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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 […]

Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer Receives NIH Grant to Continue Researching the Impact of Molybdenum on Human Health

Posted February 26, 2014
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Since the year 2000, Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer and her research team have been looking into the relationship of the metal molybdenum to human health. Burgmayer and her team recently received an additional grant of nearly $285,000 to continue the research for three more years. All the funding for the research has come from the National Institutes of Health.

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 […]

Associate Professor Tim Harte Takes Part in Amsterdam Museum’s Symposium on the Russian Avant Garde

Posted February 19, 2014
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During the winter break, Russian Associate Professor Tim Harte traveled to Amsterdam to be part of a symposium on the Russian avant-garde in connection with an exhibition, “Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde,” being held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In addition, Harte’s book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian […]

A Thank You to the Bryn Mawr Community From Interim President Kim Cassidy

Posted February 6, 2014

It’s been a tough couple of days, but once again members of the Bryn Mawr community have come together to take care of each other. Special thanks in particular go to our facilities, dining services, transportation, residential life, housekeeping, and campus safety staff for helping us all weather the storm.

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 […]

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 Adopts Open Access Policy for Faculty Scholarship

Posted December 16, 2013

The faculty of Bryn Mawr College approved an open access policy that will enable their scholarly articles to be made available freely to the public. Under the policy, which was made by faculty vote on December 11, faculty members grant to Bryn Mawr the nonexclusive right to disseminate their articles through the College open access […]

Bryn Mawr Receives $800,000 Grant for Blended Learning from Mellon Foundation

Posted December 5, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College has received a  $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  that will help the College continue to build its “blended learning” course offerings and to develop resources for other liberal arts colleges interested in the approach. “Technology-enabled education is exploding with the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and improvements […]

Environmental Historian Ellen Stroud Quoted in Time Cover Story on Wildlife Management

Posted December 5, 2013
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Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities and the Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris, M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies Ellen Stroud is quoted in the December 9 Time magazine cover story “America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd” (available online to subscribers only). An environmental historian, Stroud is the author […]

Creative Writing’s Daniel Torday Contributes to The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to be Man

Posted November 21, 2013
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Creative Writing Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Torday was among the writers asked to contribute to The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to be a Man. From the publisher: To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked 80 of the world’s greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Alumnae Present Research at National Geology Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

Bryn Mawr students Danyelle Phillips ’14, Emily Garcia ’14, and Nancy Toure ’15 and Haverford student Abby Fullen joined Assistant Professor Pedro Marenco at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Denver, Colo., last month. Alumnae Julie Griffin ’11 and Anna Woodson ’12 also presented research at the conference. The students gave poster presentations […]

Bryn Mawr College Now on Instagram

Posted November 14, 2013
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Instagram is a social networking service driven by user-provided content in the form of digitally-filtered photos and videos. With 150 million monthly active users, Instagram is an exciting tool for engaging with the College community and beyond. The account is accessible via smartphone app and online. Photos posted to Instagram will also be shared through the College Twitter account.

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 […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Interviewed by the BBC’s “Naked Scientist” About Chemopobia

Posted November 7, 2013
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In this Chemistry World podcast, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is interviewed by Chris Smith, best known as the creator of the BBC radio program “The Naked Scientists,” about Chemophobia. Francl first tackled this topic in a the February Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia […]

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 […]

French Praxis Course Helps Give Voice to Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted October 31, 2013
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Activist Neema Namadamu, who visited Bryn Mawr this September, calls her homeland in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “one of the worst places in the world to be a woman,” yet it remains an area that much of the world knows little about. The students in Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III […]

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 Mourns the Passing of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Gridley McKim-Smith

Posted October 21, 2013
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Professor McKim-Smith received her B.A. from Tulane University in Romance Languages and Literatures and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. She came to Bryn Mawr College in 1982 as an assistant professor, was named associate professor in 1985 and full professor in 1992. In 1999, she was honored with an endowed chair as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

Photos from 360° Contemplative Traditions Trip to Japan

Posted October 17, 2013

Contemplative Traditions—the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program—brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. A centerpiece of the Contemplative Traditions 360° is a two-week trip to Western Japan to visit temples and other sacred sites. Photographer Ko Sasaki joined the group […]

