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

Posted January 29, 2015

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 […]

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

Posted November 5, 2014

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 […]

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

Posted April 10, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted February 20, 2014

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 […]

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

Posted November 1, 2013

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 […]

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

Posted September 18, 2013

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Receives NEH Grant to Host Series of Events Tied to Civil Rights Films

Posted August 13, 2013

Over the next two academic years, Bryn Mawr College will host events highlighting four powerful documentary films (The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story) as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The initiative, titled Created Equal: America’s Civil […]

“Lighting the Way” Event Highlights Campus Sustainability Efforts

Posted January 31, 2013

The Sustainability Leadership Group celebrated the one-year anniversary of the LED light bulbs in the Thomas Great Hall chandelier on Tuesday. Since being installed, the lights have not yet required changing. The “Lighting the Way” celebration, co-hosted by the Noyce Math and Science Teacher Scholarship program, featured a talk by David Shiller, an environmental activist […]

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

Posted February 16, 2012

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Live Stream of TEDxWomen

Posted December 8, 2011

Bryn Mawr College hosted a live stream of TEDxWomen on Thursday, Dec. 1. The all-day event took place in Goodhart Hall’s McPherson Auditorium and was organized by Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Self-Government Association, and the College Communications Office. See photos from the event in the slideshow embedded below or on Flickr. […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
Butler with students at coffee hour

For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Grad Group to Host Eighth Biennial Symposium, Titled “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor”

Posted November 3, 2011

Darra Goldstein, a pioneer in the field of food studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor,” the eighth biennial graduate-student symposium organized and hosted by graduate students in Bryn Mawr College’s interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. Scheduled for next Friday, Nov. 11, […]

Swamplandia! Author Karen Russell Opens Emily Balch Speaker Series, Joins Students at Swamp-Themed Dessert

Posted October 20, 2011
Karen Russell signs a book for a student

Celebrated author Karen Russell inaugurated the Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a lively presentation about her work, noting how valuable her undergraduate liberal-arts education has been to her career as a writer.

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectures: One Hot Ticket

Posted September 29, 2011
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Preeminent gender theorist Judith Butler will give three public lectures as part of the 2011 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College. The lectures draw on Butler’s new work, tentatively titled Gender Politics, Alliance, and the Right to Appear. All seats in Goodhart Hall for the Judith Butler Flexner Lectures have been reserved. To register […]

Lecture Series Offer Insight Into Scholarly Process, Opportunity to Enter Intellectual Dialogue

Posted September 15, 2011

This year, the Mary Flexner Lectureship, which has brought  some of the world’s best-known humanists to Bryn Mawr and resulted in a number of highly influential books, will bring prominent gender theorist Judith Butler to campus. But the three Flexner Lectures hardly present the only opportunity to hear scholars speak publicly about their work at […]

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

Posted June 23, 2011

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 […]

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to Lead First Forum on Health Care Inequalities in Honor of Kevin J. Robinson

Posted March 24, 2011

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin will give a keynote address and join a panel of experts to discuss health care inequalities at the inaugural Kevin J. Robinson Forum for Social Justice and Public Health being held by the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in collaboration with the Columbia […]

Preeminent Gender Theorist Judith Butler to Hold 2011 Flexner Lectureship

Posted March 24, 2011
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Preeminent gender theorist Judith Butler will hold the 2011 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College, announced President Jane McAuliffe. Butler is the Maxine Elliott professor in the rhetoric and comparative literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley, and has contributed greatly to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics during […]

Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman to Discuss Islamic Feminism in President’s Series Lecture Feb. 22

Posted February 14, 2011

Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In her new book Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011

A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin to Explore Alternatives to Electoral College in Feb. 9 Lecture

Posted February 1, 2011

Nobel Prize-Winning economist Eric Maskin will look at alternatives to the Electoral College in a lecture titled “How Should We Elect Presidents?” at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The talk, to take place at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall, is the inaugural event in a new presidential lecture series sponsored […]

Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27, 2011
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Activist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Kristof Informs, Inspires in “Heritage and Hope” Closing Keynote

Posted September 30, 2010

Urging conference participants and students to seek opportunities to advance worldwide gender equality, New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof closed the “Heritage and Hope” conference on an optimistic note.

