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Experiential Learning and Community Connections

Posted May 28, 2014
Samyuktha Natarajan

Praxis courses offer Bryn Mawr students high quality experiential learning  opportunities that combine concrete experience (doing), reflective observation (What happened?), abstract analysis (so what?), and active experimentation (now what?). Praxis is based upon the belief that knowledge is created through the transformation of experience and that it is valuable for some of that experience to […]

Bryn Mawr College Commencement 2014

Posted May 22, 2014

Hundreds of family members and friends of the Class of 2014 and of the graduating students of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 17, to celebrate the achievements of the graduates. We’ve gathered nearly 200 of our […]

Ten Years After First Setting Foot in Classroom, Laila Abdul Nabi is Set to Graduate With Bryn Mawr’s Class Of 2014

Posted May 15, 2014

The more than 300 undergraduate members of the class 2014 and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research received their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Terry Gross, one of the most trusted and respected voices in American media, […]

Send Bryn Mawr a Virtual Postcard this Summer

Posted May 15, 2014
Emily Adams

Last summer we loved finding out what you were up to via the Summer at BMC blog, which showcased virtual postcards and recurring blog posts from Mawrters on summer break. This year, we hope to again hear about your internships, beach reads, funded research, science hypotheses, archaeological digs, and time spent relaxing with friends, too! […]

Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Study Arabic in Oman Through Boren Scholarship

Posted May 15, 2014

A passion for Middle Eastern studies will take Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Muscat, Oman, for an academic year as a recipient of the prestigious Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship is a federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with critical foreign language and international skills and provides students […]

May Day 2014 in Pictures

Posted May 8, 2014

From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2014 was a huge success. See more than 80 photos from the day in the below slideshow or in this online gallery.

Students Bridge the Classroom and the Work World Through Praxis III Program

Posted May 8, 2014
Praxis III Poster Session

Through Bryn Mawr’s Praxis Program, students integrate theory and classroom practice with active, relevant fieldwork in a way that goes beyond most traditional internship experiences.

Jacqueline Handy ’14 Reflects on Her Bryn Mawr Experience

Posted May 8, 2014

Handy will join the more than 300 other undergraduate members of the class 2014 and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr’s Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Dark Blue Repeats in the Second Annual Class Color Challenge

Posted May 8, 2014

For the second year running, the Dark Blues took home the win in Bryn Mawr’s Class Color Competition. Red gave last year’s victors a run for their money in the last day, surging ahead to take the lead into the evening of May Day. But Dark Blue couldn’t be stopped and came back to win […]

Self-Care Initiative Raises Awareness with Erdman Flash Mob

Posted May 8, 2014

The Self-Care Initiative began at Bryn Mawr in 2013 when students and representatives from a number of offices and departments got together in an effort to promote wellness throughout the community. Some of those involved with the initiative held a flash mob in Erdman on Tuesday, May 6, to raise awareness of the need to […]

Katherine Marcoux ’14 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Andorra

Posted May 8, 2014

Katherine Marcoux’s passion for  learning languages began at a young age. As a child, her family moved to Italy and then Japan, where she immersed herself in the different cultures and languages. In high school, she studied French and Spanish, took a semester of Mandarin, and continued to study Japanese. “I think being exposed to […]

BMC Team Takes Third Place in Finance Competition

Posted May 1, 2014
Adirondack Fund Partner Steve Gonick and Bryn Mawr students Kathy Guo, Dingwei Li, Nkiruka Anizoba, and Yannan Li.

A team of seven Bryn Mawr students has earned third place in the 2014 Adirondack Cup, a competition during which college teams competed against each other over six months to build and grow a small cap portfolio of stocks.

BMC Seniors Reflect on Translating Blogs for Women from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted April 30, 2014
Maman Shujaa

Early this academic year we wrote about World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu’s visit to campus as part of Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course in which students translated blog posts for the organization. We revisited the class in October to get an even better sense of what the students were doing to help women in the Democratic […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 4, 2014

Posted April 29, 2014

Students are facing down the last week of Spring semester classes and finals loom, but Mawrters will first seize a cherished opportunity for frolicking and celebration time at this year’s Grand May Day on Sunday, May 4. As a Grand May Day, which occurs only once every four years, the celebration will include special attractions […]

Students Honored at 2014 Award Ceremony

Posted April 24, 2014

At a ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, President Kim Cassidy announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The awards and scholarships cited include honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations.

