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Faculty and Students Travel to Belize to Study Tropical Environments

Posted April 9, 2015
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The 12 students enrolled in this year’s Coasts in Transition 360° joined Bryn Mawr faculty members Thomas Mozdzer (Biology), Maja Šešelj (Anthropology), and Don Barber (Geology) on a spring break trip to Belize where they examined tropical environments and conducted marine ecology research. While in Belize, the group was immersed in two distinct tropical ecosystems […]

Students and Faculty Tour Cuba As Part of 360°

Posted April 3, 2015
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Halfway between the United States and Latin America, Cuba has historically charted its own course. With the recent thawing of relations between Washington and Havana—travel restrictions lifted, a new embassy opening—Bryn Mawr’s timing couldn’t have been better for a 360° course cluster focused on Cuba today. During spring break, the 10 students who enrolled in […]

Spring 360° Examines the History and Culture of Cuba

Posted October 29, 2014

This spring, Bryn Mawr professors Enrique Sacerio-Gari of Spanish, Gary McDonogh of Growth and Structure of Cities, and Raymond Albert of the Graduate School of Social Work, are teaming up for a 360° that will immerse students in the history and culture of Cuba. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to […]

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, […]

Students and Faculty Travel to China for 360° on that Country’s Environmental Impact

Posted March 27, 2014

During Spring break, students and faculty from the 360° “China and the Environment” traveled to the world’s most populous nation to see firsthand how industry and government there are attempting to balance their rapidly developing economy and environmental concerns. Among the places they visited was the Beijing Cement Plant. Professor of Economics Michael Rock on […]

360° Program Creates Unique Opportunities for Faculty and Students to Share Scholarship

Posted March 20, 2014
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Since its first slate of courses was offered in the 2010-11 academic year, Bryn Mawr’s 360° program has included a requirement that participants will share their experiences and research through activities such as poster sessions, lectures, and web postings. And while every 360° has included this “public” element, it’s been especially robust in some of […]

Bryn Mawr’s Leadership in International Education Highlighted by Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted November 14, 2013

As noted in this Nov. 12 Philadelphia Inquirer article, Bryn Mawr College made the top 25 bachelor’s degree-granting colleges for both the percentage of students that study abroad and the number of international students on campus. The article quotes Senior Advisor for International Initiatives Susan Sutton and highlights Bryn Mawr’s innovative 360° program, course-clusters focused […]

Photos from 360° Contemplative Traditions Trip to Japan

Posted October 17, 2013

Contemplative Traditions—the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program—brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. A centerpiece of the Contemplative Traditions 360° is a two-week trip to Western Japan to visit temples and other sacred sites. Photographer Ko Sasaki joined the group […]

Angela Allard ’14 Blends Cultural Awareness with Public Health Studies in Ghana

Posted October 3, 2013
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By Ivy Gray-Klein ‘14 Angela Allard ’14 spent this past summer volunteering for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit health organization devoted to empowering global clinics with a focus on eye health and preventing blindness. Stationed in Ghana, Allard facilitated check-ups and provided educational health talks. “I literally spanned the whole country,” said Allard. “I went […]

Michelle Francl Blogs Contemplative Traditions 360° in Japan

Posted October 2, 2013
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Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is blogging from Japan as part of the 360° Contemplative Traditions course cluster. Contemplative Traditions, the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. In addition to Francl, the courses are taught […]

Visit by World Pulse Correspondent Highlights the Many Ways Bryn Mawr Community Connects on Campus and Globally

Posted September 18, 2013
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When World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu comes to campus this week she’ll be meeting with students from Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course who are translating blog posts for the organization, having dinner with students from the 360° “To Protect the Health of the Public,” sitting down with students from Political Science Associate Professor Carol […]

Students and Faculty Prepare for 360° Trip to Hamburg with Help from Fulbright Fellow

Posted April 25, 2013
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In a few weeks, students in “Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia, and Beyond,” one of three current 360° course clusters, will finish their semester by traveling to the North German port city in the course title. While past 360°s have included travel components, “Space and Identity” marks the first […]

360° Offerings for Fall 2013 Announced

Posted March 28, 2013
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Bryn Mawr is offering four 360° course clusters for the fall 2013 semester. “Contemplative Traditions” will be the first repeat 360° and “To Protect the Health of the Public,” “Modern Art in Exhibition,” and “Perspectives on Sustainability: Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan,” will be offered for the first time. “The 360° clusters offered this fall […]

Students Travel to Marseille, France, as Part of 360°

Posted March 21, 2013

As part of “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered this spring, students traveled to Marseille, France, during spring break. In addition to touring the area, they spent time with social workers to get a better understanding of the challenges facing modern immigrants in the region. […]

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 […]

Symposium Looks Beyond the Legacy of Oil

Posted January 31, 2013

Students in the 360° Course Cluster “The Transforming Legacy of Oil”  organized a symposium on Jan. 18, featuring a multi-disciplinary lineup of professionals discussing the impact of oil. The symposium, titled “Flourishing Beyond the Legacy of Oil,” opened with remarks by Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein. Student-moderated sessions focused on the […]

Bi-Co Delegation Travels to Ghana to Broaden Partnerships and Opportunities

Posted January 24, 2013

A trip to northern Ghana by a Bi-Co delegation of five served as a relationship-building visit to the Titagya Schools, a partner in the Learning and Narrating Childhoods 360° course, as well as an opportunity to broaden the relationship between Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges with Ghanaian education organizations and government ministries. Term Professors of […]

