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Bryn Mawr Professor Gives Students a Taste of Applied Chemistry with Liquid Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream

Posted December 13, 2012

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl’s recipe for Liquid Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream: 4 liters of half and half 1 liter of heavy cream 750 grams of sugar 60 ml of vanilla extract 10 liters of liquid nitrogen Mix first four ingredients in a large metal bowl.  Slowly whisk in liquid nitrogen until mixture freezes. […]

Students Prepare for Spring Junior Year Abroad

Posted December 13, 2012
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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 20 students gathered in Dalton Hall to prepare for their spring semester junior year abroad. This year, 38 students will be traveling to 17 different countries around the world. The orientation session was run by Assistant Dean and Director of International Programs Theresa Cann, who provided important information on health and […]

Bryn Mawr Environmental Historian’s Book Named a Top Pick for 2012 by History News Network

Posted December 13, 2012
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A new book by Ellen Stroud, who is an associate professor in Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department and the director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been named one of the top five history books of 2012 by the History News Network. Stroud’s book, Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the […]

“Tiny Little Works of Art”: BMC Student Collaborates with USPS on Postage Stamp Project

Posted December 13, 2012

Paloma Alcalá ’16 hails from a family of stamp lovers—her father and grandfather were avid collectors—but she didn’t come to regard the meager postage stamp as a major piece of art until she began work on a campaign for the U.S. Postal Service. “That’s the amazing thing about postage stamps,” Alcalá says. “They’re really tiny […]

Hundreds Gather at Goodhart to Discuss “Next Wave” of Women’s Advancement

Posted December 6, 2012

A diverse audience of students, academics, and individuals from the private and nonprofit sectors filled Goodhart Hall Tuesday for a one-day colloquium titled, “The Next Wave: Disruption, Transition, and a New Global Era For Women’s Advancement.” Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe opened the colloquium with an examination of the event’s title, which refers broadly to […]

Creative Writing Program’s Daniel Torday Interviewed on NPR’s WYPR

Posted December 6, 2012

Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday interviewed with WYPR’s “Maryland Morning,” an NPR affiliate, about his new novella, The Sensualist. During the interview, Torday discusses his connection to Baltimore, the setting of the novella. The entire interview, as well as several outtakes, can be found on the WYPR website. For more information about Torday’s The […]

Bryn Mawr to Host WPSP Summer Institute, Registration Now Open

Posted December 6, 2012

The application process for the Women in Public Service Program Summer Institute, held July 7-19 at Bryn Mawr College, is now open. This two-week  program is organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by the College, the U.S. State Department, and the Wilson Center as part of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). One of […]

A Wave of Questions

Posted December 6, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Jomaira Salas ’13 was among the Bryn Mawr students who attended The Next Wave colloquium. In her keynote address Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO of Women’s World Banking, spoke about our duty to ask important questions. After she talked about women being “good business,” given the fact that they […]

Conference Motivates Bryn Mawr Senior To “Not Just Ride the Wave but Influence its Ebb and Flow”

Posted December 6, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Amanda Kennedy ’13 was among the Bryn Mawr students who attended The Next Wave colloquium. For me, attending conferences at Bryn Mawr College always seems to activate a call to action. I attended Bryn Mawr College’s 125th Anniversary Conference, “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context”, held in […]