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Students Present at American Chemical Society Conference

Posted June 30, 2015
Alexandra Nagelski ’17 and Shengjia Zhu ’16

Bryn Mawr Students Shengjia Zhu ’16 and Alexandra Nagelski ’17 recently attended the 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Ithaca, New York, where they presented a poster presentation titled: “Molybdenum Pyranopterin Dithiolene Complexes: Modeling the Molybdenum Cofactor.” The students conduct their research in the lab of Chemistry Professor Sharon J. Nieter […]

Bryn Mawr President Among Speakers at STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Posted June 22, 2015
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Though jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are on the rise nationwide, women, Latinos, and African-Americans remain underrepresented in the STEM labor pool. To help examine this issue, U.S. News & World Report will bring together leaders in education, industry and policy for the fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, taking place Monday, […]

President Cassidy Represents Bryn Mawr at Online Learning Conference

Posted April 23, 2015

President Kim Cassidy recently joined a number of other education leaders for “Online Learning: Shaping the Future of Higher Education On and Off Campus.” Held on the MIT campus and cohosted by MIT and Harvard University, the summit focused on the opportunities and challenges arising during this exciting time of change to the established models […]

Brn Mwr Hosts International Lipogrammatics Conference

Posted April 1, 2014

To mark Brn Mwr’s name change, lipogrammatic scholars from around the world will gather at the College on Thursday, April 17, for “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.” Conference sessions will include: The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality? Beyond Ablautics: Whither Language in the Post-Voweletic Context Dsfnctnl Functions: It’s Still Math There will also […]

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

Interim President Cassidy Attends White House Summit on Increasing College Access and Completion Rates for Low-Income Students

Posted January 16, 2014
white house

Bryn Mawr College Interim President Kim Cassidy joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and an invited group of approximately 150 higher education, government, philanthropic, and business leaders today for a White House summit on increasing college access and completion rates for students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.  Bryn Mawr was invited […]

Students Present Research at Summer Science Poster Session

Posted October 3, 2013

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last month, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Bryn Mawr College Community Comes Together to Host 2013 WPSP Institute

Posted July 25, 2013

In hosting the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013, Bryn Mawr College drew on members from every part of its community – faculty, staff, students, and alumnae – to make the gathering a memorable and invaluable experience for the 43 delegates who participated in the Institute. Planning for the Institute began more than […]

Delegates Join the Women in Public Service Project Network as 2013 Institute Comes to Close

Posted July 25, 2013
Hillary WPSP

“Know that you are not leaving alone. You are all now traveling together. You are leaving here with a network,” former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer told the 43 delegates attending The Women in Public Service Project Institute 2013: Peacebuilding and Development in her closing remarks for the Institute last Friday. Verveer, […]

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Speak at Bryn Mawr on July 9 as Part of Women in Public Service Project Institute

Posted June 24, 2013
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries as part of the two-week Women in Public Service Project Institute being held at and organized by Bryn Mawr College from July 7-19. Clinton, who launched the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) as Secretary of State in 2011, is […]

Prominent Speakers Confirmed for Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College

Posted April 11, 2013
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Several prominent speakers have been confirmed for The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College happening this summer. Confirmed speakers include Alice Rivlin ’52, founding director, Congressional Budget Office; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, Women’s World Banking, and Angela Kane ’70, high representative for disarmament affairs, United Nations. The Institute is a […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Leaders For International Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets

Posted January 31, 2013

Bryn Mawr president Jane McAuliffe was among a select group of governmental, corporate, non-profit, and academic leaders to attend this year’s Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) at the University of Oxford Green Templeton College earlier this month. Participants are invited in light of their stature, diverse knowledge and experience, and capacity to influence policies and practices […]

Symposium Looks Beyond the Legacy of Oil

Posted January 31, 2013

Students in the 360° Course Cluster “The Transforming Legacy of Oil”  organized a symposium on Jan. 18, featuring a multi-disciplinary lineup of professionals discussing the impact of oil. The symposium, titled “Flourishing Beyond the Legacy of Oil,” opened with remarks by Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein. Student-moderated sessions focused on the […]

