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Student Tickets Now Available for Patti Smith Performance on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Goodhart Hall

Posted January 24, 2013

Tickets are now available to Bryn Mawr students for the free performance at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Goodhart Hall by Hepburn Medalist Patti Smith. Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist, who became a highly influential member of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut […]

Video Collection Focuses on Award of 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle

Posted March 15, 2011
screenshot of Helene Gayle tribute video

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: […]

Trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 Joins Group Scaling Mt. Kilamanjaro In Support of CARE

Posted February 17, 2011

Among those attending the 2011 Hepburn Medal Ceremony, trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 was particularly thrilled that CARE CEO Helen Gayle was this year’s honoree. McLaurin is part of a group planning to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of CARE. The group leaves on Feb. 26 and hopes to reach the summit on […]

Hepburn Medal Awarded to CARE CEO Helene Gayle: Photos of the Gala

Posted February 16, 2011

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 Read more»

Filmmakers Sarah Schenck ’87 and Margaret Sclafani ’08 Visit Campus for Hepburn Center Events

Posted February 18, 2010

Hepburn Center Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 returns to Bryn Mawr next week with fellow filmmaker Margaret Sclafani ’08 for a variety of special events, including a lecture in the  Center for Visual Culture‘s Wednesday colloquium series and a screening of Schenck’s film Slippery Slope at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. In addition, Schenck will meet […]

Hepburn Center and BMFI Host Film Screening, Discussion of Documentary About Mural Arts Prison Project

Posted January 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) will host a screening of the documentary Concrete, Steel, & Paint at the BMFI, 824 Lancaster Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The screening will be followed by a discussion about criminal justice and community arts with the film’s […]

Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers to Discuss her Career in Public Health, Health-care Reform

Posted October 20, 2009

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., 2009 Hepburn Fellow Carol Rogers will discuss the challenges and issues that have most engaged her during her 29-year career in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the insights her professional experience affords regarding the current crisis facing our nation’s health-care system. Her talk, to take place […]

Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck to screen Slippery Slope

Posted September 18, 2009
movie poster for "Slippery Slope"

Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck ’87 will visit the Bryn Mawr campus on Thursday, Sept. 24, for a screening of her comedy film Slippery Slope, which won the 2007 Best Feature award at the Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles. Schenck will show the film at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21 and respond to audience […]

Hepburn Center Welcomes Filmmaker, Health Advocate as New Fellows; Previous Fellows to Return

Posted September 3, 2009

Filmmaker Sarah Schenck ’87 and Philadelphia public-health advocate Carol Rogers have been selected as Hepburn Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year, Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director Leslie Rescorla has announced. In addition, 2008-09 Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89 will be returning to campus on Oct. 22 to lead a workshop on social entrepeneurship, and 2008-09 Fellow […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Forward

Posted August 26, 2009

In Revisiting the Kate We Wanted to Be, Forward editor and former Hepburn Center Fellow Jane Eisner writes about Katharine Hepburn ’28.

Speakers to focus on reproductive rights at home, abroad

Posted April 10, 2009

On Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Department of Anthropology will sponsor “Working for Reproductive Rights in the Obama Era: At Home and Abroad.”  The program, to take place in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House, features Dayle Steinberg, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood-Southeastern Pennsylvania, […]

University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Speak

Posted April 1, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., the “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series will continue with a talk by University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Titled “Unexpected Paths: Women in Academic Leadership,” the presentation will take place in Ely Room of Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House. The lecture is sponsored by the […]

Conference at Bryn Mawr: “Cultural Relativism vs. Human Rights: Women’s Global Issues”

Posted March 24, 2009

When does advocating the rights of women abroad become cultural imperialism? When does respect for another culture’s practices cross the line into condoning human-rights abuses? On Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, academics, activists, and development professionals from around the world will gather at Bryn Mawr’s Wyndham Alumnae House to address these issues at […]

Hepburn Center lecture series by scientist/leaders continues Tuesday with Nancy Cantor

Posted February 23, 2009

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Syracuse University President and Chancellor Nancy Cantor will continue the Hepburn Center’s “Celebrating Women Scientists as University Presidents” lecture series. Cantor’s talk, titled “Women as Academic Leaders: Insiders with Outsider Values,” will take place in Wyndham Alumnae House’s Ely Room. It is free and open to the public. […]

Mural Arts Director Jane Golden Awarded Hepburn Medal

Posted February 11, 2009
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Jane Golden and Jane McAuliffe

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, and a host of other luminaries gathered at the National Constitution Center Saturday to honor Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, with the 2009 Katherine Hepburn Medal in recognition of her tireless efforts to build community through public art, engage at-risk youth, beautify the city and work toward social justice.

Filmmakers to screen documentary on struggling actors

Posted February 6, 2009

Director Tony Zierra and producer Elizabeth Yoffe will screen and discuss their new documentary film My Big Break at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library. The event, sponsored by The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Film Studies Program, and the Department of Psychology, is […]

Bryn Mawr Farmerettes in the Woman’s Land Army

Posted January 23, 2009

Journalist Elaine F. Weiss will discuss a little-known facet of the College’s history on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a lecture in Wyndham’s Ely Room. Titled “Bryn Mawr Farmerettes in the Woman’s Land Army,” the lecture will discuss a movement that recruited thousands of women from cities and college campuses to replace male […]

Katharine Hepburn Medal to be awarded to Jane Golden

Posted January 9, 2009

Jane Golden, the director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP), will receive the 2009 Katharine Hepburn Medal, Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director Leslie Rescorla has announced. The medal recognizes women whose lives, work, and contributions embody the intelligence, drive, and independence of the four-time-Oscar-winning actress. The Hepburn Center memorializes Hepburn and her mother, an […]

Altruism and public policy: two lectures by political scientist Deborah Stone

Posted November 10, 2008

Is it government’s role to help those in need? Or does a guarantee of aid sap individuals’ ambition and self-reliance? On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Deborah Stone, a senior fellow at the Demos policy center, research professor of government at Dartmouth College, and author of the new book The Samaritan’s Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor?, will explore aspects of this fundamental public-policy question at two public lectures … Read more »

Princeton President Shirley Tilghman to open lecture series on women, science, and leadership

Posted October 21, 2008

Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, a molecular biologist, will open a lecture series on science and leadership on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wyndham’s Ely Room, with a talk titled “To Boldly Go Where Men Have Gone Before: Women Scientists and Academic Leadership.” Tilghman is the first of four lecturers who, over the […]

Hepburn Fellows Eyakuze, Wood to lead forum on women’s reproductive health at home and abroad

Posted April 3, 2008
Wood photo

Katharine Houghton Hepburn Fellows Cynthia Eyakuze-Di Domenico ’94 and Susan Wood will be the featured speakers at a public forum on women’s reproductive health on Friday, April 11, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Haffner’s Dorothy Vernon Room. A discussion facilitated by a panel of Bryn Mawr students will follow talks by the two Hepburn […]

International Civic Engagement to Be Examined at Conference at Bryn Mawr Next Week

Posted January 24, 2008
photo: Cynthia Eyakuze-DiDomenico

Academics will join international-development, public-health, and human-rights professionals and student volunteers at Bryn Mawr next week to discuss civic engagement on a global scale. “International Civic Engagement: NGO Work in the Global South,” a conference co-sponsored by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Center for International Studies, will take place Thursday and Friday, Jan. […]