News

2014 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows Named

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 J. Mellon Foundation has given Bryn Mawr College a grant in honor of Bryn Mawr alumna Hanna Holborn Gray, ’50 who served as chair [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Spring Photos Through Instagram

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. [...]

Read more»

Angie Chen ’16 Develops Blue Bus App for Android Phones

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 [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Library Receives Grant to Develop Digital Collection of the Past at the College

The Bryn Mawr College Library has received a one-year planning grant of $39,650 from the National Endowment of the Humanities to develop a digital portal containing letters, diaries, and scrapbooks of the first generations of its students. This collaborative project also includes the libraries of Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley [...]

Read more»

Class Color Challenge 2014 Kicks Off

Race ’Round the Maypole, Bryn Mawr’s class color challenge, is back!  Which class color will be this year’s winner? Race ’Round the Maypole is a challenge to see which class color can reach the greatest number of Bryn Mawr Fund donors in the ten days leading up to May Day: April 25 to May 4.  [...]

Read more»

GSSWSR Professor Works to Help Mental Health Care Providers Understand Challenges Facing U.S. Service Members

“Military service is an inherently stressful occupation, and for those service members who have deployed to combat, some having served multiple deployments during the last 12 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, there are real challenges associated with their reintegration back into community and family life.” says Graduate School of Social Work Professor Jim Martin, a retired Army colonel whose scholarship, teaching, and public service focus on military and veteran behavioral health issues.

Read more»

Anthropologist, Sociologist, and Physician Didier Fassin Discusses “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr College on April 22

At Bryn Mawr, we often talk about how a liberal arts education prepares students to tackle the complex, interdisciplinary questions of the world. Anthropologist, sociologist, and physician Didier Fassin, who will give a lecture titled “The Moral World of the Police” at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Dalton 300, provides [...]

Read more»

Students Eat Fresh, Eat Local at Special “100-Mile Meal”

The meal will be made up entirely of food produced within 100 miles of campus. Among the items on the menu are Colombian roasted chicken using birds from Eberly’s Farm in Stevens, Pa., to a Fudge Chocolate Triple Layer Cake baked at Pellman’s Bakery in Lancaster County.

Read more»

Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

The April 1 news that Bryn Mawr was dropping the vowels in its name to be more “Twitter-friendly” was picked up by several media outlets including Inside Higher Ed, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and even the The Virginian-Pilot. The Inside Higher Ed article got so much of a response that the editors posted followup article on [...]

Read more»

Psychology’s Marc Schulz and Students Continue Work With Long-Running Study of Human Development

Starting in 1938 and continuing to this day, The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest-running and influential longitudinal studies of human development ever undertaken. For 76 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. For more than 12 years, Bryn [...]

Read more»

The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

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 [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Continues Commitment to Sustainability with Renewable Energy Investment

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 [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Brn Mwr Hosts International Lipogrammatics Conference

To mark Brn Mwr’s name change, lipogrammatic scholars from around the world will gather at the College on Thursday, April 17, for “The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics.” Conference sessions will include: The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality? Beyond Ablautics: Whither Language in the Post-Voweletic Context Dsfnctnl Functions: It’s Still Math There will also [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

Roya Rastegar, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the humanities, will be curating a new Los-Angeles-centric section in the Los Angeles Film Festival. The section, titled “LA Muse,” will be devoted to movies made in and about Los Angeles. Along with Rastegar, curators for the section include Elvis Mitchell, film critic and scholar who was [...]

Read more»

Tianyuan Zhang ’15 Reports Back From Internship in Sochi Russia

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 [...]

Read more»

Award-Winning NPR Interviewer Terry Gross To Deliver Bryn Mawr College’s Commencement Address

Terry Gross, one of the most trusted and respected voices in American media, will deliver the Commencement address to Bryn Mawr College’s Class of 2014 and degree candidates from its two graduate schools at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Read more»

Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebecca C. Tuitte, that hits bookstores on April 8. From the article: Jackie Kennedy. Sylvia Plath. Ali MacGraw. Katharine Hepburn. Meryl Streep. Though these women share many qualities—strength, independence, and ambition, to [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Briana Feston ’06 Completes Work on Major Artifact at Professor Peter Magee’s Dig in the UAE

When Briana Feston ’06 arrived at Bryn Mawr in the fall of 2002 planning to major in French and with a strong interest in theater and set design, she never would have imagined that less than a decade later she’d be working as an art conservator on a project to restore a “really big pot” [...]

Read more»

Conserving a 3000-Year Old “Big Pot”

The “Big Pot” is a 3000 year-old Iron Age storage jar and is the largest known restored prehistoric vessel from southeastern Arabia The jar was unearthed at Professor Peter Magee’s on-going excavations at the ancient town of Muweilah, Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a project he has been working on in collaboration [...]

Read more»

Dining Services’ “Milkshake Mania” Makes the Wall Street Journal

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: “Colleges generally save their most powerful ammunition for last—food. The stalag-like cafeteria of your generation has been replaced with food courts that offer gigantic buffets catering to every gluten-free and vegan need. Plus they offer special themed [...]