2014 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows Named

Posted April 17, 2014

Thirteen members of the Class of 2015 have been named Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows and will spend their summer on research interests spanning Medieval Iberia to 2020 Tokyo. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given Bryn Mawr College a grant in honor of Bryn Mawr alumna Hanna Holborn Gray, ’50 who served as chair […]

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Spring Photos Through Instagram

Posted April 17, 2014

After a brutal, bone-chilling winter, Bryn Mawr’s campus has finally bloomed! Almost overnight, cherry blossoms have opened, the weather has warmed up, and students are getting to enjoy their Spring semester here on campus. Each of these photos was taken by a member of the Bryn Mawr community and posted to Instagram with the #BMCbanter hashtag. […]

Angie Chen ’16 Develops Blue Bus App for Android Phones

Posted April 17, 2014

Angie Chen ’16 has developed a free Blue Bus app that is currently available for Android phones. The app provides users with access to each day’s updated Blue Bus schedule, as well as an option to search for a pick up at a specific time and date. Angie, a computer science major who created the […]

The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

Posted April 3, 2014

The theater program of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present Carlo Gozzi’s play, The Serpent Woman, opening Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodhart Hall. In this funny, fast-paced play, fairy Cherestani and mortal king Farruscad fall in love, and when they wed, Cherestani makes Farruscad swear that he will never look into the […]

Bryn Mawr Continues Commitment to Sustainability with Renewable Energy Investment

Posted April 3, 2014

February 28, 2014 quietly marked a milestone for sustainability at Bryn Mawr. The date was the College’s first day as an institution operating on 100 percent wind power, thanks to the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). RECs are sold by renewable energy generators who use the proceeds to fund industry operations and projects. A […]

Students and Faculty Travel to China for 360° on that Country’s Environmental Impact

Posted March 27, 2014

During Spring break, students and faculty from the 360° “China and the Environment” traveled to the world’s most populous nation to see firsthand how industry and government there are attempting to balance their rapidly developing economy and environmental concerns. Among the places they visited was the Beijing Cement Plant. Professor of Economics Michael Rock on […]

Tianyuan Zhang ’15 Reports Back From Internship in Sochi Russia

Posted March 27, 2014

Tianyuan Zhang ’15, as well as Sara Powell ’15 and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney ’14, spent three weeks interning at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. The three Russian majors worked as interns with NBCUniversal, broadcaster of the 2014 Olympics, serving as tour guides. “As Russian speakers, Sara, Kate, I all […]

Community is Key for Aspiring Advocate and Watson Fellowship Awardee Ashley Hahn ‘14

Posted March 20, 2014
Ashley Hahn

Ashley Hahn’s lifelong passion for community service began when she was barely a toddler, tagging along with her father at local fire department events in her hometown of Allamuchy, N.J. At Bryn Mawr, the same commitment to community drew the psychology and political science double major to the Praxis program, where she was able to […]

360° Program Creates Unique Opportunities for Faculty and Students to Share Scholarship

Posted March 20, 2014

Since its first slate of courses was offered in the 2010-11 academic year, Bryn Mawr’s 360° program has included a requirement that participants will share their experiences and research through activities such as poster sessions, lectures, and web postings. And while every 360° has included this “public” element, it’s been especially robust in some of […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Presents at TEDxTEEN Event in NYC

Posted March 12, 2014

Marian Bechtel ’16 was selected as a presenter at the TEDxTEEN event held in New York City on March 1. Her presentation, “Banjos, Landmines, & Saying Yes,” described her research; combining a love of music with an interest in landmine detection, and the decisions she made to make it all happen. “The minute I walked on […]

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Snow Photos Through Instagram

