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New Faculty: Dustin Albert and Macalester Bell

Posted September 3, 2015
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Each week for the next several weeks we’ll be highlighting Bryn Mawr’s newest faculty members. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large.  Dustin Albert Psychology My research investigates social and biological influences on the development […]

What’s Old is New as Tiny Worms Reshape Biology Lab

Posted January 23, 2014
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When Bryn Mawr’s biology department was looking for a new laboratory lecturer, they hoped to find someone who could help change the introductory biology lab from a somewhat traditional, structured environment featuring experiments with predicted outcomes to one that might better reflect the sort of work an advanced researcher does. All while still teaching students necessary core concepts.

Bryn Mawr Biologist’s Research Looks at the Effect of Climate Change on Invasive Plants

Posted November 8, 2012
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Not every dominant plant today will be dominant under climate change–but some may because of an advantage. Plants better at altering their anatomy and physiology can come out ahead under a wide range of environmental changes, according to a study by Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor of Biology Thomas Mozdzer. Mozdzer worked with ecologist Patrick Megonigal […]

College Names Brian Wallace Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifact Collections

Posted January 26, 2012
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Brian Wallace was appointed the Bryn Mawr College Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts in December. Wallace is charged with developing the use and interpretation of the College’s Art and Artifact Collections. Prior to arriving at Bryn Mawr, Wallace was curator at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz from 2006 to 2011, […]

New Bryn Mawr Geologist Part of Team That Finds Evidence of Water on Mars

Posted August 5, 2011

New Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull is among the researchers making headlines for a just-released article in the journal Science on the possibility of water on Mars. The news has been reported by most major media outlets world-wide. Below is the ABC News coverage of the research. For more on Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department, […]

New Faculty Hires to Begin Teaching at BMC Next Fall

Posted April 2, 2010

As of April 1, three of four open tenure-track faculty positions at Bryn Mawr have been filled, and the College will welcome two new assistant professors of economics and an assistant professor of Greek to campus next fall.  News about the fourth position, in history of art, is expected soon. The newcomers: Economics: Jonathan Lanning’s […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: BMC Anthropologist Contributes to Major Study of Early Hominid Skeleton

Posted October 2, 2009
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology Denise F. Su co-authored one of a suite of papers about Ardipithecus ramidus, the earliest known hominid skeleton, that were published today in Science. The study was featured in The New York Times, National Geographic News, the BBC News, and numerous other media outlets. Su’s work focused on reconstructing the early […]

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Names New Dean

Posted May 13, 2009
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Darlyne Bailey has been appointed dean and professor of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and special assistant to the president for community partnerships at Bryn Mawr College. Bailey will join the College Aug. 1. She is currently the assistant to the president at the University of Minnesota and a professor in […]

New faculty: historian Elly Truitt examines the wonders of the world through a medieval lens

Posted March 4, 2009
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It wasn’t until Elly Truitt had finished a master’s degree program in medieval history at England’s Cambridge University that she discovered her true research interest: medieval technology and the occult sciences. This realization has led to a career specialty in the history of science and medicine in the Middle Ages. Truitt is currently at work on a book about automata, or self-operating machines such as robots, in the medieval West. Read more »

Hepburn Center appoints new fellows, announces plans for fall semester

Posted September 5, 2008

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will be welcoming three Hepburn Fellows to campus this year: Amy Murphy, managing director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company; Maya Ajmera ’89, founder and president of the Global Fund for Children; and Ana María López, ’82, associate dean for outreach and multicultural affairs, associate professor of clinical medicine and pathology, […]

Bryn Mawr undergrads test robotics approach with a younger crowd of students

Posted May 15, 2008

Last May, Bryn Mawr students Mansi Gupta ’10, Marwa Nur Muhammad ’09, and Shikha Prashad ’09 applied for funding through the Computer Research Association’s Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates program to create a course that would expose middle-school students to computing in a fun way through the Scribbler robots.

New faculty: Poet-scholar Warren Liu explores the boundaries of ethnicity and literary form

Posted May 13, 2008
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Despite the periodic warnings of cultural doomsayers, poetry is alive and kicking in the United States, says Assistant Professor of English Warren Liu, who is just finishing his first year on the Bryn Mawr faculty. “People have been talking about the decline or demise of poetry for decades,” Liu says. “But I recently read a […]

New faculty: Michael Schulz ties relativity to quantum mechanics with string theory

Posted January 17, 2008
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Thanks to theories of relativity, science has developed ways to explain the relationships among energy, gravity, and mass, and with the rise of quantum physics, we have gotten a glimpse into the workings of subatomic particles. These hypotheses and laws have proven extraordinarily useful in expanding humankind’s understanding of the universe and of the individual […]