Leadership Working Group Formed to Lead Search for Next BMC President

Posted October 16, 2013

The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Secretary of the College Ruth Lindeborg on behalf of Trustee Leadership Working Group Chair Ann Logan ’76 and Vice Chair Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, on Monday, Oct. 7. To members of the Bryn Mawr community: The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College has formed […]

Zadie Smith Visit Enhances Academic Tradition of Emily Balch Speaker

Posted October 11, 2013
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On Wednesday night, Zadie Smith, critically acclaimed novelist and essayist, spent the evening with Bryn Mawr’s first-year students as the Emily Balch Speaker. Smith’s novel, White Teeth, won the Orange Prize for Fiction and also was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Novels published since 1923. She has twice been included on Granta’s list […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr College community gathered to celebrate the life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh, who died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013. Born May 19, 1949, Dean Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated in […]

Michelle Francl Blogs Contemplative Traditions 360° in Japan

Posted October 2, 2013
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Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is blogging from Japan as part of the 360° Contemplative Traditions course cluster. Contemplative Traditions, the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. In addition to Francl, the courses are taught […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on Lone-actor Violence

Posted September 26, 2013

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, wrote a blog for the Psychology Today website in response to the recent shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.. McCauley examines whether the perpetrator of the Navy Yard attack, Aaron Alexis, fits the profile of lone-actor grievance-based […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins Effort to Promote Children’s Play

Posted September 18, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Phebe Anna Thorne School, and Child Study Institute are among the organizations sponsoring a conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Thomas Great Hall that brings leaders in the field of child development to campus as part of a three-day event being offered by the organization […]

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

Posted September 18, 2013
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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 […]

BMC Alumna Uses Materials Developed by Computer Science’s Doug Blank for “Girls Who Code”

Posted August 29, 2013
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Since being formed five years ago, the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), a joint effort between Bryn Mawr College and Georgia Tech sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has created an entire suite of materials, including textbooks and low-cost robots, for teaching introductory computer science at every level. The bulk of research done […]

Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank Papers

Posted August 8, 2013

Late last month Bryn Mawr Economics Professor Michael Rock was part of a Wilson Center panel titled “Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability.” In addition, The World Bank recently published two of Rock’s papers that are based on his current research on China’s development: “Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in […]

Italian Chair Roberta Ricci Travels to Italy to Study the Work of Poggio Bracciolini

Posted July 30, 2013

This summer, Roberta Ricci, chair of Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department, is traveling to Pisa, Florence, and Rome to examine the work of Poggio Bracciolini, an early Italian Renaissance humanist credited with recovering and disseminating a number of classical Latin manuscripts as well as for providing the script that would eventually develop into Roman type. Ricci’s […]

Bryn Mawr College Community Comes Together to Host 2013 WPSP Institute

Posted July 25, 2013

In hosting the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013, Bryn Mawr College drew on members from every part of its community – faculty, staff, students, and alumnae – to make the gathering a memorable and invaluable experience for the 43 delegates who participated in the Institute. Planning for the Institute began more than […]

Folger Shakespeare Library Picks BMC English Professor’s App for Its Digital Editions

Posted June 17, 2013
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Luminary Digital Media, the mobile software company co-founded by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create apps for each one of Shakespeare’s plays. The selection is based on the success of Luminary’s first app, “The Tempest for iPad.” The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the leading Shakespeare […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Appears on NBC’s Today Show

Posted May 30, 2013

The Today show enlisted the help of Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider for a hidden-camera piece on term paper ghost writers. When asked at the end of the piece what professors can do to combat this problem, Schneider replies, “Well, I can teach my butt off and make my students want nothing […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud Receives ACLS Fellowship

Posted May 16, 2013
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Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Writes About the Explosive Allure of Unsupervised Science

Posted May 8, 2013
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In a recent piece for Slate, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl writes about how “doing chemistry that pushes beyond the boundaries of the classroom” inspired her to pursue the life of a scientist. Writing in connection to the case of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old who has been expelled and may even face criminal charges […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) Continues to Garner Press in Connection with Book

Posted May 2, 2013

Bryn Mawr English Professor Bethany Schneider continues to garner press coverage in connection with her book The River of No Return. A review of the book appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper. Schneider (under her Bee Ridgway pseudonym) wrote about the writing process in The Huffington Post and in a blog post for Psychology Tomorrow […]

Two New Rankings Recognize Bryn Mawr

Posted May 2, 2013

As CBS.com “MoneyWatch” reports, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity has named the College to its list of “25 Colleges with the Best Professors.” Bryn Mawr was also recognized by the website Greatist.com, which has named Bryn Mawr to its list of “The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.”.

