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Students Present at American Chemical Society Conference

Posted June 30, 2015
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Bryn Mawr Students Shengjia Zhu ’16 and Alexandra Nagelski ’17 recently attended the 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Ithaca, New York, where they presented a poster presentation titled: “Molybdenum Pyranopterin Dithiolene Complexes: Modeling the Molybdenum Cofactor.” The students conduct their research in the lab of Chemistry Professor Sharon J. Nieter […]

Bryn Mawr President Among Speakers at STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Posted June 22, 2015
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Though jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are on the rise nationwide, women, Latinos, and African-Americans remain underrepresented in the STEM labor pool. To help examine this issue, U.S. News & World Report will bring together leaders in education, industry and policy for the fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, taking place Monday, […]

Best-Selling Author Cheryl Strayed Will be 2015-16 Emily Balch Speaker

Posted June 15, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students is once again bringing a highly celebrated author to campus. The 2015-16 speaker is Cheryl Strayed, whose memoir Wild was a #1 New York Times best-seller and made into a major motion picture. Wild was also chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s […]

Video Excerpts from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Posted May 22, 2015

You’ve seen the photos. Read about post-graduation plans. Now, relive a few minutes of Bryn Mawr’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony with the below video excerpts of poet Billy Collins and Bryn Mawr President Kimberly Cassidy. Students and family members interested in a video of the entire ceremony can order a DVD of the event. Congratulations once […]

Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Launches Centennial Celebrations and Presents 2015 Alumni Awards

Posted May 14, 2015
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The Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research recently launched its year-long 100th birthday celebrations at an on-campus reception for alumni, School and College administrators and faculty, students, and visiting public officials including Congressman Chaka Fattah, Katie Morton, who represented State Senator Daylin Leach, and Mike Bettinger, chief of staff to […]

Set to Make Their Mark on the World, Class of 2015 Receives Degrees on Saturday, May 16

Posted May 14, 2015
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The more than 300 undergraduate members of the Class of 2015 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 16. Convocation is scheduled for Friday, May 15. Billy Collins, former Poet […]

Students Honored at 2015 Award Ceremony

Posted May 8, 2015
President Cassidy with Miranda Smith ’16, recipient of the Sheelah Kilroy Memorial Scholarship in English

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 […]

May Day Scheduled for May 3

Posted April 27, 2015
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

President Cassidy Represents Bryn Mawr at Online Learning Conference

Posted April 23, 2015

President Kim Cassidy recently joined a number of other education leaders for “Online Learning: Shaping the Future of Higher Education On and Off Campus.” Held on the MIT campus and cohosted by MIT and Harvard University, the summit focused on the opportunities and challenges arising during this exciting time of change to the established models […]

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored With 2015 Hepburn Medal

Posted April 23, 2015
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The 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal was awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday, April 17 at a ceremony in Goodhart Hall. In accepting the award, Justice Sotomayor noted the influence Bryn Mawr had on the life of the women for whom it is named and the enduring power of sisterhood. “During a […]

“Black at Bryn Mawr” Walking Tours and Discussion

Posted April 16, 2015

For their Praxis III independent study project this year, Emma Kioko ’15 and Grace Pusey ’15 have created a project that brings to light the history and experiences of Black students, staff, and faculty at Bryn Mawr College since its founding. Titled “Black at Bryn Mawr,” the project has several components—a digital historical record in […]

President’s Office to Hold Community Day of Learning on March 18

Posted February 27, 2015

The President’s Office has enlisted the help of faculty, staff, students, and outside facilitators to organize, plan, and promote the inaugural Community Day of Learning. The day will feature performances, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and lectures designed to elevate and promote the benefits and challenges of living and learning in a diverse community. Schedule and […]

SAS Culture Show: A Night to Celebrate South Asian Culture

Posted February 12, 2015
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Last weekend Bryn Mawr Colleges’ South Asian Students (SAS) club had their annual culture show. It was a night full of singing, dancing, spoken word, and a fashion show that celebrated the South Asian culture and diaspora. The theme was “Pehchaan,” a word that loosely translates to “identity” in several South Asian languages. There was […]

Nontombi Naomi Tutu to Give Black History Month Keynote Address on Feb. 5

Posted January 29, 2015
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Nontombi Naomi Tutu will give Bryn Mawr College’s annual Black History Month keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life […]

Bryn Mawr College Celebrates MLK Day

Posted January 12, 2015
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As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, The Civic Engagement Office is providing transportation for students to help with local service projects, holding a  toiletry drive for an emergency center, and reimbursing travel expense for students who want to take part in a Philadelphia march for “Justice, Jobs, and Education.” Once […]

