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Remarks by Yashaswini Singh ’13 at Women in Public Service Project Conference Now Online

Posted September 27, 2012
Student participants, from left to right: Kristie Hernandez, Scripps College; Dahna Black, Smith College; Yashaswini Singh, Bryn Mawr College; Olivia Low, Barnard College; Natalia Alvarez Diaz, Mount Holyoke College; Melda Salhab, Wellesley College; Ava Anderson, Mills College; and Claudia Garcia, Mount St. Mary

Singh spoke about the importance of equal access to economic resources for women around the world and was one of eight students from women’s colleges across the country to speak on the panel, which was held at Barnard College.

GSSWSR Professor’s Research Questions Link Between Food Stamps and Long-Term Government Dependency

Posted September 27, 2012

Questions as to whether participation in federal assistance programs makes individuals dependent on government services and unable to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” as Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney told a group of supporters, have taken center stage as the race for the White House enters its last few months. Research led […]

Patti Smith to be Awarded Bryn Mawr’s Katharine Hepburn Medal on Feb. 7

Posted September 27, 2012

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal to acclaimed musician, writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith, announced Hepburn Center Director Katherine Rowe. The College will award the medal to Smith at a gala event in Goodhart Hall on Feb. 7, 2013.

Students Present Research Findings in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, and More at Poster Session

Posted September 20, 2012

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last week, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Yashaswini Singh ’13 Speaks at Women in Public Service Project Conference

Posted September 20, 2012
Women in Public Service Logo

Yashaswini Singh ’13 will be speaking at “A Global Conversation: Women Leaders Responding to the United Nations General Assembly,” hosted by the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and the U.N. General Assembly. On Monday, Sept. 24, the conference can be seen streaming live beginning at 6:20 p.m. EST. Singh will speak about the importance of […]

Photo by Ivy Gray-Klein ’14 Featured on New York Times Website

Posted September 20, 2012
Radnor Love

This photo, taken by Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, was featured in the education section of the New York Times. The collection of photos explains that the “first few weeks on campus make for vivid memories, the kind reflected on for a lifetime. We invited students to share a photograph that illustrates the point.”

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride

Posted September 19, 2012

Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15. On Monday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe sent a brief note to the Bryn Mawr community with the sad news. Today, McAuliffe sent the below message, which includes details about a life celebration that’s being held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 -9 p.m. […]

SmartMoney Focuses on Bryn Mawr for Article About Generous Aid Packages Offered by Liberal Arts Colleges

Posted September 13, 2012

A recent article in SmartMoney about the generous aid packages often offered by private liberal arts colleges focuses on Nicole Barker, an “aspiring Egyptologist from Evanston, Ill.,” who was accepted by both Bryn Mawr and the seemingly much less expansive University of Illinois. From the article: “The aspiring Egyptologist from Evanston, Ill., had gotten into […]

Office of Intercultural Affairs Now the Pensby Center

Posted September 13, 2012
Vanessa Christman

Bryn Mawr’s Office of Intercultural Affairs is now officially the Pensby Center. Why Pensby? “We’re more committed than ever to providing programs and services that address issues of diversity, power and privilege,” says Vanessa Christman, Pensby director. “But we worried that the office’s old name didn’t reflect the full breadth of what we do in […]

Bryn Mawr Geology Team’s Experiment in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight Program Chronicled in New Video

Posted September 13, 2012

As we reported in July, a team of six geology majors and their faculty adviser, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this summer 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 […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes New Banter Bloggers

Posted September 13, 2012

The Communications Office is pleased to welcome nine student bloggers as part of the Bryn Mawr Banter program. Throughout the 2012-13 academic year they will be sharing their unique experiences while a student at Bryn Mawr College. Banter bloggers provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of current Bryn Mawrters. What it’s like to live […]

Bryn Mawr’s SGA Vice President Quoted in Inside Higher Ed Article About College Honor Codes

Posted September 10, 2012

Self Government Association Vice President Tyler Garber is quoted talking about Bryn Mawr’s honor code in this Inside Higher Ed article about possible cheating at Harvard. The article, which discusses the possibility of Harvard establishing an honor code in the wake of the scandal, also quotes Rutgers Professor Donald L. McCabe, an expert on college […]

Extraordinary Gift by Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and Howard Levine Reinvigorates Bryn Mawr’s Art Collection

Posted September 6, 2012
Howard Levine & Brian Wallace, curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts, in the Levines’ home gallery before the collection’s move

This summer, Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and her husband, Howard Levine, have reinvigorated Bryn Mawr’s extensive collection of works on paper thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift of nearly 500 pieces. “Over the course of 20 years, Jacqueline and Howard have assembled an unparalleled collection of works by 19th and 20th century artists,” says Brian […]

Academic Year Officially Gets Underway with Fall Convocation

Posted September 6, 2012

Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016. This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday. Convocation is a […]

Athletics Unveils New Website Design

Posted September 6, 2012
Image of Athletics Website

Athletic department officials at Bryn Mawr College unveiled a brand new online home for Owl Athletics just in time for the start of the 2012-2013 athletic year. “The newly designed site will enable us to connect more effectively with prospective student-athletes, parents, alumnae, and members of the Bryn Mawr community, and will enhance our efforts […]

International Summer School Brings Bryn Mawr Students Together with Peers from Around the World

Posted September 6, 2012
Bryn Mawr students at a Confucian temple in Tianjin. Photo courtesy of Gary McDonogh

This summer, Bryn Mawr participated in a first-of-its-kind, five-week program that brought together on one campus in China students and faculty from around the world to take a cross-national look at a particular topic. Four students from Bryn Mawr and Growth and Structure of Cities Professor Gary McDonogh joined 30 students from Haverford, Nanyang Technical […]