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Multi-Media Project Brings 15th-Century Processional to Life

Posted June 30, 2015

Last summer, a small manuscript volume of liturgical music and prayers found a new home in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections. Copied in the 15th century for a nun in the royal abbey of St.-Louis at Poissy, the processional contains the plainchant music for daily Dominican observance and includes prayers and music for special events like […]

Video Excerpts from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Posted May 22, 2015

You’ve seen the photos. Read about post-graduation plans. Now, relive a few minutes of Bryn Mawr’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony with the below video excerpts of poet Billy Collins and Bryn Mawr President Kimberly Cassidy. Students and family members interested in a video of the entire ceremony can order a DVD of the event. Congratulations once […]

Spring 360° Examines the History and Culture of Cuba

Posted October 29, 2014

This spring, Bryn Mawr professors Enrique Sacerio-Gari of Spanish, Gary McDonogh of Growth and Structure of Cities, and Raymond Albert of the Graduate School of Social Work, are teaming up for a 360° that will immerse students in the history and culture of Cuba. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to […]

Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

Posted October 23, 2014
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Climate change and the chaotic properties of dynamic systems. Sounds pretty imposing huh? Ok, how about instead of that, we talk a little bit about the game of billiards? That was the idea Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay came up with several years ago as he tried to create a lesson in which he could […]

Biology Chair Tamara Davis on Mentorship

Posted September 11, 2014

Professor Tamara Davis, Chair of Bryn Mawr’s Department of Biology, was recently awarded the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award in the mid-career category by the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research. In the above video, Davis talks about the important role mentors have played in her career and why she feels it’s so important […]

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.

Bryn Mawr College Changes Its Name To More Twitter-Friendly Brn Mwr

Posted April 1, 2014

Just a few short weeks since being named Bryn Mawr’s President, Kim Cassidy has announced her first major initiative as leader of the prestigious women’s college. Effective immediately, Bryn Mawr College will be known as “Brn Mwr,” dropping all the vowels from its name. “This is the age of Twitter, every character counts,” said Cassidy […]

Dept. of Energy Video on Women in STEM Features Carter Wall ’83

Posted January 28, 2014

Carter Wall ’83, who was a biology major at Bryn Mawr and who is currently the director of the solar operations division at a Boston-area electrical construction company, is an ambassador for the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative and the first profile in the department’s new #WomeninSTEM video series. Wall on […]

Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank Papers

Posted August 8, 2013

Late last month Bryn Mawr Economics Professor Michael Rock was part of a Wilson Center panel titled “Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability.” In addition, The World Bank recently published two of Rock’s papers that are based on his current research on China’s development: “Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in […]

Italian Chair Roberta Ricci Travels to Italy to Study the Work of Poggio Bracciolini

Posted July 30, 2013

This summer, Roberta Ricci, chair of Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department, is traveling to Pisa, Florence, and Rome to examine the work of Poggio Bracciolini, an early Italian Renaissance humanist credited with recovering and disseminating a number of classical Latin manuscripts as well as for providing the script that would eventually develop into Roman type. Ricci’s […]

Folger Shakespeare Library Picks BMC English Professor’s App for Its Digital Editions

Posted June 17, 2013

Luminary Digital Media, the mobile software company co-founded by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create apps for each one of Shakespeare’s plays. The selection is based on the success of Luminary’s first app, “The Tempest for iPad.” The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the leading Shakespeare […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Appears on NBC’s Today Show

Posted May 30, 2013

The Today show enlisted the help of Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider for a hidden-camera piece on term paper ghost writers. When asked at the end of the piece what professors can do to combat this problem, Schneider replies, “Well, I can teach my butt off and make my students want nothing […]

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 […]

English Professor Bethany Schneider Talks About Bryn Mawr Students in Promotion of Debut Novel

Posted February 28, 2013

“Stubborn, amazing, brilliant, exciting, fun, stubborn.” Those are the words Bryn Mawr Professor of English Bethany Schneider (aka Bee Ridgway) uses to describe Bryn Mawr students in a video produced to promote her debut novel, which is coming out in the U.S. and U.K. and which is being translated into five other languages. The River […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins the “It Gets Better” Project

Posted November 15, 2012

Bryn Mawr College has joined the It Gets Better Project, which was created to show young LGBTQ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach—if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone—and […]

Students Present Research Findings in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, and More at Poster Session

Posted September 20, 2012

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 week, 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. […]

