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Elaine Lavin ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Posted May 16, 2011
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Elaine Lavin ’11, a psychology major from New York City, has become the third member of the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2011 to be awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Lavin, who will be teaching English in Taiwan, joins Gretchen Knoth, who will spend her year in Indonesia, and Alicia Steinmetz, who will teach […]

Five Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Science Majors Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 12, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s tradition of fostering women’s advanced study in the sciences is particularly evident this spring, as three graduating seniors and two undergraduate alumnae accept prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program, which “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are […]

Biology Major Bailey Baumann ’11 Wins Award at Neuroscience Conference

Posted May 12, 2011
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Anassa Kata to Bailey Baumann ’11, who learned in April that her research poster had won first place at the Second Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Conference in January.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Samantha Wood to Study Computer Science at UC San Diego

Posted May 12, 2011
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Samantha Wood, a native of Bethlehem, Conn., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Wood, who was the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship last year, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, San Diego.

Evan Schneider ’10 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Study of Astrophysics

Posted May 12, 2011
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Evan Schneider ’10, of Lynchburg, Va., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Now a graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, Schneider plans research into an improved method for detecting black holes that serve as the nuclei of galaxies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Kerstin Baer to Study Topology at Stanford

Posted May 12, 2011
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Kerstin Baer is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Baer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford University beginning next year. Her primary area of interest is topology, which focuses on the spatial properties of objects when they are stretched, twisted, or bent.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz to Study Advanced Algebra at Michigan

Posted May 12, 2011
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2011 Bryn Mawr NSF Graduate Research Fellows Kerstin Baer ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz ’11 Evan Schenider ’10 Katy Tolfree ’99 Samantha Wood ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz of Highland Park, N.J., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebhuhn-Glanz plans to pursue […]

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Posted April 28, 2011

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 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 Fulbright Fellowship Gretchen Knoth […]

Senior Gretchen Knoth Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

Posted April 28, 2011
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After graduation, Gretchen Knoth ’11 will pack her bags for Indonesia, where she will spend a year teaching English to secondary-school children, supported by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Knoth, a double major in anthropology and Italian from Portland, Maine, started her Fulbright application in July 2010. The three-round application process, which begins with a […]

Bi-Co Students Shine at Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Posted April 21, 2011

Three majors in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford German Department were recently recognized for their academic work at a regional undergraduate conference in German studies, earning three of five awards presented at the gathering. Students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford joined their peers from eight Pennsylvania institutions at the conference, which was hosted by Moravian College and […]

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 […]

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92 Carries on a Bryn Mawr Tradition: Excellent Teaching in Mathematics

Posted April 6, 2011
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Zvezdelina Stankova ’92, a professor of mathematics at Mills College and the University of California, Berkeley, was one of three university math teachers to receive the 2011 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award. Read more »

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 […]

Dance Icon Judith Jamison to Receive M. Carey Thomas Award and Give 2011 Commencement Address

Posted March 31, 2011
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Dance icon Judith Jamison, choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. As a dancer with the Alvin Ailey troupe, from 1965 to 1980, Jamison joined the ranks of the most […]

Senior Briana Bellamy Wins Grant to Establish Knowledge Exchange in Nepal

Posted March 31, 2011
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Civic-minded anthropology major Briana Bellamy ’11 will finally be able to put some of her ideas about social justice into practice next year, thanks to a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. The Davis Projects for Peace program awards grants to 100 students who have designed projects that aim to promote peace and address the […]

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: […]

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, […]

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»

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: An Introduction to the Academic Life

Posted February 3, 2011
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The Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship supports college students who are interested in academic careers and committed to eradicating racial disparities … More

Susan Rotroff ’68 Wins Top Archaeology Award, Joining a Long List of Bryn Mawr Grads So Honored

Posted February 3, 2011
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For the second year in a row, a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 was awarded the medal at the Institute’s annual meeting in January. Rotroff is the […]

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 […]

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010
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Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, […]

Bryn Mawr Biology Students Present, Win Honors at Undergrad Bio and Chem Research Symposium

Posted November 18, 2010

Five Bryn Mawr students recently participated and three took prizes in the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Seniors Sara Marlow, Joanna Barkas, Amelie Raz, Emily Bergbower, and Alyssa Gagne spent Oct. 30 presenting their research in two poster sessions, during which they […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr College Tops The Princeton Review’s list of “Dorms Like Palaces”

Posted August 3, 2010

The Princeton Review has placed Bryn Mawr #1 in the category “Dorms Like Palaces” as part of its annual college rankings. “They are truly, truly glorious at Bryn Mawr,” says Princeton Review Editor Robert Franek of our residence halls. CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric reports on the annual survey and Bryn Mawr’s ranking at […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Wins First-Ever Mentorship Award From Association for Women in Mathematics

Posted July 28, 2010
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Good mentoring can make a career, says Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes. Hughes has devoted much of her own career to ensuring that good mentoring is available to women in mathematics. At Bryn Mawr, generations of students have benefited from Hughes’ attention and encouragement, building confidence that is evident in the popularity of […]

Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010
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Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in […]

Staff Members Honored at Picnic

Posted June 24, 2010
Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe (right center) with 2010 McPherson Award Winners (from left) Sally Allison, Vanessa Christman, and Dawn Bruton.

