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Scholarship Initiative Tops $5 Million, Quadrupling Goal

Posted June 17, 2011

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative has exceeded all expectations by raising $5.3 million, more than four times the $1.25 million goal. The Board of Trustees launched this fundraising effort to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary and meet students’ growing need for financial aid.

Bryn Mawr’s 125th-Anniversary Mural Project Featured on Evening News

Posted June 1, 2011

Action News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reported on the mural just completed in connection with Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration in a piece that aired on Tuesday, May 31. The mural was created in partnership with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and adorns the Philadelphia District Health Center at 4400 Haverford Avenue. Muralist Shira […]

At New York Gala, President Announces Scholarship Initiative’s Stunning Success

Posted May 5, 2011
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Four hundred alumnae/i, parents, staff, and friends of Bryn Mawr College celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the 125th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27.  The fundraising gala attracted Bryn Mawrters of all generations, from the Class of 1943 to the Class of 2011, […]

Video Collection Focuses on Award of 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle

Posted March 15, 2011
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On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Collected here are 10 videos associated with the event: […]

125th-Anniversary Gala in New York Will Raise Funds for Scholarships

Posted March 15, 2011
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On Wednesday April 27, the College will host a fundraising gala at the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. All proceeds of the event will support scholarships for Bryn Mawr students … Read more »

Learn About the Roots of Latin Music in a Free Workshop with Sol y Canto

Posted March 14, 2011

On Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Sol y Canto, who will be performing the next night to close the 2010-11 Performing Arts Series, offers an engaging and participatory performance workshop on the roots of Latin American and Caribbean music. This event is free and open to the public and takes place in the McPherson […]

Latin Roots Musicians Sol y Canto Bring Multimedia Musical Feast to Bryn Mawr

Posted March 11, 2011

Nationally celebrated pan-Latin musical group Sol y Canto, led by Rosi Amador ’81 and her husband Brian, brings its multimedia musical suite Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses to Goodhart Hall  on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. as part of Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series. The six-member Sol […]

CARE CEO Helene Gayle Accepts 2011 Hepburn Medal: Video

Posted February 17, 2011
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More than 200 guests filled the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building on Saturday, Feb. 12, as Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight […]

Hepburn Medal Awarded to CARE CEO Helene Gayle: Photos of the Gala

Posted February 16, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS Read more»

Film Screenings, Colloquium Among Highlights of Meredith Monk Residency

Posted January 27, 2011

When Meredith Monk visits campus next week as a Hepburn fellow, students will have the opportunity to attend workshops and spend time with one of the world’s most celebrated interdisciplinary artists. Registration still open for free ”Dancing Voice/Singing Body” workshops. Among the highlights of Monk’s fellowship are free screenings of several films that either are […]

Registration Open for Free Workshops With Interdisciplinary Arts Pioneer Meredith Monk

Posted January 11, 2011

Interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble will be performing at Goodhart Hall on on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Series and the College’s 125th Anniversary. Leading up to the performance, Monk will be in residence for a week on Bryn Mawr’s campus […]

Meredith Monk Revisits Her Acclaimed Performance ‘Education Of The Girlchild’ And Other Seminal Works As Part Of Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary

Posted January 11, 2011
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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk in a revival of her groundbreaking Education of the Girlchild as part of the College’s 125th anniversary celebration. Education of the Girlchild Revisited features Monk’s legendary solo from the original 1972 work, in which she imagines herself as an old woman, reliving […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Khmer Arts Ensemble Brings Cambodian Dance to Bryn Mawr

Posted October 14, 2010
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Fusing the classical and experimental, the spare and complex, and the powerfully spiritual, Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble will take center stage at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall when the troupe presents The Lives of Giants, the newest work from Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the ensemble’s choreographer and artistic director. Touring the nation this fall with 30 […]

Bryn Mawr to House Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education

Posted September 30, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College will soon be home to the The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at the “Heritage and Hope” Conference last Friday.

Hundreds Gather for “Heritage and Hope” Conference

Posted September 30, 2010

Educators, activists, and policymakers from around the world forged connections at “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context,” a conference held in honor of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th Anniversary Sept. 23-25 … Read more&raquo

Kristof Informs, Inspires in “Heritage and Hope” Closing Keynote

Posted September 30, 2010
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Urging conference participants and students to seek opportunities to advance worldwide gender equality, New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof closed the “Heritage and Hope” conference on an optimistic note.