Posted March 12, 2014

Bryn Mawr’s campus has been quite a wonderland this winter! As we begin to shift to warmer spring weather, here is a look back at campus in the snow! To see full size versions of the images, visit this gallery. Each of these photos was taken by the Bryn Mawr community and posted through Instagram […]

Bryn Mawr Students Check in From Across the Globe on New Study Abroad Blog

Posted February 27, 2014
Madeleine Johnson

Read about and see photos of student experiences in Hungary, Denmark, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and other locations across the globe on the new Bryn Mawr College Study Abroad Program blog, Time Abroad. Time Abroad allows students to share their adventures abroad with the Bryn Mawr College community and beyond by featuring regular blog posts […]

Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer Receives NIH Grant to Continue Researching the Impact of Molybdenum on Human Health

Posted February 26, 2014
Professor Sharon Burgmayer and the members of her 2013-14 Research Group

Since the year 2000, Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer and her research team have been looking into the relationship of the metal molybdenum to human health. Burgmayer and her team recently received an additional grant of nearly $285,000 to continue the research for three more years. All the funding for the research has come from the National Institutes of Health.

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 […]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Among the Speakers at TEDxTeen in New York City on March 1

Posted February 19, 2014

In her final year of high school Marian Bechtel ’16 was chosen as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, and eventually went on to take part in the White House Science Fair. Marian’s research combining her love of music and science to create a […]

A Thank You to the Bryn Mawr Community From Interim President Kim Cassidy

Posted February 6, 2014

It’s been a tough couple of days, but once again members of the Bryn Mawr community have come together to take care of each other. Special thanks in particular go to our facilities, dining services, transportation, residential life, housekeeping, and campus safety staff for helping us all weather the storm.

Bryn Mawr Sophomores’ Snow Art Featured on

Posted February 6, 2014

A snowman built by Miriam Doepner ’16  and Sofia Ranalli ’16 has been featured on Inspired by the movie Frozen, Miriam and Sofia spent two hours recreating one of the film’s characters near Wyndham Alumnae House. A series of photographs were posted on Buzzfeed’s community website. The page has now received thousands of views. […]

Students Show Donor Appreciation with Upcoming Give a Hoot Day on Feb. 7

Posted February 6, 2014

On Friday, Feb. 7, Bryn Mawr students are invited to stop by the Campus Center and show their appreciation for the generous donors who make attending Bryn Mawr possible as the College celebrates the sixth annual “Bryn Mawr Gives a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year […]

Medha Ghosh ’16 Published on Browntourage Blog

Posted January 23, 2014

An interview conducted by Medha Ghosh ’16 was published on the diversity, activism, and culture blog Browntourage on Nov. 25. Ghosh reviewed rapper M.I.A’s recent show at Terminal 5 in New York City and interviewed M.I.A’s drummer, Kiran Gandhi. The article is Ghosh’s first piece for the publication. Bryn Mawr Now asked Ghosh about her […]

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 […]

Study Highlights Success of Bryn Mawr’s Clinical Developmental Psychology Program

Posted December 12, 2013

A new study to be published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology identifies Bryn Mawr’s Clinical Developmental Psychology Program (CDPP) as one of five “top programs”  in clinical psychology out of 233 programs across the country.  The rankings are based on analysis of outcomes such as internship match and licensure exam performance. Bryn Mawr’s […]

Dalun Community Fellowships Now Accepting Applications

Posted December 12, 2013

The Dalun Community Fellowships (formerly known as the Simli Centre Internships) are now accepting applications for their summer 2014 program. Launched in 2013, these fellowships are a 10-week experience in Dalun, Ghana. Each student is assigned a specific project and mentor while engaging with community-based learning and action. The goal of the fellowship is to […]

LILAC Director Katie Krimmel Discusses Future Plans

Posted November 21, 2013
LILAC Director Katie Krimmel

Katie Krimmel recently marked three months since coming on board as the director of Bryn Mawr’s new Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Bryn Mawr Now sat down with Krimmel to talk about the Center and her plans for its future. What is LILAC? The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center is both […]