New 360° Offers Students Chance to Travel to Hamburg, Germany, as they Examine “Space and Identity”

Posted October 25, 2012
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“Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia and Beyond,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Spring 2013, examines issues of the self and society as they relate to the built environment, social upheaval, and migration. “Space and Identity” includes the courses Spaces of Identity: Architecture and Urban Planning […]

360° for Spring 2013 Looks at “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads”; includes Travel to Marseille

Posted October 25, 2012
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“The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Spring 2013, examines the social, historical, artistic, and cultural shape of the Mediterranean through the study of Mediterranean port-cities and their populations. “Mediterranean as a Crossroads” includes the courses Mediterranean Port‐Cities: Immigration and Identities, taught by Lecturer Agnès […]

Trip to Bryn Mawr by Managing Director of Ghanian School Brings 360° Full Circle

Posted May 10, 2012
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Manzah Habib, the managing director of the Ghanian preschool and kindergarten visited by participants of “360°: Learning and Narrating Childhoods” during spring break, visited Bryn Mawr in April.

As Earth Day Approaches, Campus Community Reports on a Multitude of Greening Efforts

Posted April 19, 2012
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Bryn Mawr has much to celebrate on Earth Day this Sunday, according to the College’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Group. The ESLG, chaired by Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and composed of representatives from the faculty, the student body, the president’s office and several key offices on campus, was formed to help implement the Climate Action […]

Sustainability 360° Offers Opportunity for Community Outreach Through Praxis

Posted March 15, 2012

When Bryn Mawr faculty members Victor Donnay, Carola Hein, and Jody Cohen began planning the 360° course cluster “Perspectives on Sustainability,” they knew they had a topic that was perfect for the multidisciplinary approach of the 360° program. Given that sustainability is a global problem that often requires local solutions, it also struck the faculty […]

New 360° Course Cluster Examines “Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision”

Posted March 15, 2012

Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision, one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012, examines the constraints and agency of individual actors in social spaces, with a particular focus on the institutional settings of colleges and prisons and the “critical spaces” that can open up within them. Related Links “Women in […]

360° for Fall 2012 Looks at the Global Impact of Oil

Posted March 15, 2012
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One of three newly designed 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012 examines the global impact of oil on the modern city and the world’s socioeconomic networks. “Transforming the Legacy of Oil” combines courses from Growth and Structure of Cities, Economics, and History to assess how oil has affected our built environment as well as local and global economies … Read more»

Follow 360º Students as They Travel to Ghana Over Break

Posted March 1, 2012

Eighteen students and faculty said their goodbyes today before departing to the Titagya School in Northern Ghana for spring break as part of Bryn Mawr’s 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhood. Accompanying the sixteen students were faculty members Pim Higginson, associate professor and chair of French and francophone studies, and Alice Lesnick, director and senior lecturer […]

Sustainability Lecture Series Offers Community a Sample of the Bryn Mawr 360° Experience

Posted February 16, 2012
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A series of public lectures and workshops offered in conjunction with the 360°: Perspectives in Sustainability course cluster will give the wider community an opportunity “to share the excitement of the 360° program that faculty and students experience in the classroom,” says Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, who teaches one of the three courses that […]

Students Explore Issues of Human Development, Education, and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa in 360º That Includes Trip to Ghana

Posted October 20, 2011
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In the Spring of 2012 a group of students and three faculty members will engage in a 360º course cluster exploring issues of human development, education, and culture with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The 360º includes a trip to the Titagya school in rural Ghana. 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhoods consists of three […]

Spring 2012 360° Combines Courses from Cities, Education, and Math to Examine Sustainability Issues

Posted October 20, 2011

A 360° course cluster planned for the spring of 2012 combines courses from the Growth and Structure of Cities, Education, and Math departments to assess how planning and design interventions as well as changes in governance or education (in the broadest sense) can address challenges to the urban and natural environment. Titled “Perspectives on Sustainability,” this 360° offers […]

Follow Bryn Mawr Students’ Japan Trip Through Contemplative Traditions Course Blog

Posted September 29, 2011
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Students enrolled in the 360° course cluster on contemplative traditions have embarked on a trip to Japan with their professors. Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is keeping a verbal and photographic record of the trip on the course blog.

360° Students and Faculty Travel to Vienna over Spring Break

Posted March 31, 2011

Earlier this month 18 students spent spring break in Vienna with Professor Imke Meyer of the German Department and History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel as part of the College’s current 360°, “The Last Days of Habsburg: Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire.” Related Post Fall 2011 360° Contemplative Traditions Packed into the […]

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 […]

Exhibition Celebrates Completion of Semester I of First 360°

Posted December 9, 2010
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On Friday, Dec. 10, students from 360°: Changing Education will celebrate the successful first semester of this exciting new interdisciplinary and interactive educational experience for students and faculty with an informal reception and exhibition of work (both visual and textual) from the semester. The reception will take place from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, on […]

Bi-College Students and Philadelphia Public-School Partners Focus on College Access at Parkway West

Posted November 18, 2010
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Bryn Mawr and Haverford students volunteer every weekday at Parkway West High School in a program focused on college access for urban youth … Read more»

Former Kaleidoscope Program Does a 360˚

Posted September 2, 2010
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As part of Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration, the College is offering a collection of courses this semester in biology, education, English, and history, as well as a course offered by the Growth and Structure of Cities program on community mural projects. These courses are the first offered as part of a program newly designated “360˚.”