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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Leaders For International Symposium on Gender Inequality in Emerging Markets

Posted January 31, 2013

Bryn Mawr president Jane McAuliffe was among a select group of governmental, corporate, non-profit, and academic leaders to attend this year’s Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) at the University of Oxford Green Templeton College earlier this month. Participants are invited in light of their stature, diverse knowledge and experience, and capacity to influence policies and practices […]

“Lighting the Way” Event Highlights Campus Sustainability Efforts

Posted January 31, 2013

The Sustainability Leadership Group celebrated the one-year anniversary of the LED light bulbs in the Thomas Great Hall chandelier on Tuesday. Since being installed, the lights have not yet required changing. The “Lighting the Way” celebration, co-hosted by the Noyce Math and Science Teacher Scholarship program, featured a talk by David Shiller, an environmental activist […]

Bryn Mawr’s President Asks “How Should We Respond to Malala?” in Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary

Posted November 1, 2012

In an Oct. 29 Chronicle of Higher Education commentary centered around the shooting in Pakistan of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe writes about the need to “dedicate ourselves anew to the goal of women’s empowerment and the critical role that education must play in that process” From How Should We Respond to […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Joins Select Higher-Ed Leaders for Transatlantic Dialogue

Posted July 26, 2012

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the select few college and university leaders asked to participate in the 13th Transatlantic Dialogue, which was held in Salzburg, Austria, July 4-7. Related News: Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and Fellow Higher-Education Leaders Call for Increased Global Collaboration Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Explores Collaborative Opportunities in Asia

Posted July 17, 2012
President McAuliffe with Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe recently traveled to Asia to meet with officials at a number of colleges and universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration and to take part in the 2012 Women’s Education Worldwide Conference at Nanjing University’s Ginling College in China. At Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, McAuliffe and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Meets with Alumnae in London and Cairo During Recent Travels

Posted June 14, 2012
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Speaks at

After the second meeting of Bryn Mawr’s new International Council, held in London, President Jane McAuliffe continued on to Cairo. There she visited the new campus of the American University in Cairo, met with AUC President Lisa Anderson, and enjoyed lunch with a group of Bryn Mawr alumnae. The lunch was organized by Professor of […]

President McAuliffe Leads Seminars in which Participants Will Link Up with Peers Around the Globe

Posted February 9, 2012

The message below was sent out in an email from the President’s Office on Feb. 9 This year’s President’s Seminar is a series of four IT-facilitated, internationally linked conversations that explore higher education for women as an engine for social change and progressive leadership. President McAuliffe and a small group of Bryn Mawr College students […]

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,” […]

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.

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 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 […]

President McAuliffe Addresses the Heads of the United Kingdom’s Universities

Posted September 16, 2009

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently returned from the Universities UK (UUK) Annual Conference in Edinburgh, where she gave a speech outlining the effect of the global economic crisis on U.S. colleges and universities. UUK is the membership organization for the heads of all the universities in England, Ireland, and Wales. She called on […]

Bryn Mawr Welcomes its Most Diverse Class Ever

Posted August 28, 2009

The 380 incoming students who arrived on Bryn Mawr’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 26, joined generations of young women who have come from all over the world each year to gather in Goodhart Hall after an arduous morning of hauling and unpacking luggage. But the newly arrived Class of 2013 is “the most international” yet, […]

Bryn Mawr President and Fellow Senior Scholars Recommend the Creation of a U.S./U.K. “Atlantic Trust”

Posted August 12, 2009

A group of senior scholars, including Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe, recently released a report advocating a number of ambitious initiatives to strengthen collaboration between the colleges and universities of the United States and United Kingdom and to foster the growth of an open, competitive, and accessible higher-education sector in other nations. Read more»

Bryn Mawr President Receives honorary degree at The College of St. Catherine

Posted May 29, 2009

The College of St. Catherine conferred an honorary doctorate in humane letters on Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe when she delivered the College’s commencement address on Saturday, May 23. Citing the diversity of religious views at the Catholic women’s college, McAuliffe urged graduates to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of other religious traditions. “You […]

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

Posted February 20, 2009

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 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.”

Inauguration photo gallery

Posted October 27, 2008
Balloon Archway

Photos from the inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as Bryn Mawr’s eighth president on Oct. 3 and 4.

McAuliffe inauguration to be Webcast live

Posted September 29, 2008

The inauguration of Jane Dammen McAuliffe as president of Bryn Mawr College will be celebrated this week with a series of events including a picnic, performances, and presentations by student-faculty research teams. The festivities will culminate in a formal investiture ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. All alumnae/i and friends of the College […]