Bryn Mawr Student-Led Demonstration Makes Headlines

Posted December 11, 2014

Bryn Mawr students organized a demonstration on December 8 in protest of the grand jury decisions not to pursue charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The demonstration was meant to bring attention to the inequities that are embedded in our judicial and other systems and was covered by nearly every broadcast […]

Maya Yu Zhang’s Exploration of Concepts of Beauty and More Screened at Film Festivals

Posted November 13, 2014
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When Maya Yu Zhang ’15 was a young girl, her mother paid a man who ran an unlicensed mole removal shop to remove a mole on the back of her neck. Now about to turn 23, she still remembers the pain of the experience. That memory lies at the heart of Maya’s short film Marked, […]

Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Campus as Part of The Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted November 13, 2014
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Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, visited campus on Monday, Nov. 10 for a special talk and book signing especially for members of the Class of 2018. Kolbert came to campus as part of the The Emily Balch Speaker Series. Linked to the Emily Balch Seminars, past speakers have included Alison […]

Faculty Panel Examines Structural Violence as Part of “Dissent Violence Justice”

Posted November 5, 2014
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The fall semester portion of programing for Dissent Violence Justice at Bryn Mawr College comes to a close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, with a faculty panel on “Structural Violence: Global and Local.” Moderated by Psychology Chair Marc Shulz, the panel will be made up of Kalala J. Ngalamulume, associate professor of Africana […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes Friends and Family to Campus

Posted October 23, 2014
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This weekend, Bryn Mawr’s campus will be open to families and friends of current students for Family Weekend. Visitors can sit in on classes, join athletic teams for a game, and hear the State of the College delivered by President Kim Cassidy. Events for the weekend include tours, discussions, presentations of research, and performances. Below […]

Kim Cassidy Inaugurated As Bryn Mawr’s Ninth President

Posted September 25, 2014
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Echoing her comments at Convocation earlier this month, Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy closed her inauguration speech by calling on the Bryn Mawr community to “take every opportunity to inject creativity and joy into what we do.” However, there was no need for prodding last weekend as Bryn Mawr students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumnae/i, friends, […]

2014-15 Academic Year Begins with Convocation

Posted September 4, 2014

The 2014-15 academic year officially began Tuesday with the first day of classes and the fall Convocation ceremony. Interim Provost Mary Osirim opened up the ceremony and was followed by Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Dean Darlyne Bailey. Professor of Mathematics Helen Grundman addressed the gathered students on behalf of the faculty […]

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.

Tri-Co Institute Brings Students Together Around Social Justice Issues

Posted August 28, 2014
Ann Tran takes part in the 2014 Identity, Equity, and Social Justice Institute.

Throughout their histories, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges have always attracted students interested in social justice. Over the years, the umbrella of social justice concerns has grown and branched out to include issues related to race, class, sexuality, gender, religion, and more. Incoming students from the Class of 2018 particularly interested in these topics […]

Owls Swim Long Island Sound for Charity

Posted August 5, 2014

On August 2, five members of the Bryn Mawr swim team took the plunge in the 27th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation to raise money for cancer prevention, education, and assistance programs. The team—Ruth Logan ’14, Phoebe Jordan ’15, Rebecca Craig ’16, Angela Mastrianni ’16, and coach […]

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Will Be 2014-15 Emily Balch Speaker

Posted June 17, 2014
Photo Credit: Barry Goldstein

Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, from which The Sixth Extinction was adapted, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She is also a recipient of a Heinz Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Bryn Mawr College Commencement 2014

Posted May 22, 2014

Hundreds of family members and friends of the Class of 2014 and of the graduating students of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 17, to celebrate the achievements of the graduates. We’ve gathered nearly 200 of our […]

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, […]

May Day 2014 in Pictures

Posted May 8, 2014

From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2014 was a huge success. See more than 80 photos from the day in the below slideshow or in this online gallery.

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.

Self-Care Initiative Raises Awareness with Erdman Flash Mob

Posted May 8, 2014

The Self-Care Initiative began at Bryn Mawr in 2013 when students and representatives from a number of offices and departments got together in an effort to promote wellness throughout the community. Some of those involved with the initiative held a flash mob in Erdman on Tuesday, May 6, to raise awareness of the need to […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 4, 2014

Posted April 29, 2014
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Students are facing down the last week of Spring semester classes and finals loom, but Mawrters will first seize a cherished opportunity for frolicking and celebration time at this year’s Grand May Day on Sunday, May 4. As a Grand May Day, which occurs only once every four years, the celebration will include special attractions […]

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 […]

Students Eat Fresh, Eat Local at Special “100-Mile Meal”

Posted April 9, 2014
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The meal will be made up entirely of food produced within 100 miles of campus. Among the items on the menu are Colombian roasted chicken using birds from Eberly’s Farm in Stevens, Pa., to a Fudge Chocolate Triple Layer Cake baked at Pellman’s Bakery in Lancaster County.

