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Q&A: Meet New CIO and Director of Libraries Gina Siesing

Posted October 17, 2013
Gina Siesing

In advance of the Oct. 23 Academic Technology Fair, Bryn Mawr Now sat down with the College’s new Chief Information Officer & Director of Libraries Gina Siesing to find out more about some of the technologies that will be featured. What are some of the tools and technologies that will be highlighted at the fair? […]

Zadie Smith Visit Enhances Academic Tradition of Emily Balch Speaker

Posted October 11, 2013
Author Zadie Smith at Bryn Mawr College on Oct. 9, 2013. Credit: Photography by Peter Tobia

On Wednesday night, Zadie Smith, critically acclaimed novelist and essayist, spent the evening with Bryn Mawr’s first-year students as the Emily Balch Speaker. Smith’s novel, White Teeth, won the Orange Prize for Fiction and also was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Novels published since 1923. She has twice been included on Granta’s list […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates the Life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh

Posted October 3, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, members of the Bryn Mawr College community gathered to celebrate the life of Dean Karen Tidmarsh, who died at age 63 in her Haverford home on March 2, 2013. Born May 19, 1949, Dean Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated in […]

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. […]

Giving Women a Voice: Student Reaction to Neema Namadamu Visit

Posted September 19, 2013
Activist Neema Namadamu and Interim Provost Mary Osirim

by Phoebe Jordan ’15 Neema Namadamu is an advocate for women and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her primary objective is using technology to give women a voice, particularly disabled women who cannot physically access many resources in their country. In her World Pulse program, for example, women are learning to tell their […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins Effort to Promote Children’s Play

Posted September 18, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Phebe Anna Thorne School, and Child Study Institute are among the organizations sponsoring a conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Thomas Great Hall that brings leaders in the field of child development to campus as part of a three-day event being offered by the organization […]

A Guided Tour of Fall Frolic 2013

Posted September 18, 2013

Join Amani Chowdhury ’14 and Jancy Munguia ’14 of the Self Government Association (SGA) as they introduce some of the many clubs and activities represented at this year’s Fall Frolic. At Fall Frolic, the annual student-organizations expo hosted by Student Activities, students have the opportunity to investigate campus clubs and organizations. With over 90 Bryn […]

Visit by World Pulse Correspondent Highlights the Many Ways Bryn Mawr Community Connects on Campus and Globally

Posted September 18, 2013

When World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu comes to campus this week she’ll be meeting with students from Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course who are translating blog posts for the organization, having dinner with students from the 360° “To Protect the Health of the Public,” sitting down with students from Political Science Associate Professor Carol […]

College’s NEH Civil Rights Grant Featured in Local Daily

Posted September 12, 2013

A National Endowment for the Humanities grant to Bryn Mawr College to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was the topic of an article (PDF) featuring an interview with Olivia Castello, the College Outreach and Information Technology Librarian, in the print edition of the Philadelphia Metro, a free, daily newspaper. From the article […]

2013-14 Academic Year Begins With Convocation

Posted September 5, 2013

The 2013-14 academic year officially began Tuesday with the first day of classes and the fall Convocation ceremony, where speakers included Professor of Social Work Cynthia Bisman, Simona Clausnitzer ’14, GSSWSR student Shawn Maxam, and Bryn Mawr Interim President Kim Cassidy. In addition to welcoming new and returning students to campus, Cassidy used the occasion […]

Bryn Mawr Receives NEH Grant to Host Series of Events Tied to Civil Rights Films

Posted August 13, 2013

Over the next two academic years, Bryn Mawr College will host events highlighting four powerful documentary films (The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story) as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The initiative, titled Created Equal: America’s Civil […]

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 Delivers Women in Public Service Project Keynote

Posted July 10, 2013

In delivering her keynote address for the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013 in Thomas Great Hall on Tuesday July 9, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the delegates in attendance and urged them to continue to “step up and put themselves on the line.” “We need more leaders to stand […]

Acclaimed Author Zadie Smith Coming to Campus as part of Emily Balch Speaker Series

Posted June 27, 2013
Credit: Stephen Sartori

Bryn Mawr’s Emily Balch Speaker Series for first-year students is once again bringing a highly celebrated young author to campus. The 2013-14 speaker is Zadie Smith, whose latest book, NW, made the “best of 2012” lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time. NW was also nominated for a number of […]

