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Bryn Mawr College Names New Residential Space in Honor of School’s First African-American Alumna

Posted August 31, 2015
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UPDATED ON SEPT 3: WATCH VIDEO OF PRESIDENT CASSIDY ANNOUNCE THE NAME CHANGE AT CONVOCATION Bryn Mawr College is pleased to announce the opening of The Enid Cook ’31 Center, a newly renovated residential space that will also serve as the Black Cultural Center. It is the first building on Bryn Mawr’s campus named in […]

Recent Bryn Mawr Alumna and Current Student Among Faces of the NAACP’s Future

Posted July 13, 2015
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Among those featured in the Philadelphia Daily News article “The Faces of the NAACP’s Future” are Lauren Footman ’14 and Danielle Roomes ’17. While a student, Footman formed Bryn Mawr’s chapter of the NAACP and she is now the president of the NAACP’s Pennsylvania State Youth and College Division. Roomes is the chapter’s current president. […]

Touring Wales and the Original Bryn Mawr

Posted June 18, 2015
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Associate Professor of English Kate Thomas, who teaches and writes about Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture, recently led a group of alumnae on a tour of Wales. Thomas and the alums were joined on the tour by Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider. While there, the group visited the place from which the town […]

Isabel Hamilton Benham ’31 Bequeaths $15 Million to Bryn Mawr To Support Science and International Studies

Posted April 23, 2015
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Wall Street pioneer Isabel Hamilton Benham, class of 1931, has bequeathed a gift of $15 million to the school, announced President Kim Cassidy today. “Isabel Benham defied convention and broke barriers throughout her life, and, through her accomplishments and her philanthropy, she continues to be an inspiration to successive generations of students here at Bryn […]

Children’s Book by Wendy Chen ’14 Grows out of Education Class

Posted February 12, 2015
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The Book of Growing, written by Wendy Chen ’14, illustrated by Jocelyn Tsaih, and edited by Rebecca Lee ’16, grew out of a curriculum created by Bryn Mawr students working in partnership with a class at the Phebe Anna Thorne School. As part of Alice Lesnick’s Education, Technology, and Society class, the students developed a […]

Alumnae Share Wisdom at Alumna-in-Residence Program

Posted February 5, 2015
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With LILAC’s Alumna-in-Residence program, alumnae help students to think strategically about life after Bryn Mawr. This fall, a quartet of alumnae came back to campus to meet with students as part of an Alumna-in-Residence program sponsored by the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Each alumna spent a day speaking with small groups of […]

Rhianna Shaheen ’14 Is Headed to the Oscars

Posted January 29, 2015

Rhianna Shaheen ’14 is headed to the Academy Awards as part of “Team Oscar.” Shaheen is one of six young filmmakers who will hand the Oscars to celebrity presenters during the broadcast. Team Oscar winners were selected based on a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.” For Shaheen […]

Our Collective Endeavor: Boston

Posted December 15, 2014
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On Dec. 2, 2014, President Kim Cassidy joined alumnae/i, family, and friends in Boston 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 Endeavor” of […]

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 […]

Documentary on Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, Airs on PBS

Posted August 18, 2014

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a documentary focused on political activist Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, premiered on PBS’s POV on June 30. A feature highlighting the life and work of Boggs in her adopted hometown of Detroit can be found in the May 2014 Alumnae Bulletin.

On the Western Front

Posted July 28, 2014
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“The guns are banging away at the front. It is much farther away, but we can still hear them, and they always disturb one’s nervous system. We’ve got the hardest part of the line near us, where there is terrific fighting and terrific mortality.” So wrote Margaret Hall about her experiences during World War I. […]

John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 Donate Art to Special Collections

Posted May 22, 2014
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John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 rounded off a year of exceptional generosity by donating a collection of 20th-century prints and print portfolios to Bryn Mawr College’s Special Collections. The donation includes work by notable American artists who came to prominence in the 1920s and 30s, among them Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Jack Levine, […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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

Posted March 20, 2014
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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
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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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted March 13, 2014
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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 […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Give Advice at Event Co-Sponsored by Public Speaking Initiative and LILAC

Posted February 26, 2014

At an event held earlier this month, Bryn Mawr trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84, vice president of Toronto-based GWL Realty Advisors, and Amanda Joseph ’86, who has two decades of experience in social-change nonprofits, shared a wealth of advice about public speaking gleaned from their years of professional experience – and “connect” summed it up in […]

Genevieve Bell ’90, MA ’92, “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Profiled by New York Times