Brn Mwr Hosts International Lipogrammatics Conference

Posted April 1, 2014

To mark Brn Mwr’s name change, lipogrammatic scholars from around the world will gather at the College on Thursday, April 17, for “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.” Conference sessions will include: The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality? Beyond Ablautics: Whither Language in the Post-Voweletic Context Dsfnctnl Functions: It’s Still Math There will also […]

Award-Winning NPR Interviewer Terry Gross To Deliver Bryn Mawr College’s Commencement Address

Posted March 27, 2014
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Terry Gross, one of the most trusted and respected voices in American media, will deliver the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s Class of 2014 and degree candidates from its two graduate schools at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

Leading Trans Legal Scholar Dean Spade to Speak at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 13, 2014
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Dean Spade, associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, will give a talk from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Carpenter 21. Currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School, Spade founded the […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Ceremony Honoring “Father of Black Aviation”

Posted March 12, 2014
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C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the father of black aviation and lead flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, will be immortalized on a stamp during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. in Goodhart Hall this Thursday, March 13. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Anderson, who passed away in 1996, was born […]

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 […]

French and Francophone Studies Hosts Lecture on “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque”

Posted February 20, 2014
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On Monday, Feb. 24, Rachel Mesch, associate professor of French at Yeshiva University, will talk about “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque: French Women’s Magazines and the Invention of the Celebrity Woman Writer.” This talk (in English) explores the complex ways in which the Belle Epoque women’s magazines Femina and La vie heureuse exploited new […]

Film Studies Program Brings Video Artist Richard Fung to Campus on Monday, Feb. 10

Posted January 30, 2014
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The Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College provides students with opportunities to study the history, theory, and criticism of moving images, with an emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of cinema as a key form in modern visual culture. On Monday, Feb. 10, the program, along with the 1902 Lecture Fund, Gender & Sexuality […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

Interim President Cassidy Attends White House Summit on Increasing College Access and Completion Rates for Low-Income Students

Posted January 16, 2014
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Bryn Mawr College Interim President Kim Cassidy joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and an invited group of approximately 150 higher education, government, philanthropic, and business leaders today for a White House summit on increasing college access and completion rates for students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.  Bryn Mawr was invited […]

Shakespeare Performance Troupe to Present Henry IV on Dec. 6 and 7

Posted November 21, 2013
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present the Bard’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This is the group’s second production of the semester following Julius Caesar in early November. Henry IV is directed by Rebecca Cook ’15. The Shakespeare Performance […]

Students Seed New Cherry Trees with Wishes at Tree-Planting Event

Posted November 12, 2013

The Facilities Department hosted a campus-wide tree-planting event last Friday to add four new cherry trees to campus. Students were encouraged to write their wishes and dreams  on pieces of paper and seed them with the trees. In the spring, they will be reminded of their dreams as the cherries blossom. The idea for the […]

GSSWSR’s Ray Albert Discusses Landmark Civil Rights Case in Advance of Nov. 14 Screening of The Loving Story

Posted November 7, 2013
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As moderator of next Thursday’s panel on the Loving Story, the film detailing the 1958 arrest of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and the ensuing court battle that led to the 1967 Supreme Court decision that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., Graduate School of Social Work and Social […]

College Hosts Hundreds for Family Weekend

Posted November 7, 2013

Bryn Mawr welcomed over 200 family members and friends to campus last weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. The weekend featured tours of Bryn Mawr’s landscape and Philadelphia; talks with Bryn Mawr faculty and Interim President Kim Cassidy; choir, orchestra, and theatrical performances; and much more. For photos from this year’s Family Weekend, see the below […]

GSSWSR’s Cindy Sousa Focuses on Familes Coping with Political Violence in Nov. 7 Lecture

Posted November 1, 2013
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Except for occasional exceptions like Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in the early 90s, modern conflicts tend to take place in populated cities and towns where innocent civilians are at just as much risk as those doing the fighting. Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cindy Sousa is among the researchers looking […]

Photos of Lantern Night 2013

Posted October 31, 2013

Since 1906, first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister every fall for Lantern Night. This hallowed tradition signifies the passing of the light of knowledge from one class to another. For photos from this year’s Lantern Night, see the below slideshow or view the online gallery. For student reflections on Lantern […]

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