Hundreds Gather at Goodhart to Discuss “Next Wave” of Women’s Advancement

Posted December 6, 2012

A diverse audience of students, academics, and individuals from the private and nonprofit sectors filled Goodhart Hall Tuesday for a one-day colloquium titled, “The Next Wave: Disruption, Transition, and a New Global Era For Women’s Advancement.” Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe opened the colloquium with an examination of the event’s title, which refers broadly to […]

Bryn Mawr to Host WPSP Summer Institute, Registration Now Open

Posted December 6, 2012

The application process for the Women in Public Service Program Summer Institute, held July 7-19 at Bryn Mawr College, is now open. This two-week  program is organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by the College, the U.S. State Department, and the Wilson Center as part of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). One of […]

A Wave of Questions

Posted December 6, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Jomaira Salas ’13 was among the Bryn Mawr students who attended The Next Wave colloquium. In her keynote address Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO of Women’s World Banking, spoke about our duty to ask important questions. After she talked about women being “good business,” given the fact that they […]

Conference Motivates Bryn Mawr Senior To “Not Just Ride the Wave but Influence its Ebb and Flow”

Posted December 6, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Amanda Kennedy ’13 was among the Bryn Mawr students who attended The Next Wave colloquium. For me, attending conferences at Bryn Mawr College always seems to activate a call to action. I attended Bryn Mawr College’s 125th Anniversary Conference, “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context”, held in […]

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 […]

Remarks by Yashaswini Singh ’13 at Women in Public Service Project Conference Now Online

Posted September 27, 2012
Student participants, from left to right: Kristie Hernandez, Scripps College; Dahna Black, Smith College; Yashaswini Singh, Bryn Mawr College; Olivia Low, Barnard College; Natalia Alvarez Diaz, Mount Holyoke College; Melda Salhab, Wellesley College; Ava Anderson, Mills College; and Claudia Garcia, Mount St. Mary

Singh spoke about the importance of equal access to economic resources for women around the world and was one of eight students from women’s colleges across the country to speak on the panel, which was held at Barnard College.

Bryn Mawr President Leads Seminars That Help Prepare Newly-Appointed College and University Leaders

Posted July 26, 2012
Jane McAuliffe

Four years ago Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe attended the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents just after taking the reins at Bryn Mawr.

This month she returned to the seminar to lead a session on how presidents cope with the vast diversity of their internal and external responsibilities.

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Higher-Ed Leaders for Transatlantic Dialogue

Posted July 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the select few college and university leaders asked to participate in the 13th Transatlantic Dialogue, which was held in Salzburg, Austria, July 4-7. Related News: Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Addresses Delegates at the Women in Public Service Summer Institute

Posted June 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Sarah Theobald ’12 is attending the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute. She sent back this report on the opening remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On June 11th, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the forty-nine delegates to the first annual Women in Public Service […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Take Part in Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 7, 2012

UPDATED JUNE 8: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give opening remarks at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Watch streaming video of the speech here. The inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute begins next week at Wellesley College. Bryn Mawr College is a founding partner of the WPSP […]

Educators Gather at Bryn Mawr to Discuss Courses That Blend Online Learning and the Traditional Classroom

Posted May 17, 2012

More than 80 representatives from 31 educational institutions gathered on campus earlier this month to reflect on a year-long experiment Bryn Mawr College led on the use of blended learning in a liberal-arts environment. Last spring, Bryn Mawr received a $250,000 grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative, to introduce open-source courseware modules into […]

Tri-Co Hosts Second Annual Digital Humanities Symposium March 29-30

Posted March 22, 2012

Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swathmore Colleges have organized the second-annual “Re: Humanities” symposium, which will take place March 29-30 at Swarthmore College. The “Re: Humanities” symposiums offer a unique outlet for undergraduates from throughout the country to present their original digital-humanities research. “Re: Humanities ’12″ will include a wide array of presentations from […]

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

Posted February 16, 2012
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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 […]

McAuliffe Joins Panel Discussion on Globalization and Higher Education at Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 16, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe joined several other college and university presidents and foreign-relations experts at a “Working Group on Global Issues” meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations. The semiannual meeting is sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and held at the Council on […]

Women’s Self-Confidence: The Obstacle to Achieving Gender Equity in Public Service?

