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Archive for April, 2014

BMC Seniors Reflect on Translating Blogs for Women from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted April 30, 2014
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Early this academic year we wrote about World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu’s visit to campus as part of Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course in which students translated blog posts for the organization. We revisited the class in October to get an even better sense of what the students were doing to help women in the Democratic […]

NSF Funding Allows Geology Chair Arlo Weil and Students to Study Andes Mountains

Posted April 30, 2014
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Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the Geology department, and long-time colleague Adolph Yonkee of Weber State University have received approximately $325,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to study the tectonic and deformation history of the portion of the Andes mountains found in Argentina. Much of the funding from the […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 4, 2014

Posted April 29, 2014
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Students are facing down the last week of Spring semester classes and finals loom, but Mawrters will first seize a cherished opportunity for frolicking and celebration time at this year’s Grand May Day on Sunday, May 4. As a Grand May Day, which occurs only once every four years, the celebration will include special attractions […]

Event Celebrates the Generosity of Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Parents, and Friends

Posted April 24, 2014

Dozens of students and President Kim Cassidy gathered on campus on April 16 to celebrate the College’s generous alumnae, parents, and friends who have provided scholarship funding to Bryn Mawr. See the below slideshow for images from the event or view the online gallery.

Bryn Mawr Book Store Profiled in Boston Globe

Posted April 24, 2014

The Bryn Mawr Book Store, a bookshop founded by alumnae/i, staffed by volunteers and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently garnered a write-up in the Boston Globe. From “The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge“: The Bryn Mawr is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun. …The Bryn Mawr is stocked entirely […]

In BMC Biology Lab, “Super Weed” Yields Research—and Award-Winning Student Presentations

Posted April 24, 2014
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For Rachel Hager ’15, the effects of climate change aren’t just something she hears about on the news. Working with Assistant Professor Thomas Mozdzer, the junior biology major has been studying Phragmites australis—an invasive species that some have dubbed a Super Weed—to understand the impact of rising CO2 in the air and nitrogen in the […]

U.K. Media Outlet Highlights Bryn Mawr’s Success with Sciences and at Providing Access

Posted April 24, 2014
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Times Higher Education reporter Chris Parr recently sat down with Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy to talk about a range of issues including the College’s involvement with the recent White House summit on college access and its success at creating women scientists.   From the article: “We don’t go around saying ‘you are a woman […]

Students Honored at 2014 Award Ceremony

Posted April 24, 2014
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At a ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, President Kim Cassidy announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations.

English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

Posted April 24, 2014
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Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix drama House of Cards on a podcast for The Week. In the podcast, Rowe addresses the interactions between Claire and Frank Underwood, points our Shakespeare inspired inside jokes, and discusses Frank’s use of directly address the audience with privileged knowledge.

Grant Funding Supports Undergraduate Research

Posted April 24, 2014

For Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, the modest windfall covered her travel expenses to New York City and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Deroo ’92, the History of Art major is writing her thesis on the institutional narrative behind the BMA’s period rooms, and to conduct her research, Ivy […]

2014 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows Named

Posted April 17, 2014
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Thirteen members of the Class of 2015 have been named Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows and will spend their summer on research interests spanning Medieval Iberia to 2020 Tokyo. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given Bryn Mawr College a grant in honor of Bryn Mawr alumna Hanna Holborn Gray, ’50 who served as chair […]

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Spring Photos Through Instagram

Posted April 17, 2014

After a brutal, bone-chilling winter, Bryn Mawr’s campus has finally bloomed! Almost overnight, cherry blossoms have opened, the weather has warmed up, and students are getting to enjoy their Spring semester here on campus. Each of these photos was taken by a member of the Bryn Mawr community and posted to Instagram with the #BMCbanter hashtag. […]

Angie Chen ’16 Develops Blue Bus App for Android Phones

Posted April 17, 2014
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Angie Chen ’16 has developed a free Blue Bus app that is currently available for Android phones. The app provides users with access to each day’s updated Blue Bus schedule, as well as an option to search for a pick up at a specific time and date. Angie, a computer science major who created the […]