Bryn Mawr Geology Team’s Experiment in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight Program Chronicled in New Video

Posted September 13, 2012

As we reported in July, a team of six geology majors and their faculty adviser, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this summer taking part in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, in which student researchers are able to do experiments in near-zero gravity aboard a specially modified Boeing 727 that’s been dubbed “The […]

Academic Year Officially Gets Underway with Fall Convocation

Posted September 6, 2012

Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016. This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday. Convocation is a […]

Philadelphia’s ABC Affiliate Reports on Bryn Mawr Earning Top Spot in Washington Monthly Rankings

Posted August 28, 2012

Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV is among the media outlets reporting on Bryn Mawr’s #1 spot on Washington Monthly’s 2012 ranking of liberal arts colleges. The news also made headlines in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on

Bryn Mawr Featured in Media Coverage of Changes to College IDs Caused by New Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law

Posted August 3, 2012

Bryn Mawr was among the colleges and universities featured in this Associated Press article on the ways schools are dealing with new Pennsylvania voter-ID requirements. Kelly Wilkinson ’14 is interning at MSNBC’s “The Last Word” this summer and talked about the changes to the law in this segment (Wilkinson appears at about the 2:20 mark): […]

New Book Co-Edited by Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins Looks at Truth and Democracy

Posted July 26, 2012
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What is the relationship between truth and democratic politics? Does democracy require truth or is the concern with truth an impediment to democratic compromise, pluralism and toleration? And if truth should matter, what kind of truth? Truth and Democracy, co-edited by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins, considers these questions from a […]

Pair of Prestigous Fellowships to Fund Anthropology Professor’s Research on Indian Cinema

Posted June 21, 2012

Associate Professor of Anthropology Amanda Weidman will spend part of the 2012-13 academic year in India researching “playback singers” in Indian cinema, and the remainder of the year working on a new book she’s writing on the topic. Weidman’s research in India and writing time are being supported by a combination of fellowships from the […]

Wanda Lee ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted May 10, 2012

This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Growth and Structure of Cities major Wanda Lee. As a senior, Lee probably welcomed the background noise in this video: it was made by the construction crew that was erecting the tent on Merion Green where her graduation ceremony will be held this weekend!

Emily Kirchner ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted May 3, 2012

This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series demonstrates that the routes to fun aren’t necessarily the obvious ones: senior history major Emily Kirchner found one that started with a job in the dining hall.

Mitali Panchani ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 26, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” introduces Mitali Panchani ’15, who got a kick out of deliberately violating social norms as part of an assignment for an anthropology course.

“To be or not to be?” There’s an App for That…

Posted April 19, 2012

A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible, thanks to a new iPad app developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi. Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad is more than a digital book. […]

Liriany Pimentel ’13: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 19, 2012

This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Liriany Pimentel, a junior chem major who enjoys international travel–and learning about the big topics in biochemistry.

Midley Theork ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 12, 2012

This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series presents Midley Theork ’15, a Bostonian who appreciates Bryn Mawr’s central location on the East Coast—and the community’s effort to make new members feel welcome.

Sara O’Connor: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 5, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” offers a video chat with Brooklynite Sara O’Connor, an anthropology major who’s concentrating in Middle Eastern Studies.

Sarah Abbasi ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 29, 2012

In this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video, Chicagoan Sarah Abbasi ’12 acknowledges that it took her a while to embrace Bryn Mawr’s traditions–but now she can’t imagine her Bryn Mawr experience without them.

Class of 2016 Receives Acceptance Letters

Posted March 29, 2012
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The wait is finally over for the more than 2,600 students who applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016. Decision letters were sent late last week and students could go online as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, to find out whether they had been accepted. “I screamed once I realized […]

Daniela Lam Lo ’15: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 22, 2012

The subject of this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video is first-year student Danelia Lam Lo, who appreciates the proximity of the great city of Philadelphia as a resource for study as well as fun.

Amani Chowdhury ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 15, 2012

This week, “Meet a Mawrter” presents Amani Chowdhury ’14, who is leaning toward a biology major with a minor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department. She recalls a memorable lab assignment that led to a surprising revelation about the locker room at Bern Schwartz Gymnasium.

