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Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Students Serve as Valuable Mentors

Posted February 5, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s liberal arts focus and small classes create the perfect environment for mentorship to flourish. In one chemistry lab, Ben Williams, Ph.D. ’15 has been like “the older brother” who shows undergraduate researchers the ropes. By Kathy Boccella About five years ago, Meredith Skiba ’12 arrived on the Bryn Mawr campus as a transfer […]

From the Medieval to the Modern: Shannon Steiner M.A. ’13 explores Bryn Mawr’s Levine Collection

Posted October 29, 2014
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A doctoral candidate in the history of art, Shannon Steiner M.A. ’13 is a Medievalist, specializing in the Byzantine era. Her master’s theses—she holds two, one from the University of Texas and one from Bryn Mawr—focused, respectively, on Byzantine pilgrimage tokens from Syria and on the glass fragments affixed to burial sites in the Roman […]

The Bryn Mawr Painter

Posted September 10, 2014
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Early in the fifth century BCE, a Greek vase painter took his brush to a plate and created a scene from a drinking party. A male figure reclines on a couch, one arm resting on a cushion, the other holding a kylix, a drinking cup. Playing the game of kottabos, he’s flinging the wine dregs […]

Documentary on Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, Airs on PBS

Posted August 18, 2014

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a documentary focused on political activist Grace Lee Boggs, M.A. ’37, Ph.D. ’40, premiered on PBS’s POV on June 30. A feature highlighting the life and work of Boggs in her adopted hometown of Detroit can be found in the May 2014 Alumnae Bulletin.

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

Students Honored at 2013 Awards Ceremony

Posted May 2, 2013
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At a ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 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. Here is the complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Fulbright Fellowship […]

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012
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Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me […]

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

Posted November 3, 2011
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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, […]

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 […]

Changes to Take Place in Bryn Mawr Graduate Programs

Posted July 21, 2011

This spring, Bryn Mawr’s Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP), the provost’s office, the general faculty, and the administration wrapped up two separate processes aimed at enhancing Bryn Mawr’s academic strength. Both processes have impacted graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College. Over the past year, CAP, which is a representative body composed of faculty members, has […]

Bryn Mawr Biologist Paul Grobstein, Scientific Storyteller, Dies at 65

Posted July 7, 2011
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A neurobiologist by training, Grobstein was profoundly committed to opening the discussion of science and scientific topics to all. He made major contributions to the creation of Serendip, the first website hosted by Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr’s Center for Science in Society; and the Summer Institutes for K-12 Teachers. His characterization of the scientific method as “getting it less wrong,” a creative process of constant revision that embraces mistakes and resists hierarchy, sparked countless discussions across social boundaries of all kinds.

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
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Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five […]

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011
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In the groves of academe, the vernal equinox heralds not only spring, but fellowship season. This year, the Bryn Mawr Department of History of Art is enjoying an especially fruitful one. Two of the department’s current graduate students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships for research abroad, and a third has scored a coveted curatorial […]

Ph.D. Candidate Angélique Wille Awarded Slifka Fellowship at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted April 14, 2011
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Angélique Wille, a Ph.D. candidate in history of art, envisions a career in museum work. She will gain valuable insight into the field next year at one of the world’s premier art museums, as the 2011-12 Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Slifka fellowship is unusual in […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011
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The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

Professor of Sociology Mary Osirim Named Dean of Graduate Studies

Posted March 24, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program Mary Osirim has been named the College’s new Dean of Graduate Studies, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe has announced. “Whether as chair of her department or as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Mary has proven her leadership capacity […]

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
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As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

Fall 2010 Convocation Launches Campus Celebration of BMC’s 125th Anniversary

Posted August 26, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe invites the entire Bryn Mawr community to join her for the fall convocation on Monday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, as the college officially begins its academic year and the celebration of its 125th anniversary. In addition to comments from McAuliffe, representatives of the […]

Class of 2010 to Celebrate Convocation and Commencement Weekend

Posted May 13, 2010
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Bryn Mawr’s class of 2010—320 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and the world—will be graduated at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16 on Merion Green. The College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will also be granting 18 Ph.D.s and 23 master’s degrees. Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research […]

Get to Know Interim Dean of Admissions Chuck Rickard

Posted October 9, 2009
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Former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard has become the College’s chief enrollment and communications officer. While the College conducts a national search for a new dean of admissions, seasoned college-admissions professional Chuck Rickard (the two Rickards are not related) has agreed to serve as interim dean of admissions. Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 12, 2009

Psychologist A. Thomas McLellan, M.A. ’74 and Ph.D. ’76, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Until his appointment McLellan, an expert on addiction and treatment, was a professor at the university of Pennsylvania and executive director of the […]