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Computer Science Professor and Students Travel to National Cryptologic Museum as Part of Emily Balch Seminar

Posted November 29, 2012

Fifteen students and Computer Science Professor Deepak Kumar recently traveled to the National Cryptologic Museum, located in Fort Meade, Maryland, as part of the Emily Balch Seminar “Secret Code.” The seminar focuses on the evolution of codes and code breaking starting from the earliest ciphers in Ancient Egypt, to the modern uses of codes and […]

Bryn Mawr Among the Schools Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Colleges with a Swim Requirement

Posted November 29, 2012

Bryn Mawr Aquatics Director Nikki Whitlock is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article on the handful of colleges and universities that still require students to pass a swim test or take a swimming class. At Bryn Mawr, students have the option of passing the swim test or, if they’re unable to pass the test, […]

Bryn Mawr’s Campus Takes Star Turn in New Documentary About Camp for Aspiring Magicians

Posted November 29, 2012

Katharine Hepburn ’28 may have won more Oscars than any other woman in history, but Bryn Mawr College itself has yet to find that perfect role—particularly in recent years. The Bollywood movie “New York” was a big hit in much of the world and has some great shots of the campus, but Bryn Mawr was […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins the “It Gets Better” Project

Posted November 15, 2012

Bryn Mawr College has joined the It Gets Better Project, which was created to show young LGBTQ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach—if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone—and […]

Solar Panels Installed on Cambrian Row

Posted November 15, 2012

As part of the Bryn Mawr’s ongoing environmental sustainability efforts, the College installed its first set of solar panels in the garden behind Cambrian Row on Monday. These panels, one large panel and two smaller ones, will be used to offset power consumed by emergency lighting and other backup systems in all of the buildings […]

Program with BMC Computer Science Connections, “Girls Who Code,” Featured in Forbes

Posted November 15, 2012

A recent post on the Forbes magazine website highlighted the work of “Girls Who Code,” an organization dedicated to educating and equipping teen girls for career opportunities in the fields of technology and engineering. Members of the Bryn Mawr College Department of Computer Science faculty and student body have served as instructors, advisers, and curriculum […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Demonstrates Landmine Detection Research at White House Science Fair

Posted November 15, 2012

The White House has been the focus of much attention in the wake of the recent presidential election but the Bryn Mawr College community can take pride in its own recent White House representation: Marian Bechtel ’16 demonstrated her seismo-acoustic method to detect buried landmines at the White House Science Fair in February. In her […]

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Colleges and Universities in Offering Scholarships to Students Affected by Violence in Syria

Posted November 15, 2012

Bryn Mawr College is one of 33 colleges, universities, and other higher education organizations in the United States, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and France, taking part in an initiative to provide scholarships for Syrian students affected by the violence in that country and to serve as host campuses for professors and senior scholars displaced […]

Educators, Activists, and Corporate and Political Leaders to Gather at Bryn Mawr on Dec. 4 to Discuss the “Next Wave” of Women’s Advancement

Posted November 15, 2012

The 21st century has brought major shifts in economic and political power, social structures, and information flows around the world. While these disruptions have threatened the well-being of many, they have at the same time created openings for positive social and political change. Nowhere is this twinned reality of threat and opportunity more apparent than […]

Professor of Economics Michael Rock Interviewed for Pakistani News Magazine

Posted November 15, 2012

Pakistani news-magazine Herald conducted a live discussion with Professor of Economics Michael T. Rock on the topic of corrupt governments in unstable democracies, such as Pakistan. From the article: “Democratic governments in Pakistan have almost always been seen as corrupt. Recently, many senior members of the current administration have been facing serious allegations that they misused […]

Bryn Mawr Biologist’s Research Looks at the Effect of Climate Change on Invasive Plants

Posted November 8, 2012

Not every dominant plant today will be dominant under climate change–but some may because of an advantage. Plants better at altering their anatomy and physiology can come out ahead under a wide range of environmental changes, according to a study by Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor of Biology Thomas Mozdzer. Mozdzer worked with ecologist Patrick Megonigal […]

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King Talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about Surviving Sandy

Posted November 1, 2012

Bi-Co Director of Public Safety Tom King was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article on how area colleges dealt with the  effects of Hurricane Sandy. King, who had by chance attended a Federal Emergency Management Agency seminar in New Jersey early last week, stressed the importance of communications during a time of crisis. “Communicate early […]

Bryn Mawr’s President Asks “How Should We Respond to Malala?” in Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary

Posted November 1, 2012

In an Oct. 29 Chronicle of Higher Education commentary centered around the shooting in Pakistan of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe writes about the need to “dedicate ourselves anew to the goal of women’s empowerment and the critical role that education must play in that process” From How Should We Respond to […]

Rescheduled by Sandy, This Year’s Pumpkin Carving Held in the Campus Center

Posted November 1, 2012

Once again Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe hosted a Halloween pumpkin carving for students. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, but had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy. Previously held at the president’s house, this year’s event also had to be moved to the Campus Center. In spite of all […]

Photos from Lantern Night 2012

Posted November 1, 2012

Last year it was a freak snow storm, this year it was a once-in-a-lifetime hurricane, but apparently nothing can stop Lantern Night. Since 1906 first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister for this time-honored tradition in which the light of knowledge is passed from one class to another. See photos from […]

Staff and Students Shine as Bryn Mawr Weathers Hurricane Sandy

Posted November 1, 2012

Yellow caution tape, generators, and downed branches and tree limbs were still visible on campus and talk of how everyone weathered Hurricane Sandy filled the air Wednesday as Bryn Mawr resumed classes and continued to clean up from the “storm of the century.” Hurricane Sandy cancelled classes, temporarily closed dining halls, and knocked out power […]