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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 […]

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

Posted October 27, 2011

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 […]

Ghoulish Good Time Had at President’s Pumpkin Carving

Posted October 27, 2011
The Jane O

Have you noticed all the pumpkins dotting the College’s dorms this Halloween? While it may seem as if they suddenly appeared from the ether like ghosts in the night, they actually all come from the same sinister lair—the President’s garage. Nearly 75 students gathered at the President’s house on Monday to carve pumpkins (many for […]

Bryn Mawr President Joins Higher Education Leaders in England for Forum on Global Collaborations

Posted October 20, 2011

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe is among the higher education leaders from the United States and the United Kingdom gathering at Windsor Castle in England this week to explore how existing U.S.-U.K. partnerships can expand to include the higher-education sectors in rapidly developing nations. The meeting has been dubbed “The Higher Education Policy Forum” […]

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

Posted October 20, 2011

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2011-2012 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 […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Offers Commentary on Single-Sex Education in The New York Times

Posted October 19, 2011

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is among those asked by the editors of The New York Times to take part in the latest installment of their “Room for Debate” series. In a piece titled “What We’ve Discovered,” McAuliffe takes part in a debate on single-sex education. Others taking part in the debate include noted attorneys; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr College and Montgomery County Community College Celebrate Transfer Agreement

Posted September 29, 2011
BMC President Jane McAuliffe, MCCC student Jocelyn Moye, Abby Hochman

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe, Abby Hochman ’13, and Christina Rose Dubb, who recently joined the College as the coordinator of the community-college-transfer initiative, joined officials from Montgomery County Community College last week to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two schools. Last spring, Bryn Mawr College received a three-year, $400,000 Community College […]

Bryn Mawr College Hosts ACE Fellow Susan Mackey-Kallis for 2011-12 Academic Year

Posted September 8, 2011

Susan Mackey-Kallis, an associate professor of communication at Villanova University, will spend the 2011-12 academic year at Bryn Mawr as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutional capacity and build leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and […]

At Convocation, President Notes What’s New on Campus: Athletic Field, Dining Hall Makeover, Student Lounge, More

Posted September 1, 2011
bagpipers lead the procession at convocation

At Fall Convocation on Monday, Aug. 29, President Jane McAuliffe welcomed the campus community back to Bryn Mawr with a brief overview of some of the changes that took place over the summer (see photos from Convocation and the community picnic that followed in the slideshow above. If your device doesn’t support Flash, see the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe’s 2011-12 Academic Year Welcome Letter

Posted September 1, 2011

26 August 2011 Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Welcome to a new academic year at Bryn Mawr. I hope you each enjoyed a relaxing and restorative summer. Classes begin Monday, 29 August with the official opening of the 2011-2012 year occurring at Convocation in Goodhart Hall at 4:30 pm. I invite each of you to […]

Bryn Mawr President Writes About Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Employment in Inside Higher Ed

Posted August 18, 2011

Spurred by a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the continued under-representation of women in STEM jobs, President Jane McAuliffe offers Bryn Mawr as a model in encouraging women to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math in this Inside Higher Ed commentary. From the article… “Bryn Mawr College is in the […]

Changes to Take Place in Bryn Mawr Graduate Programs

Posted July 21, 2011

This spring, Bryn Mawr’s Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP), the provost’s office, the general faculty, and the administration wrapped up two separate processes aimed at enhancing Bryn Mawr’s academic strength. Both processes have impacted graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College. Over the past year, CAP, which is a representative body composed of faculty members, has […]

Bryn Mawr Biologist Paul Grobstein, Scientific Storyteller, Dies at 65

Posted July 7, 2011
photo of Paul Grobstein

A neurobiologist by training, Grobstein was profoundly committed to opening the discussion of science and scientific topics to all. He made major contributions to the creation of Serendip, the first website hosted by Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr’s Center for Science in Society; and the Summer Institutes for K-12 Teachers. His characterization of the scientific method as “getting it less wrong,” a creative process of constant revision that embraces mistakes and resists hierarchy, sparked countless discussions across social boundaries of all kinds.

Article on Asian University for Women Notes Bryn Mawr’s Support, Quotes BMC President

Posted June 6, 2011
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at Asian University for Women conference

A June 5 article on the Asian University for Women in The Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. The article also features a quote from AUW founder Kamal Ahmed praising Bryn Mawr for its support of the fledgling university. AUW was founded on the belief that education—especially higher education—provides a critical […]

Bryn Mawr’s 2011 Commencement and Convocation in Photos and Video

Posted May 17, 2011

Commencement Speaker Judith Jamison got the ceremony off to a rousing start with an address in which she told the graduating class to “Sing your song, dance your dance, graduate, and party for a minute!”

