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

Posted April 1, 2010

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 […]

Mary Rorro ’91 Uses Music Therapy to Help Veterans Deal With PTSD

Posted March 12, 2010

New York classical music radio station WQXR reports on how psychiatrist Mary Rorro ’91 uses classical music to help veterans at a South Jersey Veterans Affairs clinic open up and deal with post traumatic stress disorder.

Bryn Mawr Alumna Puts Medical School on Hold to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors

Posted March 12, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Naomi Rosenberg ’05, who put medical school on hold to help Haitian earthquake survivors get medical help in Philadelphia. “In her early 20s, while a premed student at Bryn Mawr College, the direction of Rosenberg’s life changed after she read Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, a book about physician […]

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Chamber Singers Travel to Turkey

Posted March 9, 2010
The Chamber Singers visit Ankara Castle

Philadelphia public radio station WHYY recently reported on the Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges’ Spring Break trip to Turkey. Read more»

Pottstown Mercury Reports on Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Being Named Coach of the Year

Posted March 3, 2010

Bryn Mawr Swimming Coach Nikki Whitlock has been named the Centennial Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year, reports the Pottstown Mercury. Whitlock, a Chester County native who graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1986, is the first Bryn Mawr swimming coach to be honored with the award.

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

Posted March 1, 2010

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. […]

Princeton Professor, Pundit to Deliver Keynote Address for Black History Month (Rescheduled from Feb. 10)

Posted February 22, 2010
Photo of Melissa Lacewell-Harris

Melissa Harris-Lacewell will give the keynote address for Bryn Mawr College’s celebration of  Black History Month at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in Thomas Great Hall. The lecture,  “Your Black Is Not Like Mine: How Gender Complicates African American Politics,” is free and open to the public. Harris-Lacewell is an associate professor of politics […]

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 […]

Understanding the Terrorist Mind

Posted January 12, 2010

The New York Times reports that Bryn Mawr College Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley and others are leading the way in the nascent efforts to understand the terrorist mind. McCauley has researched the four general paths to violence.

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 Paleoecologist Katherine Marenco talks about the Cambrian sea floor in ScienceNews

Posted November 30, 2009

Bryn Mawr paleoecologist Katherine N. Marenco is quoted and her research cited in the ScienceNews article “As The Worms Churn,” about worms and other burrowing creatures and the effect they have on scientific attempts to read the history of environmental conditions by analyzing the layering of sediments.

Slate Article Cites Psychology Professor Clark McCauley’s Research on Commuter Behavior

Posted November 30, 2009

The research of Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley is cited in the Slate article “Underground Psychology,” about what researchers have learned about human behavior by studying the habits of mass-transit riders.

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

Posted October 6, 2009
Interim Dean of Admissions Chuck Rickard

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: Inside Higher Ed

Posted September 30, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s new Test Flexible policy is among the innovations taking place in the use of standardized testing by higher education institutions in admissions, writes the editor at Inside Higher Ed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted June 22, 2009

Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris are among the stars of the upcoming film The Best and the Brightest, which has been filming on Bryn Mawr’s campus and at other Philadelphia-area locations, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bryn Mawr College Grants Veterans the Maximum Financial Benefit Possible as It Joins the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted June 17, 2009

Bryn Mawr College, continuing its tradition of developing strong women leaders, will participate in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. “We talk about Bryn Mawr students having a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Women’s Media Center

Posted June 11, 2009

In the Women’s Media Center blog, Shazia Z. Rafi ’79 writes about her life since graduating from Bryn Mawr, the lives of her Middle East and West Asian classmates and President Obama’s Cairo speech. “As I boarded the Paoli Local from Philadelphia to head down to our 30th reunion at Bryn Mawr College, the lush […]

Big Think

Posted June 10, 2009

Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Alice Rivlin ’52 talks to Big Think about the economy.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted March 31, 2009

In the article “For Top Colleges, Economy Has Not Reduced Interest (or Made Getting in Easier)” The New York Times notes that applications at Bryn Mawr are up.

Q&A: Geology Department’s Lynne Elkins on Volcanoes

Posted March 25, 2009

Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt has started to send plumes of ash and steam thousands of feet into the air. And if the volcano stays true to its past history, it could cause havoc for area residents for some time, affect the local oil industry, and disrupt flight paths. We asked geologist Lynne Elkins, whose research focuses […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 23, 2009

In Poems vibrating with war, love, Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Karl Kirchwey, director of the Creative Writing Program, reviews Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest collection of poetry.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted December 1, 2008
Bryn Mawr President Jane Dammen McAuliffe

Bryn Mawr President Jane Dammen McAuliffe gives thanks for “the day that made Jesse Jackson cry.”

Bryn Mawr in the Media: USA Today

Posted November 25, 2008

In “General’s story puts focus on stress stemming from combat” Associate Professor of Social Work Jim Martin says that mental health screening should be seen just like any other medical screening.  “This is analogous to knowing your cholesterol level,” says Martin.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: BBC World Service

Posted October 15, 2008
Gettysburg teenagers Madeleine Birkner 10 and Paolo Ciocco at the Gettysburg battlefield

BBC Radio’s Steve Evans has been taking a bus tour of the United States and reporting on the places where he stops and people he meets. At a stop in Gettysburg, he had Madeline Birkner ’10 and another young person read the Gettysburg Address with him. The BBC World Service Web site has details about […]

Hannah Upp ’07 Found

Posted September 16, 2008

Hannah Upp ’07, who disappeared from her New York City apartment more than two weeks ago, has been found. The Bryn Mawr community’s thoughts are with Hannah and her family.

Q&A: Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Carol Bower

Posted September 9, 2008

After the U.S. women’s eight rowing team won its first Olympic gold medal in 24 years at this year’s games, team coxswain Mary Whipple said, “This is for the 1984 girls.” One of those “girls” was Bryn Mawr rowing coach Carol Bower, who recently took a few minutes to talk about competing in the Olympics […]

Bryn Mawr undergrads test robotics approach with a younger crowd of students

Posted May 15, 2008

Last May, Bryn Mawr students Mansi Gupta ’10, Marwa Nur Muhammad ’09, and Shikha Prashad ’09 applied for funding through the Computer Research Association’s Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates program to create a course that would expose middle-school students to computing in a fun way through the Scribbler robots.

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