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Bryn Mawr College to Award 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Posted September 2, 2014

The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College will present the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, announced College President Kim Cassidy today at a ceremony marking the start of the academic year.

New Program Allows Students to Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Posted July 17, 2014

From gene research to the creation of new pharmaceuticals, biochemistry and molecular biology have revolutionized the way scientists view the natural world. Beginning this fall, Bryn Mawr students will have the ability to more easily study these fields thanks to the creation of a biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) major. An interdepartmental major between the [...]

State-of-the-Art Geochemistry Lab Serves Students, Faculty and Visiting Scientists

Posted July 10, 2014

When Carie M. Frantz wanted to study the chemical makeup of stromatolites from Wyoming to better understand the environment of the area during the warmest period of the Cenozoic Era, she knew she’d have to conduct her research in a lab with state-of-the art equipment, specifically an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Frantz, who [...]

Students Honored at 2014 Award Ceremony

Posted April 24, 2014

At a ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, President Kim Cassidy 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.

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 [...]

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

Posted March 27, 2014

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.

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

Posted March 20, 2014

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 [...]

Georgette Chapman Phillips ’81 Named Next Dean of Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics

Posted December 20, 2013

Georgette Chapman Phillips ’81 has been named the next dean of Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), beginning July 1, 2014. Currently, Phillips serves as Wharton’s vice dean for technology-enhanced learning. Prior to that, she was the vice dean of the undergraduate division at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2007 [...]

Haffner Renovation Plans Pass Initial Hurdles

Posted September 26, 2013

The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners has approved the tentative sketch for the project.

Bryn Mawr Students Begin Post-Graduate Internships at CARE and Women’s World Banking

Posted September 12, 2013

At the beginning of the 2013 spring semester, Bryn Mawr announced the creation of two paid post-graduation internships at major international organizations concerned with the global advancement of women. Those internships recently began as Madhavika (Maddy) Bajoria ’13 started at CARE in Washington D.C. and Ying (Susan) Gao ’13 at Women’s World Banking in New [...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Speak at Bryn Mawr on July 9 as Part of Women in Public Service Project Institute

Posted June 24, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries as part of the two-week Women in Public Service Project Institute being held at and organized by Bryn Mawr College from July 7-19. Clinton, who launched the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) as Secretary of State in 2011, is [...]

A Snapshot of the Class of 2013 as They Ready to Receive Their Degrees

Posted May 16, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2013 is set to make its mark on the world. The 326 undergraduate members of the class and the graduating members of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will receive their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Meenakshi [...]

Bryn Mawr Board Appoints Provost Kimberly Wright Cassidy as Interim President

Posted April 26, 2013

The Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College is delighted to announce today that the College’s Provost, Dr. Kimberly Wright Cassidy, will become Interim President of Bryn Mawr College on July 1, 2013. A distinguished scholar and respected leader, Dr. Cassidy was first elected to serve as Provost in 2007 and was reappointed for an [...]

Sarah Aubrey ’13 Named 2013 Watson Fellow

Posted April 11, 2013

Newly named Watson Fellow Sarah Aubrey ’13 will spend a year traveling across the globe studying how different cultures, religions, and ethnic groups perceive what makes a space a “home.” In conducting her research, Aubrey plans to travel to Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Chile, and Brazil. “I want to see if people have a [...]

Bryn Mawr Economist Publishes Research on Democracy and Economic Development in Connection With Course

Posted March 21, 2013

In the course “Democracy and Development,” Professors Michael Rock (Economics) and Marc Ross (Political Science) join students in examining democracy’s “third wave,” which occurred from 1974 to 1990 and during which the number of democracies in the world grew from 39 to 117. The aim of the course is to get students to examine what [...]

Meet Your New SGA President: Natalie Kato ’14

Posted March 11, 2013

When students united to form the Bryn Mawr College Self-Government Association (SGA) in 1892, the College became the first institution of higher education in the United States to give students responsibility not only for enforcing rules of behavior upon themselves, but also for deciding what those rules should be. It was considered a radical experiment [...]

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 [...]

Bryn Mawr Chemists’ Synthesis of Key Molecule Highlighted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

Posted February 6, 2013

The work of Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer’s research group was recently highlighted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society. “This article is the culmination of decades of research in my labs devoted to creating a model compound for the reactive center in molybdenum enzymes,” says Burgmayer. Molybdenum is a chemical element found in all [...]