Shakespeare Performance Troupe to Present Henry IV on Dec. 6 and 7

Posted November 21, 2013
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The Shakespeare Performance Troupe will present the Bard’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, in Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This is the group’s second production of the semester following Julius Caesar in early November. Henry IV is directed by Rebecca Cook ’15. The Shakespeare Performance […]

Student-created Videos Promote Avignon Summer Program

Posted November 19, 2013

After being accepted to the six-week Institut d’études Françaises d’Avignon program prior to the summer of 2013, Heidi Gay ’15 and Emily Maroni ’15 were dismayed to find the informational videos for the program were no longer functioning due to technical issues. “There are different housing options,” says Gay. “So when we wanted to make […]

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Highlights TriCo Digital Humanities Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

The Re:Humanities symposium’s call for papers got a high-profile boost on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker blog on Nov. 12. Now in it’s fourth year, Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates. This year’s conference takes place at Haverford College on April 3-4, 2014. The deadline for submissions is […]

Bryn Mawr College Now on Instagram

Posted November 14, 2013
Bryn Mawr College on Instagram

Instagram is a social networking service driven by user-provided content in the form of digitally-filtered photos and videos. With 150 million monthly active users, Instagram is an exciting tool for engaging with the College community and beyond. The account is accessible via smartphone app and online. Photos posted to Instagram will also be shared through the College Twitter account.

Students Seed New Cherry Trees with Wishes at Tree-Planting Event

Posted November 12, 2013

The Facilities Department hosted a campus-wide tree-planting event last Friday to add four new cherry trees to campus. Students were encouraged to write their wishes and dreams  on pieces of paper and seed them with the trees. In the spring, they will be reminded of their dreams as the cherries blossom. The idea for the […]

College Hosts Hundreds for Family Weekend

Posted November 7, 2013

Bryn Mawr welcomed over 200 family members and friends to campus last weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. The weekend featured tours of Bryn Mawr’s landscape and Philadelphia; talks with Bryn Mawr faculty and Interim President Kim Cassidy; choir, orchestra, and theatrical performances; and much more. For photos from this year’s Family Weekend, see the below […]

Photos of Lantern Night 2013

Posted October 31, 2013

Since 1906, first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister every fall for Lantern Night. This hallowed tradition signifies the passing of the light of knowledge from one class to another. For photos from this year’s Lantern Night, see the below slideshow or view the online gallery. For student reflections on Lantern […]

French Praxis Course Helps Give Voice to Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted October 31, 2013

Activist Neema Namadamu, who visited Bryn Mawr this September, calls her homeland in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “one of the worst places in the world to be a woman,” yet it remains an area that much of the world knows little about. The students in Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III […]

Bryn Mawr Russian Majors Land Internships With NBCUniversal at Sochi Winter Olympics

Posted October 24, 2013
nbc sochi

Tuesday, Oct. 29, marks 100 days until the torch is lit and the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway in Sochi Russia. Joining the 6,000 Olympic athletes and team members from around the world at the three-week-long international celebration of sport will be Mawrters Sara Powell ’15 and Tianyuan Zhang ’15, and Haverford student Katherine Mahoney […]

Bryn Mawr Mourns the Passing of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Gridley McKim-Smith

Posted October 21, 2013

Professor McKim-Smith received her B.A. from Tulane University in Romance Languages and Literatures and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. She came to Bryn Mawr College in 1982 as an assistant professor, was named associate professor in 1985 and full professor in 1992. In 1999, she was honored with an endowed chair as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

Photos from 360° Contemplative Traditions Trip to Japan

Posted October 17, 2013

Contemplative Traditions—the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program—brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. A centerpiece of the Contemplative Traditions 360° is a two-week trip to Western Japan to visit temples and other sacred sites. Photographer Ko Sasaki joined the group […]

Leadership Working Group Formed to Lead Search for Next BMC President

Posted October 16, 2013

The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Secretary of the College Ruth Lindeborg on behalf of Trustee Leadership Working Group Chair Ann Logan ’76 and Vice Chair Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, on Monday, Oct. 7. To members of the Bryn Mawr community: The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College has formed […]

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