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Bryn Mawr Included in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Colleges’ Ebola Preparedness

Posted October 30, 2014

Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy is quoted  in the Oct. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Cautious colleges prepare for the possibility of Ebola.” From the article: Area campuses began to look at the issue as early as last summer. Bryn Mawr College brought home one week early students who were studying in Ghana even though the […]

From the Medieval to the Modern: Shannon Steiner M.A. ’13 explores Bryn Mawr’s Levine Collection

Posted October 29, 2014
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A doctoral candidate in the history of art, Shannon Steiner M.A. ’13 is a Medievalist, specializing in the Byzantine era. Her master’s theses—she holds two, one from the University of Texas and one from Bryn Mawr—focused, respectively, on Byzantine pilgrimage tokens from Syria and on the glass fragments affixed to burial sites in the Roman […]

Photos of Lantern Night 2014

Posted October 29, 2014
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Since 1906, first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister every fall for Lantern Night. This hallowed tradition signifies the passing of the light of knowledge from one class to another. For more photos from this year’s Lantern Night, visit this online gallery.

Spring 360° Examines the History and Culture of Cuba

Posted October 29, 2014

This spring, Bryn Mawr professors Enrique Sacerio-Gari of Spanish, Gary McDonogh of Growth and Structure of Cities, and Raymond Albert of the Graduate School of Social Work, are teaming up for a 360° that will immerse students in the history and culture of Cuba. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to […]

Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

Posted October 23, 2014
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Climate change and the chaotic properties of dynamic systems. Sounds pretty imposing huh? Ok, how about instead of that, we talk a little bit about the game of billiards? That was the idea Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay came up with several years ago as he tried to create a lesson in which he could […]

Spotlight on Bryn Mawr Students

Posted October 23, 2014
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When we updated Bryn Mawr’s website this summer, one of the features we updated were the “Spotlights” that appear on many pages throughout the site. Spotlights may focus of current students, faculty, alumnae, or a topic like the Pensby Center or the Emily Balch Seminar. For those who haven’t already clicked on them, we’ve decided […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes Friends and Family to Campus

Posted October 23, 2014
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This weekend, Bryn Mawr’s campus will be open to families and friends of current students for Family Weekend. Visitors can sit in on classes, join athletic teams for a game, and hear the State of the College delivered by President Kim Cassidy. Events for the weekend include tours, discussions, presentations of research, and performances. Below […]

Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume on Ebola Myths

Posted October 23, 2014

The Milwaukee Courier spoke with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume for an article on myths associated with the Ebola virus. Ngalamulume specializes in the history of health and disease in West Africa.  His upcoming book, entitled Colonial Pathologies, Environment, and Western Medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920 (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.), explores how […]

New Residence Hall Begins to Take Shape

Posted October 16, 2014
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After a summer of demolition that left only the former French tower and dining hall sections of the old Haffner Hall standing, Bryn Mawr’s  new dormitory  is beginning to rise up on the corner of Merion and Yarrow. Slated to open for the fall 2015 semester, the new residence hall will be an entirely three-story […]

Physics’ Xuemei May Cheng’s Research Group Studies Spintronics

Posted October 13, 2014
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This summer, Class of 2017 members Leqi Liu, Alena Klindziuk, Yilun Tang, and graduate student Xiao Wang went to the Advanced Photon Source of  the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, a massive facility that generates the brightest hard X-ray beam in the Western Hemisphere, to study the magnetic properties of platinum-magnetic insulator bilayer thin […]

Our Collective Endeavor: San Francisco

Posted October 8, 2014
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On October 2, 2014, President Kim Cassidy joined alumnae/i, family, and friends in San Francisco, CA to discuss how Bryn Mawr is meeting challenges, making choices, and managing change. It was a wonderful opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, and learn more about how we can all help the College in “Our Collective […]

Bryn Mawr Featured in Eastern Pa College Round Up by U.S. News

Posted October 2, 2014

Bryn Mawr College was featured in U.S. News & World Reports’ Eastern Pennsylvania College Road Trip, which provides information for colleges in and around the Philadelphia area. The article touches on Bryn Mawr’s small class sizes, Emily Balch Seminars, 360° course clusters, and traditions. From the article, “Most Mawrters share the view that attending a women’s college is empowering, and praise […]

Biology’s Thomas Mozdzer asks, Are our front lawns killing the wetlands?

Posted October 1, 2014

Fertilizers keep farmland productive and suburban lawns lush, but what happens when the fertilizers we rely on find their way into the watershed? Scientists working out of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole are looking to answer that question—with the help of Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Mozdzer and his research group including undergraduate students […]