Tsuda College, BMC’s Japanese Sister School, Escapes Serious Damage, but not Power and Water Shortages

Posted March 22, 2011

Tsuda College, the Japanese women’s college founded by Bryn Mawr alumna Umeko Tsuda in 1900, survived the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11 with minimal permanent damage to its students, faculty, staff, and infrastructure, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe reports after reaching out to Tsuda President Masako Iino. Tsuda has, however, been affected by […]

Video Collection Focuses on Award of 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle

Posted March 15, 2011
screenshot of Helene Gayle tribute video

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Collected here are 10 videos associated with the event: […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Named to American Council on Education Board of Directors

Posted March 15, 2011

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was named to the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. “It’s an honor to be named to the board of ACE, an organization committed to fostering collaboration across the higher-education spectrum,” says McAuliffe. “From community […]

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 […]

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

Posted March 3, 2011

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 […]

BMC in the Media: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted March 1, 2011

Senior Adviser for Internationalization Susan Sutton was quoted extensively in a Feb. 23 article on efforts by American colleges and universities to partner with their counterparts in India and the barriers involved. The Feb. 27 Chronicle featured a profile of Kenneth R. Bain, the first fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute. […]

Bryn Mawr Delegation Finds Inspiration, Opportunity, and Plenty of Traffic in Bangladesh

Posted February 24, 2011
Bryn Mawr Students in Chittagong

Bryn Mawr students and faculty members reported on a trip to Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh, where they visited the Asian University for Women and attended an international development conference organized by the university … Read more

Arlene Joy Gibson ’65 Named Chair of Bryn Mawr’s Board of Trustees

Posted February 24, 2011

Arlene Gibson ’65 was unanimously named to succeed Sally Zeckhauser ’64 as the chair of Bryn Mawr College’s board of trustees at the board’s Feb. 12 meeting. Gibson will assume the chair on July 1. She has been a member of the board of trustees since 1999 and currently serves as vice chair of the […]

CARE CEO Helene Gayle Accepts 2011 Hepburn Medal: Video

Posted February 17, 2011

More than 200 guests filled the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building on Saturday, Feb. 12, as Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight […]

Hepburn Medal Awarded to CARE CEO Helene Gayle: Photos of the Gala

Posted February 16, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center presented the 2011 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Helene Gayle, president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization CARE, in honor of her efforts to fight global poverty and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS Read more»

Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman to Discuss Islamic Feminism in President’s Series Lecture Feb. 22

Posted February 14, 2011

Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In her new book Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are […]

Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin to Explore Alternatives to Electoral College in Feb. 9 Lecture

Posted February 1, 2011

Nobel Prize-Winning economist Eric Maskin will look at alternatives to the Electoral College in a lecture titled “How Should We Elect Presidents?” at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The talk, to take place at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall, is the inaugural event in a new presidential lecture series sponsored […]

Bryn Mawr President Gives Keynote at Launch of New Cross-Cultural Research Initiative

Posted December 9, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe addressed dozens of other scholars, religious leaders, and business people in New York in November at the launch of Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular. Contending Modernities is a cross-cultural research initiative based at the University of Notre Dame. Participants are “scholars, public intellectuals, and experts in Catholicism, Islam, and secularism from around the world,” […]

Bryn Mawr Technical Director of Theater Hiroshi Iwasaki, Creator of Imaginary Worlds, Dies at 59

Posted December 2, 2010

Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia theater community both suffered a great loss with the death last week of Hiroshi Iwasaki, 59, a longtime member of the College’s arts faculty and technical director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Theater Program. As one of the area’s leading designers of sets, costumes, and lighting, he made imaginary worlds […]

President-Elect of the Association of International Education Administrators To Join Bryn Mawr as Senior Advisor for International Initiatives

Posted October 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr alumna Susan Sutton ’69 will be returning to the College in January as a special consultant. She will serve as the College’s Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe today.

Culture Shock Gives Way to Personal Growth, Say Study-Abroad Veterans

Posted October 14, 2010
A television screenshot of Kuang, right, and a fellow CIEE student as finalists in Radio Taiwan International

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently hosted a “study-abroad showcase” in which three seniors shared the experiences of their junior year abroad. The president opened the meeting, speaking of her deep interest in enhancing global networks within the Bryn Mawr community. Spending an academic semester or more in another country, she said, is a […]

President Jane McAuliffe named to list of “Women on the Move”

Posted October 11, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe is among the women profiled in Main Line Today’s list of “Women on the Move.” The piece mentions the recently completed Heritage and Hope Conference and describes McAuliffe as a leader, “who’s been busy putting Bryn Mawr College on the global map since she was inaugurated as its eighth president […]

Hundreds Gather for “Heritage and Hope” Conference

Posted September 30, 2010

Educators, activists, and policymakers from around the world forged connections at “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context,” a conference held in honor of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th Anniversary Sept. 23-25 … Read more&raquo

U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer Gives Keynote Address for “Heritage and Hope”