Sunday Performance by Chamroeun Yin to Open Monthlong Series on Cambodian Classical Arts

Posted September 22, 2010

Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 26, Bryn Mawr College will host a series of events focusing on the classical arts of Cambodia. Inspired by a visit from Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble scheduled for October, the series will include performances, lectures, and workshops conducted by members of the local Cambodian community of Philadelphia as well as the […]

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Series Celebrates College’s 125th Anniversary

Posted September 16, 2010
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The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, founded by Bryn Mawr alumna and former trustee Juliet Goodfriend ’63, will celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary with a film series highlighting the accomplishments of Bryn Mawr alumnae. Three of the screenings will be introduced by the Bryn Mawr alumnae who played roles in producing, writing, and/or directing the film […]

Nancy Craig Lecture Postponed

Posted July 22, 2010

A lecture by molecular geneticist Nancy Craig ’73 scheduled for Friday, July 23, at 4 p.m. has been postponed because of illness. Craig’s lecture was part of the Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series offered in conjunction with Bryn Mawr’s Summer Science Research Program for undergraduates. Because the summer program is so close to completion, Craig’s […]

Ann Lutes Johnson Summer Lecture Series Brings Prominent Women of Science to BMC

Posted June 24, 2010
photo of Vera Rubin with an assortment of globes

Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose work established the presence of “dark matter” in the universe, will give the first of two lectures in the Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Monday, July 12, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Bryn Mawr alumna Nancy Craig ’73, who is renowned for her contributions […]

Founder of Kenyan Scholarship Fund Headlines Project Educate in Africa Fundraiser

Posted April 22, 2010
photo of Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, the founder of the Akili Dada scholarship fund for Kenyan girls, will speak at a fundraising gala sponsored by Project Educate in Africa this Friday, April 22, in Thomas Great Hall. The event will also feature party music, catering by a local African restaurant, and a silent auction of unique hand-made craft items […]

Lynn Pasquerella, President-Elect of Mt. Holyoke, to Give Rothenberg Lecture

Posted April 1, 2010

Lynne Pasquerella, president-elect of Mt. Holyoke College, will give the 2010 Bernard Rothenberg Lecture in Biology and Public Policy at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House. Pasquerella currently serves as provost at the University of Hartford and is a noted bioethicist. Her lecture is titled “Biology […]

Discrimination in the Workplace: An Evening With Lilly Ledbetter

Posted March 16, 2010
photo of Lilly Ledbetter at a podium labeled "Equal Pay for Equal Work"

Lilly Ledbetter, a tireless advocate for equality in the workplace whose Supreme Court battle resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, will speak on Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Thomas Great Hall … Read more»

Princeton Professor, Pundit to Deliver Keynote Address for Black History Month (Rescheduled from Feb. 10)

Posted February 22, 2010
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Melissa Harris-Lacewell will give the keynote address for Bryn Mawr College’s celebration of  Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in Thomas Great Hall. The lecture,  “Your Black Is Not Like Mine: How Gender Complicates African American Politics,” is free and open to the public. Harris-Lacewell is an associate professor of politics […]

Filmmakers Sarah Schenck ’87 and Margaret Sclafani ’08 Visit Campus for Hepburn Center Events

Posted February 18, 2010

Hepburn Center Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 returns to Bryn Mawr next week with fellow filmmaker Margaret Sclafani ’08 for a variety of special events, including a lecture in the  Center for Visual Culture‘s Wednesday colloquium series and a screening of Schenck’s film Slippery Slope at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. In addition, Schenck will meet […]

Main Line School Night Series Examines World Literature With Expert Guidance from Bryn Mawr Scholars

Posted February 9, 2010

Bryn Mawr will continue its popular partnership with local adult-education program Main Line School Night (MLSN) this spring with a series titled “Good Books: Reading With the Experts.” Top literary scholars—five Bryn Mawr professors and one Bryn Mawr Ph.D. who now teaches at Swarthmore College—will explore six important books in translation. Online registration for the […]

Event Postponements and Cancellations

Posted February 9, 2010

Because severe winter weather is predicted for the Philadelphia area, a number of events scheduled to take place at Bryn Mawr College have been postponed or canceled. College Communications recommends that anyone planning to travel to the College for an event on Wednesday, Feb. 10, or Thursday, Feb. 11, check the College’s online calendar before […]

Exploring the Diversity of the Black Experience: Black History Month at Bryn Mawr

