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New 360° Offers Students Chance to Travel to Hamburg, Germany, as they Examine “Space and Identity”

Posted October 25, 2012

“Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia and Beyond,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Spring 2013, examines issues of the self and society as they relate to the built environment, social upheaval, and migration. “Space and Identity” includes the courses Spaces of Identity: Architecture and Urban Planning […]

360° for Spring 2013 Looks at “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads”; includes Travel to Marseille

Posted October 25, 2012

“The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Spring 2013, examines the social, historical, artistic, and cultural shape of the Mediterranean through the study of Mediterranean port-cities and their populations. “Mediterranean as a Crossroads” includes the courses Mediterranean Port‐Cities: Immigration and Identities, taught by Lecturer Agnès […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Talks Ignorance Post 9-11

Posted October 25, 2012

Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published last year, is now blogging for Psychology Today. His latest post looks at a mistake that continues today to poison U.S. relations with the Muslim world. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and […]

Geology Students and Professor Explore Arctic Sea Floor

Posted October 18, 2012

Last fall Evan Rivers was a sophomore who had planned on being a chemistry major but was thinking about switching to Geology. At the same time, Kelsey Meisenhelder, a Haverford student majoring in Geology at Bryn Mawr, was spending a semester in Hawaii, led by her interest in volcanoes. An article on Bryn Mawr’s website […]

Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education Officially Launches Website

Posted October 18, 2012

The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education has announced the official launch of its website. Funded by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation in Philadelphia, the Center is developing free, web-based, open access to materials from Bryn Mawr College’s archives related to the history of women’s education. The Center’s blog, Educating […]

Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference

Posted October 18, 2012
Photo of some of the Gray Fellows

Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About College Application Essays in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted October 16, 2012

In the Oct. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Oh, those onerous college essays,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 gives advice to parents and students anguishing over the college application essay. From the article: “Most of our worry is aimed at the application essay because, as admissions reps cheerfully reassure us at every info session, it offers the best […]

Author Alison Bechdel Visits Campus as Part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted October 4, 2012

Click here To view these photos on Flickr. Bryn Mawr’s first-year students got to spend an evening with acclaimed author Alison Bechdel last Thursday as part of the Emily Balch Speaker Series. Best known for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and her 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Bechdel’s latest […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Faculty and Students Make Multiple Presentations at American Chemical Society Conference

Posted October 4, 2012
BMC Presentations at 2012 ACS Conference

Bryn Mawr College was well represented at this year’s biannual gathering of the American Chemical Society. Eight undergraduate chemistry majors from Bryn Mawr and eight graduate students joined faculty members Sharon Burgmayer, Jonas Goldsmith, and Bill Malachowski at the conference, which took place in Philadelphia in August. The participating undergraduate students were Roselyn Appenteng ’13, […]

English Professor Katherine Rowe’s Shakespeare App for iPad Featured in The Atlantic

Posted October 2, 2012

The Sept. 28 article “Why a 17th-Century Text is the Perfect Starting Point for Reinventing the Book” in The Atlantic looks at an iPad app co-developed by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe that brings Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” into the digital era. From the article: “The features of their Tempest app go far, far beyond […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Tells Inspiring Story of Bryn Mawr Student Undaunted by Tragedy of Her Early Life

Posted October 2, 2012

The Oct. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Zimbabwe teen leaves anguish behind, starts future at Bryn Mawr” tells the story of Gertrude Makurumidze ’16, who in the span of just a few months at the age of eight lost her mother, a newborn sister, and her father, all, she eventually learned, from AIDS. Makurumidze, who hopes […]