“Ants work hard,” explains Tess McCabe ‘16. “In fact, a single leafcutter colony can consume more than the average cow.” During her summer internship at Harvard Forest and Black Rock Forest, McCabe got a close-up look at just how hard members of the Formicidae family have to work these days just to survive. “Our forests […]
An article in the latest issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights Bryn Mawr’s “Enhancing Computation and Information Science Learning Opportunities for Women Leaders in STEM” project. The project is part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) initiative. With generous funding from the Leona M. […]
The Bryn Mawr Book Store, a bookshop founded by alumnae/i, staffed by volunteers and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently garnered a write-up in the Boston Globe. From “The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge“: The Bryn Mawr is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun. …The Bryn Mawr is stocked entirely […]
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 […]
Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, was interviewed by Radio Health Journal for a piece that aired on Sept. 11. McCauley also wrote about America’s reaction to the attacks in his latest Psychology Today blog post. McCauley is the […]
Sarah Watson ’11 is the latest Bryn Mawr College recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. Watson is spending the year in Luxembourg, teaching English and studying. She is the seventh Bryn Mawr graduate this year to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, joining the ranks of about 1,600 recipients this year selected from the nation’s top achievers. […]
Chemist Bill Malachowski Receives National Institutes of Health Grant to Research Possible Cancer TreatmentPosted September 8, 2011
When talking about the research funded by his latest National Institutes of Health grant, which focuses on designing and synthesizing compounds that will inhibit the body’s production of an enzyme called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) as a possible cancer treatment, Chemistry Chair Bill Malachowski uses a metaphor that sounds more like a Hollywood movie script than […]
Research by Assistant Professor of Economics Johnathan Lanning was cited in a recent article by New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, and several other bestsellers. Writing about the NBA lockout on the website Grantland, Gladwell makes the point that owners of sports team […]
With laundry baskets, laptops, pillows, books, clothes, and everything else needed to transform a dorm room into a home, the 364 members of the Class of 2015, many with families in tow, have arrived at Bryn Mawr for Customs Week. The Class of 2015 hails from 35 states and the District of Columbia, and from […]
Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Pens Commentary and Helps Produce Cover for Latest Nature ChemistryPosted August 23, 2011
A commentary by Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl appears in the latest issue of Nature Chemistry. Francl was also involved with the creation of the issue’s cover, which features images of many Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the Nature Chemistry website… “To mark the International Year of Chemistry and the hundredth anniversary of the award of the […]
Sponsored by the Civic Engagement Office, Bryn Mawr’s Leadership Empowerment & Advancement Program (LEAP) offers several programs that encourage students to explore different elements of leadership and offers them tools that will enable them to take on leadership positions.
From an email sent on April 25: To the Bryn Mawr Community, In light of the natural disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, students from the Bi-Co acted immediately to help Japan. During the two weeks that followed the tragic event, multiple fundraisers were held in the Campus Center of Bryn Mawr College […]
Word of Bryn Mawr’s partnership with the Bithnian University of Science and Technology has been tweeted and retweeted and is spreading like wildfire. News of the first-of-its kind collaboration has made it into the Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and a number of other websites and blogs including the blog for NPR’s Fresh Air. Related […]
As the first U.S. women’s college to offer students the chance to pursue a Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College has had since its founding in 1885 a bold vision for women and for the place they should occupy in the world. “Bryn Mawr is unique in that from its founding, the College placed no academic limits […]
As part of Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration, the College will be offering a collection of courses in education, English, biology and history, as well as a course offered by the Growth and Structure of Cities program on community mural projects. The umbrella theme of the courses in the group is “Changing Education” …Read more»
Bryn Mawr College joins the worldwide community to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti and to express our solidarity with our students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and community members of Haitian descent during this tragedy. Community members interested in working on relief efforts or who are involved in efforts that could use assistance […]
Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard joined her counterparts from the University of Pennsylvania; the University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” was sponsored by WSJ On […]
Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard will join her counterparts from The University of Pennsylvania; The University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” is […]
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 […]
Widely lauded for its attention to period-specific details, the AMC television series Mad Men has had its slips. The show’s “most egregious stumble” according to Benjamin Schwarz’s article in the November issue of The Atlantic, involves a lead character’s college career at Bryn Mawr: “By far the brainiest of the Seven Sisters—cussed, straight-backed, high-minded, and feminist (its students, so the wags said, preferred the Ph.D. to the Mrs.)—Bryn Mawr was probably the least likely college that Betty Draper … would have attended.” Read more»
Related stories about H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Seasonal flu vaccine now available for students Information about H1N1 (Swine) Flu for the Bryn Mawr College Community Prior to the fall break, a handful of Bryn Mawr students had been treated by the Student Health Center for mild flu-like symptoms. One student who lives off […]
Bryn Mawr student Manal Zaher is among the students profiled in this article about the “Hope Fund,” a scholarship program for Palestinian refugees.
Bryn Mawr’s Bern Schwartz Gymnasium is set to undergo a $7.5 million renovation that will give students a better-equipped, more inviting contemporary fitness center and the Athletic Department a much-improved training facility. Read more»
As reported in this USA Today article, Jenny Sawyer ’02, a freelance book reviewer for The Christian Science Monitor, is the face of the new Web site 60secondrecap.com. The site provides one-minute video primers focused on the the most commonly assigned works of literature.