Bryn Mawr Geologists and Students Study the Causes of Key Biodiversity Event

Posted May 2, 2013
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After looking to better understand Earth’s most devastating mass extinction, Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco and his students have now turned to a period in which life flourished dramatically. “Contrasting long-term global and short-term local redox proxies during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event: A case study from Fossil Mountain, Utah, USA” is the second […]

Bryn Mawr Board Appoints Provost Kimberly Wright Cassidy as Interim President

Posted April 26, 2013
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The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce today that the College’s Provost, Dr. Kimberly Wright Cassidy, will become Interim President of Bryn Mawr College on July 1, 2013. A distinguished scholar and respected leader, Dr. Cassidy was first elected to serve as Provost in 2007 and was reappointed for an […]

Students and Faculty Prepare for 360° Trip to Hamburg with Help from Fulbright Fellow

Posted April 25, 2013
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In a few weeks, students in “Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia, and Beyond,” one of three current 360° course clusters, will finish their semester by traveling to the North German port city in the course title. While past 360°s have included travel components, “Space and Identity” marks the first […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Examines Boston Attacks

Posted April 25, 2013

Clark McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College. McCauley wrote the post below for the Psychology Today website in response to the Boston attacks. The Radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Friction” mechanisms at work […]

Bee Ridgway Interviewed in USA Today

Posted April 25, 2013

Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (a.k.a. Bee Ridgway) discussed the blending of genres in her new novel, The River of No Return, in a recent interview on the USA Today website. Schneider’s love of Regency romance novels fuels her narrative, but she says she consciously jostled the confines of several defined genres during […]

Professor’s Shakespeare App Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

Posted April 25, 2013

The app dedicated to William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest—developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi—continues to garner acclaim, most recently in a review in The Times Literary Supplement. In “Ariel on screen, Caliban on the iPad,” Raphael Lyne, a senior lecturer in English […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Faculty Get Their Geek On with Author Ethan Gilsdorf

Posted April 25, 2013
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Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, felt right at home visiting Bryn Mawr’s campus last week.

“This place IS Hogwarts,” Gilsdorf told a packed room of Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff who had gathered in Thomas Hall to hear him talk about his book.

Bryn Mawr Class Gains Curator Experience as Hosts to Area High Schoolers

Posted April 18, 2013
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In his description for the course “The Curator in the Museum,” Brian Wallace, the College’s curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts, writes that students will examine “the challenges and opportunities confronting curators and their colleagues, peers, audiences, and constituents.” Those challenges and opportunities were made real earlier this month when the class, an […]

Bryn Mawr Community Invited to Events to Mourn the Victims of Boston Attack

Posted April 18, 2013

The Bryn Mawr community joins the nation and world in mourning for those lost and injured this week at the Boston Marathon. The Pensby Center and Counseling Services will provide two opportunities to stop by, talk with each other, share feelings about the Boston tragedy, or just sit quietly tomorrow, Friday, April 19. From 9-11 […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book Continues to Garner Media Attention

Posted April 11, 2013
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Renowned Scholar Elaine Showalter ’62, who will be on campus April 18 to give a lecture as part of the “Taking Her Place” exhibition, is the latest to write about Graduate School of Social Work Professor Dana Becker’s new book One Nation Under Stress. Showalter’s piece, “Our Age of Anxiety,” appeared in the April 8 […]

Art and Immigration Events Planned for April 10 & 12

Posted April 4, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Writes About “Five Myths About Stress” for the Washington Post

Posted April 3, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker has written a piece for the Washington Post’s “Five Myths” series in connection with her new book One Nation Under Stress. Becker has also had a recent opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew […]

360° Offerings for Fall 2013 Announced

Posted March 28, 2013
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Bryn Mawr is offering four 360° course clusters for the fall 2013 semester. “Contemplative Traditions” will be the first repeat 360° and “To Protect the Health of the Public,” “Modern Art in Exhibition,” and “Perspectives on Sustainability: Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan,” will be offered for the first time. “The 360° clusters offered this fall […]

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