U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer Gives Keynote Address for “Heritage and Hope”

Posted September 30, 2010
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After a reception in which they could calculate their global footprint, create a miniature mudslide, step in front of a green screen and try their hand at weather forecasting, and walk through the iconic giant heart,  participants in the “Heritage and Hope” Conference settled into the Franklin Institute’s main hall to hear from  Melanne Verveer, […]

Conference Coverage: New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Local Media

Posted September 28, 2010

The New York Times Sept. 22, 2010 “A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World“ The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference. The post has generated numerous comments, many from Bryn Mawr alumnae. Keep the conversation going and […]

A Remarkable, Architectural Cake, in Pictures and Video

Posted September 23, 2010
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Hungry celebrants crowded Merion Green at just after noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, to see the presentation of Bryn Mawr College’s birthday cake. The confection was a replica of Bryn Mawr’s iconic Thomas Hall … Read more »

Best-Selling Author Jamaica Kincaid To Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Sept. 30

Posted September 23, 2010
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Jamaica Kincaid, author of the bestseller The Autobiography of My Mother, will give a free reading of her work in Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Kincaid is the author of a nearly a dozen works […]

BMC in the Media: A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World

Posted September 22, 2010

Under the headline “A Woman’s College that Wants to Change the World,” The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference.

Worlds To Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Opens

Posted September 16, 2010

Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College officially opens in Canaday Library on Thursday, Sept. 23, and will run through May 28, 2011.

Bryn Mawr Celebrates Founding with Cake, Conference, Art Exhibition, and Mural Event on Sept. 23

Posted September 16, 2010

On Sept. 23 1885, Bryn Mawr’s first group of students entered Taylor Hall. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this event, Bryn Mawr has a full day of activities scheduled. 12:30 p.m: Birthday cake ceremony on Merion Green (Campus Center rain location) with a cake provided by Charm City Cakes of Food Network’s Ace of […]

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Series Celebrates College’s 125th Anniversary

Posted September 16, 2010
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The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, founded by Bryn Mawr alumna and former trustee Juliet Goodfriend ’63, will celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary with a film series highlighting the accomplishments of Bryn Mawr alumnae. Three of the screenings will be introduced by the Bryn Mawr alumnae who played roles in producing, writing, and/or directing the film […]

Free Registration for “Heritage and Hope” Conference Now Available to Bryn Mawr Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted September 9, 2010

As part of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th anniversary, the College will host an international conference celebrating the empowering heritage of women’s education and charting a course for its future titled “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context.” To Register for Free Events To register, complete the online registration form. Click “yes” where asked […]

Convocation Kicks Off 125th-Anniversary Celebration With a Call to Educate Women Worldwide—and a Party

Posted September 2, 2010

Bryn Mawr’s Fall Convocation 2010 marked the official start of the College’s 125th anniversary with colorful ceremony and a stirring speech from President Jane McAuliffe, who asserted that Bryn Mawr  is ideally positioned to serve as  “a voice for the education and empowerment of women worldwide.” The president then invited the community to  a picnic […]

Fall 2010 Convocation Launches Campus Celebration of BMC’s 125th Anniversary

Posted August 26, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe invites the entire Bryn Mawr community to join her for the fall convocation on Monday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, as the college officially begins its academic year and the celebration of its 125th anniversary. In addition to comments from McAuliffe, representatives of the […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer Reports on the Start of Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

Posted June 1, 2010

“Bryn Mawr College will launch a yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary this weekend with a reunion of 1,000 alumnae and a renewal of its original mission,” reports The Philadelphia Inquirer in its May 29 edition.

“Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context” Opens Registration on May 1

Posted April 29, 2010
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As part of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th anniversary, the College will host an international conference celebrating the empowering heritage of women’s education and charting a course for its future titled “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context.” Alumnae, students, staff, and others interested in attending the conference can register online via the Bryn […]

Bryn Mawr College to Sponsor Mural Highlighting Advances in Women’s Education as Part of Its 125th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 23, 2010

As part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Bryn Mawr College’s “Bold Vision. For Women.For the World,” the College is partnering with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to create a mural in West Philadelphia highlighting advances in the education of women. “This project allows us to do two important things in connection with our anniversary,” […]

Plans for 125th Anniversary Include International Conference on Women’s Education

Posted April 8, 2010

As the first U.S. women’s college to offer students the chance to pursue a Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College has had since its founding in 1885 a bold vision for women and for the place they should occupy in the world. “Bryn Mawr is unique in that from its founding, the College placed no academic limits […]

Special Course Offerings Celebrate Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary

Posted April 2, 2010
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As part of Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration, the College will be offering a collection of courses in education, English, biology and history, as well as a course offered by the Growth and Structure of Cities program on community mural projects. The umbrella theme of the courses in the group is “Changing Education” …Read more»

Offerings to Athena Explores Students’ Perspective on Bryn Mawr History

Posted March 18, 2010
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What was life like for students at Bryn Mawr 10, 25, 50, or even 125 years ago? Aided by a small cadre of contemporary students, Postdoctoral Fellow Anne Bruder is sifting through back-smoker diaries, newspaper clippings, journals, students’ letters, and other archival materials—some newly discovered—in search of the myriad answers to that question. A young […]