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Cities Professor Travels to Brazil to Develop New Course in Environmental Studies

Posted August 26, 2010
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Brazil, by far the largest country in Latin America in terms of both area and population (191 million people),  is nevertheless poorly represented in many Latin American studies curricula in the United States, says Gary McDonogh, the coordinator of Bryn Mawr’s program in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures. McDonogh, a professor in […]

K-12 Teachers Investigate Brain, Learning at Bryn Mawr

Posted August 19, 2010
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A diverse group of 12 Philadelphia-area educators recently spent three weeks investigating new approaches to learning at Bryn Mawr’s “Brain, Science, and Inquiry-Based Education,” a summer institute for K-12 teachers. Instructor in Biology Wilfred Franklin and Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology Paul Grobstein hosted the program along with Jessica Watkins ’13, Jenna Pfeiffer ’12, […]

Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010
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Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in […]

GSSWSR Student Wins Fulbright to Research Women’s Education in Ghana

Posted May 13, 2010
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How does adult education benefit women in Ghana, their families, and their communities? Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, a Ph.D. candidate in social work and social research, will use a Fulbright Research Grant to investigate that question next year in Accra, Ghana. Turner-Zogbekor will collaborate with the University of Ghana‘s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geology Chair Receives Grant to Study the Evolution of the Rocky Mountains

Posted February 12, 2010
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Geology Chair Arlo Weil recently received a $230,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the evolution of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The research will take place in central Wyoming. It builds upon work done by Weil and co-principal investigator Adolph Yonkee, of Weber State University, over the past six years in […]

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 […]

Bi-College Team Wins NSF Grant to Train Science Teachers

Posted November 25, 2009
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New scholarship funding is available to Bryn Mawr and Haverford science and math majors through an $897,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher/Scholar ProgramRead more»

Bryn Mawr Professors Escort Robots to Capitol Hill

Posted November 5, 2009
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Three Bryn Mawr professors and a few of their favorite mechanical teaching assistants visited Washington, D.C., recently to advise members of Congress on the use of robotics in education. Bryn Mawr was one of a few institutions invited by the Congressional Bi-Partisan Robotics Caucus to a briefing on robots and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

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 […]

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»

Geologist Arlo Weil wins grant to study curved mountain ranges

Posted June 3, 2009
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Associate Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the geology department, and colleagues from the University of Victoria and Spain’s Salamanca University recently received an International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) award to study curved mountain ranges around the world. Read more»

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 […]

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, […]

NSF grant to fund teacher-ed program focusing on environmental projects as learning aids for science

Posted February 24, 2009
Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay

Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and several colleagues have received a $300,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to design a model program that will help local teachers use real-world environmental sustainability projects to engage students in science and math. Read more »

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. […]

GSSWSR’s Vartanian wins $110K grant to research the impact of geography on food stamps’ effectiveness

Posted October 27, 2008

What effect do food stamps have on the long-term health and economic success of their recipients? It’s a difficult question to answer because so many variables besides food stamps contribute to health and economic outcomes. But Professor of Social Work and Social Research Thomas P. Vartanian has created a research model that compares several types […]

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1.2 million Undergraduate Science Education Grant to Bryn Mawr

Posted May 1, 2008
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.2 million Undergraduate Science Education Grant to Bryn Mawr College to help fund a host of initiatives. Chief among them are two yearly $5,000 fellowships to help matriculated Bryn Mawr science and math majors complete teaching certificates in secondary education; two postdoctoral fellowships; physical upgrades of classroom/laboratory […]

Bryn Mawr seniors win $10,000 Davis Grant to fund arts project involving homeless men

Posted May 1, 2008
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Bryn Mawr seniors Lucy Edwards and Adaobi Kanu believe in the power of art to transform the lives of those who practice it. This summer, a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace foundation will enable them to put that faith to work in West Philadelphia, where they will collaborate with homeless men on […]

NSF Awards Grant to Bryn Mawr and Spelman To Increase Number of Women in Mathematics

Posted January 24, 2008
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The National Science Foundation recently announced that it will invest a further $1.1 million in EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), a program founded and led by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes and Spelman College Professor of Mathematics Sylvia Bozeman. EDGE is designed to encourage women, especially women from underrepresented groups, to complete […]

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