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Physics’ Xuemei May Cheng’s Research Group Studies Spintronics

Posted October 13, 2014

This summer, Class of 2017 members Leqi Liu, Alena Klindziuk, Yilun Tang, and graduate student Xiao Wang went to the Advanced Photon Source of  the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, a massive facility that generates the brightest hard X-ray beam in the Western Hemisphere, to study the magnetic properties of platinum-magnetic insulator bilayer thin [...]

Bryn Mawr College Receives $1.65 Million “First in the World” Grant to Improve Student Math Skills and Increase Number of Students Earning STEM Degrees

Posted September 30, 2014

To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the Education Department today awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new “First in the World” (FITW) grant program. Bryn Mawr has received a $1.65 million grant as part of the program that will fund research on improving student [...]

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević Receives NSA Grant

Posted September 11, 2014

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević has received a Young Investigator Grant from the National Security Agency’s Mathematical Sciences Program.  This award is available to promising investigators within ten years after receiving the Ph.D. Milićević’s proposal is titled “Arithmetic Manifolds, L-Functions, and Analysis” From the Project Summary: “This research project centers around two principal themes, that [...]

Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Colleges Form Consortium

Posted July 9, 2014

Ten liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania have received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), an entity designed to help each institution create new cost efficiencies, improve the quality of academic and co-curricular programs, and enhance inter-institutional knowledge and collaboration. The consortium also [...]

Bryn Mawr Faculty Adding Computational Skills to STEM Courses

Posted July 8, 2014

A group of Bryn Mawr faculty members is aiming “to transform the way we prepare STEM majors for the computationally intense world of modern-day science.” “Alumnae physics majors rate the ability to think algorithmically and program in at least one computer language at the top of those skills they most value having developed as Bryn [...]

NSF Funding Allows Geology Chair Arlo Weil and Students to Study Andes Mountains

Posted April 30, 2014

Professor Arlo Weil, chair of the Geology department, and long-time colleague Adolph Yonkee of Weber State University have received approximately $325,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation that will allow them to study the tectonic and deformation history of the portion of the Andes mountains found in Argentina. Much of the funding from the [...]

Grant Funding Supports Undergraduate Research

Posted April 24, 2014

For Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, the modest windfall covered her travel expenses to New York City and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Deroo ’92, the History of Art major is writing her thesis on the institutional narrative behind the BMA’s period rooms, and to conduct her research, Ivy [...]

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

Posted April 16, 2014

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 [...]

Bryn Mawr Receives $800,000 Grant for Blended Learning from Mellon Foundation

Posted December 5, 2013

Bryn Mawr College has received a  $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  that will help the College continue to build its “blended learning” course offerings and to develop resources for other liberal arts colleges interested in the approach. “Technology-enabled education is exploding with the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and improvements [...]

Bryn Mawr Receives NEH Grant to Host Series of Events Tied to Civil Rights Films

Posted August 13, 2013

Over the next two academic years, Bryn Mawr College will host events highlighting four powerful documentary films (The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story) as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities initiative to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The initiative, titled Created Equal: America’s Civil [...]

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 [...]

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted June 20, 2013

Sakina Abdus Shakur ’13 has received a Fulbright Research Grant to travel to Greece, where she will study the works of Camus, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and others while conducting interviews with a diverse group of Athenian youth, ages 20-27. Shakur’s project will explore the emotions of these young people in the context of Camus’ idea of absurdism. [...]

New Program Offers Undergrads Small Grants that Can Make a Big Difference

Posted April 25, 2013

In the internet era, students doing research have more low-cost tools than ever available to them, allowing undergraduates to do research that would have been impossible even just a few years ago.

Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Now Offers Master’s Opportunity

Posted February 21, 2013

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program continues to grow, introducing a new component in which Bi-Co undergrads can attend one year at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a master’s degree in education. Students can use their Noyce scholarship to pay the additional one-year tuition to complete the degree.

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. [...]

Associate Professor of Biology Tamara Davis Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Fund Genetic Research

Posted June 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor of Biology Tamara Davis was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $300,000 to support her research in genomic imprinting. Broadly understood, genomic imprinting is the phenomenon by which a subset of genes is expressed solely from one of the two parental alleles−that is, either the copy inherited [...]

$1 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute Recognizes Bryn Mawr as a Top Producer of Scientists

Posted May 31, 2012

Bryn Mawr College has received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help the College build on its already-impressive history of preparing young women to become leaders in science research and medicine. Bryn Mawr’s grant is one of 11 Capstone Awards made to longtime recipients of HHMI funding. “These schools, collectively [...]

