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Christian Science Monitor Profiles Nina Olson ’75, who serves as the National Taxpayer Advocate

Posted April 13, 2012

In the article “Tax Day: 1040 Reasons You Should Know Nina Olson,” the Christian Science Monitor takes an in-depth look at this class of 1975 member. From the article: “She pursued a fine-arts degree at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. Her entry point into the world of finance and taxes came as a young artist, […]

On Alumnae Association Trip, Barbara Ruttenburg ’57 Is Quoted in A.P. Article on Toursim in Myanmar

Posted March 29, 2012

This March 22 Associated Press article on increased tourism in Myanmar quotes Barbara Ruttenburg ’57, who was traveling as part of trip sponsored by the Alumnae Association. For more about the Alumnae Association’s travel program, visit its website. From the article: “There are so few places left that haven’t been taken over by McDonald’s and […]

Workshop Features Mix of Classroom Experience and Advice from Alumnae Who Have Found Success in Finance

Posted March 22, 2012

In talking to alumnae in the world of business and finance, as well as students interested in careers in those fields, Bryn Mawr Treasurer John Griffith often heard that what the College needed was some way to expose more students to the basic business concepts, lingo, and real-world “rules of the road” associated with business […]

Bryn Mawr Grads Cited in Philadelphia Inquirer Story on Philly Burger Club

Posted March 15, 2012

The Bryn Mawr public-service ethic in action? According to a young alumna quoted in this story in The Philadelphia Inquirer, “[a] mix of Bryn Mawr grads and ‘Passyunk Avenue people’ in their 20s and 30s” form the core membership of Philadelphia’s Burger Club, which meets monthly to sample the offerings of burger-serving establishments in the Philadelphia […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Prof and Alumna Co-Author Study on Relationships Between Men and Women

Posted March 8, 2012

Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor of Psychology Marc Schulz and Emily Weiss, Ph.D. ’08, are among the authors of a new study that offers fresh insight into the role empathy plays in men’s and women’s satisfaction with their relationships. Where previous studies have focused only on how accurately partners read each others’ emotions, the new […]

Bryn Mawr Student Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 Pens Article About Autism for India Abroad

Posted February 16, 2012

In the latest issue of India Abroad, Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 writes about how Bollywood and the Indian IT industry can change the face of autism in India. Somasundaram has written for the magazine’s “Teenspeak” section since age 12. Her latest article is based on a final paper from her “Autism Spectrum Disorders” class last semester […]

Bryn Mawr Lantern Makes Cameo in Video by Noted Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer Neil Gaiman

Posted February 9, 2012

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 […]

On “Give a Hoot Day,” Students Will Thank Donors Whose Gifts Make a Bryn Mawr Education Possible

Posted February 9, 2012

On Friday, Feb. 10, more than 250 brightly colored signs will appear along Bryn Mawr’s pathways, pop up on dining hall tables, and decorate doorways. Faculty and staff will don owl pins. It’s all part of Bryn Mawr’s fourth annual “Give a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day marks the time in the school year […]

Interviewing Potential Bosses: Bi-College Career-Exploration Days in D.C

Posted February 2, 2012
Photo: Architect of the Capitol

On Jan. 10, a small group of Bi-Co students visited Bryn Mawr and Haverford graduates at four different agencies to get their perspectives on working for the federal government; on Jan. 11, a second group of students made the rounds of four more D.C. offices to learn about careers in public-health policy … Read more »

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Reflect on WPSP Colloquium

Posted January 9, 2012

Countless outstanding and inspirational female public servants were in attendance at the Women in Public Service Project’s colloquium on December 15th, many of whom are graduates of the sister colleges: Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard, and Mount Holyoke. I was lucky to be able to speak and correspond with Bryn Mawr alumnae Inyang Ebong-Harstrup ’82 and Amanda Glendinning ’05 about their impressions and thoughts regarding the content of the colloquium.

Women in Public Service Project: Why the Sister Colleges?

Posted December 20, 2011

Why are the remaining Seven Sisters women’s colleges the right institutions for the State Department to collaborate with on the Women in Public Service Project? Aside from the obvious answer that the student bodies at these institutions are largely female, there is something more to why Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard and Mt. Holyoke colleges were chosen to carry out the project’s vision of “a world in which political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050.”

New Study Finds Graduates of Liberal-Arts Colleges To Be Most Satisfied With Their College Experience

Posted November 17, 2011

When it comes to getting a first job out of college, gaining admission to graduate school, or generally preparing to meet life’s challenges, graduates of residential liberal-arts colleges like Bryn Mawr give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities, according to a new national study. The study, which was […]

Creative Writing Program Reading Series Hosts Panel of Short Story Authors

Posted October 28, 2011

POST UPDATED NOV 3 Five of the most important short-fiction writers working today—Frank O’Connor Award finalist Robin Black and four of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” honorees, Chris Adrian, David Bezmozgis, Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell—discussed the place of the short story in America, as well as their work and influences, at Bryn Mawr […]

Video Project Relating College Major to Career Kicks Off Alumnae Career Services Initiative

Posted October 13, 2011
screenshot of YouTube video

Recognizing that Bryn Mawr’s powerful web of alumnae/i  represents “a critical asset in the lifespan of Bryn Mawrters,” the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association is introducing a career initiative that will offer a wealth of new programming tailored to age and cohort groups. Upcoming Career-Services Webinar a webinar titled “Managing Relationships for Professional Success: You […]

Bryn Mawr’s New Mobile Website Presentation Pioneers Move Toward Responsive-Design Approach for Higher Ed Sites

Posted October 6, 2011
Smartphone screen with lantern icon

Have you visited the Bryn Mawr website on a smartphone lately? If it has been a few weeks since you tried it, you might give it another shot—you’re likely to find the experience much improved. Bryn Mawr’s new mobile style, more flexible than an app and less restricted in the information it offers, is a step toward an emerging, “future-friendly” strategy known as responsive web design.

Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4, and Nov. 15

Posted October 6, 2011

As was mentioned in President Jane McAuliffe’s welcome letter to the community in August, a number of groups, committees and task forces have been engaged in various efforts to identify potential themes and objectives for the future direction of the College and our forthcoming capital campaign. Now that many of those groups (including the Committee […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Working in Finance Network at Reception in New York This Summer

Posted September 1, 2011
young alumnae pose with CFO John Griffith

It was one of the summer’s hottest days, the temperature topping 100 degrees. But on the rooftop bar at Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, the atmosphere was cool and hip. On July 21, more than 60 Bryn Mawr alumnae/i working in finance gathered together for a reception/networking event hosted by members […]

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Named “Geek of the Week” by GeekWire

Posted August 5, 2011
Photo courtesy of GeekWire

Julia Ferraioli ’07 was named “Geek of the Week” by the website GeekWire. “Geekiness to me means loving the details of … anything! You can be a music geek who loves music theory, or software geek who wants to know exactly how your robot can run on top of Python. If you love digging into , then you’re a geek,” Ferraioli told GeekWire.

NASA Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 to Open Summer Series of Lectures by Prominent Women in Science

Posted June 23, 2011

Astrophysicist Alice K. Harding ’73 of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will open the 2011 Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Harding’s talk, titled “Uncovering the Secrets of Pulsars,” will explore new discoveries made possible by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space […]

Scholarship Initiative Tops $5 Million, Quadrupling Goal

Posted June 17, 2011

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative has exceeded all expectations by raising $5.3 million, more than four times the $1.25 million goal. The Board of Trustees launched this fundraising effort to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary and meet students’ growing need for financial aid.

Reunion 2011: Photos of a Record-Breaking Weekend

Posted June 9, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association welcomed a record 1,128 guests to campus May 27-29. Graduating classes of years ending in the digits 1 and 6 – the oldest from the Class of 1941 and the youngest from the Class of 2006 — were joined by 223 GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumnae to […]

Class of 2011 Breaks Records for Both Participation and Amount of Senior Gift

Posted May 19, 2011
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe with Senior Class Co-presidents Sam Salazar and Lindsey Turr during the presentation of the senior gift at the Commencement Convocation

The Class of 2011 delivered a record-breaking senior gift to the Bryn Mawr College Annual Fund this year. More than 260 students, representing 84 percent of the Class of 2011, made their first gifts to the College, raising more than $5,700.