Posted February 17, 2014
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Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology at Bryn Mawr prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford, is featured in the Feb. 15 New York Times. In a piece titled “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Times’ reporter Natasha Singer writes about Bell and her team of “some 100 social […]

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Interviews Ashley Gavin ’10 in Google Developers Live Video

Posted February 6, 2014

Ashley Gavin ’10, recently was featured in a Google Developers Live video feature focusing on her work with technology teaching organizations Hopscotch and Girls Who Code. In the video, Gavin, a curriculum consultant to schools, nonprofits, and companies, is interviewed by fellow alumna Julia Ferraioli ’07, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Gavin and […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

Dept. of Energy Video on Women in STEM Features Carter Wall ’83

Posted January 28, 2014

Carter Wall ’83, who was a biology major at Bryn Mawr and who is currently the director of the solar operations division at a Boston-area electrical construction company, is an ambassador for the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative and the first profile in the department’s new #WomeninSTEM video series. Wall on […]

Georgette Chapman Phillips ’81 Named Next Dean of Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics

Posted December 20, 2013
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Georgette Chapman Phillips ’81 has been named the next dean of Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), beginning July 1, 2014. Currently, Phillips serves as Wharton’s vice dean for technology-enhanced learning. Prior to that, she was the vice dean of the undergraduate division at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2007 […]

Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, Discusses Poverty on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show

Posted December 5, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading advocacy philanthropy for at-risk children and families, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show for a piece tied to the the 50th anniversary of “The War on Poverty.” “One of the most serious problems we […]

LILAC Director Katie Krimmel Discusses Future Plans

Posted November 21, 2013
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Katie Krimmel recently marked three months since coming on board as the director of Bryn Mawr’s new Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Bryn Mawr Now sat down with Krimmel to talk about the Center and her plans for its future. What is LILAC? The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center is both […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Alumnae Present Research at National Geology Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

Bryn Mawr students Danyelle Phillips ’14, Emily Garcia ’14, and Nancy Toure ’15 and Haverford student Abby Fullen joined Assistant Professor Pedro Marenco at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Alumnae Julie Griffin ’11 and Anna Woodson ’12 also presented research at the conference. The students gave poster presentations […]

Bryn Mawr College Now on Instagram

Posted November 14, 2013
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Instagram is a social networking service driven by user-provided content in the form of digitally-filtered photos and videos. With 150 million monthly active users, Instagram is an exciting tool for engaging with the College community and beyond. The account is accessible via smartphone app and online. Photos posted to Instagram will also be shared through the College Twitter account.

Carrie Wofford ’89 on “Why You Should Consider a Women’s College”

Posted October 31, 2013

Carrie Wofford ’89,  a Democratic strategist who served as a senior counsel in the Senate and a policy aide in the Clinton White House and in the Labor Department under Robert Reich, has written an opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report titled “Why You Should Consider a Women’s College.” From the piece: “Studies […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr College community gathered to celebrate the life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh, who died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013. Born May 19, 1949, Dean Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated in […]

Bryn Mawr Students Begin Post-Graduate Internships at CARE and Women’s World Banking

Posted September 12, 2013
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At the beginning of the 2013 spring semester, Bryn Mawr announced the creation of two paid post-graduation internships at major international organizations concerned with the global advancement of women. Those internships recently began as Madhavika (Maddy) Bajoria ’13 started at CARE in Washington D.C. and Ying (Susan) Gao ’13 at Women’s World Banking in New […]

Alumnae Association Expands its Career Services

Posted September 5, 2013
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Just a few short years ago, Megan Roudebush ’02 was working at Moody’s Investors Services, rating municipal bonds. But the recently minted J.D./M.B.A., a peace and conflict studies major who describes herself as “passionate” about regulatory compliance, had her heart set on work that helped clients navigate the complex national and international laws and regulations […]

BMC Alumna Uses Materials Developed by Computer Science’s Doug Blank for “Girls Who Code”

Posted August 29, 2013
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Since being formed five years ago, the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), a joint effort between Bryn Mawr College and Georgia Tech sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has created an entire suite of materials, including textbooks and low-cost robots, for teaching introductory computer science at every level. The bulk of research done […]

U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70 Investigating Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapon Attack

Posted August 27, 2013
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U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane ’70, who was on campus in July as a speaker at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute, is in Syria working with the team trying to determine what  chemical weapons might have been used in an Aug. 21 attack near Damascus. The team came under […]

Bryn Mawr College Community Comes Together to Host 2013 WPSP Institute

Posted July 25, 2013

In hosting the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013, Bryn Mawr College drew on members from every part of its community – faculty, staff, students, and alumnae – to make the gathering a memorable and invaluable experience for the 43 delegates who participated in the Institute. Planning for the Institute began more than […]

Reunion 2013

Posted June 24, 2013

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed back a record-breaking 1,100 alumnae/i and guests to Reunion 2013. Alumnae of the ’80s joined graduating classes of years ending in three and eight. See the slideshow above or this online album for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2013 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

Inaugural Pensby Center Internship Honors the History of Diversity

Posted June 24, 2013
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A luncheon and discussion group served as the kickoff event of the inaugural Pensby Center summer internships at the College. The two interns, Alexis De La Rosa ’15  and Lauren Footman ’14, discussed their planned research and projects, centered on uncovering the history of diversity at Bryn Mawr College. The internships are the result of […]

Bryn Mawr Community Mourns the Passing of Trailblazing Alumna Isabel Benham ’31

Posted June 20, 2013
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Trailblazing Bryn Mawr alumna Isabel Benham ’31, whose many accomplishments included being the first woman to be named a partner in a Wall Street bond house, passed away on May 21 in her New York City apartment at the age of 103. News of Benham’s passing was noted by a number of media outlets including […]

Prominent Speakers Confirmed for Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College

Posted April 11, 2013
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Several prominent speakers have been confirmed for The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College happening this summer. Confirmed speakers include Alice Rivlin ’52, founding director, Congressional Budget Office; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, Women’s World Banking, and Angela Kane ’70, high representative for disarmament affairs, United Nations. The Institute is a […]

New Events With Alumnae Participating Via Skype Highlight Careers Outside the U.S.

Posted April 4, 2013
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In recent weeks, the College has hosted several webinars and on-campus events intended to connect students with international alumnae. As part of a new international initiative called the Bryn Mawr at Work Series: Global Alumnae Career Networking, students have the opportunity to interact with alumnae around the world via Skype webinars and at in-person events […]

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

BMC Students Reflect on Management Workshop’s Alumnae Speakers, Networking, and More

Posted January 24, 2013
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Bryn Mawr’s Treasurer’s Office hosts a series of workshops throughout the year on management, finance, and entrepreneurship. During this year’s management workshop, we asked a number of the students participating to serve as guest bloggers. Read what they had to say about the experience below. Jessica Tan ’13 on Jessie Washington ’90 Farhat Rahman ’13 […]

The Year in Review: 2012

Posted January 17, 2013

Click to view the 2012 Year in Review slideshow. As the spring semester gets underway, we take our annual look back at the year that was. Faculty News Fellowships. Prestigious fellowships included a Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a Guggenheim to History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman, and two […]

Extraordinary Gift by Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and Howard Levine Reinvigorates Bryn Mawr’s Art Collection

Posted September 6, 2012
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This summer, Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and her husband, Howard Levine, have reinvigorated Bryn Mawr’s extensive collection of works on paper thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift of nearly 500 pieces. “Over the course of 20 years, Jacqueline and Howard have assembled an unparalleled collection of works by 19th and 20th century artists,” says Brian […]

Creative Writing’s Elizabeth Mosier ’84 Writes About Caring for Aging Parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 14, 2012
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In the August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Rethinking Life’s Priorities,” Elizabeth Mosier ’84 writes about the unexpected aspects of her role as “a fulcrum between developing kids and declining parents.” From the article: “Maybe because my grandparents died when my parents (and I) were young, I didn’t know how a longer life curve could change […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Meets with Alumnae in London and Cairo During Recent Travels

Posted June 14, 2012
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After the second meeting of Bryn Mawr’s new International Council, held in London, President Jane McAuliffe continued on to Cairo. There she visited the new campus of the American University in Cairo, met with AUC President Lisa Anderson, and enjoyed lunch with a group of Bryn Mawr alumnae. The lunch was organized by Professor of […]

Reunion 2012 in Pictures

Posted June 5, 2012

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to campus on May 25-27 for Reunion 2012. Alumnae of the ’70s joined graduating classes of years ending in two and seven. See the slideshow above or on Flickr for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2012 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

Two Bryn Mawr Alumnae Make Forbes Columnist’s Short List for Facebook Board

Posted May 3, 2012

An informal pool of women who are tech executives in Silicon Valley by Forbes.com writer Connie Guglielmo yielded a list of 11 candidates for Facebook’s currently all-male board of directors. Two women who appear on the list—Susan Barnes ’76 and Drew Gilpin Faust ’68—are Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the article: • Susan Barnes, former controller […]

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