President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2010 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 … Read more»

GSSWSR Student Wins Fulbright to Research Women’s Education in Ghana

Posted May 13, 2010
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How does adult education benefit women in Ghana, their families, and their communities? Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, a Ph.D. candidate in social work and social research, will use a Fulbright Research Grant to investigate that question next year in Accra, Ghana. Turner-Zogbekor will collaborate with the University of Ghana‘s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its […]

Boren Scholarship to Fund Year in Russia for Sophomore Chantal Taylor

Posted May 13, 2010
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Chantal Taylor ’12 of Weaverville, N.C., who majors in Russian and minors in computer science, has been selected for a highly competitive Boren Scholarship for International Study. Just 138 undergraduates were selected from more than 900 applicants for these awards. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas […]

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 […]

Former Roommates Meet Again as Goldwater Scholar, Honorable Mention

Posted April 23, 2010
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When Bryn Mawr’s Office of Residential Life made room assignments to first-year students in the fall of 2007, it had no way of knowing how much scientific talent it was concentrating in room 411 of Brecon Hall. Now the two former occupants of that room, Samantha Wood and Sarah Christian, are the winner and an […]

2010 Watson Fellow Simone Biow Will Follow the Path of ‘Creative Destruction’

Posted March 25, 2010
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If you want to find Simone Biow ’10 next year, try looking wherever in the developing world the weather is worst. Natural disasters, Biow says, can spark floods of entrepreneurial creativity in communities affected by them—creativity that is too often overlooked by formal disaster-relief efforts. Biow, a political-science major with a knack for languages, is […]

Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock Named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year

Posted March 1, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College Head Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock has been named the 2010 Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year. The award is voted on by the coaches of the conference and is awarded annually following the conference’s championship meet. Whitlock is the first Bryn Mawr swimming coach to be honored with this award. […]

GSAS Alum John Humphrey Becomes Seventh BMC Archaeology Grad to Win AIA’s Highest Honor

Posted February 24, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s famed Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology added an entry to its long list of laurels last month when alumnus John Humphrey, Ph.D. ’75, became the seventh graduate of the department to win the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement. Two other winners of the award were […]

Two Bryn Mawr Classicists Win Top Honors

Posted January 19, 2010
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Two Bryn Mawr classicists recently earned top honors from the American Philological Association (APA), the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. Read more »

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

After a Summer in the Chinese Media Spotlight, Inventor Ying Pan ’13 Settles Into Life at Bryn Mawr

Posted October 7, 2009
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Inventor Ying Pan ’13 of Guangzhou, China, won a major prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May and found herself in the heat of the media spotlight as she prepared to leave home for her first semester at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Cities Professor’s Innovative Book Honored

Posted September 22, 2009
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The Society for Human Ecology has bestowed its Gerald Young International Book Award on Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital, a book co-edited by Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein and Beligan architect/planner Pierre Laconte. The award letter cites a nominator’s commendation of the book for effectively bringing together “a group […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Chair Michelle M. Francl Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Posted August 7, 2009
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Professor Michelle M. Francl, chair of Bryn Mawr’s chemistry department, is among the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Fellows Program was created in December 2008 “to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.” The first […]

Geologist Arlo Weil wins grant to study curved mountain ranges

Posted June 3, 2009
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Associate Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the geology department, and colleagues from the University of Victoria and Spain’s Salamanca University recently received an International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) award to study curved mountain ranges around the world. Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Receives honorary degree at The College of St. Catherine

Posted May 29, 2009
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The College of St. Catherine conferred an honorary doctorate in humane letters on Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe when she delivered the College’s commencement address on Saturday, May 23. Citing the diversity of religious views at the Catholic women’s college, McAuliffe urged graduates to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of other religious traditions. “You […]

Sarah Khasawinah ’09 wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

Posted May 20, 2009
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Sarah Khasawinah ’09, a double major in mathematics and English who spearheaded a $10,000 fundraising campaign to memorialize the victims of the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship, which includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 in addition to a $10,500 annual tuition […]

2009 academic awards to Bryn Mawr students

Posted May 15, 2009

At May Day Convocation on Sunday, May 5, President Jane D. McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The list of more than 50 awards and scholarships includes honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards is posted here. Read More »

Junior Nicole Gervasio wins Beinecke Scholarship to fund graduate study

Posted May 13, 2009
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Nicole Gervasio ’10, a native of Trenton, N.J., who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in literary studies after completing her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr, is one of 21 students nationwide who have been awarded the 2009 Beinecke Scholarship. The scholarship, which is given to “young men and women of exceptional promise” to encourage and […]

Anthro-linguistics major Maureen Hoffman ’09 chooses between Fulbright and JET Program

Posted April 27, 2009
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One day last month, Maureen Hoffmann was thrilled to learn that she had been selected for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan. Later the same day, she was informed that she had also been accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET), a language-teaching exchange sponsored by the Japanese government. For Hoffmann, […]

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