At New York Gala, President Announces Scholarship Initiative’s Stunning Success

Posted May 5, 2011
photo of gala

Four hundred alumnae/i, parents, staff, and friends of Bryn Mawr College celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the 125th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27.  The fundraising gala attracted Bryn Mawrters of all generations, from the Class of 1943 to the Class of 2011, […]

Changes to Bryn Mawr Board Announced at April Trustees Meeting

Posted May 5, 2011

At the April board of trustees meeting, the last chaired by Sally Zeckhauser ’64, Bryn Mawr’s board of trustees elected two new members, appointed several special representatives, and named Zeckhauser and two other long-standing members emeriti trustees. Newly elected to the board are Amy Loftus ’90 and Irving Yoskowitz. Loftus is a managing partner at […]

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011
photo of Lori Felton

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 […]

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92 Carries on a Bryn Mawr Tradition: Excellent Teaching in Mathematics

Posted April 6, 2011
photo of Zvezdelina Stankova by Laura McHugh (for the Mathematical Association of America)

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92, a professor of mathematics at Mills College and the University of California, Berkeley, was one of three university math teachers to receive the 2011 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award. Read more »

Fall 2011 360° Explores the History, Science and Practice of Meditation and Other Mindful Practices

Posted March 31, 2011
photo of meditating Buddha sculpture

This fall a group of faculty and students will contemplate contemplation in a 360° course cluster that  explores the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. “360°: Contemplative Traditions” comprises three classes plus an independent study (a fourth course) that share an interest in contemplative or mindfulness traditions and practice. The courses […]

Arlene Joy Gibson ’65 Named Chair of Bryn Mawr’s Board of Trustees

Posted February 24, 2011

Arlene Gibson ’65 was unanimously named to succeed Sally Zeckhauser ’64 as the chair of Bryn Mawr College’s board of trustees at the board’s Feb. 12 meeting. Gibson will assume the chair on July 1. She has been a member of the board of trustees since 1999 and currently serves as vice chair of the […]

Students Thank 1,000 New Donors on “Give a Hoot Day”

Posted February 17, 2011

On this year’s “Give a Hoot Day,” students signed 1,000 thank you cards to send to new donors—doubling last year’s effort. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Give a Hoot Day symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the […]

CARE CEO Helene Gayle Accepts 2011 Hepburn Medal: Video

Posted February 17, 2011

More than 200 guests filled the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building on Saturday, Feb. 12, as 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 […]

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 […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

Bryn Mawr Professor, Students to be Interviewed on WHYY Monday

Posted February 4, 2011

Associate Professor of Political Science Marissa Martino Golden ’84 will be interviewed, along with two of her students, on WHYY Radio’s Voices in the Family on Monday, Feb. 7. The show airs at noon. The first half of the show will be devoted to an interview with Stephanie Coontz, the author of a much-discussed new […]

Susan Rotroff ’68 Wins Top Archaeology Award, Joining a Long List of Bryn Mawr Grads So Honored

Posted February 3, 2011
photo of Susan Rotroff

For the second year in a row, a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 was awarded the medal at the Institute’s annual meeting in January. Rotroff is the […]

Exhibition Features Objects Collected by Arctic Anthropologist Frederica de Laguna

Posted January 27, 2011
photo of tupilaq monster carved of ivory

A special exhibition tells the story of professor Frederica de Laguna’s groundbreaking work as an archaeologist and ethnographer in the arctic

College Hosts Hundreds During Activities-Packed Family Weekend

Posted November 11, 2010

More than 500 friends and family members of Bryn Mawr students joined Bryn Mawr alumnae and faculty and staff on campus last weekend for the most well-attended Family Weekend the College has ever held. The weekend featured student performances; on-campus painting of the College’s 125th mural; alumnae field hockey, soccer, and basketball games; and much […]

