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Google Doodle Calls Attention to Emmy Noether on 133rd Anniversary of Her Birth

Posted March 26, 2015

Former Bryn Mawr faculty member Emmy Noether was the subject of the March 23 Google Doodle. Upon her passing in 1935, Albert Einstein wrote to  The New York Times that Emmy Noether was “the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.” From a March 2012 New York […]

Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

Posted October 23, 2014
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Climate change and the chaotic properties of dynamic systems. Sounds pretty imposing huh? Ok, how about instead of that, we talk a little bit about the game of billiards? That was the idea Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay came up with several years ago as he tried to create a lesson in which he could […]

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević Receives NSA Grant

Posted September 11, 2014

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević has received a Young Investigator Grant from the National Security Agency’s Mathematical Sciences Program.  This award is available to promising investigators within ten years after receiving the Ph.D. Milićević’s proposal is titled “Arithmetic Manifolds, L-Functions, and Analysis” From the Project Summary: “This research project centers around two principal themes, that […]

Angela Allard ’14 Blends Cultural Awareness with Public Health Studies in Ghana

Posted October 3, 2013
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By Ivy Gray-Klein ‘14 Angela Allard ’14 spent this past summer volunteering for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit health organization devoted to empowering global clinics with a focus on eye health and preventing blindness. Stationed in Ghana, Allard facilitated check-ups and provided educational health talks. “I literally spanned the whole country,” said Allard. “I went […]

Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Now Offers Master’s Opportunity

Posted February 21, 2013
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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program continues to grow, introducing a new component in which Bi-Co undergrads can attend one year at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a master’s degree in education. Students can use their Noyce scholarship to pay the additional one-year tuition to complete the degree.

BMC Noyce Scholars Talk About Teaching Experiences

Posted February 21, 2013

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. At the end of this academic year, the first three Bryn Mawr Noyce scholars will graduate. Did you have a favorite […]

Students Use Math to Make Bryn Mawr and Surrounding Community Greener

Posted January 16, 2013
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Bryn Mawr students, faculty members and administrators, as well as representatives from Lower Merion Township (home of the College), gathered in a Park Science building lecture hall at the end of last semester to hear presentations from senior math majors who spent the fall semester looking at the numbers behind several possible environmental initiatives. Three […]

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 […]

Yashaswini Singh ’13 Speaks at Women in Public Service Project Conference

Posted September 20, 2012
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Yashaswini Singh ’13 will be speaking at “A Global Conversation: Women Leaders Responding to the United Nations General Assembly,” hosted by the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and the U.N. General Assembly. On Monday, Sept. 24, the conference can be seen streaming live beginning at 6:20 p.m. EST. Singh will speak about the importance of […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics Wins Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society

Posted April 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics has been awarded the American Mathematical Society (AMS) annual award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, announced the organization yesterday. “The Bryn Mawr mathematics department has a long history of encouraging women to pursue careers in mathematics. By cultivating a special atmosphere—fun-loving yet serious, supportive yet […]

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 […]

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 […]