Posted January 9, 2012

During the colloquium’s second panel discussion, Vice Admiral Carol Pottinger spoke about her struggle with self-confidence early on in her career and marked this issue as a great challenge to her ability to succeed as a young woman. Once Pottinger gave voice to this issue, her fellow panelists and later speakers echoed her story. Women’s self-confidence, or lack thereof, became a dominant point of discussion at the colloquium.

Women in Public Service Project Launches With D.C. Colloquium Featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Posted December 20, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and students attending the Women in Public Service Project Colloquium. Clinton is flanked by Bryn Mawr students Meheret Shumet (left) and Jomaira Salas and Isel Otero-Vera (right)

Many of the world’s most influential leaders—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Legarde—gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a colloquium that marked the official launch of The Women in Public Service Project, a joint initiative founded by the State Department and the Sister Schools (Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley). Read more »

Women in Public Service Project: Why the Sister Colleges?

Posted December 20, 2011

Why are the remaining Seven Sisters women’s colleges the right institutions for the State Department to collaborate with on the Women in Public Service Project? Aside from the obvious answer that the student bodies at these institutions are largely female, there is something more to why Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard and Mt. Holyoke colleges were chosen to carry out the project’s vision of “a world in which political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050.”

Top Five Pieces of Advice Given to Young Women at the Women in Public Service Colloquium

Posted December 20, 2011

Much of the Women in Public Service Project’s Colloquium was focused on identifying and discussing strategies that will better enable young women to climb to positions of influence in public service. Conference speakers offered a great deal of advice to young women in the audience. Here are the five recommendations guest blogger Sara Alcid heard repeated most opften.

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
screenshot of Ntshadi Mofokeng

A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Dec. 15 Women in Public Service Colloquium to be Streamed Online and Simulcast at Campus Center

Posted December 8, 2011

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Bryn Mawr College will join other top U.S. women’s colleges and leaders from throughout the world for the inaugural colloquium of The Women in Public Service Project (TWPSP).  The colloquium will highlight the urgent need for women in public service and the resources they need to attain positions of leadership. TWPSP […]

TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen Event to be Held in Goodhart on Thursday, Dec. 1

Posted November 17, 2011

Bryn Mawr College will be hosting a live stream of TEDxWomen on Thursday, Dec. 1. The all-day event will take place in Goodhart Hall’s  McPherson Auditorium. Registration information can be found on the TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen website. TEDxBrynMawrCollegeWomen is being organized by Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Self-Government Association, and the College Communications Office. Announced […]

Grad Group to Host Eighth Biennial Symposium, Titled “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor”

Posted November 3, 2011

Darra Goldstein, a pioneer in the field of food studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor,” the eighth biennial graduate-student symposium organized and hosted by graduate students in Bryn Mawr College’s interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. Scheduled for next Friday, Nov. 11, […]

Women in Public Service Project to Launch at State Department Colloquium

Posted November 3, 2011

The Women in Public Service Project, a partnership to advance women’s leadership in politics and governance worldwide, will host its inaugural colloquium next month at the U.S. Department of State. Since the initiative was announced last spring, representatives from Bryn Mawr and sister institutions—Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley—have worked with the State Department to […]

Forty-Five Students Attend Workshop on How to Make Business Dreams Realities

Posted October 27, 2011
Sophia Abboud

Forty-five students spent the last few days of fall break learning how to take the big ideas they’ve developed as Bryn Mawr students and turn them into viable business opportunities. The students were taking part in the second in an ongoing series of workshops that expose students to practical business and finance skills and concepts  during […]

Bryn Mawr Students Join President Jane McAuliffe at Constitution Center For Inaugural “A More Perfect Union” Event