Posted September 30, 2010

After a reception in which they could calculate their global footprint, create a miniature mudslide, step in front of a green screen and try their hand at weather forecasting, and walk through the iconic giant heart,  participants in the “Heritage and Hope” Conference settled into the Franklin Institute’s main hall to hear from  Melanne Verveer, […]

A Remarkable, Architectural Cake, in Pictures and Video

Posted September 23, 2010

Hungry celebrants crowded Merion Green at just after noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, to see the presentation of Bryn Mawr College’s birthday cake. The confection was a replica of Bryn Mawr’s iconic Thomas Hall … Read more »

BMC in the Media: A Women’s College That Wants to Change the World

Posted September 22, 2010

Under the headline “A Woman’s College that Wants to Change the World,” The New York Times‘ Jacques Steinberg has a Q&A with Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in advance of the “Heritage and Hope” conference.

Convocation Kicks Off 125th-Anniversary Celebration With a Call to Educate Women Worldwide—and a Party

Posted September 2, 2010

Bryn Mawr’s Fall Convocation 2010 marked the official start of the College’s 125th anniversary with colorful ceremony and a stirring speech from President Jane McAuliffe, who asserted that Bryn Mawr  is ideally positioned to serve as  “a voice for the education and empowerment of women worldwide.” The president then invited the community to  a picnic […]

Fall 2010 Convocation Launches Campus Celebration of BMC’s 125th Anniversary

Posted August 26, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe invites the entire Bryn Mawr community to join her for the fall convocation on Monday, Aug. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, as the college officially begins its academic year and the celebration of its 125th anniversary. In addition to comments from McAuliffe, representatives of the […]

Bryn Mawr President Tweets from the Bike Trail

Posted July 8, 2010
photo of Jane McAuliffe on bicycle

As Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe bicycles through Vermont’s Champlain Valley with a group of alumnae/i, her trusty iPhone is never far from her side. She’s putting it to good use: posting photos and brief updates from the trail via Twitter. Using the Bryn Mawr Twitter account and the hashtag #bmcpres, McAuliffe has been […]

U.S. Postal Stamp Honoring Katharine Hepburn ’28 Unveiled at Campus Center Ceremony

Posted May 13, 2010

Bryn Mawr celebrated the issuance of a new Katharine Hepburn postal stamp at the Campus Center on Wednesday, May 12 (Read more about the stamp in an earlier story). President Jane McAuliffe was joined by Bryn Mawr Post Master Kathy Sipple in making remarks at the event. During her speech, McAuliffe noted Hepburn’s 1973 comment […]

College Saves Thousands on Reduced Energy Costs Thanks to Student-Run “Energy Diet”

Posted April 22, 2010

The BMC Greens recently announced that the residents of Denbigh Hall won the 2010 Energy Diet Competition, cutting their energy usage for the month of February by approximately 26 percent. It’s estimated that the College saved almost $7,000 overall during the month thanks to reduced energy consumption by students in the residence halls during the […]

BMC Makes National and Regional Headlines

Posted April 1, 2010

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article dealing with vitriol surrounding the health-care debate that asked, When Does Political Anger Turn to Violence? A new  project being called the world’s first “critical edition” of the Koran is a “a wonderful opportunity to do something that the field of […]

McAuliffe Welcomes Vickers Back for Portrait Unveiling

Posted March 26, 2010

The new portrait of President Emeritus Nancy J. Vickers unveiled in Thomas Great Hall last week differs from the official portraits of Vickers’ predecessors in one surprising particular: it is the first of Bryn Mawr’s presidential portraits to be painted by a woman … Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Meets Higher-Ed and Industry Leaders, Alumnae and Parents on India Trip

Posted March 15, 2010
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Rajendra Jagdale, director, Science and Technology Park, University of Pune

On a recently completed a weeklong tour of three Indian cities, Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe’s intensive schedule of official meetings was leavened by the hospitality of Bryn Mawr alumnae and parents of current students, who treated the president to a sampling of the Indian arts scene … Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Quoted in Indian Newspapers

Posted March 15, 2010

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was quoted in the Indian newspaper the Daily News and Analysis as she traveled the country as part of the Institute of International Education’s U.S. University Presidents’ Delegation to India. The Times of India also mentioned Bryn Mawr College in its coverage of the visit. The coverage is no longer […]

Bryn Mawr President Attends White House’s International Women’s Day Reception

Posted March 8, 2010

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe was invited to the White House’s International Women’s Day Reception on March 8. Watch as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama address the group.

Bryn Mawr President Part Of U.S. Higher-Education Delegation Traveling To India

Posted February 17, 2010

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe will spend the first week of March in India with U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and senior officials from 13 other colleges and universities, including Michigan State University, Rollins College, and the University of Kentucky, as part of the Institute of International Education’s U.S. University Presidents’ Delegation […]

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