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Rebekah Adams ’15 Returns to Africa on Boren Scholarship

Posted May 28, 2015
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As a 16-year-old living with her family in Kampala, Uganda, Rebekah Adams’15  saw firsthand how ethnic affiliations can be manipulated to maintain and stoke social divisions. The family lived near the Kasubi Tombs, the burial ground of the four kings of Buganda and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was engulfed in flames one night […]

A Love of Russian Literature Leads Mikayla Holland ’15 to a National Security Fellowship

Posted May 28, 2015
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Mikayla Holland ’15 has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study the Russian language at the Flagship Language Program at Al-Farabi National Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. “While my primary area of interest is Russia, I value the opportunity to study in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the coming year,” says Mikayla. “Central Asia is a fascinating […]

Students Honored at 2015 Award Ceremony

Posted May 8, 2015
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At a ceremony on Monday, May 4, President Kim Cassidy 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. Below is the complete list of awards and honorees. Additional awards will be […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Makes Princeton Review List of Best Financial Aid Schools

Posted February 5, 2015

Bryn Mawr was ranked #22 in a list of Best Financial Aid schools by The Princeton Review and was profiled in the just released Princeton Review book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition. Princeton Review chose the schools in this book based on a […]

Bryn Mawr Among the Finalists for Presidential Award on Community Service Honor Roll

Posted December 11, 2014
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The Corporation for National and Community Service has once again recognized Bryn Mawr College for its exemplary community service programs, particularly lauding the College’s efforts in promoting economic justice and anti-poverty work. For the sixth year in a row, Bryn Mawr earned a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Additionally this […]

Bryn Mawr College to Award 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Posted September 2, 2014
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The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, announced College President Kim Cassidy today at a ceremony marking the start of the academic year.

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Third Straight Year

Posted August 25, 2014
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For the third year in a row, Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, […]

Commencement Awards and Honors

Posted May 22, 2014

Student Awards The Gertrude Slaughter Fellowship Xingzhe He The European Traveling Fellowship Sophie Mankins   Faculty Awards The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics Helen Grundman The Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award Professor of Social Work Julia Littell The Mary Patterson McPherson Award Chair and Professor of […]

BMC Team Takes Third Place in Finance Competition

Posted May 1, 2014
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A team of seven Bryn Mawr students has earned third place in the 2014 Adirondack Cup, a competition during which college teams competed against each other over six months to build and grow a small cap portfolio of stocks.

Students Honored at 2014 Award Ceremony

Posted April 24, 2014
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At a ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, President Kim Cassidy 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.

Grant Funding Supports Undergraduate Research

Posted April 24, 2014

For Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, the modest windfall covered her travel expenses to New York City and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Deroo ’92, the History of Art major is writing her thesis on the institutional narrative behind the BMA’s period rooms, and to conduct her research, Ivy […]

Bryn Mawr Ranks High on Several Princeton Review Lists

Posted August 13, 2013

Bryn Mawr made the Princeton Review’s list of the top 10 “LGBT-Friendly” schools for the first time, coming in at #10. The College also came in at #10 on the “Best Campus Food” list and #12 on “Best College Dorms.” The Princeton Review‘s annual lists are published in connection with it’s annual college guide, “The […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud Receives ACLS Fellowship

Posted May 16, 2013
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Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential […]

Keshia Koech ’14 Awarded Davis Project for Peace to Help Disabled in Kenya

Posted May 9, 2013
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While many children were relaxing during their summer vacation, Keshia Koech ’14 spent the summer between third and fourth grade aiding children with disabilities. That summer, Koech attended a summer program at Boston College, which encouraged youth participation in community service. The class visited the Boston College Campus School, a school for students with disabilities. […]

Students Honored at 2013 Awards Ceremony

Posted May 2, 2013
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At a ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 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. Here is the complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Fulbright Fellowship […]

Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Posted March 26, 2013
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Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 was awarded a 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award by Campus Compact. This award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country. Natarajan is a student leader active in issues of public education and environmental justice. During her first two […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction For Fifth Year

Posted March 11, 2013
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The Corporation of National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the fifth year Bryn Mawr has been honored with this award. The Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve […]

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 […]

“Lighting the Way” Event Highlights Campus Sustainability Efforts

Posted January 31, 2013

The Sustainability Leadership Group celebrated the one-year anniversary of the LED light bulbs in the Thomas Great Hall chandelier on Tuesday. Since being installed, the lights have not yet required changing. The “Lighting the Way” celebration, co-hosted by the Noyce Math and Science Teacher Scholarship program, featured a talk by David Shiller, an environmental activist […]

Daniel Torday Wins National Jewish Book Award

Posted January 24, 2013
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Bryn Mawr Director of Creative Writing Daniel Torday received the 2012 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction for his novella, The Sensualist. The Goldberg Prize is one of several awards given as part of the National Jewish Book Awards. In addition to Torday, this year’s NJBA winners include Nobel Laureate Eric […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program Named “Best Kept Secret” by Philadelphia Citypaper

Posted January 16, 2013
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Philadelphia Citypaper named the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Theater Program as the “Best-Kept Secret” theater in the Philadelphia area. From the article: “Director Mark Lord’s small bi-college program at Bryn Mawr College never fails to astound — if you can find out what they’re doing, and when. Anyone who enjoys Fringe-y fare like Pig Iron and New […]

Bryn Mawr Environmental Historian’s Book Named a Top Pick for 2012 by History News Network

Posted December 13, 2012
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A new book by Ellen Stroud, who is an associate professor in Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department and the director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been named one of the top five history books of 2012 by the History News Network. Stroud’s book, Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the […]

Patti Smith to be Awarded Bryn Mawr’s Katharine Hepburn Medal on Feb. 7

Posted September 27, 2012
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The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal to acclaimed musician, writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith, announced Hepburn Center Director Katherine Rowe. The College will award the medal to Smith at a gala event in Goodhart Hall on Feb. 7, 2013.

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot In Washington Monthly’s Annual Ranking

Posted August 27, 2012
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Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly‘s editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, and service. America’s best colleges, the editors […]

Bryn Mawr Among Top Fulbright Producers in 2012

Posted June 21, 2012
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Once again, Bryn Mawr is one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country in the number of students winning the prestigious Fulbright awards, according to this chart posted on the Fulbright Student Program’s website. More than half of Bryn Mawr’s applicants received awards, giving the College a higher success rate than any other school […]

2012 Staff Awards Presented At Staff Picnic

Posted June 21, 2012
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President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2012 McPherson Awards for excellence and service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Hessie Gause of housekeeping won the award […]

Sherella Williams ’12 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria

Posted May 10, 2012
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Sherella Williams ’12 has accepted a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach in Linz, Austria. Williams, who is an English major with a minor in German, began studying German in middle school—but it wasn’t until Bryn Mawr that she truly fell in love with the language and Germanic literature. “I didn’t come to Bryn Mawr expecting […]

Students Honored at 2012 Awards Ceremony

Posted April 26, 2012

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 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 Council on Undergraduate Research […]

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012
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Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me […]

Molly Fessler ’14 to Develop Wellness Program in Town Near Detroit with Funding from Davis Projects for Peace

Posted April 26, 2012
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While it’s not as well known as Detroit, the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan, just southwest of the Motor City, shares many of the problems that plague the birthplace of the American automobile industry. Nearly 26 percent of Ypsilanti’s roughly 21,000 residents live below the poverty line, and the city suffers from many of the social […]

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman Receives 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted April 19, 2012
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History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman has received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, announced the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation last week. A total of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists from an application field of almost 3,000 were selected for the prestigious fellowship. Fellowships were given in 54 disciplines. Saltzman was the lone recipient in the […]