Anna Kalinsky ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 8, 2012

Today, the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office introduces a new video feature, “Meet a Mawrter.” Each week we will post a brief video portrait of a Bryn Mawr student. The series begins with chemistry major Anna Kalinsky ’14, who likes secret nooks and crannies—and organic chem! Each video will be added to the “Meet a […]

Computer Science Professor Deepak Kumar Featured in Center for Science of Information Video

Posted February 23, 2012

Professor Deepak Kumar of the Bryn Mawr College Computer Science Department is featured in a recent video from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Science of Information. In the video, scientists from the Center explain the reasons behind its founding and its necessity in our changing world. Kumar appears at about the 2:30 mark and speaks […]

Bryn Mawr Lantern Makes Cameo in Video by Noted Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer Neil Gaiman

Posted February 9, 2012

U.K. science fiction and fantasy magazine SFX recently announced the winners of the SFX Awards 2012. The awards recognize accomplishment in several media, including film, television, comics, and novels. Among this year’s winners was Neil Gaiman for his script-writing work on the television show Dr. Who. An owl-eyed fan noticed a Bryn Mawr lantern making […]

Bryn Mawr Students Learn Management Fundamentals, Meet Alumnae at Management-Certificate Workshop

Posted January 19, 2012

More than 40 students gave up their last week of winter break to take part in the Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Management workshop last week. But you won’t hear them complaining about the loss of downtime. “This has been a hugely enriching experience,” says Hosanna Odhner ’13. “One thing I’ve particularly enjoyed is the […]

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
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A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Bryn Mawr Research Associate Katherine Marenco Attends White House Event Announcing New Family-Friendly NSF Initiative

Posted October 6, 2011

Bryn Mawr College Research Associate Katherine N. Marenco joined First Lady Michelle Obama, fellow researchers and scientists, university presidents and administrators, heads of various scientific organizations, and others at the White House last week for an event marking the announcement of the National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative. The initiative implements across all NSF programs […]

Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, Gives Parents Advice on Start of Kindergarten

Posted August 18, 2011

In this segment from Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, Bryn Mawr College Professor of Psychology Leslie Rescorla, director of the Child Study Institute, gives parents advice about easing children’s anxiety on the first day of kindergarten.

New Bryn Mawr Geologist Part of Team That Finds Evidence of Water on Mars

Posted August 5, 2011

New Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull is among the researchers making headlines for a just-released article in the journal Science on the possibility of water on Mars. The news has been reported by most major media outlets world-wide. Below is the ABC News coverage of the research. For more on Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department, […]

Bryn Mawr Tops Princeton Review’s List of “Dorms Like Palaces” for Second Year In a Row

Posted August 2, 2011

For the second year in a row, Bryn Mawr tops the Princeton Review’s list of schools with “Dorms Like Palaces.” We’re also among the schools featured on this Today Show clip announcing the release of the rankings. Other lists Bryn Mawr scored highly on include “Best Campus Food,” “LGBT-Friendly,” and “Students Study the Most.” Visit […]

Bryn Mawr’s 125th-Anniversary Mural Project Featured on Evening News

Posted June 1, 2011

Action News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reported on the mural just completed in connection with Bryn Mawr’s 125th-anniversary celebration in a piece that aired on Tuesday, May 31. The mural was created in partnership with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and adorns the Philadelphia District Health Center at 4400 Haverford Avenue. Muralist Shira […]

BMC In The Media: “30 Rock”

Posted May 25, 2011

In its feature on colleges and universities attended by fictional characters, The Washington Post points out that Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon on NBC’s “30 Rock” “attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland ‘on a partial competitive jazz dance scholarship.’” The “30 Rock” writers continued to show their love (we think) for Bryn […]

Dance Icon Judith Jamison to Receive M. Carey Thomas Award and Give 2011 Commencement Address

Posted March 31, 2011

Dance icon Judith Jamison, choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will give the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s graduating class on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. on Merion Green. As a dancer with the Alvin Ailey troupe, from 1965 to 1980, Jamison joined the ranks of the most […]

SGA Introduces Weekly YouTube Video Updates

Posted March 17, 2011

In an effort to keep students better informed, the Student Government Association leadership has started posting weekly video updates on Youtube. Students can also keep up with SGA on its blog.

Bryn Mawr Hosts Inaugural Certificate in Finance Program Over Spring Break

Posted March 17, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Certificate in Finance program began with the sort of reserve often encountered in any new classroom as students hesitated to offer answers to basic finance questions about things like estimating the future cost of a college education or figuring out what car could be afforded on a $300 monthly transportation budget. […]

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

Posted March 15, 2011
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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 Joins Other Top Women’s Colleges and U.S. State Department in New Initiative

Posted March 15, 2011
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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 […]

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