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

Posted June 24, 2013
HRC Photo

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 […]

Reunion 2013

Posted June 24, 2013

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association welcomed back a record-breaking 1,100 alumnae/i and guests to Reunion 2013. Alumnae of the ’80s joined graduating classes of years ending in three and eight. See the slideshow above or this online album for a pictorial tour of the weekend. Reunion 2013 offered a variety of activities for personal, professional, […]

Bryn Mawr College Commencement 2013

Posted May 22, 2013

Undeterred by the threat of rain, hundreds of family members and friends gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013. To see photos from the above slide show, visit this online gallery. Prior to receiving their degrees, the Class of 2013 heard from Commencement Speaker Meenakshi Gopinath, president […]

Commencement Celebration Continues at Garden Party

Posted May 22, 2013

Each year, as the seniors are preparing to receive their diplomas, a whole other kind of preparation is going on across campus. Garden Party, a tradition first mentioned in a College publication in 1916, is a tea party held to celebrate the new graduates. It provides an opportunity to introduce their families to their professors […]

A Snapshot of the Class of 2013 as They Ready to Receive Their Degrees

Posted May 16, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013 is set to make its mark on the world. The 326 undergraduate members of the class and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will receive their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Meenakshi […]

May Day 2013 in Pictures

Posted May 9, 2013

Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures set the stage for a perfect 2013 May Day. From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2013 was a huge success. To see select photos from the day, visit this online gallery. Those interested in reliving the day in […]

May Day 2013 Scheduled for Sunday, May 5

Posted May 1, 2013

The merry respite before finals week is upon ye Bryn Mawr students! The College’s traditional May Day Celebration will be held the Sunday following the last week of classes, on May 5. At 5:45 a.m. seniors receive a sweet serenade and bouquets of flowers from sophomores kicking off a day of mirthful activities rooted in […]

Bryn Mawr Students and Faculty Get Their Geek On with Author Ethan Gilsdorf

Posted April 25, 2013

Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, felt right at home visiting Bryn Mawr’s campus last week.

“This place IS Hogwarts,” Gilsdorf told a packed room of Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff who had gathered in Thomas Hall to hear him talk about his book.

Bryn Mawr Community Invited to Events to Mourn the Victims of Boston Attack

Posted April 18, 2013

The Bryn Mawr community joins the nation and world in mourning for those lost and injured this week at the Boston Marathon. The Pensby Center and Counseling Services will provide two opportunities to stop by, talk with each other, share feelings about the Boston tragedy, or just sit quietly tomorrow, Friday, April 19. From 9-11 […]

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

Posted April 11, 2013
Women in Public Service Logo

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 […]

Student Artists Featured in Spring Art Exhibition

Posted April 11, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Art Club hosted a Spring Art Exhibition Opening on April 9. Featuring a variety of student-created artwork, the exhibition includes photography, digital art, drawings, and paintings from: Meredith Davis ’13 Amelia Light ’13 Duong Nguyen ’13 Amelia Lee Zhi Yi ’13 Elizabeth Reilly ’14 Emelie Curl ’14 Prianna Pathak ’14 Sara Gladwin ’14 […]

New Events With Alumnae Participating Via Skype Highlight Careers Outside the U.S.

Posted April 4, 2013
Bryn Mawr at Work- Danny 2

In recent weeks, the College has hosted several webinars and on-campus events intended to connect students with international alumnae. As part of a new international initiative called the Bryn Mawr at Work Series: Global Alumnae Career Networking, students have the opportunity to interact with alumnae around the world via Skype webinars and at in-person events […]

Art and Immigration Events Planned for April 10 & 12

Posted April 4, 2013
Ortiz Event

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Meenakshi Gopinath, President of India’s Lady Shri Ram College, to Give Commencement Address on May 18

Posted March 28, 2013
Meenakshi Gopinath

Meenakshi Gopinath, president of India’s Lady Shri Ram College and an advocate for women’s education and empowerment and peace in the region, will give Bryn Mawr’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 18. A political scientist with expertise in Gandhian thought, security, gender, peacebuilding, and Indian politics, Gopinath was the first woman to serve on the […]

Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Celebration Held at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 21, 2013

Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to celebrate Philip L. Kilbride at Bryn Mawr College on April 5 & 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Academic Administrative Assistant Karen Sulpizio at; 610-526-5030. Click on the below image to enlarge.