Bryn Mawr Library Receives Grant to Develop Digital Collection of the Past at the College

Posted April 16, 2014
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The Bryn Mawr College Library has received a one-year planning grant of $39,650 from the National Endowment of the Humanities to develop a digital portal containing letters, diaries, and scrapbooks of the first generations of its students. This collaborative project also includes the libraries of Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley […]

Class Color Challenge 2014 Kicks Off

Posted April 16, 2014
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Race ’Round the Maypole, Bryn Mawr’s class color challenge, is back!  Which class color will be this year’s winner? Race ’Round the Maypole is a challenge to see which class color can reach the greatest number of Bryn Mawr Fund donors in the ten days leading up to May Day: April 25 to May 4.  […]

GSSWSR Professor Works to Help Mental Health Care Providers Understand Challenges Facing U.S. Service Members

Posted April 10, 2014
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“Military service is an inherently stressful occupation, and for those service members who have deployed to combat, some having served multiple deployments during the last 12 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, there are real challenges associated with their reintegration back into community and family life.” says Graduate School of Social Work Professor Jim Martin, a retired Army colonel whose scholarship, teaching, and public service focus on military and veteran behavioral health issues.

Anthropologist, Sociologist, and Physician Didier Fassin Discusses “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr College on April 22

Posted April 10, 2014
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At Bryn Mawr, we often talk about how a liberal arts education prepares students to tackle the complex, interdisciplinary questions of the world. Anthropologist, sociologist, and physician Didier Fassin, who will give a lecture titled “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Dalton 300, provides […]

Students Eat Fresh, Eat Local at Special “100-Mile Meal”

Posted April 9, 2014
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The meal will be made up entirely of food produced within 100 miles of campus. Among the items on the menu are Colombian roasted chicken using birds from Eberly’s Farm in Stevens, Pa., to a Fudge Chocolate Triple Layer Cake baked at Pellman’s Bakery in Lancaster County.

Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

Posted April 3, 2014

The April 1 news that Bryn Mawr was dropping the vowels in its name to be more “Twitter-friendly” was picked up by several media outlets including Inside Higher Ed, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and even the The Virginian-Pilot. The Inside Higher Ed article got so much of a response that the editors posted followup article on […]

Psychology’s Marc Schulz and Students Continue Work With Long-Running Study of Human Development

Posted April 3, 2014
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Starting in 1938 and continuing to this day, The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest-running and influential longitudinal studies of human development ever undertaken. For 76 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. For more than 12 years, Bryn […]

The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

Posted April 3, 2014
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The theater program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Carlo Gozzi’s play, The Serpent Woman, opening Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodhart Hall. In this funny, fast-paced play, fairy Cherestani and mortal king Farruscad fall in love, and when they wed, Cherestani makes Farruscad swear that he will never look into the […]

Bryn Mawr Continues Commitment to Sustainability with Renewable Energy Investment

Posted April 3, 2014
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February 28, 2014 quietly marked a milestone for sustainability at Bryn Mawr. The date was the College’s first day as an institution operating on 100 percent wind power, thanks to the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). RECs are sold by renewable energy generators who use the proceeds to fund industry operations and projects. A […]

Bryn Mawr College Changes Its Name To More Twitter-Friendly Brn Mwr

Posted April 1, 2014
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Just a few short weeks since being named Bryn Mawr’s President, Kim Cassidy has announced her first major initiative as leader of the prestigious women’s college. Effective immediately, Bryn Mawr College will be known as “Brn Mwr,” dropping all the vowels from its name. “This is the age of Twitter, every character counts,” said Cassidy […]

Brn Mwr Hosts International Lipogrammatics Conference

Posted April 1, 2014

To mark Brn Mwr’s name change, lipogrammatic scholars from around the world will gather at the College on Thursday, April 17, for “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.” Conference sessions will include: The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality? Beyond Ablautics: Whither Language in the Post-Voweletic Context Dsfnctnl Functions: It’s Still Math There will also […]