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LILAC Director Katie Krimmel Discusses Future Plans

Posted November 21, 2013
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Katie Krimmel recently marked three months since coming on board as the director of Bryn Mawr’s new Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Bryn Mawr Now sat down with Krimmel to talk about the Center and her plans for its future. What is LILAC? The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center is both […]

Shakespeare Performance Troupe to Present Henry IV on Dec. 6 and 7

Posted November 21, 2013
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present the Bard’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This is the group’s second production of the semester following Julius Caesar in early November. Henry IV is directed by Rebecca Cook ’15. The Shakespeare Performance […]

Creative Writing’s Daniel Torday Contributes to The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to be Man

Posted November 21, 2013
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Creative Writing Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Torday was among the writers asked to contribute to The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to be a Man. From the publisher: To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked 80 of the world’s greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the […]

Student-created Videos Promote Avignon Summer Program

Posted November 19, 2013

After being accepted to the six-week Institut d’études Françaises d’Avignon program prior to the summer of 2013, Heidi Gay ’15 and Emily Maroni ’15 were dismayed to find the informational videos for the program were no longer functioning due to technical issues. “There are different housing options,” says Gay. “So when we wanted to make […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Alumnae Present Research at National Geology Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

Bryn Mawr students Danyelle Phillips ’14, Emily Garcia ’14, and Nancy Toure ’15 and Haverford student Abby Fullen joined Assistant Professor Pedro Marenco at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Alumnae Julie Griffin ’11 and Anna Woodson ’12 also presented research at the conference. The students gave poster presentations […]

Bryn Mawr’s Leadership in International Education Highlighted by Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted November 14, 2013

As noted in this Nov. 12 Philadelphia Inquirer article, Bryn Mawr College made the top 25 bachelor’s degree-granting colleges for both the percentage of students that study abroad and the number of international students on campus. The article quotes Senior Advisor for International Initiatives Susan Sutton and highlights Bryn Mawr’s innovative 360° program, course-clusters focused […]

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Highlights TriCo Digital Humanities Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

The Re:Humanities symposium’s call for papers got a high-profile boost on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker blog on Nov. 12. Now in it’s fourth year, Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates. This year’s conference takes place at Haverford College on April 3-4, 2014. The deadline for submissions is […]

Bryn Mawr College Now on Instagram

Posted November 14, 2013
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Instagram is a social networking service driven by user-provided content in the form of digitally-filtered photos and videos. With 150 million monthly active users, Instagram is an exciting tool for engaging with the College community and beyond. The account is accessible via smartphone app and online. Photos posted to Instagram will also be shared through the College Twitter account.

Students Seed New Cherry Trees with Wishes at Tree-Planting Event

Posted November 12, 2013

The Facilities Department hosted a campus-wide tree-planting event last Friday to add four new cherry trees to campus. Students were encouraged to write their wishes and dreams  on pieces of paper and seed them with the trees. In the spring, they will be reminded of their dreams as the cherries blossom. The idea for the […]

GSSWSR’s Ray Albert Discusses Landmark Civil Rights Case in Advance of Nov. 14 Screening of The Loving Story

Posted November 7, 2013
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As moderator of next Thursday’s panel on the Loving Story, the film detailing the 1958 arrest of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and the ensuing court battle that led to the 1967 Supreme Court decision that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., Graduate School of Social Work and Social […]

New Digital Exhibit Focuses on Bryn Mawr’s Summer School for Women Workers

Posted November 7, 2013
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“Here I have found a place for myself. I feel I am not just a part of a piece of machinery.” ~ Unidentified Summer School for Women Workers student In 1921, a time when many worried that modern manufacturing methods were dehumanizing the U.S. labor force, Bryn Mawr College created “The Summer School for Women […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Interviewed by the BBC’s “Naked Scientist” About Chemopobia

Posted November 7, 2013
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In this Chemistry World podcast, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is interviewed by Chris Smith, best known as the creator of the BBC radio program “The Naked Scientists,” about Chemophobia. Francl first tackled this topic in a the February Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia […]

College Hosts Hundreds for Family Weekend

Posted November 7, 2013

Bryn Mawr welcomed over 200 family members and friends to campus last weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. The weekend featured tours of Bryn Mawr’s landscape and Philadelphia; talks with Bryn Mawr faculty and Interim President Kim Cassidy; choir, orchestra, and theatrical performances; and much more. For photos from this year’s Family Weekend, see the below […]

GSSWSR’s Cindy Sousa Focuses on Familes Coping with Political Violence in Nov. 7 Lecture

Posted November 1, 2013
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Except for occasional exceptions like Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in the early 90s, modern conflicts tend to take place in populated cities and towns where innocent civilians are at just as much risk as those doing the fighting. Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cindy Sousa is among the researchers looking […]