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Archive for April, 2013

Bryn Mawr Board Appoints Provost Kimberly Wright Cassidy as Interim President

Posted April 26, 2013
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The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce today that the College’s Provost, Dr. Kimberly Wright Cassidy, will become Interim President of Bryn Mawr College on July 1, 2013. A distinguished scholar and respected leader, Dr. Cassidy was first elected to serve as Provost in 2007 and was reappointed for an […]

Celebration Held in Connection with Public Exhibit of Hiroshima Melted Roof Tiles

Posted April 25, 2013
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Since March, Bryn Mawr has been hosting a public exhibition of roof tile fragments from buildings devastated in the bombing of Hiroshima. Titled “Bridges That Stand When All Else Falls Away: TriCo, Japan, and Melted Roof Tiles from Hiroshima 1945,” the exhibition, which runs through May 17 in Canaday Library, showcases the extraordinary relationship between […]

Students and Faculty Prepare for 360° Trip to Hamburg with Help from Fulbright Fellow

Posted April 25, 2013
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In a few weeks, students in “Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia, and Beyond,” one of three current 360° course clusters, will finish their semester by traveling to the North German port city in the course title. While past 360°s have included travel components, “Space and Identity” marks the first […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Examines Boston Attacks

Posted April 25, 2013

Clark McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College. McCauley wrote the post below for the Psychology Today website in response to the Boston attacks. The Radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Friction” mechanisms at work […]

Bee Ridgway Interviewed in USA Today

Posted April 25, 2013

Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (a.k.a. Bee Ridgway) discussed the blending of genres in her new novel, The River of No Return, in a recent interview on the USA Today website. Schneider’s love of Regency romance novels fuels her narrative, but she says she consciously jostled the confines of several defined genres during […]

Professor’s Shakespeare App Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

Posted April 25, 2013

The app dedicated to William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest—developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi—continues to garner acclaim, most recently in a review in The Times Literary Supplement. In “Ariel on screen, Caliban on the iPad,” Raphael Lyne, a senior lecturer in English […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Faculty Get Their Geek On with Author Ethan Gilsdorf

Posted April 25, 2013
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Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, felt right at home visiting Bryn Mawr’s campus last week.

“This place IS Hogwarts,” Gilsdorf told a packed room of Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff who had gathered in Thomas Hall to hear him talk about his book.

New Program Offers Undergrads Small Grants that Can Make a Big Difference

Posted April 25, 2013
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In the internet era, students doing research have more low-cost tools than ever available to them, allowing undergraduates to do research that would have been impossible even just a few years ago.

Bryn Mawr Class Gains Curator Experience as Hosts to Area High Schoolers

Posted April 18, 2013
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In his description for the course “The Curator in the Museum,” Brian Wallace, the College’s curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts, writes that students will examine “the challenges and opportunities confronting curators and their colleagues, peers, audiences, and constituents.” Those challenges and opportunities were made real earlier this month when the class, an […]

Bryn Mawr Community Invited to Events to Mourn the Victims of Boston Attack

Posted April 18, 2013

The Bryn Mawr community joins the nation and world in mourning for those lost and injured this week at the Boston Marathon. The Pensby Center and Counseling Services will provide two opportunities to stop by, talk with each other, share feelings about the Boston tragedy, or just sit quietly tomorrow, Friday, April 19. From 9-11 […]

New Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Announced

Posted April 18, 2013
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Bryn Mawr Class of 2015 members Serena Pierce, Chandrea Peng, Orsola Capovilla-Searle, Whitney López, and Esteniolla Maitre are the latest Mawrters to be named Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Each fellow works over the course of two years with a professor-mentor on an individual research project. The Fellowship provides students with semester and summer grants that […]

Student-Created String Sculpture Displayed in Erdman Hall

Posted April 18, 2013
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For the final project in her “Sculpture: Materials and Technique” class, Cities major Andrea Parra ’13 transformed a section of Erdman Hall last week into the setting for a string sculpture meant to “reignite the space by playing with Khan’s linear forms and geometric shapes.” (Louis Khan designed Erdman Hall.) In addition to her sculpture […]

Bryn Mawr Students Lose Locks for Cancer Patients

Posted April 18, 2013

Members of the Bryn Mawr community buzzed and cut their hair last week as part of the Buzzing 4 Change campaign, which raises money, collects hair for wigs, and shows solidarity with those who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. This is the fifth year that Bryn Mawr has hosted a Buzzing 4 […]

Bryn Mawr NEDA Walk Raises More Than $14,000 For Research and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Posted April 18, 2013
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The Body Image Council sponsored its fourth annual fundraising walk for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) on Sunday, April 7. This year, the walk was in honor of Marianne “Mimi Murray,” the former dietitian at Bryn Mawr and Haverford who passed away in 2011. The NEDA walks raise funds to support prevention, awareness, treatment, […]

Prominent Speakers Confirmed for Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College

Posted April 11, 2013
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Several prominent speakers have been confirmed for The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College happening this summer. Confirmed speakers include Alice Rivlin ’52, founding director, Congressional Budget Office; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, Women’s World Banking, and Angela Kane ’70, high representative for disarmament affairs, United Nations. The Institute is a […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book Continues to Garner Media Attention

Posted April 11, 2013
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Renowned Scholar Elaine Showalter ’62, who will be on campus April 18 to give a lecture as part of the “Taking Her Place” exhibition, is the latest to write about Graduate School of Social Work Professor Dana Becker’s new book One Nation Under Stress. Showalter’s piece, “Our Age of Anxiety,” appeared in the April 8 […]

Student Artists Featured in Spring Art Exhibition

Posted April 11, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Art Club hosted a Spring Art Exhibition Opening on April 9. Featuring a variety of student-created artwork, the exhibition includes photography, digital art, drawings, and paintings from: Meredith Davis ’13 Amelia Light ’13 Duong Nguyen ’13 Amelia Lee Zhi Yi ’13 Elizabeth Reilly ’14 Emelie Curl ’14 Prianna Pathak ’14 Sara Gladwin ’14 […]

Bryn Mawr and Haverford to Offer Enhanced Career and Professional Development Services

Posted April 4, 2013

The pressures on college students to have substantive internship and professional experiences before graduating have never been stronger. This fall, students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford will enjoy an even greater level of career and professional development services as each school launches independent centers that will continue to leverage the strengths of the Bi-Co model […]

New Events With Alumnae Participating Via Skype Highlight Careers Outside the U.S.

Posted April 4, 2013
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In recent weeks, the College has hosted several webinars and on-campus events intended to connect students with international alumnae. As part of a new international initiative called the Bryn Mawr at Work Series: Global Alumnae Career Networking, students have the opportunity to interact with alumnae around the world via Skype webinars and at in-person events […]

Sydney Espinosa ’14 Experiences CSI Firsthand Through Funded Internship

Posted April 4, 2013
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For devoted CSI fan Sydney Espinosa ’14, an internship at the crime scene unit of the Forensic Science Division of the Austin Police Department in Austin, TX, was a grisly fairytale come true. But, she reports, “Living out the reality was infinitely more glamorous and interesting than anything I watched on TV.” In the field […]

Art and Immigration Events Planned for April 10 & 12

Posted April 4, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Writes About “Five Myths About Stress” for the Washington Post

Posted April 3, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker has written a piece for the Washington Post’s “Five Myths” series in connection with her new book One Nation Under Stress. Becker has also had a recent opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew […]