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Bryn Mawr Students Tackle Heavy Subject: Weightlifting

Posted December 10, 2014

Bryn Mawr is a place where women grow stronger in their academic abilities and strengthen their knowledge both of a field of study and of the world. But for Monica Nelson ’14 and Bryce Lewis ’16, Bryn Mawr has also been a place where they’ve been able to experience a more tangible growth and strengthening […]

Owls Swim Long Island Sound for Charity

Posted August 5, 2014

On August 2, five members of the Bryn Mawr swim team took the plunge in the 27th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation to raise money for cancer prevention, education, and assistance programs. The team—Ruth Logan ’14, Phoebe Jordan ’15, Rebecca Craig ’16, Angela Mastrianni ’16, and coach […]

Owls Care Blog Chronicles Community Service

Posted May 9, 2013

Owls Care, the community service initiative of the Bryn Mawr College Athletics Department, recently launched a blog to chronicle the efforts of each team to support local charitable organizations and causes. The blog is edited by field hockey player Maddy Beckmann ’15 and field hockey and basketball player Holly Constants ’15 with the cooperation of […]

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America Schedule

Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

The Year in Review: 2012

Posted January 17, 2013

Click to view the 2012 Year in Review slideshow. As the spring semester gets underway, we take our annual look back at the year that was. Faculty News Fellowships. Prestigious fellowships included a Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a Guggenheim to History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman, and two […]

Bryn Mawr Among the Schools Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Colleges with a Swim Requirement

Posted November 29, 2012

Bryn Mawr Aquatics Director Nikki Whitlock is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article on the handful of colleges and universities that still require students to pass a swim test or take a swimming class. At Bryn Mawr, students have the option of passing the swim test or, if they’re unable to pass the test, […]

Extraordinary Gift by Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and Howard Levine Reinvigorates Bryn Mawr’s Art Collection

Posted September 6, 2012
Howard Levine & Brian Wallace, curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts, in the Levines’ home gallery before the collection’s move

This summer, Jacqueline Koldin Levine ’46 and her husband, Howard Levine, have reinvigorated Bryn Mawr’s extensive collection of works on paper thanks to an extraordinarily generous gift of nearly 500 pieces. “Over the course of 20 years, Jacqueline and Howard have assembled an unparalleled collection of works by 19th and 20th century artists,” says Brian […]

Athletics Unveils New Website Design

Posted September 6, 2012
Image of Athletics Website

Athletic department officials at Bryn Mawr College unveiled a brand new online home for Owl Athletics just in time for the start of the 2012-2013 athletic year. “The newly designed site will enable us to connect more effectively with prospective student-athletes, parents, alumnae, and members of the Bryn Mawr community, and will enhance our efforts […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
woman at posium with 125th-anniversary banner

As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crew Plans New Addition to Fleet of Racing Shells

Posted October 21, 2010
Members of Bryn Mawr

The Bryn Mawr College Rowing Team will soon be purchasing a new racing shell, Coach Carol Bower has announced. The boat will be an “eight,” meaning that it holds eight rowers plus one coxswain (the navigator). The new shell will be the first Vespoli to join the College’s fleet, which currently contains only boats made […]

Ray Tharan Memorial Fund Honors Longtime Athletic Department Staffer

Posted March 9, 2010

A new fund has been established in honor of the late Associate Director of Athletics Ray Tharan, who died last fall after 26 years of service to the Bryn Mawr Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Wellness Kathleen Tierney, joined by her predecessors Amy Campbell (1999-2006) and Jen Shillingford […]

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

Owls Tip Off Basketball Season with “Fight for a Cure” Tournament

Posted November 19, 2009
Senior Co-Captain Shanika Bridges-King

The Bryn Mawr basketball team’s 2009-10 season will get underway with a home game against Rosemont on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. as part of a weekend tournament with local rivals Immaculata and Penn State-Abington.

Bern Schwartz Gym to Close for Renovation Nov. 23, Temporary Fitness Center to be Set Up in Rhoads Hall

Posted November 2, 2009

The $7.5 million dollar renovation of Bern Schwartz Gymnasium, dubbed the Smart Women, Strong Women initiative, will soon be in full swing, and as of Monday, Nov. 23, the fitness center will be closed. The pool will be closed for all recreational swimming Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. The former Rhoads Hall dining space […]

Gym Renovations to Create More Inviting Fitness Center and Improved Training Facilities

Posted September 22, 2009
Image Courtesy Buell Kratzer Powell

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»

Childhood Questions Prompt a Cities Major’s Summer Research in Ghana

Posted August 27, 2009

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower honored by Yale

Posted April 20, 2009

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 […]

Q&A: Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower

Posted September 9, 2008

After the U.S. women’s eight rowing team won its first Olympic gold medal in 24 years at this year’s games, team coxswain Mary Whipple said, “This is for the 1984 girls.” One of those “girls” was Bryn Mawr rowing coach Carol Bower, who recently took a few minutes to talk about competing in the Olympics […]

Hepburn Center appoints new fellows, announces plans for fall semester

Posted September 5, 2008

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will be welcoming three Hepburn Fellows to campus this year: Amy Murphy, managing director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company; Maya Ajmera ’89, founder and president of the Global Fund for Children; and Ana María López, ’82, associate dean for outreach and multicultural affairs, associate professor of clinical medicine and pathology, […]

Athletics and fitness facilities and programs to be enhanced; $1 million gift launches $15 million fundraising effort

Posted September 4, 2008

President Jane McAuliffe has announced a $1 million pledge from Ruth “Tulsa” Kaiser Nelson ’58 to inaugurate fundraising for “Smart Women, Strong Women,” a $15 million project to enhance athletics, fitness, and recreation facilities and programs. “Tulsa’s deep and abiding love for Bryn Mawr shines through in this magnificent commitment. She wants the College to […]

Soil science in wine country: probing the mystery of terroir

Posted August 14, 2008

For centuries wine makers have understood the importance of terroir—or the combination of soil, climate, and geography that gives the grapes of particular regions their distinct qualities—in making great wine. But there remains to this day a great deal of controversy as to just what terroir really means and what environmental factors make the difference […]

Temple’s 2008 Coach of the Year to lead Bryn Mawr Tennis

Posted July 14, 2008

From the Bryn Mawr College Athletics Department — Jill Breslin, formerly of Temple University, has been named Bryn Mawr’s new tennis coach, Athletic Director Kathy Tierney has announced. “Jill has an extensive and varied background in tennis. She is an outstanding teacher and motivator and I am confident that our scholar-athletes will benefit greatly from […]

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Posted January 17, 2008
photo: Ashley Dawkins

As the fall season wound to a close, several Owls scored points and earned honors. A brief recap: Cross Country The year was capped off with a 21st place finish at the NCAA Division III Regional race. Junior Katie Weng led the Owls with her 41st finish out of 249 runners. Giovanna Hayward ’08, Julia […]

Owls Defeat Rival Haverford in Hoops Overtime

Posted January 17, 2008

The Owls picked up their first Centennial Conference win of the season with a 54-47 overtime victory over rival Haverford Tuesday night in Schwartz Gymnasium. Leading the way for Bryn Mawr was junior co-captain Jessica Allen with her game-high of 29 points and team-high 12 rebounds. In addition to Allen’s sixth double-double of the season, […]