Read more»

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby on NPR’s Tell Me More on March 17 for a segment titled “Navigating The College Money Maze.” Cantarella, who majored in political science at Bryn Mawr and holds [...]

Read more»

The New Yorker Cites Ragia Omran ’94 on the Muslim Brotherhood

On the forefront of the human rights movement in Egypt for 20 years, Ragia Omran ’94 was cited in the March 10 issue of The New Yorker. In his Letter from Cairo, titled “Revolution on Trial”[password required], Peter Hessler reported on the current proceedings against Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, and others in the Muslim [...]

Read more»

Student From Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department Wins Scholarship for Summer Study in Italy

For the fourth time in recent years, a student from  Bryn Mawr’s Italian and Italian Studies department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer. Haverford student Natalie Giovino ’17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer. Natalie received the scholarship through [...]

Read more»

Leading Trans Legal Scholar Dean Spade to Speak at Bryn Mawr College

Dean Spade, associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, will give a talk from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Carpenter 21. Currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School, Spade founded the [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Alumna’s Book on Paul de Man Stirs Debate

Reviews of The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish ’56 have recently appeared in both The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. From The New York Times: “The Double Life of Paul de Man,” by Evelyn Barish, to be released officially next Monday by Liveright, has already generated [...]

Read more»

Marian Bechtel ’16 Presents at TEDxTEEN Event in NYC

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 [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Hosts Ceremony Honoring “Father of Black Aviation”

C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the father of black aviation and lead flight instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, will be immortalized on a stamp during a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. in Goodhart Hall this Thursday, March 13. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Anderson, who passed away in 1996, was born [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Community Shares Snow Photos Through Instagram

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 [...]

Read more»

It’s Prime Time at Bryn Mawr College as ABC Films Pilot on Campus

It may be spring break, but there’s been a flurry of activity on campus this week as television crews transformed parts of Bryn Mawr into the fictional  Middletown University for the pilot episode of a new ABC drama How to Get Away With Murder. Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and executive produced by [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

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

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.

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Give Advice at Event Co-Sponsored by Public Speaking Initiative and LILAC

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 [...]

Read more»

French and Francophone Studies Hosts Lecture on “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque”

On Monday, Feb. 24, Rachel Mesch, associate professor of French at Yeshiva University, will talk about “Media Feminism in the Belle Epoque: French Women’s Magazines and the Invention of the Celebrity Woman Writer.” This talk (in English) explores the complex ways in which the Belle Epoque women’s magazines Femina and La vie heureuse exploited new [...]

Read more»

Associate Professor Tim Harte Takes Part in Amsterdam Museum’s Symposium on the Russian Avant Garde

During the winter break, Russian Associate Professor Tim Harte traveled to Amsterdam to be part of a symposium on the Russian avant-garde in connection with an exhibition, “Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde,” being held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In addition, Harte’s book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Genevieve Bell ’90, MA ’92, “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Profiled by New York Times

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology at Bryn Mawr prior to earning her Ph.D. at Stanford, is featured in the Feb. 15 New York Times. In a piece titled “Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist,” Times’ reporter Natasha Singer writes about Bell and her team of “some 100 social [...]

Read more»

Kimberly Wright Cassidy Named Bryn Mawr’s Ninth President

The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce that Kimberly Wright Cassidy has been named the ninth President of Bryn Mawr College, effective immediately. Cassidy, who has been serving as Interim President since July 2013, has been a member of the Bryn Mawr faculty since 1993. Before her appointment to Interim [...]

Read more»

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

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.

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Sophomores’ Snow Art Featured on BuzzFeed.com

A snowman built by Miriam Doepner ’16  and Sofia Ranalli ’16 has been featured on BuzzFeed.com. 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. [...]

Read more»

Julia Ferraioli ’07 Interviews Ashley Gavin ’10 in Google Developers Live Video

Ashley Gavin ’10, recently was featured in a Google Developers Live video feature focusing on her work with technology teaching organizations Hopscotch and Girls Who Code. In the video, Gavin, a curriculum consultant to schools, nonprofits, and companies, is interviewed by fellow alumna Julia Ferraioli ’07, a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. Gavin and [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»

Bryn Mawr Students Part of Team That Earns Top Spot at Tri-Co Hack-a-Thon

More than 60 students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges gathered as 14 teams in Haverford’s Founders Great Hall over the weekend for the first-ever Tri-Co Hack-a-Thon. As noted in this Haverford College post on the event, the teams “had just 48 hours to conceive, develop, and present web and mobile technology ideas” and [...]

Read more»

Film Studies Program Brings Video Artist Richard Fung to Campus on Monday, Feb. 10

The Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College provides students with opportunities to study the history, theory, and criticism of moving images, with an emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of cinema as a key form in modern visual culture. On Monday, Feb. 10, the program, along with the 1902 Lecture Fund, Gender & Sexuality [...]

Read more»

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf [...]

Read more»

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

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 [...]

Read more»
Older Posts »