Bryn Mawr College ranks seventh among liberal-arts colleges in the Washington Monthly‘s annual ranking of colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly‘s editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research and service. America’s best colleges, the editors reasoned, are those that […]
At a time when donations to colleges and universities are down nationwide, Bryn Mawr’s class of 2009 set new benchmarks in showing its generous support of the College. Seventy-six percent of the class gave a total of $4,732, easily eclipsing marks of 61 percent participation and $3,794 raised by the class of 2007. The College […]
Bryn Mawr and other top women’s colleges are highlighted in the Forbes.com article “Why Women’s Colleges Are Still Relevant.” “They offer an open, empowering atmosphere, leadership training and, yes, co-ed classes,” says Forbes.
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 […]
Jo Ellen Parker ’75 assumes the presidency of Sweet Briar College, reports the Kansas City Star. Parker taught and served as a dean at Bryn Mawr from 1984 to 1996.
President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2009 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to staff members Nell Anderson, Beth Iushewitz, and Bryn Thompson at the staff-appreciation picnic. Read more»
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about area colleges and universities that have signed up to participate in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program.
Harp-playing indie singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, who was recently profiled by Bryn Mawr Now when she won a Watson Fellowship, performed on Philadelphia NBC-10’s 10! Show. Hear more of Grassie’s music on her MySpace page.
As part of an article on the smaller steps colleges are taking to save money, The New York Times reports on a “virtual swim meet,” between Bryn Mawr and Dickinson College, in which each team swam in their home pools and compared times to determine the winners.
Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris are among the stars of the upcoming film The Best and the Brightest, which has been filming on Bryn Mawr’s campus and at other Philadelphia-area locations, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell spoke at a rally at Bryn Mawr College in support of expanded autism services and warned that proposed budget cuts would reverse years of progress in autism treatment.
Bryn Mawr College Grants Veterans the Maximum Financial Benefit Possible as It Joins the VA’s Yellow Ribbon ProgramPosted June 17, 2009
Bryn Mawr College, continuing its tradition of developing strong women leaders, will participate in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. “We talk about Bryn Mawr students having a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. […]
In the Women’s Media Center blog, Shazia Z. Rafi ’79 writes about her life since graduating from Bryn Mawr, the lives of her Middle East and West Asian classmates and President Obama’s Cairo speech. “As I boarded the Paoli Local from Philadelphia to head down to our 30th reunion at Bryn Mawr College, the lush […]
Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Alice Rivlin ’52 talks to Big Think about the economy.
Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research’s Sanford Schram, GSSWSR doctoral student Linda Houser and colleagues from the University of Minnesota and University of Kentucky have co-authored the feature article for the June issue of American Sociological Review. Read more»
Students, faculty, and staff from across the college filled Dalton Hall’s largest classroom to capacity at the end of the spring semester in celebration of their experiences in the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Read more»
The College of St. Catherine conferred an honorary doctorate in humane letters on Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe when she delivered the College’s commencement address on Saturday, May 23. Citing the diversity of religious views at the Catholic women’s college, McAuliffe urged graduates to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of other religious traditions. “You […]
In this humorous piece, Creative Writing Lecturer Daniel Torday wonders if he’ll have to wait till pigs fly for a shot at a Supreme Court seat.
GSSWSR Associate Professor Jim Martin, an expert in military culture, is named as a source for this article about the trimming of the National Guard.
Darlyne Bailey has been appointed dean and professor of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and special assistant to the president for community partnerships at Bryn Mawr College. Bailey will join the College Aug. 1. She is currently the assistant to the president at the University of Minnesota and a professor in […]
Maxine Savitz ’58 is a member of President Obama’s newly formed Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, reports cnet.com.
The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Pre-Health Programs, and the Bryn Mawr Post-Baccalaureate Program are co-sponsoring the conference “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery” from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in room 224 of Thomas Great Hall. This conference has been designed to provide pre-health and postbac students, medical students, […]
While he’s got plenty of charisma, South Africa’s presumptive next president is going to need “an institutional management culture” to make sure the details of government are taken care of, Political Science Professor Michael H. Allen tells National Public Radio.
Bryn Mawr students and graduating seniors interested in working for nonprofits dedicated to community service got some great news from the federal government yesterday with the passage of the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The most sweeping expansion of the nation’s service programs since the early 1960s, the act will expand the ranks […]
Activist, Journalist, and Author Helen Zia to lecture on an America where “minorities” are the majorityPosted April 20, 2009
Asian-American activist, author, and journalist Helen Zia will be speaking at Bryn Mawr’s Dalton Hall, room 300, on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. Her subject for the evening will be “Transcending ‘Evil’ in the Age of Obama: Notes of an Asian American Feminist.” “As this nation rapidly moves toward a ‘minority majority’ and emergent […]
The Yale women’s crew program honored Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower, the Yale program’s first women’s novice coach, by dedicating a shell in her name this weekend. Read the Yale press release here. Bower was a member of the 1984 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s eight rowing team. She recalled her Olympic experience in […]