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President’s Office to Hold Community Day of Learning on March 18

Posted February 27, 2015

The President’s Office has enlisted the help of faculty, staff, students, and outside facilitators to organize, plan, and promote the inaugural Community Day of Learning. The day will feature performances, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and lectures designed to elevate and promote the benefits and challenges of living and learning in a diverse community. Schedule and […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Give Advice at Event Co-Sponsored by Public Speaking Initiative and LILAC

Posted February 26, 2014

At an event held earlier this month, Bryn Mawr trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84, vice president of Toronto-based GWL Realty Advisors, and Amanda Joseph ’86, who has two decades of experience in social-change nonprofits, shared a wealth of advice about public speaking gleaned from their years of professional experience – and “connect” summed it up in […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

GSSWSR’s Ray Albert Discusses Landmark Civil Rights Case in Advance of Nov. 14 Screening of The Loving Story

Posted November 7, 2013
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As moderator of next Thursday’s panel on the Loving Story, the film detailing the 1958 arrest of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and the ensuing court battle that led to the 1967 Supreme Court decision that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., Graduate School of Social Work and Social […]

Art and Immigration Events Planned for April 10 & 12

Posted April 4, 2013
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Spring Pen Y Groes Seminars Launch with Visit by Former NSF Director Rita Colwell

Posted February 16, 2012

The spring 2012 Pen Y Groes Seminars got off to a great start on Monday as students met with former director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell. Colwell served as the NSF’s 11th director from 1998  to 2004. In her capacity as NSF director, she served as co-chair of the Committee on Science of […]

Annual Sunday MLK Day Celebration Features Panel Discussion on the Role of Religion in Social Justice

Posted January 12, 2012
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The Main Line Martin Luther King Association will hold its annual Sunday celebration of the legacy of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.  in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College on Sunday, Jan. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Goodhart Hall’s McPherson Auditorium, on the Bryn Mawr campus

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
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For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Creative Writing Program Reading Series Hosts Panel of Short Story Authors

Posted October 28, 2011

POST UPDATED NOV 3 Five of the most important short-fiction writers working today—Frank O’Connor Award finalist Robin Black and four of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” honorees, Chris Adrian, David Bezmozgis, Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell—discussed the place of the short story in America, as well as their work and influences, at Bryn Mawr […]

Delegation of Higher-Education Administrators and Faculty from India Visit Bryn Mawr

Posted October 27, 2011
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A 12-person delegation of administrators and faculty members from several of India’s top institutions of higher education visited Bryn Mawr’s campus on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of a two-week tour of colleges and universities in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Bryn Mawr, the delegation focused on learning more […]

Register Now for Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4 and Nov. 15

Posted October 13, 2011

A reminder to faculty, students, and staff to sign up to attend one of the community forums being held on Monday, Oct. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 4, from 10-11:30 a.m.; and on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 2:30-4 p.m. Presented by the Thinking Forward Group and the Campaign Planning Committee, these forums will give […]

Community Forums on Planning for Bryn Mawr’s Future to be Held on Oct. 24, Nov. 4, and Nov. 15

Posted October 6, 2011

As was mentioned in President Jane McAuliffe’s welcome letter to the community in August, a number of groups, committees and task forces have been engaged in various efforts to identify potential themes and objectives for the future direction of the College and our forthcoming capital campaign. Now that many of those groups (including the Committee […]

Diversity Leadership Group Selects Six “Class Dismissed” Projects for Funding

Posted May 12, 2011

As part of a yearlong initiative titled “Class Dismissed? Furthering the Dialogue About Class,” the Diversity Leadership Group and Diversity Council in early March invited members of the Bryn Mawr campus community to submit proposals for collaborative projects designed to spark dialogue on the topic of class. The group expected to select three proposals to […]

Presidential Lecture Series Features Chancellor of New York City Schools Cathleen P. Black on Thursday, March 17

Posted March 3, 2011
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Cathleen P. Black, New York City schools chancellor and former chairman of Hearst Magazines, will join Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe on Thursday, March 17, at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall for a lively conversation about public education today and about women in leadership. This event is free and open to the […]

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 […]

Experts to Discuss Role of New Media in Midterm Elections

Posted November 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s New Media Project will sponsor a panel discussion titled  “New Media in the 2010 Election: What the Hell Just Happened Here?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 300 of Dalton Hall. “The 2010 midterm election has revealed the growing role of new media (the Internet, social-networking technologies) in our […]

Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Many Fields

Posted October 14, 2010

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2010-2011 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience. The seminars, which take place over […]

“Building Better Allies” Series Looks at Supporting Others’ Struggles for Justice

Posted September 21, 2010

This Friday, Sept. 24, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will host the first in a yearlong series of discussions. Similar to the “Diversity Conversations” of years past, the series will take a new approach; instead of talking about social-justice issues exclusively from the perspective of those affected, it will explore ways in which members of […]

Main Line School Night Series Examines World Literature With Expert Guidance from Bryn Mawr Scholars

Posted February 9, 2010

Bryn Mawr will continue its popular partnership with local adult-education program Main Line School Night (MLSN) this spring with a series titled “Good Books: Reading With the Experts.” Top literary scholars—five Bryn Mawr professors and one Bryn Mawr Ph.D. who now teaches at Swarthmore College—will explore six important books in translation. Online registration for the […]

Medieval-Studies Conference to Explore Translation

Posted February 8, 2010
manuscript illumination of Nicholas Oresme translating Aristotle

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Bryn Mawr will join the Delaware Valley Medieval Association (DMVA) in hosting a medieval-studies symposium. “Translatio and Translation in Medieval Europe,” to take place in Wyndham Alumnae House from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will examine an important aspect of medieval thought in a variety of contexts. “The concept of translation […]

Hepburn Center and BMFI Host Film Screening, Discussion of Documentary About Mural Arts Prison Project

Posted January 4, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) will host a screening of the documentary Concrete, Steel, & Paint at the BMFI, 824 Lancaster Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The screening will be followed by a discussion about criminal justice and community arts with the film’s […]