TEMA Youth Choir and Bi-Co Chamber Singers Reunite For Bryn Mawr Concert

Posted March 14, 2013

The TEMA Youth Choir of Ghana joined the Bi-Co Chamber Singers in an open rehearsal and informal concert last Thursday, held in the Campus Center. This is the second time the two choirs have sung together; the Chamber Singers traveled to Ghana in 2007 as part of their international touring program for a joint concert. […]

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 […]

Students Thank Donors During “Give a Hoot Week”

Posted February 28, 2013

During this year’s Give a Hoot Celebration, students signed a record 5,000 thank you cards to send to donors. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Bryn Mawr Give a Hoot symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the operational […]

Dick Gregory Interviewed by Huffington Post Blogger in Advance of Talk at Bryn Mawr College

Posted February 28, 2013

Huffington Post blogger Lonna Saunders interviewed legendary comedian and social activist Dick Gregory in advance of his keynote address today at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall in celebration of Black History Month. Gregory’s sure-to-be fascinating talk (sponsored by Sisterhood and the Pensby Center) is free and open to the public. From the interview: Q. […]

Patti Smith Receives 2013 Hepburn Medal and Performs for Students

Posted February 14, 2013

Whether she was meeting with students in the afternoon or accepting the 2013 Hepburn Medal in the evening, Patti Smith showed the warmth, humility, and plain-spoken authenticity when she came to campus last week that makes her memoir Just Kids such an irresistible read. And though at times when she spoke you could hear the […]

Patti Smith Accepts Hepburn Medal Feb. 7

Posted February 7, 2013

Patti Smith will accept the 2013 Hepburn Medal at a ceremony in Goodhart Hall this evening. To follow along with events occurring throughout the day search the hashtag #BMCHepburn on Twitter. We plan to post some photos on Facebook tomorrow and to have a complete wrap-up next week. Smith will be performing at 4 p.m. […]

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 […]

Patti Smith to Accept Hepburn Medal and Perform for Students

Posted January 31, 2013

The “Godmother of Punk” Patti Smith will be at Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Feb. 7, to accept the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal and to perform for students. For more on Smith’s selection as the 2013 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Medal, see this article. The student performance is at 4 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Student Tickets Now Available for Patti Smith Performance on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Goodhart Hall

Posted January 24, 2013

Tickets are now available to Bryn Mawr students for the free performance at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Goodhart Hall by Hepburn Medalist Patti Smith. Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist, who became a highly influential member of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut […]

BMC Students Reflect on Management Workshop’s Alumnae Speakers, Networking, and More

Posted January 24, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Treasurer’s Office hosts a series of workshops throughout the year on management, finance, and entrepreneurship. During this year’s management workshop, we asked a number of the students participating to serve as guest bloggers. Read what they had to say about the experience below. Jessica Tan ’13 on Jessie Washington ’90 Farhat Rahman ’13 […]

Students Use Math to Make Bryn Mawr and Surrounding Community Greener

Posted January 16, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr’s Campus Takes Star Turn in New Documentary About Camp for Aspiring Magicians

Posted November 29, 2012

Katharine Hepburn ’28 may have won more Oscars than any other woman in history, but Bryn Mawr College itself has yet to find that perfect role—particularly in recent years. The Bollywood movie “New York” was a big hit in much of the world and has some great shots of the campus, but Bryn Mawr was […]

Educators, Activists, and Corporate and Political Leaders to Gather at Bryn Mawr on Dec. 4 to Discuss the “Next Wave” of Women’s Advancement

Posted November 15, 2012

The 21st century has brought major shifts in economic and political power, social structures, and information flows around the world. While these disruptions have threatened the well-being of many, they have at the same time created openings for positive social and political change. Nowhere is this twinned reality of threat and opportunity more apparent than […]

Rescheduled by Sandy, This Year’s Pumpkin Carving Held in the Campus Center

Posted November 1, 2012

Once again Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe hosted a Halloween pumpkin carving for students. This year’s event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, but had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy. Previously held at the president’s house, this year’s event also had to be moved to the Campus Center. In spite of all […]

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