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Piper Martz ’16 Goes from Doing Research in Bolivia to Representing the U.S. at the World Expo in Milan, Italy

Posted March 10, 2015
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Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten-free grain-like food which just a few years ago was relatively unknown outside of old-school health-food stores and the regions of South America where it’s harvested. But now quinoa can be found everywhere from the fanciest restaurants to family picnics. While many have come to enjoy quinoa’s distinctive nutty taste, chances […]

“Lighting the Way” Event Highlights Campus Sustainability Efforts

Posted January 31, 2013

The Sustainability Leadership Group celebrated the one-year anniversary of the LED light bulbs in the Thomas Great Hall chandelier on Tuesday. Since being installed, the lights have not yet required changing. The “Lighting the Way” celebration, co-hosted by the Noyce Math and Science Teacher Scholarship program, featured a talk by David Shiller, an environmental activist […]

Bryn Mawr Environmental Historian’s Book Named a Top Pick for 2012 by History News Network

Posted December 13, 2012
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A new book by Ellen Stroud, who is an associate professor in Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department and the director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been named one of the top five history books of 2012 by the History News Network. Stroud’s book, Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the […]

Solar Panels Installed on Cambrian Row

Posted November 15, 2012
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As part of the Bryn Mawr’s ongoing environmental sustainability efforts, the College installed its first set of solar panels in the garden behind Cambrian Row on Monday. These panels, one large panel and two smaller ones, will be used to offset power consumed by emergency lighting and other backup systems in all of the buildings […]

Economics Professor David Ross Testifies Before Philadelphia City Council in Support of Clean Air Act

Posted July 24, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Economics Professor David Ross recently spoke at a “citizens’ hearing” in Philadelphia’s City Council Chamber in support of a recently adopted resolution in support of the Clean Air Act. Professor Ross’ Statement to Philadelphia City Council Ross spoke specifically about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon standard for new power plants. “From an […]

Collaborative Effort to Measure Food Waste Moves BMC One Step Closer to Composting

Posted May 17, 2012
Daniele Arad-Neeman and Karen Leitner sponsored a Plenary resolution supporting the composting of food waste

Letting nature take its course sometimes requires a surprising level of effort. Bryn Mawr College produces a substantial quantity of food waste, and composting it—allowing natural processes to transform it into nourishment for growing plants—has long been an appealing prospect to environmentally conscious members of the college community. Last year, a group of students investigated […]

As Earth Day Approaches, Campus Community Reports on a Multitude of Greening Efforts

Posted April 19, 2012
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Bryn Mawr has much to celebrate on Earth Day this Sunday, according to the College’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Group. The ESLG, chaired by Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and composed of representatives from the faculty, the student body, the president’s office and several key offices on campus, was formed to help implement the Climate Action […]

Sustainability 360° Offers Opportunity for Community Outreach Through Praxis

Posted March 15, 2012

When Bryn Mawr faculty members Victor Donnay, Carola Hein, and Jody Cohen began planning the 360° course cluster “Perspectives on Sustainability,” they knew they had a topic that was perfect for the multidisciplinary approach of the 360° program. Given that sustainability is a global problem that often requires local solutions, it also struck the faculty […]

360° for Fall 2012 Looks at the Global Impact of Oil

Posted March 15, 2012
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One of three newly designed 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012 examines the global impact of oil on the modern city and the world’s socioeconomic networks. “Transforming the Legacy of Oil” combines courses from Growth and Structure of Cities, Economics, and History to assess how oil has affected our built environment as well as local and global economies … Read more»

Sustainability Lecture Series Offers Community a Sample of the Bryn Mawr 360° Experience

Posted February 16, 2012
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A series of public lectures and workshops offered in conjunction with the 360°: Perspectives in Sustainability course cluster will give the wider community an opportunity “to share the excitement of the 360° program that faculty and students experience in the classroom,” says Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, who teaches one of the three courses that […]

Cities Professor Travels to Brazil to Develop New Course in Environmental Studies

Posted August 26, 2010
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Brazil, by far the largest country in Latin America in terms of both area and population (191 million people),  is nevertheless poorly represented in many Latin American studies curricula in the United States, says Gary McDonogh, the coordinator of Bryn Mawr’s program in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures. McDonogh, a professor in […]