Posted October 13, 2011

Ten Bryn Mawr students joined President Jane McAuliffe at the National Constitution Center on Oct. 11 for the inaugural event in a series of discussions featuring elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and others, titled “A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values.” Moderated by George Stephanopoulos and sponsored by the Ford Foundation in partnership […]

At Bryn Mawr, Liberal-Arts Colleges Explore Online Learning as a Tool for Closer Connections

Posted July 8, 2011

Liberal-arts colleges pride themselves on students’ personal relationships with professors and intellectual exchange with fellow students. Is there a role for online learning in this model? At a recent conference on Bryn Mawr’s campus, Candace Thille, the director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative, made the case that integrating the OLI’s sophisticated online courses […]

International Development Ethics Association Holds Its Bi-Annual Conference for the First Time in the United States at Bryn Mawr on June 9-11

Posted May 12, 2011

The Ninth International Conference of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), titled  “Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global,” is being held June 9-11 at Bryn Mawr College. The conference is organized by IDEA with Bryn Mawr’s Center for International Studies and the Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE) at Carleton University. Other major sponsors […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Friends Association for Higher Education Conference June 16-19

Posted May 12, 2011

The Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference, titled “Living our Heritage:  Seeking Equality Through Education,” is being held at Bryn Mawr College June 16-19. “I haven’t missed an FAHE conference in over 15 years.  They provide a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and students pursuing academic careers who share a  common concern for equality; […]

Professor Madhavi Kale Co-Chairs International Women’s History Conference With Multiple Bryn Mawr Connections

Posted May 12, 2011
Cover of the conference program, featuring María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Bryn Mawr Professor of History Madhavi Kale is co-chair of the Program Committee for the 15th Triennial Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and Gender, to be held June 9-12 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with nearly 200 sessions and over 1,100 participants from around the world. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of […]

Bi-Co Students Shine at Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Posted April 21, 2011

Three majors in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford German Department were recently recognized for their academic work at a regional undergraduate conference in German studies, earning three of five awards presented at the gathering. Students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford joined their peers from eight Pennsylvania institutions at the conference, which was hosted by Moravian College and […]

Bryn Mawr Students Advocate for CARE on Capitol Hill

Posted March 24, 2011
Bryn Mawr delegates to the CARE conference with Helene Gayle

If Bryn Mawr’s classrooms were bereft of students over Spring Break, the halls of Congress were not: 22 students from the Undergraduate College and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research spent Thursday, March 10, in the offices of U.S. senators and representatives.

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Women’s Colleges and U.S. State Department in New Initiative

Posted March 15, 2011
portrait of Hillary Clinton

Bryn Mawr College has joined with four of the nation’s other top women’s colleges and the U.S. State Department to create The Women and Public Service Initiative, announced Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday at the Women in the World Stories and Solutions conference, sponsored by Newsweek and the Daily Beast website (20:40 […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

Seven Sisters Gather on Bryn Mawr’s Campus to Celebrate Women’s Leadership

Posted November 11, 2010

This weekend leaders of the student governments at the five remaining Seven Sisters schools will gather at Bryn Mawr for the annual Seven Sisters Conference. The conference’s theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy of Women’s Leadership” … Read more»

National Undergrad Symposium on Digital Humanities Features Established Leaders, Emerging Scholars

Posted November 4, 2010
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Digital communications technologies have begun to affect the work of scholars in the humanities in ways that are more than skin deep, says Jen Rajchel ’11. For example, one of her professors, Katherine Rowe, recently appeared in a New York Times story after guest-editing a special online edition of the venerable Shakespeare Quarterly that experimented […]

Symposium and Reception to Honor Retiring Art Historian, Former GSAS Dean Dale Kinney

Posted September 30, 2010
photo of Dale kinney

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor in the Humanities Dale Kinney will be honored by current and former students from around the country—including Alicia Walker ’94, who will take Kinney’s place on the history of art faculty next year—at a daylong symposium in Wyndham’s Ely Room. As the seminar draws to a close, […]

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