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Archive for February, 2014

Bryn Mawr Students Check in From Across the Globe on New Study Abroad Blog

Posted February 27, 2014
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Read about and see photos of student experiences in Hungary, Denmark, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and other locations across the globe on the new Bryn Mawr College Study Abroad Program blog, Time Abroad. Time Abroad allows students to share their adventures abroad with the Bryn Mawr College community and beyond by featuring regular blog posts […]

Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer Receives NIH Grant to Continue Researching the Impact of Molybdenum on Human Health

Posted February 26, 2014
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Since the year 2000, Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer and her research team have been looking into the relationship of the metal molybdenum to human health. Burgmayer and her team recently received an additional grant of nearly $285,000 to continue the research for three more years. All the funding for the research has come from the National Institutes of Health.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Give Advice at Event Co-Sponsored by Public Speaking Initiative and LILAC

Posted February 26, 2014

At an event held earlier this month, Bryn Mawr trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84, vice president of Toronto-based GWL Realty Advisors, and Amanda Joseph ’86, who has two decades of experience in social-change nonprofits, shared a wealth of advice about public speaking gleaned from their years of professional experience – and “connect” summed it up in […]

French and Francophone Studies Hosts Lecture on “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque”

Posted February 20, 2014
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On Monday, Feb. 24, Rachel Mesch, associate professor of French at Yeshiva University, will talk about “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque: French Women’s Magazines and the Invention of the Celebrity Woman Writer.” This talk (in English) explores the complex ways in which the Belle Epoque women’s magazines Femina and La vie heureuse exploited new […]

Associate Professor Tim Harte Takes Part in Amsterdam Museum’s Symposium on the Russian Avant Garde

Posted February 19, 2014
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During the winter break, Russian Associate Professor Tim Harte traveled to Amsterdam to be part of a symposium on the Russian avant-garde in connection with an exhibition, “Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde,” being held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In addition, Harte’s book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Among the Speakers at TEDxTeen in New York City on March 1

Posted February 19, 2014
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In her final year of high school Marian Bechtel ’16 was chosen as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, and eventually went on to take part in the White House Science Fair. Marian’s research combining her love of music and science to create a […]

Genevieve Bell ’90, MA ’92, “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Profiled by New York Times

Posted February 17, 2014
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Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology at Bryn Mawr prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford, is featured in the Feb. 15 New York Times. In a piece titled “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Times’ reporter Natasha Singer writes about Bell and her team of “some 100 social […]

Kimberly Wright Cassidy Named Bryn Mawr’s Ninth President

Posted February 12, 2014
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The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce that Kimberly Wright Cassidy has been named the ninth President of Bryn Mawr College, effective immediately. Cassidy, who has been serving as Interim President since July 2013, has been a member of the Bryn Mawr faculty since 1993. Before her appointment to Interim […]

A Thank You to the Bryn Mawr Community From Interim President Kim Cassidy

Posted February 6, 2014

It’s been a tough couple of days, but once again members of the Bryn Mawr community have come together to take care of each other. Special thanks in particular go to our facilities, dining services, transportation, residential life, housekeeping, and campus safety staff for helping us all weather the storm.

Bryn Mawr Sophomores’ Snow Art Featured on BuzzFeed.com

Posted February 6, 2014
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A snowman built by Miriam Doepner ’16  and Sofia Ranalli ’16 has been featured on BuzzFeed.com. Inspired by the movie Frozen, Miriam and Sofia spent two hours recreating one of the film’s characters near Wyndham Alumnae House. A series of photographs were posted on Buzzfeed’s community website. The page has now received thousands of views. […]

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Interviews Ashley Gavin ’10 in Google Developers Live Video

Posted February 6, 2014

Ashley Gavin ’10, recently was featured in a Google Developers Live video feature focusing on her work with technology teaching organizations Hopscotch and Girls Who Code. In the video, Gavin, a curriculum consultant to schools, nonprofits, and companies, is interviewed by fellow alumna Julia Ferraioli ’07, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Gavin and […]

Students Show Donor Appreciation with Upcoming Give a Hoot Day on Feb. 7

Posted February 6, 2014

On Friday, Feb. 7, Bryn Mawr students are invited to stop by the Campus Center and show their appreciation for the generous donors who make attending Bryn Mawr possible as the College celebrates the sixth annual “Bryn Mawr Gives a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year […]