson, and enjoyed lunch with a group of Bryn Mawr alumnae. The lunch was organized by Professor of […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Addresses Delegates at the Women in Public Service Summer Institute

Posted June 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Sarah Theobald ’12 is attending the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute. She sent back this report on the opening remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On June 11th, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the forty-nine delegates to the first annual Women in Public Service […]

Associate Professor of Biology Tamara Davis Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Fund Genetic Research

Posted June 12, 2012
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Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor of Biology Tamara Davis was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $300,000 to support her research in genomic imprinting. Broadly understood, genomic imprinting is the phenomenon by which a subset of genes is expressed solely from one of the two parental alleles−that is, either the copy inherited […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Take Part in Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 7, 2012
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UPDATED JUNE 8: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give opening remarks at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Watch streaming video of the speech here. The inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute begins next week at Wellesley College. Bryn Mawr College is a founding partner of the WPSP […]

Reunion 2012 in Pictures

Posted June 5, 2012

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to campus on May 25-27 for Reunion 2012. Alumnae of the ’70s joined graduating classes of years ending in two and seven. See the slideshow above or on Flickr for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2012 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Quoted in Times Higher Education

Posted June 1, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is quoted in this Times Higher Education article about how rising costs at U.K. colleges and universities are driving more students to look at alternatives in the United States.