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Bridget Murray ’17 Uncovers the Past on Tennessee Campus

Posted August 12, 2015
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“I knew if I wanted to work in archaeology, I needed to attend a field school,” explains Bridget Murray ’17, an anthropology and linguistics double major. Her summer internship at the Sewanee Environmental Institute’s Summer Field School in Archaeology provided her with hands-on experience—and the chance to reinforce just how much she enjoys the field. […]

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 […]

Anthropologist, Sociologist, and Physician Didier Fassin Discusses “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr College on April 22

Posted April 10, 2014
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At Bryn Mawr, we often talk about how a liberal arts education prepares students to tackle the complex, interdisciplinary questions of the world. Anthropologist, sociologist, and physician Didier Fassin, who will give a lecture titled “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Dalton 300, provides […]

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 […]

Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Celebration Held at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 21, 2013
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Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to celebrate Philip L. Kilbride at Bryn Mawr College on April 5 & 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Academic Administrative Assistant Karen Sulpizio at ksulpizi@brynmawr.edu; 610-526-5030. Click on the below image to enlarge.

Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference

Posted October 18, 2012
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Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride

Posted September 19, 2012
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Esteemed Professor of Anthropology Philip Kilbride passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15. On Monday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe sent a brief note to the Bryn Mawr community with the sad news. Today, McAuliffe sent the below message, which includes details about a life celebration that’s being held Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 -9 p.m. […]

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 […]

Pair of Prestigous Fellowships to Fund Anthropology Professor’s Research on Indian Cinema

Posted June 21, 2012
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Associate Professor of Anthropology Amanda Weidman will spend part of the 2012-13 academic year in India researching “playback singers” in Indian cinema, and the remainder of the year working on a new book she’s writing on the topic. Weidman’s research in India and writing time are being supported by a combination of fellowships from the […]

Mitali Panchani ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 26, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” introduces Mitali Panchani ’15, who got a kick out of deliberately violating social norms as part of an assignment for an anthropology course.

Bryn Mawr Archaeologist Rick Davis Featured in Science

Posted January 26, 2012
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The work of Professor and Chair of Anthropology Richard Davis was featured in a recent issue of Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In an article titled “The Peopling of the Aleutians,” Davis is among the archaeologists cited in a summary of recent research into “one of humanity’s last great […]