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Musician Gillian Grassie ’09 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted March 27, 2009
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Ask your average record-company executive about the market for a pop musician who plays the harp, and a blank stare is probably as much enthusiasm as you can expect. Luckily for singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie ’09, musicians are no longer dependent on record-company executives to introduce them to their audiences. During her years at Bryn Mawr, […]

Senior Jackie Lang Wins Coveted Churchill Scholarship

Posted March 11, 2009
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Mathematics major Jackie Lang ’09 is one of just 14 American students who have been chosen to spend next year at the University of Cambridge as Churchill Scholars. The scholarships, awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Foundation, fund tuition and fees as well as living and travel expenses. Selection criteria include exceptional academic achievement; a […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Marc Ross wins book award from International Studies Association

Posted March 5, 2009
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At the 2009 International Studies Association’s annual convention this February, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science Marc Ross received the Best Book Award from the Association’s Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section. The award-winning book, Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, is part of a series titled Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics published by Cambridge […]

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe Elected to Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 20, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, the nation’s preeminent nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs. “As a scholar dedicated to fostering intercultural understanding and the president of a college committed to promoting quality higher education globally, I am very pleased to be joining the Council,” […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted February 17, 2009

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Bryn Mawr recently with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three Pennsylvania schools (the University of Pennsylvania and Waynesburg University are the others) and 83 schools nationwide […]

Mural Arts Director Jane Golden Awarded Hepburn Medal

Posted February 11, 2009
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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.

Two Bryn Mawr alumnae named top cancer fighters

Posted January 22, 2009

Last fall, the American Cancer Society bestowed its highest award, the ACS Medal of Honor, on four Americans. The two scientists in the group—Berkeley National Laboratory’s Mina Jahan Bissell and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Susan Band Horwitz—are both undergraduate alumnae of Bryn Mawr. Read more »

Academic awards announced on May Day

Posted May 13, 2008

At May Day Convocation on Sunday, May 4, President Nancy J. Vickers announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The list of more than 50 awards and scholarships includes honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards follows. Fulbright […]

Paula Mans ‘08 wins Fulbright for study in Brazil

Posted April 24, 2008
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As the daughter of a World Bank official, Paula Mans was accustomed to living abroad. For three years of her early childhood, her family lived in Tanzania; they spent her junior year in high school in Mozambique while she attended a private school in nearby Swaziland. She spent a semester of her junior year in […]

NSF Awards Grant to Bryn Mawr and Spelman To Increase Number of Women in Mathematics

Posted January 24, 2008
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The National Science Foundation recently announced that it will invest a further $1.1 million in EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), a program founded and led by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes and Spelman College Professor of Mathematics Sylvia Bozeman. EDGE is designed to encourage women, especially women from underrepresented groups, to complete […]

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