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Khmer Arts Ensemble Brings Cambodian Dance to Bryn Mawr

Posted October 14, 2010
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Fusing the classical and experimental, the spare and complex, and the powerfully spiritual, Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble will take center stage at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall when the troupe presents The Lives of Giants, the newest work from Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the ensemble’s choreographer and artistic director. Touring the nation this fall with 30 […]

Bryn Mawr to House Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education

Posted September 30, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College will soon be home to the The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at the “Heritage and Hope” Conference last Friday.

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

Posted September 30, 2010
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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, […]

Charlotte Ford ’02 Brings the Absurdist Comedy Chicken To Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series

Posted September 23, 2010
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Fresh off a sold-out run at The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Charlotte Ford brings Chicken, an expressionistic clown play that magnifies our most intimate fears into coliseum-sized spectacles, to Bryn Mawr’s Hepburn Theater in historic Goodhart Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2. Both shows start at 8 p.m. as part of the […]

Best-Selling Author Jamaica Kincaid To Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, Sept. 30

Posted September 23, 2010
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Jamaica Kincaid, author of the bestseller The Autobiography of My Mother, will give a free reading of her work in Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. Kincaid is the author of a nearly a dozen works […]

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 […]

Guild Hall to Become Student Advising and Support Center

Posted September 2, 2010
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Eugenia Chase Guild Hall, which once served as home to the college’s professional computing staff and a public computer lab, will become a student-centered space that brings together several advising and student-services offices under one roof. While the roster of future tenants is still being finalized, confirmed new residents of Guild include Dean of the […]

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 Welcomes Unprecedented Number of International Students in Class of 2014

Posted August 26, 2010
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Cloudy skies occasionally threatened, but did not rain on the 369 members of Bryn Mawr’s class of 2014 as they arrived on campus, wrangled their belongings into dorm rooms, met new classmates and advisers, and parted from their families on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The College also welcomed five transfer students and five Katharine McBride Scholars. […]

Staff Members Honored at Picnic

Posted June 24, 2010
Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe (right center) with 2010 McPherson Award Winners (from left) Sally Allison, Vanessa Christman, and Dawn Bruton.

President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2010 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to three members of the College’s staff at the staff-appreciation picnic earlier this month. A fourth staff member was recognized for environmental stewardship with the Newberry Award … Read more»

Postal Stamp Honoring Katharine Hepburn ’28 to Be Celebrated at May 12 Ceremony

Posted May 6, 2010
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Join Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe and U.S. Postal Service officials at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, in the Campus Center as they celebrate the new Katharine Hepburn postal stamp. This event is free and open to the public and the stamp will be available for sale at the Campus Center mail-room following […]

Open Campus Days Draw Record Number of Admitted Students to Bryn Mawr

Posted April 22, 2010
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Last weekend 286 students and their families descended on Bryn Mawr’s campus to attend Open Campus Days.  Students stayed overnight in the dorms with hostesses, ate in the dining halls, went to an a cappella and spoken-word concert, met departmental representatives at the  academic fair, and visited classes on Monday to get a feel for […]

Bryn Mawr College Names Laurie Koehler New Dean of Admissions

Posted April 8, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College has named Laurie Koehler, who currently serves as director of admission at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, its the new dean of admissions, announced Jenny Rickard, Chief Enrollment and  Communications Officer. Koehler will join Bryn Mawr this summer. “After a nationwide search in which we met with many truly outstanding candidates, we […]

Plans for 125th Anniversary Include International Conference on Women’s Education

Posted April 8, 2010

As the first U.S. women’s college to offer students the chance to pursue a Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College has had since its founding in 1885 a bold vision for women and for the place they should occupy in the world. “Bryn Mawr is unique in that from its founding, the College placed no academic limits […]

Bryn Mawr to Offer Half-Credit Courses for Fall 2010

Posted April 2, 2010

Beginning in the Fall 2010 semester, Bryn Mawr students will have yet another option as they explore their academic opportunities and attempt to fit their many interests and the College’s varied offerings into a four course semester. For the first time, Bryn Mawr will be offering a slate of half-credit, seven-week, courses in addition to […]

Lynn Pasquerella, President-Elect of Mt. Holyoke, to Give Rothenberg Lecture

Posted April 1, 2010
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Lynne Pasquerella, president-elect of Mt. Holyoke College, will give the 2010 Bernard Rothenberg Lecture in Biology and Public Policy at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House. Pasquerella currently serves as provost at the University of Hartford and is a noted bioethicist. Her lecture is titled “Biology […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams to Give Commencement Convocation Address on Saturday, May 15

