Last summer, a small manuscript volume of liturgical music and prayers found a new home in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections. Copied in the 15th century for a nun in the royal abbey of St.-Louis at Poissy, the processional contains the plainchant music for daily Dominican observance and includes prayers and music for special events like […]
You’ve seen the photos. Read about post-graduation plans. Now, relive a few minutes of Bryn Mawr’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony with the below video excerpts of poet Billy Collins and Bryn Mawr President Kimberly Cassidy. Students and family members interested in a video of the entire ceremony can order a DVD of the event. Congratulations once […]
This spring, Bryn Mawr professors Enrique Sacerio-Gari of Spanish, Gary McDonogh of Growth and Structure of Cities, and Raymond Albert of the Graduate School of Social Work, are teaming up for a 360° that will immerse students in the history and culture of Cuba. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to […]
Climate change and the chaotic properties of dynamic systems. Sounds pretty imposing huh? Ok, how about instead of that, we talk a little bit about the game of billiards? That was the idea Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay came up with several years ago as he tried to create a lesson in which he could […]
Professor Tamara Davis, Chair of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Biology, was recently awarded the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award in the mid-career category by the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. In the above video, Davis talks about the important role mentors have played in her career and why she feels it’s so important […]
Handy will join the more than 300 other undergraduate members of the class 2014 and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr’s Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.
Just a few short weeks since being named Bryn Mawr’s President, Kim Cassidy has announced her first major initiative as leader of the prestigious women’s college. Effective immediately, Bryn Mawr College will be known as “Brn Mwr,” dropping all the vowels from its name. “This is the age of Twitter, every character counts,” said Cassidy […]
Carter Wall ’83, who was a biology major at Bryn Mawr and who is currently the director of the solar operations division at a Boston-area electrical construction company, is an ambassador for the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative and the first profile in the department’s new #WomeninSTEM video series. Wall on […]
Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank PapersPosted 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
During this year’s Give a Hoot Celebration, students signed a record 5,000 thank you cards to send to donors. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Bryn Mawr Give a Hoot symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the operational […]
“Stubborn, amazing, brilliant, exciting, fun, stubborn.” Those are the words Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) uses to describe Bryn Mawr students in a video produced to promote her debut novel, which is coming out in the U.S. and U.K. and which is being translated into five other languages. The River […]
Whether she was meeting with students in the afternoon or accepting the 2013 Hepburn Medal in the evening, Patti Smith showed the warmth, humility, and plain-spoken authenticity when she came to campus last week that makes her memoir Just Kids such an irresistible read. And though at times when she spoke you could hear the […]
Bryn Mawr College has joined the It Gets Better Project, which was created to show young LGBTQ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach—if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone—and […]
Students Present Research Findings in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, and More at Poster SessionPosted September 20, 2012
Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last week, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]
Bryn Mawr Geology Team’s Experiment in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight Program Chronicled in New VideoPosted September 13, 2012
As we reported in July, a team of six geology majors and their faculty adviser, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this summer taking part in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in which student researchers are able to do experiments in near-zero gravity aboard a specially modified Boeing 727 that’s been dubbed “The […]
Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016. This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday. Convocation is a […]
Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV is among the media outlets reporting on Bryn Mawr’s #1 spot on Washington Monthly’s 2012 ranking of liberal arts colleges. The news also made headlines in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on Patch.com.
Bryn Mawr Featured in Media Coverage of Changes to College IDs Caused by New Pennsylvania Voter-ID LawPosted August 3, 2012
Bryn Mawr was among the colleges and universities featured in this Associated Press article on the ways schools are dealing with new Pennsylvania voter-ID requirements. Kelly Wilkinson ’14 is interning at MSNBC’s “The Last Word” this summer and talked about the changes to the law in this segment (Wilkinson appears at about the 2:20 mark): […]
New Book Co-Edited by Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins Looks at Truth and DemocracyPosted July 26, 2012
What is the relationship between truth and democratic politics? Does democracy require truth or is the concern with truth an impediment to democratic compromise, pluralism and toleration? And if truth should matter, what kind of truth? Truth and Democracy, co-edited by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins, considers these questions from a […]
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 […]
This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Growth and Structure of Cities major Wanda Lee. As a senior, Lee probably welcomed the background noise in this video: it was made by the construction crew that was erecting the tent on Merion Green where her graduation ceremony will be held this weekend!
This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series demonstrates that the routes to fun aren’t necessarily the obvious ones: senior history major Emily Kirchner found one that started with a job in the dining hall.
This week, “Meet a Mawrter” introduces Mitali Panchani ’15, who got a kick out of deliberately violating social norms as part of an assignment for an anthropology course.
