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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. […]

LILAC Director Gives Career Advice in PhillyVoice Article

Posted August 10, 2015

Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center Director Katie Krimmel is among the higher ed professionals and professors quoted in this PhillyVoice article full of words of wisdom for the Class of 2019 as they prepare to begin college. Krimmel wrote about landing a job after graduation. From the article: “Engage in any activity where […]

Empowering Learners

Posted June 15, 2015
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They reach for the sky, bend to the floor, and balance on one foot. While the poses change, one constant remains, the look of joy on the faces of the children taking part in yoga exercises as part of Puentes Hacia El Futuro, the after-school tutoring and mentorship program run by the organization Puentes De […]

Alumnae Share Wisdom at Alumna-in-Residence Program

Posted February 5, 2015
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With LILAC’s Alumna-in-Residence program, alumnae help students to think strategically about life after Bryn Mawr. This fall, a quartet of alumnae came back to campus to meet with students as part of an Alumna-in-Residence program sponsored by the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Each alumna spent a day speaking with small groups of […]

Manahil Siddiqi ’15 Featured in Huffington Post Blog

Posted August 7, 2014

Manahil Siddiqi ’15 is among the students participating in a summer internship featured in this blog post by Huffington Post blogger Diane Propsner. From the blog: Manahil Siddiqi is the community health intern for Bradford Trident, a UK-based organization committed to promoting the well-being of citizens experiencing inequalities and deprivation in the city of Bradford. […]

Students Bridge the Classroom and the Work World Through Praxis III Program

Posted May 8, 2014
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Through Bryn Mawr’s Praxis Program, students integrate theory and classroom practice with active, relevant fieldwork in a way that goes beyond most traditional internship experiences.

Conserving a 3000-Year Old “Big Pot”

Posted March 20, 2014
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The “Big Pot” is a 3000 year-old Iron Age storage jar and is the largest known restored prehistoric vessel from southeastern Arabia The jar was unearthed at Professor Peter Magee’s on-going excavations at the ancient town of Muweilah, Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a project he has been working on in collaboration […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Give Advice at Event Co-Sponsored by Public Speaking Initiative and LILAC

Posted February 26, 2014

At an event held earlier this month, Bryn Mawr trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84, vice president of Toronto-based GWL Realty Advisors, and Amanda Joseph ’86, who has two decades of experience in social-change nonprofits, shared a wealth of advice about public speaking gleaned from their years of professional experience – and “connect” summed it up in […]

LILAC Director Katie Krimmel Discusses Future Plans

Posted November 21, 2013
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Katie Krimmel recently marked three months since coming on board as the director of Bryn Mawr’s new Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Bryn Mawr Now sat down with Krimmel to talk about the Center and her plans for its future. What is LILAC? The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center is both […]

Bryn Mawr Russian Majors Land Internships With NBCUniversal at Sochi Winter Olympics

Posted October 24, 2013
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Tuesday, Oct. 29, marks 100 days until the torch is lit and the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway in Sochi Russia. Joining the 6,000 Olympic athletes and team members from around the world at the three-week-long international celebration of sport will be Mawrters Sara Powell ’15 and Tianyuan Zhang ’15, and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney […]

Bryn Mawr Students Begin Post-Graduate Internships at CARE and Women’s World Banking

Posted September 12, 2013
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At the beginning of the 2013 spring semester, Bryn Mawr announced the creation of two paid post-graduation internships at major international organizations concerned with the global advancement of women. Those internships recently began as Madhavika (Maddy) Bajoria ’13 started at CARE in Washington D.C. and Ying (Susan) Gao ’13 at Women’s World Banking in New […]

Alumnae Association Expands its Career Services

Posted September 5, 2013
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Just a few short years ago, Megan Roudebush ’02 was working at Moody’s Investors Services, rating municipal bonds. But the recently minted J.D./M.B.A., a peace and conflict studies major who describes herself as “passionate” about regulatory compliance, had her heart set on work that helped clients navigate the complex national and international laws and regulations […]

A Snapshot of the Class of 2013 as They Ready to Receive Their Degrees

Posted May 16, 2013
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Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013 is set to make its mark on the world. The 326 undergraduate members of the class and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will receive their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Meenakshi […]

Bryn Mawr and Haverford to Offer Enhanced Career and Professional Development Services

Posted April 4, 2013

The pressures on college students to have substantive internship and professional experiences before graduating have never been stronger. This fall, students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford will enjoy an even greater level of career and professional development services as each school launches independent centers that will continue to leverage the strengths of the Bi-Co model […]

New Events With Alumnae Participating Via Skype Highlight Careers Outside the U.S.