Sherella Williams ’12 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria

Posted May 10, 2012

Sherella Williams ’12 has accepted a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach in Linz, Austria. Williams, who is an English major with a minor in German, began studying German in middle school—but it wasn’t until Bryn Mawr that she truly fell in love with the language and Germanic literature. “I didn’t come to Bryn Mawr expecting [...]

Students Honored at 2012 Awards Ceremony

Posted April 26, 2012

At a ceremony on Thursday, April 19, President Jane McAuliffe 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. The complete list of awards and honorees: NATIONAL AWARDS Council on Undergraduate Research [...]

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012

Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me [...]

Bryn Mawr College Fulbright Tally at Seven: Recipients to Travel to Austria, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea

Posted April 5, 2012

Updated May 10, 2012, with profile of Sherella Williams Last year, Bryn Mawr was among the top producers of Fulbright recipients among all colleges and universities nationally, and it appears that our students are on track for the same sort of success again in 2012. So far, seven Bryn Mawr students have decided to accept [...]

Geologist’s Grant Offers Bryn Mawr Students Several Research Opportunities, Including a Trip to the Arctic

Posted November 17, 2011

Two Bryn Mawr students will have the chance to join Geology Lecturer Lynne Elkins on a trip to the waters north of Iceland next summer as Elkins and her fellow researchers try to better understand volcanic activity in the area. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms driving the production of new ocean crust occurring [...]

Opportunity May Knock at Summer-Funding Fair

Posted October 27, 2011

Last summer, some Bryn Mawr students traveled to Wyoming to collect data that may help determine how mountain ranges came to be distributed across western North America. Another spent time in Paris and Chicago, comparing the effects hosting World’s Fairs in the late 19th century had on the two cities’ development. Others worked to improve [...]

Hanna Holborn Gray Fellows Present Research on Thursday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 22

Posted September 14, 2011

Each summer, the college offers up to 15 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowships, which give rising juniors and seniors $3,600 grants to pursue specialized research projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The work can be the beginning of a senior thesis or a project that stands alone. The summer 2011 Hanna Holborn Gray [...]

Chemist Bill Malachowski Receives National Institutes of Health Grant to Research Possible Cancer Treatment

Posted September 8, 2011

When talking about the research funded by his latest National Institutes of Health grant, which focuses on designing and synthesizing compounds that will inhibit the body’s production of an enzyme called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) as a possible cancer treatment, Chemistry Chair Bill Malachowski uses a metaphor that sounds more like a Hollywood movie script than [...]

Cities Professor Uses NEH Grant to Focus Modern-Architecture Course on Cultural Exchange, Citing International Students as Inspiration and Asset

Posted August 25, 2011

As the number of students who come to Bryn Mawr from outside the United States has increased over the past few years, Carola Hein, a professor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department, has become ever more acutely aware of a particular shortcoming in textbooks on modern architecture and urban form. “Buildings outside of [...]

English Professor Katherine Rowe Awarded NEH Grant for “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts”

Posted August 5, 2011

English Professor Katherine Rowe and collaborator Bruce Smith of the University of Southern California have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to develop “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts.” As explained in this New York Times “Arts Beat” blog post, Rowe and Smith will use the $50,000 grant to “develop a portable electronic application: ‘Mobile [...]

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011

The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to [...]

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011

Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five [...]

Elaine Lavin ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Posted May 16, 2011

Elaine Lavin ’11, a psychology major from New York City, has become the third member of the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2011 to be awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Lavin, who will be teaching English in Taiwan, joins Gretchen Knoth, who will spend her year in Indonesia, and Alicia Steinmetz, who will teach [...]

Five Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Science Majors Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted May 12, 2011

Bryn Mawr’s tradition of fostering women’s advanced study in the sciences is particularly evident this spring, as three graduating seniors and two undergraduate alumnae accept prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program, which “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are [...]

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Samantha Wood to Study Computer Science at UC San Diego

Posted May 12, 2011

Samantha Wood, a native of Bethlehem, Conn., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Wood, who was the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship last year, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, San Diego.

