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Anthropologist, Sociologist, and Physician Didier Fassin Discusses “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr College on April 22

Posted April 10, 2014

At Bryn Mawr, we often talk about how a liberal arts education prepares students to tackle the complex, interdisciplinary questions of the world. Anthropologist, sociologist, and physician Didier Fassin, who will give a lecture titled “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Dalton 300, provides […]

Environmental Historian Ellen Stroud Quoted in Time Cover Story on Wildlife Management

Posted December 5, 2013

Associate Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities and the Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris, M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies Ellen Stroud is quoted in the December 9 Time magazine cover story “America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd” (available online to subscribers only). An environmental historian, Stroud is the author […]

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud Receives ACLS Fellowship

Posted May 16, 2013

Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor Ellen Stroud was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential […]

Students and Faculty Prepare for 360° Trip to Hamburg with Help from Fulbright Fellow

Posted April 25, 2013
Fulbright Fellow Patricia Roth

In a few weeks, students in “Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia, and Beyond,” one of three current 360° course clusters, will finish their semester by traveling to the North German port city in the course title. While past 360°s have included travel components, “Space and Identity” marks the first […]

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

Posted December 13, 2012

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 […]

New 360° Offers Students Chance to Travel to Hamburg, Germany, as they Examine “Space and Identity”

Posted October 25, 2012

“Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic, and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia and Beyond,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Spring 2013, examines issues of the self and society as they relate to the built environment, social upheaval, and migration. “Space and Identity” includes the courses Spaces of Identity: Architecture and Urban Planning […]

Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference

Posted October 18, 2012
Photo of some of the Gray Fellows

Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]

International Summer School Brings Bryn Mawr Students Together with Peers from Around the World

Posted September 6, 2012
Bryn Mawr students at a Confucian temple in Tianjin. Photo courtesy of Gary McDonogh

This summer, Bryn Mawr participated in a first-of-its-kind, five-week program that brought together on one campus in China students and faculty from around the world to take a cross-national look at a particular topic. Four students from Bryn Mawr and Growth and Structure of Cities Professor Gary McDonogh joined 30 students from Haverford, Nanyang Technical […]

Wanda Lee ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted May 10, 2012

This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Growth and Structure of Cities major Wanda Lee. As a senior, Lee probably welcomed the background noise in this video: it was made by the construction crew that was erecting the tent on Merion Green where her graduation ceremony will be held this weekend!

Amani Chowdhury ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 15, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” presents Amani Chowdhury ’14, who is leaning toward a biology major with a minor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department. She recalls a memorable lab assignment that led to a surprising revelation about the locker room at Bern Schwartz Gymnasium.

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 […]

BMC to Host Conference on Japanese Cities in Global Context in Late February

Posted February 16, 2012
See Conference poster

An interdisciplinary conference and workshop focused on Japanese cities in international perspective will feature a series of panels and a workshop presented by academics from across the globe at Bryn Mawr College in late February. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in Carpenter Library Room 21, the “Japanese Cities in Global Context” symposium […]

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

Posted February 16, 2012

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
Free University of the Environment, Curitiba, Brazil

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 […]