“Bryn Mawr in the World” Map Adds Alumnae/i

Posted November 4, 2010

Just as students come to Bryn Mawr from across the globe, the College’s graduates live and work in countries throughout the world.  Launched today, a new feature of  of our online “Bryn Mawr in the World” map illustrates the global reach of Bryn Mawr alumnae by highlighting a selection of individuals who live outside the […]

Experts to Discuss Role of New Media in Midterm Elections

Posted November 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s New Media Project will sponsor a panel discussion titled  “New Media in the 2010 Election: What the Hell Just Happened Here?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 300 of Dalton Hall. “The 2010 midterm election has revealed the growing role of new media (the Internet, social-networking technologies) in our […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Coombe Suite Offers Space for Viewing, Study of Art and Historical Collections

Posted November 2, 2010
Alumnae and students chat at the opening of the Coombe Suite

the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite provides new spaces for the exhibition and study of the College’s collections of art and historical collections … Read more »

President-Elect of the Association of International Education Administrators To Join Bryn Mawr as Senior Advisor for International Initiatives

Posted October 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr alumna Susan Sutton ’69 will be returning to the College in January as a special consultant. She will serve as the College’s Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe today.

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Many Fields

Posted October 14, 2010

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2010-2011 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

Symposium and Reception to Honor Retiring Art Historian, Former GSAS Dean Dale Kinney

Posted September 30, 2010
photo of Dale kinney

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Dale Kinney will be honored by current and former students from around the country—including Alicia Walker ’94, who will take Kinney’s place on the history of art faculty next year—at a daylong symposium in Wyndham’s Ely Room. As the seminar draws to a close, […]

A Remarkable, Architectural Cake, in Pictures and Video

Posted September 23, 2010

Hungry celebrants crowded Merion Green at just after noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, to see the presentation of Bryn Mawr College’s birthday cake. The confection was a replica of Bryn Mawr’s iconic Thomas Hall … Read more »

BMC in the Media: A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World

Posted September 22, 2010

Under the headline “A Woman’s College that Wants to Change the World,” The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae and Students Get Together for an Evening of Networking

Posted September 16, 2010

As part of the Alumnae Volunteer Summit on Saturday, Sept. 11, nearly 125 Bryn Mawr students had the opportunity to connect with nearly 50 alumnae at a Conversations on Careers Dinner in Thomas Great Hall. The career networking event was co-sponsored by the Alumnae Association and the Career Development Office. Alumnae at the event  work […]

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Series Celebrates College’s 125th Anniversary

Posted September 16, 2010
Rock School poster -- image of child with pink mohawk haircut

The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, founded by Bryn Mawr alumna and former trustee Juliet Goodfriend ’63, will celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary with a film series highlighting the accomplishments of Bryn Mawr alumnae. Three of the screenings will be introduced by the Bryn Mawr alumnae who played roles in producing, writing, and/or directing the film […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty Featured In WHYY Segment on the Headlong Performance Institute

Posted August 11, 2010

Lucy Edwards ’08 and Lecturer in Dance David Brick are interviewed in this segment of WHYY’s Friday Arts Special College Edition about the Headlong Performance Institute. HPI is a unique semester-away program that offers an intensive performance curriculum shaped by liberal-arts values. Participants in HPI earn academic credit through Bryn Mawr. HPI faculty members include […]

Legendary Professor of Greek Mabel Lang Dies at 92

Posted July 23, 2010
photo of Mabel Lang -- thumbnail size

Professor Emeritus of Greek Mabel Lang, a celebrated classical scholar and a Bryn Mawr icon for generations of students, died at home in Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, July 21. Lang served on the Bryn Mawr faculty for 45 years, publishing 12 books and more than 50 articles; she taught introductory Greek to almost 1,000 students … Read more »

Bryn Mawr President Tweets from the Bike Trail

Posted July 8, 2010
photo of Jane McAuliffe on bicycle

As Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe bicycles through Vermont’s Champlain Valley with a group of alumnae/i, her trusty iPhone is never far from her side. She’s putting it to good use: posting photos and brief updates from the trail via Twitter. Using the Bryn Mawr Twitter account and the hashtag #bmcpres, McAuliffe has been […]

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