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Cities Professor Uses NEH Grant to Focus Modern-Architecture Course on Cultural Exchange, Citing International Students as Inspiration and Asset

Posted August 25, 2011
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As the number of students who come to Bryn Mawr from outside the United States has increased over the past few years, Carola Hein, a professor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department, has become ever more acutely aware of a particular shortcoming in textbooks on modern architecture and urban form. “Buildings outside of […]

After a Summer in the Chinese Media Spotlight, Inventor Ying Pan ’13 Settles Into Life at Bryn Mawr

Posted October 7, 2009
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Inventor Ying Pan ’13 of Guangzhou, China, won a major prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May and found herself in the heat of the media spotlight as she prepared to leave home for her first semester at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Cities Professor’s Innovative Book Honored

Posted September 22, 2009
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The Society for Human Ecology has bestowed its Gerald Young International Book Award on Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital, a book co-edited by Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein and Beligan architect/planner Pierre Laconte. The award letter cites a nominator’s commendation of the book for effectively bringing together “a group […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Conference on port cities and global networking to draw scholars from around the world

Posted November 11, 2008

Scholars from all over Europe and North America will convene at Bryn Mawr this Sunday, Nov. 16, for a conference focused on port cities and how the international exchange of ideas has affected their development and form. The conference, which will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m., will take place on the […]

Bryn Mawr Teams With Main Line School Night

Posted March 6, 2008

The recent announcement of Cuban president Fidel Castro’s retirement has sparked a wave of interest in the island nation and speculation about its future. Bryn Mawr and the surrounding community will have a chance to learn about the history and culture of the United States’ largest Caribbean neighbor from five Bryn Mawr scholars in a […]