Patti Smith to Accept Hepburn Medal and Perform for Students

Posted January 31, 2013

The “Godmother of Punk” Patti Smith will be at Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Feb. 7, to accept the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal and to perform for students. For more on Smith’s selection as the 2013 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Medal, see this article. The student performance is at 4 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart [...]

Geology Majors Test “Martian Soil” With NASA Microgravity Program

Posted July 26, 2012

A team of six geology majors and their faculty advisor, Assistant Professor Selby Cull, were in Houston this month 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 Vomit Comet.”

Making up the team was Alice Clark ’12, Simona Clausnitzer ’14, Hannah Gatz-Miller ’12, Christina Lee ’12, Danyelle Phillips ’14, Mary Schultz ’12, and Anna Woodson ’12. Woodson was unable to travel to Houston.

Bryn Mawr Banter: Join Conversations About Life at BMC

Posted September 15, 2011

What is it like to live in a Bryn Mawr dorm? What do you do on the weekends? Is it hard to participate in athletics?  Can you work out even if you’re not an athlete? Where do you find a faith community? Are there opportunities for activism, public service, and career exploration? What was the biggest challenge [...]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 9, 2011

The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in 2011. Ahenkorah began [...]

Bryn Mawr’s 2011 Commencement and Convocation in Photos and Video

Posted May 17, 2011

Commencement Speaker Judith Jamison got the ceremony off to a rousing start with an address in which she told the graduating class to “Sing your song, dance your dance, graduate, and party for a minute!”

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Women’s Colleges and U.S. State Department in New Initiative

Posted March 15, 2011

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 [...]

Exhibition Features Objects Collected by Arctic Anthropologist Frederica de Laguna

Posted January 27, 2011

A special exhibition tells the story of professor Frederica de Laguna’s groundbreaking work as an archaeologist and ethnographer in the arctic

Bi-College Students and Philadelphia Public-School Partners Focus on College Access at Parkway West

Posted November 18, 2010

Bryn Mawr and Haverford students volunteer every weekday at Parkway West High School in a program focused on college access for urban youth … Read more»

A Remarkable, Architectural Cake, in Pictures and Video

Posted September 23, 2010

Hungry celebrants crowded Merion Green at just after noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, to see the presentation of Bryn Mawr College’s birthday cake. The confection was a replica of Bryn Mawr’s iconic Thomas Hall … Read more »

Bryn Mawr Welcomes Unprecedented Number of International Students in Class of 2014

Posted August 26, 2010

Cloudy skies occasionally threatened, but did not rain on the 369 members of Bryn Mawr’s class of 2014 as they arrived on campus, wrangled their belongings into dorm rooms, met new classmates and advisers, and parted from their families on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The College also welcomed five transfer students and five Katharine McBride Scholars. [...]

Bryn Mawr President Tweets from the Bike Trail

Posted July 8, 2010

As Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe bicycles through Vermont’s Champlain Valley with a group of alumnae/i, her trusty iPhone is never far from her side. She’s putting it to good use: posting photos and brief updates from the trail via Twitter. Using the Bryn Mawr Twitter account and the hashtag #bmcpres, McAuliffe has been [...]

Ann Lutes Johnson Summer Lecture Series Brings Prominent Women of Science to BMC

Posted June 24, 2010

Astronomer Vera Rubin, whose work established the presence of “dark matter” in the universe, will give the first of two lectures in the Ann Lutes Johnson Lecture Series on Monday, July 12, at 4 p.m. in the Ely Room of Wyndham Alumnae House. Bryn Mawr alumna Nancy Craig ’73, who is renowned for her contributions [...]

Urged to “Give Back,” Class of 2010 Graduates With 80% Participation in Senior Gift

Posted May 20, 2010

“Nice women don’t change the world,” noted Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams at Bryn Mawr’s 2010 Commencement Convocation, urging graduates to speak up for their beliefs even when silence is the norm … Read more»

Niyaz: Persian-Indian Electronica, Sufi Mysticism in Goodhart

Posted February 15, 2010

Niyaz, the group that blends electronica with Persian folk songs and the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi,will perform in Goodhart Feb. 27 … Read more »

Urban Bush Women, Acogny Celebrate Reopening of Goodhart

Posted February 1, 2010

Celebrate the reopening of Goodhart Hall with an evening of powerful, compelling dance as renowned dance troupe Urban Bush Women performs with Senegalese dance legend Germaine Acogny and Pape Ibrahima Ndiaya on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Read more»