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Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

Posted April 29, 2010

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 22, President Jane McAuliffe 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. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS BEINEKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Jessica […]

Former Roommates Meet Again as Goldwater Scholar, Honorable Mention

Posted April 23, 2010
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When Bryn Mawr’s Office of Residential Life made room assignments to first-year students in the fall of 2007, it had no way of knowing how much scientific talent it was concentrating in room 411 of Brecon Hall. Now the two former occupants of that room, Samantha Wood and Sarah Christian, are the winner and an […]

2010 Watson Fellow Simone Biow Will Follow the Path of ‘Creative Destruction’

Posted March 25, 2010
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If you want to find Simone Biow ’10 next year, try looking wherever in the developing world the weather is worst. Natural disasters, Biow says, can spark floods of entrepreneurial creativity in communities affected by them—creativity that is too often overlooked by formal disaster-relief efforts. Biow, a political-science major with a knack for languages, is […]

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

Internship Fair, Information Session Present Opportunities to Students

Posted November 30, 2009
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Preparing briefings for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, sequencing and analyzing DNA, and digging into a transportation archive for evidence of a community’s response to the loss of a light rail line are among the many tasks Bryn Mawr students undertook during internships last summer. Students can learn more about how to find […]

Hepburn Center Welcomes Filmmaker, Health Advocate as New Fellows; Previous Fellows to Return

Posted September 3, 2009
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Filmmaker Sarah Schenck ’87 and Philadelphia public-health advocate Carol Rogers have been selected as Hepburn Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year, Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director Leslie Rescorla has announced. In addition, 2008-09 Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89 will be returning to campus on Oct. 22 to lead a workshop on social entrepeneurship, and 2008-09 Fellow […]

Childhood Questions Prompt a Cities Major’s Summer Research in Ghana

Posted August 27, 2009
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When she was growing up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Akua Nyame-Mensah ’10 often traveled to neighboring Ghana to visit her relatives. Although she loved seeing her family, Nyame-Mensah says, “I complained about the underdeveloped infrastructure.” Why, she wondered, did Côte d’Ivoire have more and better roads than Ghana did? Why did access to running water […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Chair Michelle M. Francl Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Posted August 7, 2009
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Professor Michelle M. Francl, chair of Bryn Mawr’s chemistry department, is among the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Fellows Program was created in December 2008 “to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.” The first […]

National Humanities Center Fellowship to support environmental historian Ellen Stroud’s work “Dead as Dirt”

Posted July 16, 2009
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Environmental historian Ellen Stroud plans to complete “Dead as Dirt,” an environmental history of human remains in the 20th-century United States, as a fellow at the National Humanities Center next year. Read more»

Sarah Khasawinah ’09 wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

Posted May 20, 2009
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Sarah Khasawinah ’09, a double major in mathematics and English who spearheaded a $10,000 fundraising campaign to memorialize the victims of the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship, which includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 in addition to a $10,500 annual tuition […]

2009 academic awards to Bryn Mawr students

Posted May 15, 2009

At May Day Convocation on Sunday, May 5, President Jane D. McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The list of more than 50 awards and scholarships includes honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards is posted here. Read More »

Junior Nicole Gervasio wins Beinecke Scholarship to fund graduate study

Posted May 13, 2009
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Nicole Gervasio ’10, a native of Trenton, N.J., who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in literary studies after completing her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr, is one of 21 students nationwide who have been awarded the 2009 Beinecke Scholarship. The scholarship, which is given to “young men and women of exceptional promise” to encourage and […]

Anthro-linguistics major Maureen Hoffman ’09 chooses between Fulbright and JET Program

Posted April 27, 2009
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One day last month, Maureen Hoffmann was thrilled to learn that she had been selected for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan. Later the same day, she was informed that she had also been accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET), a language-teaching exchange sponsored by the Japanese government. For Hoffmann, […]

Musician Gillian Grassie ’09 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted March 27, 2009
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Ask your average record-company executive about the market for a pop musician who plays the harp, and a blank stare is probably as much enthusiasm as you can expect. Luckily for singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, musicians are no longer dependent on record-company executives to introduce them to their audiences. During her years at Bryn Mawr, […]

Senior Jackie Lang Wins Coveted Churchill Scholarship

Posted March 11, 2009
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Mathematics major Jackie Lang ’09 is one of just 14 American students who have been chosen to spend next year at the University of Cambridge as Churchill Scholars. The scholarships, awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Foundation, fund tuition and fees as well as living and travel expenses. Selection criteria include exceptional academic achievement; a […]

Cities Program’s Carola Hein awarded Humboldt Fellowship

Posted December 15, 2008

The German port city of Hamburg has a history of reinventing itself, says Associate Professor Carola Hein of the Growth and Structure of Cities Program. A major redevelopment project focused on the city’s historic warehouse district continues that tradition, but it also shares characteristics with waterfront-redevelopment projects in Baltimore, London, Rotterdam, and Sydney, among others. […]

Paula Mans ‘08 wins Fulbright for study in Brazil

Posted April 24, 2008
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As the daughter of a World Bank official, Paula Mans was accustomed to living abroad. For three years of her early childhood, her family lived in Tanzania; they spent her junior year in high school in Mozambique while she attended a private school in nearby Swaziland. She spent a semester of her junior year in […]

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