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Archive for July, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Leads Seminars That Help Prepare Newly-Appointed College and University Leaders

Posted July 26, 2012
Jane McAuliffe

Four years ago Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents just after taking the reins at Bryn Mawr.

This month she returned to the seminar to lead a session on how presidents cope with the vast diversity of their internal and external responsibilities.

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Higher-Ed Leaders for Transatlantic Dialogue

Posted July 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the select few college and university leaders asked to participate in the 13th Transatlantic Dialogue, which was held in Salzburg, Austria, July 4-7. Related News: Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the […]

New Book Co-Edited by Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins Looks at Truth and Democracy

Posted July 26, 2012
Truth and Democracy

What is the relationship between truth and democratic politics? Does democracy require truth or is the concern with truth an impediment to democratic compromise, pluralism and toleration? And if truth should matter, what kind of truth? Truth and Democracy, co-edited by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins, considers these questions from a […]

Geology Majors Test “Martian Soil” With NASA Microgravity Program

Posted July 26, 2012
Left to right: Christina, Alice, Mary, Hannah, Simona, Danyelle

A team of six geology majors and their faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this month taking part in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in which student researchers are able to do experiments in near-zero gravity aboard a specially modified Boeing 727 that’s been dubbed “The Vomit Comet.”

Making up the team was Alice Clark ’12, Simona Clausnitzer ’14, Hannah Gatz-Miller ’12, Christina Lee ’12, Danyelle Phillips ’14, Mary Schultz ’12, and Anna Woodson ’12. Woodson was unable to travel to Houston.

Geology Chair’s Research on Curved Mountain Ranges Featured in Geological Society’s Monthly Magazine

Posted July 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr Geology Chair Arlo Weil is featured on the cover of the July edition of GSA Today, the Geological Society of America’s monthly science and news magazine. Weil’s ongoing research to try to unravel the mystery of bended mountain ranges is the subject of the magazine’s lead article, “Buckling an Orogen: The Catabrian Orocline.”

Geology Professor and Students Look for Clues to Understanding Environment Following Mass Extinction

Posted July 24, 2012

New research findings by Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco–aimed at understanding the environment following Earth’s most dramatic mass extinction–will appear in the August print edition of Geology and are now available online.

Economics Professor David Ross Testifies Before Philadelphia City Council in Support of Clean Air Act

Posted July 24, 2012

Bryn Mawr Economics Professor David Ross recently spoke at a “citizens’ hearing” in Philadelphia’s City Council Chamber in support of a recently adopted resolution in support of the Clean Air Act. Professor Ross’ Statement to Philadelphia City Council Ross spoke specifically about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon standard for new power plants. “From an […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Explores Collaborative Opportunities in Asia

Posted July 17, 2012
President McAuliffe with Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe recently traveled to Asia to meet with officials at a number of colleges and universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration and to take part in the 2012 Women’s Education Worldwide Conference at Nanjing University’s Ginling College in China. At Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, McAuliffe and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim […]