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Diversity Leadership Group Selects Six “Class Dismissed” Projects for Funding

Posted May 12, 2011

As part of a yearlong initiative titled “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class,” the Diversity Leadership Group and Diversity Council in early March invited members of the Bryn Mawr campus community to submit proposals for collaborative projects designed to spark dialogue on the topic of class. The group expected to select three proposals to […]

May Day Celebration in Pictures

Posted May 5, 2011
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A mix of old and new, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration is among the College’s most treasured traditions. Below are a few select images from the day. Links to student photos of the day and a thread about how alumnae across the globe celebrated can be found on the College’s Facebook page.

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011
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In the groves of academe, the vernal equinox heralds not only spring, but fellowship season. This year, the Bryn Mawr Department of History of Art is enjoying an especially fruitful one. Two of the department’s current graduate students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships for research abroad, and a third has scored a coveted curatorial […]

Fulbright to Fund GSAS Student Maeve Doyle’s Dissertation Research in France

Posted April 21, 2011
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Maeve Doyle, a Bryn Mawr Ph.D. candidate in history of art, has discovered an interesting wrinkle in the history of Western portraiture. In northern France in the decades just before and after 1300, Doyle says, some devotional manuscripts — books of sacred writings intended to guide religious practice — began to include multiple portraits of […]

Ph.D. Candidate Angélique Wille Awarded Slifka Fellowship at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted April 14, 2011
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Angélique Wille, a Ph.D. candidate in history of art, envisions a career in museum work. She will gain valuable insight into the field next year at one of the world’s premier art museums, as the 2011-12 Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Slifka fellowship is unusual in […]

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

Bi-Co Student Theater Festival

Posted April 6, 2011

The “sometimes-annual” Student Bi-Co Theater Festival will take place April 7, 8, 9 and April 14, 15, 16. This season’s festival features a scintillating array of plays, readings, film screenings, workshops, stand-up comedy and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office for the Arts at (610) […]

Fall 2011 360° Explores the History, Science and Practice of Meditation and Other Mindful Practices

Posted March 31, 2011
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This fall a group of faculty and students will contemplate contemplation in a 360° course cluster that  explores the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. “360°: Contemplative Traditions” comprises three classes plus an independent study (a fourth course) that share an interest in contemplative or mindfulness traditions and practice. The courses […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011
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The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

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 […]

Online Database Makes Bryn Mawr Collections Searchable

Posted March 3, 2011
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Now, for the first time, community members can browse through the College’s art and artifact collections online … Read more»

Bryn Mawr Junior Katherine Lewis Wins Sylvia Plath Poetry Contest

Posted February 24, 2011
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Katherine Lewis ’12, a philosophy major and English minor from Dallas, Texas, recently won first prize for her poem “October” in the Lydia Pinkham Memorial Foundation’s Sylvia Plath poetry contest (read the poem or listen to Lewis reading it below). The contest, now in its sixth year, is open to students at Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, […]

Not a Native Speaker, But Fluent Enough for Fiction

Posted February 10, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College senior Didem Uca recently learned that a short story she penned in German will be published in an upcoming issue of Trans-Lit2, the journal of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German. Uca, a comparative literature and German double major from Syosset, New York, was surprised that her piece was selected […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011
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A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

Exhibition Features Objects Collected by Arctic Anthropologist Frederica de Laguna

Posted January 27, 2011
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A special exhibition tells the story of professor Frederica de Laguna’s groundbreaking work as an archaeologist and ethnographer in the arctic

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 […]

Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27, 2011
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Activist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence […]

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
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As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

Hiroshi Iwasaki to Be Remembered Jan. 21

Posted January 13, 2011
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On Friday, Jan. 21, on what would have been his 60th birthday, Bryn Mawr College will commemorate longtime Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki in Goodhart Hall’s Hepburn Teaching Theater at 5 p.m. Iwakasi died of cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Friends and colleagues will gather in the theater, which Iwasaki helped design, for about […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki, Creator of Imaginary Worlds, Dies at 59

Posted December 2, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia theater community both suffered a great loss with the death last week of Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, a longtime member of the College’s arts faculty and technical director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program. As one of the area’s leading designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, he made imaginary worlds […]

Helene Gayle, Chief Exec of CARE, To Receive 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal

Posted November 18, 2010
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To Attend the Ceremony To reserve a space at the award ceremony, fill out this form on the Hepburn Center’s website. Tickets also available at the door. The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian […]

Award-Winning Author Ha Jin Featured in Bryn Mawr’s Free Creative Writing Program Reading Series

Posted November 18, 2010
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Author Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, will read from his work on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodhart Music Room, Goodhart Hall, at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are […]

Play by Creative Writing Program Lecturer Amy Herzog Gets Rave Review from The New York Times

Posted November 16, 2010

A play by Amy Herzog, who teaches playwriting in the Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program, has earned an enthusiastic review from The New York Times‘ Charles Isherwood. After the Revolution, the chronicle of a proud family of Marxists that faces new revelations about its revered patriarch, is a “smart, engrossing play,” in Isherwood’s estimation. “Just […]

Piano Virtuosi Ran Dank and Vassilis Varvaresos Give Rare Two-Piano Performance of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Posted November 12, 2010

Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is among the composer’s most passionate works and has been described as his “magnum opus.” The symphonic masterpiece is scored for a standard orchestra with percussion provided only by timpani and triangle. However, in a rare treat, two of the world’s most accomplished young pianists will be performing the piece as […]

Alice Underground Visits 1960s Wonderland in Grown-Up Version of Classic Tale

Posted November 9, 2010
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In Alice Underground, the Theater Program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges presents a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s books. The 1960s avant-garde art and music scene in New York City is the landscape Alice must attempt to navigate in this gritty, grown-up vision of a Wonderland saturated with music and populated by storybook characters as well […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Charles Simic To Give Free Reading

Posted November 4, 2010
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic will read from his work on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are free and open to the public. […]

Coombe Suite Offers Space for Viewing, Study of Art and Historical Collections

Posted November 2, 2010
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the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite provides new spaces for the exhibition and study of the College’s collections of art and historical collections … Read more »

Mawrter Entertainment Brings Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop To Bryn Mawr’s Campus

Posted October 28, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 29, Bryn Mawr will host indie rock groups Smith Westerns and Slow Animal with Haverford College band Philosoraptor. Mawrter Entertainment, a student-run concert club, has been working to bring music acts like these to campus for over a year now. Last Spring’s electropop dance concert with Teengirl Fantasy went off with a […]

Art Club Offers Free Studio Space, Instruction, and a Chance to Exhibit Work

Posted October 28, 2010
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“What we’re really doing is running a nonprofit,” Art Club co-president Ariel Kay ’12 said during a recent Art Club executive board meeting. “It’s essential that everyone here does their part.” Kay’s words were a reminder, not a criticism. By the looks of it, Art Club members are doing their fair share to heighten the […]

ACS: Student-Run Concerts Bring the Party Home to BMC

Posted October 21, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Alternative Concert Series will host folk-rock band The Spring Standards, along with electro-acoustic act Lucas Carpenter, at 8 p.m. in Rhoads Dining Hall. The concert is one in a long line hosted by the ACS, a student-run committee appointed and funded by the Self-Government Association. The ACS rocks the Bryn […]

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 […]

Symposium and Reception to Honor Retiring Art Historian, Former GSAS Dean Dale Kinney

Posted September 30, 2010
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On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Dale Kinney will be honored by current and former students from around the country—including Alicia Walker ’94, who will take Kinney’s place on the history of art faculty next year—at a daylong symposium in Wyndham’s Ely Room. As the seminar draws to a close, […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Brings the Absurdist Comedy Chicken To Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series

Posted September 23, 2010
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Fresh off a sold-out run at The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Charlotte Ford brings Chicken, an expressionistic clown play that magnifies our most intimate fears into coliseum-sized spectacles, to Bryn Mawr’s Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Both shows start at 8 p.m. as part of the […]

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 […]

Sunday Performance by Chamroeun Yin to Open Monthlong Series on Cambodian Classical Arts

Posted September 22, 2010
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Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 26, Bryn Mawr College will host a series of events focusing on the classical arts of Cambodia. Inspired by a visit from Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble scheduled for October, the series will include performances, lectures, and workshops conducted by members of the local Cambodian community of Philadelphia as well as the […]

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 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 […]

Bi-Co Indie Rock Band Post Post Featured in Philadelphia Weekly’s Music Issue

Posted August 12, 2010
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Post Post, an indie pop-rock quartet formed on the Bryn Mawr College campus by Bryn Mawr and Haverford students, is one of seven hot local acts who got the nod in Philadelphia Weekly‘s annual music issue. And there’s a bonus: the Weekly assigned the story to Lauren Smith ’12, who impressed editors as an intern […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty Featured In WHYY Segment on the Headlong Performance Institute

Posted August 11, 2010

Lucy Edwards ’08 and Lecturer in Dance David Brick are interviewed in this segment of WHYY’s Friday Arts Special College Edition about the Headlong Performance Institute. HPI is a unique semester-away program that offers an intensive performance curriculum shaped by liberal-arts values. Participants in HPI earn academic credit through Bryn Mawr. HPI faculty members include […]

Reunion Attendance Expected to Increase by 25 Percent

Posted May 20, 2010
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More than 800 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i, including several from the class of 1940, will be returning to campus Friday, May 28, through Sunday, May 30, to take up their lanterns at Reunion 2010 … Read more»

Bryn Mawr Students Take Part in “City of Graduates” Event

Posted May 20, 2010

Class of 2010 members Beverlei Barrett-Walker and Courtney Malpass joined fellow native Philadelphians graduating from area colleges and universities for a celebratory photo on the steps of the Art Museum on Friday, May 14. Read more»

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey Reviews Derek Walcott’s Newest Collection for The New York Times

Posted April 29, 2010

Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program Karl Kirchwey reviews Derek Walcott’s newest collection of poems for The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.

Playwright Jessica Rizzo ’11 Wins Coveted Beinecke Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010
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Jessica Rizzo ’11, a double major in theater and English, is one of just 20 students nationwide to have been selected for the $34,000 Beinecke scholarship. The coveted awards are given to college juniors who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise” during their undergraduate careers; they fund graduate study […]

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Posted April 29, 2010

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 22, President Jane McAuliffe 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. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS BEINEKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Jessica […]

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