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Send Bryn Mawr a Virtual Postcard this Summer

Posted May 15, 2014
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Last summer we loved finding out what you were up to via the Summer at BMC blog, which showcased virtual postcards and recurring blog posts from Mawrters on summer break. This year, we hope to again hear about your internships, beach reads, funded research, science hypotheses, archaeological digs, and time spent relaxing with friends, too! […]

Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Study Arabic in Oman Through Boren Scholarship

Posted May 15, 2014
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A passion for Middle Eastern studies will take Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Muscat, Oman, for an academic year as a recipient of the prestigious Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship is a federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with critical foreign language and international skills and provides students […]

Katherine Marcoux ’14 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Andorra

Posted May 8, 2014
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Katherine Marcoux’s passion for  learning languages began at a young age. As a child, her family moved to Italy and then Japan, where she immersed herself in the different cultures and languages. In high school, she studied French and Spanish, took a semester of Mandarin, and continued to study Japanese. “I think being exposed to […]

Briana Feston ’06 Completes Work on Major Artifact at Professor Peter Magee’s Dig in the UAE

Posted March 20, 2014
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When Briana Feston ’06 arrived at Bryn Mawr in the fall of 2002 planning to major in French and with a strong interest in theater and set design, she never would have imagined that less than a decade later she’d be working as an art conservator on a project to restore a “really big pot” […]

Conserving a 3000-Year Old “Big Pot”

Posted March 20, 2014
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The “Big Pot” is a 3000 year-old Iron Age storage jar and is the largest known restored prehistoric vessel from southeastern Arabia The jar was unearthed at Professor Peter Magee’s on-going excavations at the ancient town of Muweilah, Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a project he has been working on in collaboration […]

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 […]

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted June 20, 2013
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Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 has received a Fulbright Research Grant to travel to Greece, where she will study the works of Camus, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and others while conducting interviews with a diverse group of Athenian youth, ages 20-27. Shakur’s project will explore the emotions of these young people in the context of Camus’ idea of absurdism. […]

Students Prepare for Spring Junior Year Abroad

Posted December 13, 2012
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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 20 students gathered in Dalton Hall to prepare for their spring semester junior year abroad. This year, 38 students will be traveling to 17 different countries around the world. The orientation session was run by Assistant Dean and Director of International Programs Theresa Cann, who provided important information on health and […]

Pair of Prestigous Fellowships to Fund Anthropology Professor’s Research on Indian Cinema

Posted June 21, 2012
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Associate Professor of Anthropology Amanda Weidman will spend part of the 2012-13 academic year in India researching “playback singers” in Indian cinema, and the remainder of the year working on a new book she’s writing on the topic. Weidman’s research in India and writing time are being supported by a combination of fellowships from the […]

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 […]

Geologist’s Grant Offers Bryn Mawr Students Several Research Opportunities, Including a Trip to the Arctic

Posted November 17, 2011
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Two Bryn Mawr students will have the chance to join Geology Lecturer Lynne Elkins on a trip to the waters north of Iceland next summer as Elkins and her fellow researchers try to better understand volcanic activity in the area. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms driving the production of new ocean crust occurring […]

Bryn Mawr’s Summer Bloggers Are Going Places

Posted June 9, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Women Go Places in the Summer. That’s a fact—and it’s also the name of a blog by Bryn Mawr students about research and internships they’re conducting during the College’s summer vacation. They’re writing from (among other places) Washington, D.C.; Lusaka, Zambia; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago; upstate New York; and Paris—Paris, France, that is—not the […]

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 […]

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

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 […]

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 […]

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010
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Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, […]

Spring 360˚ Brings Students and Faculty Together to focus on 1900 Vienna and the End of an Empire

Posted October 28, 2010
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History of Art Professor Christiane Hertel and Professor of German Imke Meyer are teaming up this spring to offer the College’s second 360˚, “The Last Days of Habsburg: Vienna 1900 and the End of an Empire.” Previously called “Kaleidoscope,” 360˚ is a cluster of courses that connect a group of students and faculty in a […]

Bryn Mawr Archaeology Professor Testifies at State Department Hearing on Artifact Theft and Trafficking

Posted October 14, 2010
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Professor James Wright, who chairs the College’s department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, delivered oral and written testimony at the U.S. Department of State on Monday before a hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Wright, long a champion of the preservation of cultural heritage, testified in support of a Memorandum of Understanding between […]

Interactive Map Shows Global Reach of Bryn Mawr Faculty Research, With More to Come

Posted September 9, 2010
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Today, Bryn Mawr College is launching “Bryn Mawr in the World,” an interactive map designed to give visitors to the College’s website a quickly comprehensible, visual representation of the College’s global reach, with links to further information about Bryn Mawr’s international connections.

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 […]