A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi. Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. […]
This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Liriany Pimentel, a junior chem major who enjoys international travel–and learning about the big topics in biochemistry.
This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series presents Midley Theork ’15, a Bostonian who appreciates Bryn Mawr’s central location on the East Coast—and the community’s effort to make new members feel welcome.
This week, “Meet a Mawrter” offers a video chat with Brooklynite Sara O’Connor, an anthropology major who’s concentrating in Middle Eastern Studies.
In this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video, Chicagoan Sarah Abbasi ’12 acknowledges that it took her a while to embrace Bryn Mawr’s traditions–but now she can’t imagine her Bryn Mawr experience without them.
The wait is finally over for the more than 2,600 students who applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016. Decision letters were sent late last week and students could go online as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, to find out whether they had been accepted. “I screamed once I realized […]
The subject of this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video is first-year student Danelia Lam Lo, who appreciates the proximity of the great city of Philadelphia as a resource for study as well as fun.
This week, “Meet a Mawrter” presents Amani Chowdhury ’14, who is leaning toward a biology major with a minor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department. She recalls a memorable lab assignment that led to a surprising revelation about the locker room at Bern Schwartz Gymnasium.
Today, the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office introduces a new video feature, “Meet a Mawrter.” Each week we will post a brief video portrait of a Bryn Mawr student. The series begins with chemistry major Anna Kalinsky ’14, who likes secret nooks and crannies—and organic chem! Each video will be added to the “Meet a […]
Professor Deepak Kumar of the Bryn Mawr College Computer Science Department is featured in a recent video from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Science of Information. In the video, scientists from the Center explain the reasons behind its founding and its necessity in our changing world. Kumar appears at about the 2:30 mark and speaks […]
U.K. science fiction and fantasy magazine SFX recently announced the winners of the SFX Awards 2012. The awards recognize accomplishment in several media, including film, television, comics, and novels. Among this year’s winners was Neil Gaiman for his script-writing work on the television show Dr. Who. An owl-eyed fan noticed a Bryn Mawr lantern making […]
More than 40 students gave up their last week of winter break to take part in the Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Management workshop last week. But you won’t hear them complaining about the loss of downtime. “This has been a hugely enriching experience,” says Hosanna Odhner ’13. “One thing I’ve particularly enjoyed is the […]
A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!
Bryn Mawr Research Associate Katherine Marenco Attends White House Event Announcing New Family-Friendly NSF InitiativePosted October 6, 2011
Bryn Mawr College Research Associate Katherine N. Marenco joined First Lady Michelle Obama, fellow researchers and scientists, university presidents and administrators, heads of various scientific organizations, and others at the White House last week for an event marking the announcement of the National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative. The initiative implements across all NSF programs […]
Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, Gives Parents Advice on Start of KindergartenPosted August 18, 2011
In this segment from Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, Bryn Mawr College Professor of Psychology Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, gives parents advice about easing children’s anxiety on the first day of kindergarten.
New Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull is among the researchers making headlines for a just-released article in the journal Science on the possibility of water on Mars. The news has been reported by most major media outlets world-wide. Below is the ABC News coverage of the research. For more on Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department, […]
For the second year in a row, Bryn Mawr tops the Princeton Review’s list of schools with “Dorms Like Palaces.” We’re also among the schools featured on this Today Show clip announcing the release of the rankings. Other lists Bryn Mawr scored highly on include “Best Campus Food,” “LGBT-Friendly,” and “Students Study the Most.” Visit […]
Action News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reported on the mural just completed in connection with Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration in a piece that aired on Tuesday, May 31. The mural was created in partnership with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and adorns the Philadelphia District Health Center at 4400 Haverford Avenue. Muralist Shira […]
In its feature on colleges and universities attended by fictional characters, The Washington Post points out that Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon on NBC’s “30 Rock” “attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland ‘on a partial competitive jazz dance scholarship.’” The “30 Rock” writers continued to show their love (we think) for Bryn […]
Dance icon Judith Jamison, choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. As a dancer with the Alvin Ailey troupe, from 1965 to 1980, Jamison joined the ranks of the most […]
In an effort to keep students better informed, the Student Government Association leadership has started posting weekly video updates on Youtube. Students can also keep up with SGA on its blog.
The Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Finance program began with the sort of reserve often encountered in any new classroom as students hesitated to offer answers to basic finance questions about things like estimating the future cost of a college education or figuring out what car could be afforded on a $300 monthly transportation budget. […]
On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Collected here are 10 videos associated with the event: […]
Bryn Mawr College has joined with four of the nation’s other top women’s colleges and the U.S. State Department to create The Women and Public Service Initiative, announced Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday at the Women in the World Stories and Solutions conference, sponsored by Newsweek and the Daily Beast website (20:40 […]