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics Wins Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society

Posted April 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics has been awarded the American Mathematical Society (AMS) annual award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, announced the organization yesterday. “The Bryn Mawr mathematics department has a long history of encouraging women to pursue careers in mathematics. By cultivating a special atmosphere—fun-loving yet serious, supportive yet […]

Anna Melker ’12 Continues Her Quest for the “Holy Grail” of Clean Energy With Fulbright Research Grant to Sweden

Posted April 5, 2012
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Bryn Mawr chemistry major Anna Melker ’12, recipient of a 2012-13 Fulbright Research Grant, will travel  to Sweden’s Uppsala University this fall in search of what she calls the “holy grail” of clean energy. “I chose to apply for the Fulbright so I could continue my study of hydrogen fuel research, the ‘holy grail’ of […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted March 29, 2012
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The Corporation of National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a slot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the fourth year Bryn Mawr has been honored with this award. The Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can […]

Bryn Mawr Student Brielle Stark ’12 Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship to Pursue Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Posted February 16, 2012
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Senior Brielle C. Stark’s last-minute decision to apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship felt like a shot in the dark. After being passed over for the Rhodes Scholarship, Stark was skeptical about her chances; however, she learned last week that she had been chosen as a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar. This scholarship provides Stark with […]

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat Receives Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Posted February 16, 2012
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Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat is among the outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship, announced the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Feb. 15. The Sloan Fellowship will help support Battat’s related research with two groups. Battat is a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation (APOLLO) […]

Alison Cook-Sather Named Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge

Posted December 8, 2011
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Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Alison Cook-Sather was recently named the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, England. This position is named in honor of Jean Rudduck (1937-2007), the University of Cambridge’s first female professor of education and a pioneer in the […]

Bryn Mawr Student Nina R.W. Cohen Earns Rhodes Scholarship

Posted December 1, 2011
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Although both of her parents are physicians, Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 of Newton, Mass., who was recently named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, has had a very specific career outside of medicine in mind for as long as she can remember. “From early childhood I’ve dreamed of being a judge,” says Cohen. “At five years […]

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 Named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Posted November 21, 2011

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 is one of 32 outstanding students to be named a member of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012. Cohen and her fellow Rhodes Scholars were selected from a pool of 830 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities. From the Rhodes website… “Nina R.W. Cohen, Newton, […]

Sarah Watson ’11 Receives Fulbright to Luxembourg

Posted September 29, 2011

Sarah Watson ’11 is the latest Bryn Mawr College recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. Watson is spending the year in Luxembourg, teaching English and studying. She is the seventh Bryn Mawr graduate this year to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, joining the ranks of about 1,600 recipients this year selected from the nation’s top achievers. […]

Jordan Schwartz ’15, Founder of Children’s Bilingual Theater, Recognized by Parade Magazine

Posted August 25, 2011
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Jordan Schwartz of Altanta, Ga., was honored this summer by Parade magazine as a member of the All-America Service Team, a group of 15 high-school students “who are changing their communities through service.”

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011
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The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in 2011. Ahenkorah began […]

Reunion 2011: Photos of a Record-Breaking Weekend

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association welcomed a record 1,128 guests to campus May 27-29. Graduating classes of years ending in the digits 1 and 6 – the oldest from the Class of 1941 and the youngest from the Class of 2006 — were joined by 223 GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumnae to […]

Bryn Mawr Named to Community Service Honor Roll for Third Consecutive Year

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three women’s colleges nationwide that were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. “We at the […]

2011 Staff Awards Presented at Picnic

Posted June 9, 2011
The 2011 Staff Award Recepients and President McAuliffe. George Williams, President McAuliffe, Ann Ogle, Karen Sulpizio, and Chuck Heyduk (from left to right)

President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2011 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award. The McPherson Awards: Charles “Chuck” Heyduk, associate dean, Undergraduate College, […]

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
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Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five […]

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