Posted March 26, 2010
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Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Jody Williams will give the Commencement Convocation address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. on Merion Green. Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her […]

Bryn Mawr Named to Community Service Honor Roll for Second Consecutive Year

Posted March 24, 2010
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The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Bryn Mawr College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only four women’s colleges nationwide that were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. The Honor Roll’s […]

Bryn Mawr Climate Action Plan Calls for Reduction in College’s Carbon Footprint

Posted March 22, 2010
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Earlier this year, Bryn Mawr College submitted its Climate Action Plan as part of The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The plan calls for a 10-percent decrease in overall college emissions over the next 10 years; an expansion of course offerings in environmental studies; increased efforts to educate the community on sustainability issues; […]

Discrimination in the Workplace: An Evening With Lilly Ledbetter

Posted March 16, 2010
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Lilly Ledbetter, a tireless advocate for equality in the workplace whose Supreme Court battle resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, will speak on Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Thomas Great Hall … Read more»

Bryn Mawr College Names Michele Rasmussen New Dean of the Undergraduate College

Posted March 12, 2010
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Following a nationwide search, Bryn Mawr College has named Michele A. Rasmussen as the new Dean of the Undergraduate College, announced President Jane McAuliffe today. Rasmussen currently serves as the director of Duke University’s Academic Advising Center and associate dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (Duke’s undergraduate liberal arts college). “Michele has the […]

Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock Named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year

Posted March 1, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College Head Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock has been named the 2010 Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year. The award is voted on by the coaches of the conference and is awarded annually following the conference’s championship meet. Whitlock is the first Bryn Mawr swimming coach to be honored with this award. […]

Task Forces for Haitian Earthquake Relief Created

Posted January 21, 2010

Bryn Mawr students have created four task forces to direct campus responses to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, says Civic Engagment Office (CEO) Co-director Ellie Esmond. Members of the faculty and staff are joining the task forces as well.
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Reaching Out to Help the People of Haiti and Those Affected by the Tragedy

Posted January 14, 2010

Bryn Mawr College joins the worldwide community to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti and to express our solidarity with our students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and community members of Haitian descent during this tragedy. Community members interested in working on relief efforts or who are involved in efforts that could use assistance […]

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Holds Annual Celebration

Posted January 14, 2010

The Main Line Martin Luther King Association’s annual Sunday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bryn Mawr College will take place in Goodhart Theater on Sunday, Jan. 17, beginning at 3 p.m. Former Pennsylvania State Senator Connie Williams and the nonprofit organization ElderNet of Lower Merion-Narberth will be honored. The event is free […]

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

Bryn Mawr Takes Part in Online Admissions Forum

Posted December 3, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard joined her counterparts from the University of Pennsylvania; the University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” was sponsored by WSJ On […]

Bryn Mawr Celebrates International Education Week

Posted November 12, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College will celebrate the extraordinary experiences of its students who study abroad and the innumerable contributions of its international students, faculty, and staff next week with a series of events marking International Education Week, Nov. 16-20 … Read more»

Influenza Update: Handful of Mild Cases, One Student Tests Positive for H1N1

Posted October 16, 2009

Related stories about H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Seasonal flu vaccine now available for students Information about H1N1 (Swine) Flu for the Bryn Mawr College Community Prior to the fall break, a handful of Bryn Mawr students had been treated by the Student Health Center for mild flu-like symptoms. One student who lives off […]

Administrative Reorganization Continues with New Appointments, New Web Site, and More

Posted October 6, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe and members of the recently formed student services organization met in the Benham Gateway building Sept. 29 to hear from Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard and others about the latest progress in creating a new student-services structure at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 26, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Bryn Mawr Chief Financial Officer John Griffith and Facilities Manager Glenn Smith in this article about how, along with Trustee Cynthia Archer and other college officials, they managed to save the College money by accelerating planned campus repair and restoration projects.

Staff members honored at picnic

Posted July 1, 2009
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President Jane McAuliffe and Human Resources Director Joe Bucci presented the 2009 McPherson Awards for Excellence and Service to staff members Nell Anderson, Beth Iushewitz, and Bryn Thompson at the staff-appreciation picnic. Read more»

Celebrating the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Posted June 2, 2009
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Students, faculty, and staff from across the college filled Dalton Hall’s largest classroom to capacity at the end of the spring semester in celebration of their experiences in the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Read more»

Serve America Act Creates New Opportunities for Students

Posted April 22, 2009
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Bryn Mawr students and graduating seniors interested in working for nonprofits dedicated to community service got some great news from the federal government yesterday with the passage of the Senator Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The most sweeping expansion of the nation’s service programs since the early 1960s, the act will expand the ranks […]

Filmic find from the archives to be shown Monday

Posted April 7, 2009
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Next Monday, April 13, the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library will sponsor the world premiere of a film that was completed 37 years ago but never released. Eight of the film’s subjects— Bryn Mawr professors who were interviewed on campus in the spring of 1972—will attend the screening and an informal conversation to follow, in Wyndham House’s Ely Room from 7 to 9 p.m. … Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: U.S. News and World Report

Posted February 27, 2009
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Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard and her famous blue pen were featured in a recent U.S. News and World Report article about how colleges and universities have moved beyond the simple acceptance letter.

