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Students and Faculty Travel to China for 360° on that Country’s Environmental Impact

Posted March 27, 2014

During Spring break, students and faculty from the 360° “China and the Environment” traveled to the world’s most populous nation to see firsthand how industry and government there are attempting to balance their rapidly developing economy and environmental concerns. Among the places they visited was the Beijing Cement Plant. Professor of Economics Michael Rock on […]

Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

Posted March 27, 2014

Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles Film Festival. The section, titled “LA Muse,” will be devoted to movies made in and about Los Angeles. Along with Rastegar, curators for the section include Elvis Mitchell, film critic and scholar who was […]

Tianyuan Zhang ’15 Reports Back From Internship in Sochi Russia

Posted March 27, 2014

Tianyuan Zhang ’15, as well as Sara Powell ’15 and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney ’14, spent three weeks interning at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. The three Russian majors worked as interns with NBCUniversal, broadcaster of the 2014 Olympics, serving as tour guides. “As Russian speakers, Sara, Kate, I all […]

Award-Winning NPR Interviewer Terry Gross To Deliver Bryn Mawr College’s Commencement Address

Posted March 27, 2014
Photo Credit: Will Ryan

Terry Gross, one of the most trusted and respected voices in American media, will deliver the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s Class of 2014 and degree candidates from its two graduate schools at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

Posted March 25, 2014
seven sisters style

Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebecca C. Tuitte, that hits bookstores on April 8. From the article: Jackie Kennedy. Sylvia Plath. Ali MacGraw. Katharine Hepburn. Meryl Streep. Though these women share many qualities—strength, independence, and ambition, to […]

Community is Key for Aspiring Advocate and Watson Fellowship Awardee Ashley Hahn ‘14

Posted March 20, 2014
Ashley Hahn

Ashley Hahn’s lifelong passion for community service began when she was barely a toddler, tagging along with her father at local fire department events in her hometown of Allamuchy, N.J. At Bryn Mawr, the same commitment to community drew the psychology and political science double major to the Praxis program, where she was able to […]

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

360° Program Creates Unique Opportunities for Faculty and Students to Share Scholarship

Posted March 20, 2014

Since its first slate of courses was offered in the 2010-11 academic year, Bryn Mawr’s 360° program has included a requirement that participants will share their experiences and research through activities such as poster sessions, lectures, and web postings. And while every 360° has included this “public” element, it’s been especially robust in some of […]

Briana Feston ’06 Completes Work on Major Artifact at Professor Peter Magee’s Dig in the UAE

Posted March 20, 2014

When Briana Feston ’06 arrived at Bryn Mawr in the fall of 2002 planning to major in French and with a strong interest in theater and set design, she never would have imagined that less than a decade later she’d be working as an art conservator on a project to restore a “really big pot” […]

Conserving a 3000-Year Old “Big Pot”

Posted March 20, 2014

The “Big Pot” is a 3000 year-old Iron Age storage jar and is the largest known restored prehistoric vessel from southeastern Arabia The jar was unearthed at Professor Peter Magee’s on-going excavations at the ancient town of Muweilah, Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a project he has been working on in collaboration […]

Dining Services’ “Milkshake Mania” Makes the Wall Street Journal

Posted March 18, 2014

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: “Colleges generally save their most powerful ammunition for last—food. The stalag-like cafeteria of your generation has been replaced with food courts that offer gigantic buffets catering to every gluten-free and vegan need. Plus they offer special themed […]

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Posted March 18, 2014

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby on NPR’s Tell Me More on March 17 for a segment titled “Navigating The College Money Maze.” Cantarella, who majored in political science at Bryn Mawr and holds […]

The New Yorker Cites Ragia Omran ’94 on the Muslim Brotherhood

Posted March 13, 2014

On the forefront of the human rights movement in Egypt for 20 years, Ragia Omran ’94 was cited in the March 10 issue of The New Yorker. In his Letter from Cairo, titled “Revolution on Trial”[password required], Peter Hessler reported on the current proceedings against Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, and others in the Muslim […]

Student From Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department Wins Scholarship for Summer Study in Italy

Posted March 13, 2014

For the fourth time in recent years, a student from  Bryn Mawr’s Italian and Italian Studies department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer. Haverford student Natalie Giovino ’17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer. Natalie received the scholarship through […]

Leading Trans Legal Scholar Dean Spade to Speak at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 13, 2014
Dean Spade photo

Dean Spade, associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, will give a talk from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Carpenter 21. Currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School, Spade founded the […]

Bryn Mawr Alumna’s Book on Paul de Man Stirs Debate

Posted March 13, 2014
Double Life of Paul de Man

Reviews of The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish ’56 have recently appeared in both The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. From The New York Times: “The Double Life of Paul de Man,” by Evelyn Barish, to be released officially next Monday by Liveright, has already generated […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Presents at TEDxTEEN Event in NYC

Posted March 12, 2014

Marian Bechtel ’16 was selected as a presenter at the TEDxTEEN event held in New York City on March 1. Her presentation, “Banjos, Landmines, & Saying Yes,” described her research; combining a love of music with an interest in landmine detection, and the decisions she made to make it all happen. “The minute I walked on […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Ceremony Honoring “Father of Black Aviation”

Posted March 12, 2014
Chief Anderson Stamp

C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the father of black aviation and lead flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, will be immortalized on a stamp during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. in Goodhart Hall this Thursday, March 13. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Anderson, who passed away in 1996, was born […]

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Snow Photos Through Instagram

Posted March 12, 2014

Bryn Mawr’s campus has been quite a wonderland this winter! As we begin to shift to warmer spring weather, here is a look back at campus in the snow! To see full size versions of the images, visit this gallery. Each of these photos was taken by the Bryn Mawr community and posted through Instagram […]

It’s Prime Time at Bryn Mawr College as ABC Films Pilot on Campus

Posted March 11, 2014

It may be spring break, but there’s been a flurry of activity on campus this week as television crews transformed parts of Bryn Mawr into the fictional  Middletown University for the pilot episode of a new ABC drama How to Get Away With Murder. Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and executive produced by […]