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Google Doodle Calls Attention to Emmy Noether on 133rd Anniversary of Her Birth

Posted March 26, 2015

Former Bryn Mawr faculty member Emmy Noether was the subject of the March 23 Google Doodle. Upon her passing in 1935, Albert Einstein wrote to  The New York Times that Emmy Noether was “the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.” From a March 2012 New York […]

Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Department Still Rocks

Posted March 26, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department is the subject of a feature in the latest Main Line Today. From “Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Department Still Rocks”: On the first day of Arlo Weil’s basic geology classes at Bryn Mawr College, he shows his students a skyline view of a major city. His point is simple: There’s nothing […]

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins to Deliver Bryn Mawr College Commencement Address

Posted March 26, 2015
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Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, will deliver the Commencement address to the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2015 and degree candidates from its two graduate schools at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Collins has been called “the most popular poet in America” by The New York Times and has appeared […]

Campus Comes Together for Community Day of Learning

Posted March 20, 2015

As many as 1,000 students, faculty, and staff members turned out for the first-ever Community Day of Learning on Wednesday, March 18. Titled “Race and Ethnicity at Bryn Mawr and Beyond,” the day featured performances, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and lectures designed to illuminate and consider the benefits and challenges of living and learning in […]

Two Bryn Mawr Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships

Posted March 20, 2015

Bryn Mawr Class of 2015 members Camilla Dely and Ekaterina Vlasova are among this year’s recipients of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Fellows conceive original projects, execute them outside of the United States for one year and embrace the ensuing journey. The program produces a year of personal insight, perspective and confidence that shapes the […]

Creative Writing’s Daniel Torday Continues to Garner Media Attention with Debut Novel

Posted March 19, 2015
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Fresh on the heels of this glowing review in The New York Times, Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, made the cover of the Times’  Sunday Book Review. On Tuesday, March 17, Torday sat down with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross to discuss the book. The Last Flight […]

Emma Kioko ’15 Combines English and Africana Studies in Charting Her Academic Future

Posted March 19, 2015
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When Emma Kioko ’15 came to Bryn Mawr, if asked she’d tell people she was pre-med. With highly successful parents – both work in Manhattan, her father in risk management and her mother as a lawyer – the prestige and certainty of the phrase “I’m pre-med” just seemed like a natural, she says. But as […]

Professor of Sociology Mary Osirim Named Bryn Mawr College Provost

Posted March 17, 2015

Mary Osirim, Professor of Sociology, will serve as the next Provost at Bryn Mawr. Mary has served as the Interim Provost since July 1, 2013

Creative Writing Director Daniel Torday’s Novel Reviewed in The New York Times

Posted March 12, 2015
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Daniel Torday is the director of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program. His debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, has garnered significant attention, including this review by Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times. From the review: “It’s Mr. Torday’s ability to shift gears between sweeping historical vistas and more intimate family dramas, and […]

Piper Martz ’16 Goes from Doing Research in Bolivia to Representing the U.S. at the World Expo in Milan, Italy

Posted March 10, 2015
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Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten-free grain-like food which just a few years ago was relatively unknown outside of old-school health-food stores and the regions of South America where it’s harvested. But now quinoa can be found everywhere from the fanciest restaurants to family picnics. While many have come to enjoy quinoa’s distinctive nutty taste, chances […]