Evan Schneider ’10 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Study of Astrophysics

Posted May 12, 2011

Evan Schneider ’10, of Lynchburg, Va., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Now a graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, Schneider plans research into an improved method for detecting black holes that serve as the nuclei of galaxies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Kerstin Baer to Study Topology at Stanford

Posted May 12, 2011

Kerstin Baer is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Baer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford University beginning next year. Her primary area of interest is topology, which focuses on the spatial properties of objects when they are stretched, twisted, or bent.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz to Study Advanced Algebra at Michigan

Posted May 12, 2011

2011 Bryn Mawr NSF Graduate Research Fellows Kerstin Baer ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz ’11 Evan Schenider ’10 Katy Tolfree ’99 Samantha Wood ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz of Highland Park, N.J., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebhuhn-Glanz plans to pursue [...]

Three New Grants Support Curricular Innovation, Access to Educational Excellence

Posted April 22, 2011

Three grants totaling about $1.65 million have been awarded to Bryn Mawr College this spring, offering support for curricular innovation and enhanced access to education of the highest quality. The new funding will be crucial in the College’s continuing efforts to shape a curriculum that achieves the core ideals of liberal-arts education in an era [...]

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011

In the groves of academe, the vernal equinox heralds not only spring, but fellowship season. This year, the Bryn Mawr Department of History of Art is enjoying an especially fruitful one. Two of the department’s current graduate students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships for research abroad, and a third has scored a coveted curatorial [...]

Bryn Mawr Receives $1 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation For Liberal Arts Curricular Innovation

Posted April 14, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help fund the College’s ongoing efforts to create “an innovative and sustainable liberal arts curriculum for the 21st Century.” “Like every college and university, Bryn Mawr has to regularly re-examine its priorities, question elements of our model, and [...]

Grant Allows Bryn Mawr to Explore Blend of Online Learning and Liberal-Arts Classroom Interaction

Posted April 7, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a $250,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges to introduce open-source courseware modules into traditional science and math courses to improve course and college completion, announced Bryn Mawr Provost Kim Cassidy today. “There remains a misconception that online learning is always an isolating experience, a bias that’s even more pronounced [...]

Bryn Mawr Receives Grant for New Community College Partnerships

Posted April 7, 2011

Bryn Mawr College has received a three-year, $400,000 Community College Transfer Initiative (CCTI) grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to fund its participation in a program that helps community-college students transfer to prestigious four-year institutions, announced Provost Kim Cassidy today. Through the grant, Bryn Mawr will partner with the Community College of Philadelphia and [...]

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011

Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained [...]

Senior Briana Bellamy Wins Grant to Establish Knowledge Exchange in Nepal

Posted March 31, 2011

Civic-minded anthropology major Briana Bellamy ’11 will finally be able to put some of her ideas about social justice into practice next year, thanks to a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. The Davis Projects for Peace program awards grants to 100 students who have designed projects that aim to promote peace and address the [...]

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011

As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the [...]

Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship Offers a First Look at Long-term Independent Research

Posted January 20, 2011

The Hanna Holborn Gray ’50 Research Fellowship gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to conduct independent research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences during the summer months, with guidance and support from experienced scholars … Read more»

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010

Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, [...]

Bryn Mawr to House Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education

Posted September 30, 2010

Bryn Mawr College will soon be home to the The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women and Higher Education, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe at the “Heritage and Hope” Conference last Friday.

Cities Professor Travels to Brazil to Develop New Course in Environmental Studies

Posted August 26, 2010

Brazil, by far the largest country in Latin America in terms of both area and population (191 million people),  is nevertheless poorly represented in many Latin American studies curricula in the United States, says Gary McDonogh, the coordinator of Bryn Mawr’s program in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures. McDonogh, a professor in [...]

K-12 Teachers Investigate Brain, Learning at Bryn Mawr

Posted August 19, 2010

A diverse group of 12 Philadelphia-area educators recently spent three weeks investigating new approaches to learning at Bryn Mawr’s “Brain, Science, and Inquiry-Based Education,” a summer institute for K-12 teachers. Instructor in Biology Wilfred Franklin and Eleanor A. Bliss Professor of Biology Paul Grobstein hosted the program along with Jessica Watkins ’13, Jenna Pfeiffer ’12, [...]

Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010

Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in [...]

GSSWSR Student Wins Fulbright to Research Women’s Education in Ghana

Posted May 13, 2010

How does adult education benefit women in Ghana, their families, and their communities? Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, a Ph.D. candidate in social work and social research, will use a Fulbright Research Grant to investigate that question next year in Accra, Ghana. Turner-Zogbekor will collaborate with the University of Ghana‘s Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy and its [...]

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