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe Elected to Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 20, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, the nation’s preeminent nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs. “As a scholar dedicated to fostering intercultural understanding and the president of a college committed to promoting quality higher education globally, I am very pleased to be joining the Council,” […]

Bryn Mawr Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Posted February 17, 2009

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Bryn Mawr recently with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities. Bryn Mawr is one of only three Pennsylvania schools (the University of Pennsylvania and Waynesburg University are the others) and 83 schools nationwide […]

Judy Balthazar Named Dean of Studies for the Undergraduate College

Posted February 9, 2009
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Associate Dean Judy Balthazar has been selected to fill the recently created position of Dean of Studies for the Undergraduate College. As the first dean of studies, Balthazar will oversee the undergraduate college’s academic-advising and support services. She and the associate and assistant deans who report to her are responsible for helping students discover their […]

Bryn Mawr names Chief Development Officer

Posted January 29, 2009

Donna Hooven Frithsen has been named Bryn Mawr College’s new Chief Development Officer. Most recently she has served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Drew University. Frithsen previously held senior development positions at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation, Goucher College, the University of Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins University. She […]

Civic Engagement Office, Intercultural Affairs offer MLK Day programming

Posted January 16, 2009

After the Main Line Martin Luther King Society’s musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Thomas Great Hall on Sunday, the College’s Civic Engagement Office (CEO) will provide several opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in Monday’s national day of service  to honor the slain civil-rights leader’s memory. At day’s end, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 11, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Nancy Thaler on the importance of the college-admissions essay.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Wall Street Journal

Posted December 4, 2008
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Cheryl Holland ’80, president of Abacus Planning Group, is featured in this Wall Street Journal column, which highlights model portfolios from prominent financial advisers who invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Maya Ajmera ’89 to speak on her journey from Bryn Mawr to global social entrepreneurship

Posted November 24, 2008

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Katherine Houghton Hepburn Center will present a talk by Hepburn Fellow Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder and president of the Global Fund for Children, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. The Global Fund for Children (GFC) makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with […]

GSSWSR Reaccredited Through 2016

Posted November 11, 2008
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After a comprehensive review, the Council on Social Work Education has reaccredited Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research through 2016. In its Accreditation Review Brief, the CSWE site team noted many of the GSSWSR’s strengths, including the integration of diversity content into the curriculum, the commitment to at-risk populations and […]

Information Services plans to get spooky in the stacks at annual Halloween party Thursday

Posted October 28, 2008

This year, Information Services will take its annual Halloween festivities to Canaday Library’s Lusty Cup Cafe. Students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to join ghouls and geeks, lycanthropes and librarians to view examples of the College’s collection of public-domain horror films, learn about Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions around the world, […]

Residence Council offers Halloween festivities for children of BMC faculty, staff, students, and their friends

Posted October 23, 2008
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On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the undergraduate Residence Council will sponsor trick-or-treating in the residence halls. All faculty, staff, students, and their friends are invited to bring their children to trick-or-treat in Denbigh, Haffner, Merion, Pembroke East, Pembroke West, Radnor, Rockefeller, and Rhoads North and South.

CAR at Bryn Mawr: a free ride, and one of the Fringe Festival’s most innovative dance performances

Posted October 22, 2008

Fresh from a sold-out run as one of the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival’s most talked-about performances, CAR comes to Bryn Mawr on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, as a special free event in the College’s 2008-09 Performing Arts Series. CAR is the inventive site-based movement installation by choreographer and Pew Fellow Kate […]

Wyndham is Main Line Today’s “Best Low-Key Lunch Spot”

Posted September 11, 2008

Congratulations to the staff of Wyndham Alumnae House on its Best of 2008 award from Main Line Times. Naming Wyndham the “Best Low-Key Lunch Spot” on the Main Line, MLT said, “Perhaps Wyndham Alumnae House is one of the best-kept secrets in the area because many assume it’s available only to Bryn Mawr College alumnae […]

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