Posted April 4, 2013
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In recent weeks, the College has hosted several webinars and on-campus events intended to connect students with international alumnae. As part of a new international initiative called the Bryn Mawr at Work Series: Global Alumnae Career Networking, students have the opportunity to interact with alumnae around the world via Skype webinars and at in-person events […]

BMC Students Reflect on Management Workshop’s Alumnae Speakers, Networking, and More

Posted January 24, 2013
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Bryn Mawr’s Treasurer’s Office hosts a series of workshops throughout the year on management, finance, and entrepreneurship. During this year’s management workshop, we asked a number of the students participating to serve as guest bloggers. Read what they had to say about the experience below. Jessica Tan ’13 on Jessie Washington ’90 Farhat Rahman ’13 […]

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 […]

2012 Graduates: Snapshot of a Group That’s Going Places

Posted May 10, 2012
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Updated May 14, 2012. Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2012—308 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and the world—were graduated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, on Merion Green. The College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences granted 14 doctorates and 16 master’s degrees. Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research […]

Bryn Mawr and Penn Sign Agreement to Fast-Track Undergrads into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

Posted May 3, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Provost Kim Cassidy and Eduardo Glandt, dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, signed an agreement last week that made official a new program that allows Bryn Mawr students majoring in math and science to earn a master’s degree from Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with […]

Extern Program Gives Bryn Mawr Students a Chance to Experience the Work World During Spring Break

Posted March 29, 2012
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Fifty-one Bryn Mawr students got a taste of the work world this spring break as part of the Extern Program, one of the many opportunities offered through the Bi-College Career Development Office. The Extern Program provides an opportunity for current Bryn Mawr and Haverford students to shadow alumnae/i from either school at their places of […]

Interviewing Potential Bosses: Bi-College Career-Exploration Days in D.C

Posted February 2, 2012
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On Jan. 10, a small group of Bi-Co students visited Bryn Mawr and Haverford graduates at four different agencies to get their perspectives on working for the federal government; on Jan. 11, a second group of students made the rounds of four more D.C. offices to learn about careers in public-health policy … Read more »

Bryn Mawr Students Learn Management Fundamentals, Meet Alumnae at Management-Certificate Workshop

Posted January 19, 2012
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More than 40 students gave up their last week of winter break to take part in the Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Management workshop last week. But you won’t hear them complaining about the loss of downtime. “This has been a hugely enriching experience,” says Hosanna Odhner ’13. “One thing I’ve particularly enjoyed is the […]

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
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A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Career Opportunities for Bi-Co Students Abound This Winter Break

Posted December 15, 2011

“Finding a mentor is invaluable for young women to succeed,” said Valerie Jarrett, the Obama administration’s senior adviser and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, at the Women in Public Service Project‘s  inaugural colloquium on Thursday, Dec. 15. The WPSP’s goal is to increase women’s representation among leaders in the public […]

New Study Finds Graduates of Liberal-Arts Colleges To Be Most Satisfied With Their College Experience

Posted November 17, 2011
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When it comes to getting a first job out of college, gaining admission to graduate school, or generally preparing to meet life’s challenges, graduates of residential liberal-arts colleges like Bryn Mawr give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities, according to a new national study. The study, which was […]

Forty-Five Students Attend Workshop on How to Make Business Dreams Realities

Posted October 27, 2011
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Forty-five students spent the last few days of fall break learning how to take the big ideas they’ve developed as Bryn Mawr students and turn them into viable business opportunities. The students were taking part in the second in an ongoing series of workshops that expose students to practical business and finance skills and concepts  during […]

Opportunity May Knock at Summer-Funding Fair

Posted October 27, 2011

Last summer, some Bryn Mawr students traveled to Wyoming to collect data that may help determine how mountain ranges came to be distributed across western North America. Another spent time in Paris and Chicago, comparing the effects hosting World’s Fairs in the late 19th century had on the two cities’ development. Others worked to improve […]

Video Project Relating College Major to Career Kicks Off Alumnae Career Services Initiative

Posted October 13, 2011
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Recognizing that Bryn Mawr’s powerful web of alumnae/i  represents “a critical asset in the lifespan of Bryn Mawrters,” the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association is introducing a career initiative that will offer a wealth of new programming tailored to age and cohort groups. Upcoming Career-Services Webinar a webinar titled “Managing Relationships for Professional Success: You […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Working in Finance Network at Reception in New York This Summer

Posted September 1, 2011
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It was one of the summer’s hottest days, the temperature topping 100 degrees. But on the rooftop bar at Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, the atmosphere was cool and hip. On July 21, more than 60 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i working in finance gathered together for a reception/networking event hosted by members […]

Bryn Mawr President Writes About Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Employment in Inside Higher Ed

Posted August 18, 2011
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Spurred by a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the continued under-representation of women in STEM jobs, President Jane McAuliffe offers Bryn Mawr as a model in encouraging women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math in this Inside Higher Ed commentary. From the article… “Bryn Mawr College is in the […]

NASA Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 to Open Summer Series of Lectures by Prominent Women in Science

Posted June 23, 2011
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Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will open the 2011 Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Harding’s talk, titled “Uncovering the Secrets of Pulsars,” will explore new discoveries made possible by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Class of 2011 To Receive Degrees and Celebrate Commencement Weekend

Posted May 12, 2011
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Bryn Mawr’s class of 2011—325 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and the world—will be graduated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, on Merion Green. The College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be granting nine doctorates and 24 master’s degrees. Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 »

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 […]

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

“Bryn Mawr in the World” Map Adds Alumnae/i

Posted November 4, 2010
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Just as students come to Bryn Mawr from across the globe, the College’s graduates live and work in countries throughout the world.  Launched today, a new feature of  of our online “Bryn Mawr in the World” map illustrates the global reach of Bryn Mawr alumnae by highlighting a selection of individuals who live outside the […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Many Fields

Posted October 14, 2010

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2010-2011 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]