Posted January 28, 2010

“The Black experience is not monolithic,” Katie Merrill ’12 and Mikecia Witherspoon  ’12 explain as they describe the theme for this year’s Black History Month programming, which they have co-chaired.  “Although there is a group identity among African Americans, we are individuals with our own stories.” Bryn Mawr kicks off Black History Month on Friday, […]

Q&A with 2009 Flexner Lecturer Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Posted November 5, 2009

2009 Mary Flexner Lecturer Sanjay Subrahmanyam is a prolific, well-regarded scholar, and an accomplished teacher. He taught economic history and comparative economic development at the Delhi School of Economics from 1983 to 1995, when he moved to Paris as directeur d’études in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. In 2002, Subrahmanyam moved to […]

Flexner Lectureship Brings Scholar to Discuss Early Encounters Among Muslim, Hindu, and Christian Elites

Posted October 20, 2009

UCLA Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a noted scholar of the history of South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and European expansion, will hold the 2009 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr, which has been the proving ground for some of the most influential texts published in the humanities since its inception in 1928. Read more&raquo

Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers to Discuss her Career in Public Health, Health-care Reform

Posted October 20, 2009

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., 2009 Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers will discuss the challenges and issues that have most engaged her during her 29-year career in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the insights her professional experience affords regarding the current crisis facing our nation’s health-care system. Her talk, to take place […]

Tri-Co Faculty Members, Main Line School Night Offer Series of Lectures on Africa

Posted September 21, 2009
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Main Line School Night, a local adult-education program, will continue its successful partnership with Bryn Mawr’s faculty as it offers a series of six lectures on the Bryn Mawr campus this fall. “Scholarly Perspectives on Africa” features talks by four Bryn Mawr professors, as well as one Haverford and one Swarthmore scholar, on topics ranging […]

MacArthur Grantee Sherry Ortner ’62 to Lecture at BMC

Posted September 15, 2009

Sherry Ortner ’62, who is widely regarded as a “founding mother” of feminist anthropology, will return to Bryn Mawr next week to deliver a public lecture and meet with undergraduates in two Bryn Mawr courses. Her lecture, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in Dalton 300, relates to her current ethnographic study of […]

Conference looks at “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery”

Posted April 23, 2009

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Pre-Health Programs, and the Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate Program are co-sponsoring the conference “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery” from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in room 224 of Thomas Great Hall. This conference has been designed to provide pre-health and postbac students, medical students, […]

Activist, Journalist, and Author Helen Zia to lecture on an America where “minorities” are the majority

Posted April 20, 2009

Asian-American activist, author, and journalist Helen Zia will be speaking at Bryn Mawr’s Dalton Hall, room 300, on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. Her subject for the evening will be “Transcending ‘Evil’ in the Age of Obama: Notes of an Asian American Feminist.” “As this nation rapidly moves toward a ‘minority majority’ and emergent […]

Graduate Group symposium to focus on death and afterlife in the ancient world

Posted April 14, 2009

Three experts on the grim reaper—or his analogues in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece—will meet at Bryn Mawr on Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of Carpenter Library to explore beliefs, practices, and artistic production that death inspired in those three ancient societies. “The Restless Dead and the Perfect Tomb: A Symposium” […]

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to Give Convocation Address

Posted April 13, 2009

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will give the commencement convocation address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. on Merion Green. “Mayor Nutter has been an important advocate for the many institutions of higher education in the Philadelphia region. He has made increasing the college-degree attainment rate and reducing the […]

Speakers to focus on reproductive rights at home, abroad

Posted April 10, 2009

On Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Department of Anthropology will sponsor “Working for Reproductive Rights in the Obama Era: At Home and Abroad.”  The program, to take place in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House, features Dayle Steinberg, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood-Southeastern Pennsylvania, […]

University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Speak

Posted April 1, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., the “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series will continue with a talk by University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Titled “Unexpected Paths: Women in Academic Leadership,” the presentation will take place in Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. The lecture is sponsored by the […]

Berkeley dean to deliver lecture on the business lobby, citizen power, and the Internet

Posted March 25, 2009

In the wake of Barack Obama’s unprecedented use of information technology as a political organizing tool in the 2008 election, some observers have found reason to hope for a new age of digitally enhanced public participation in the political process. But can the hoped-for democratizing influence of the Internet compete with a powerful business lobby? […]

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