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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 [...]

Flipping the Physics Classroom

Posted June 26, 2014

Bryn Mawr Physics Chair Elizabeth McCormack is featured in the Spring 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin for an article on professors who have sought to increase student engagement by “flipping” their classroom — sending lecture materials to students before class to allow for more interactive learning during class hours. From the HHMI Bulletin: At [...]

History’s Elly Truitt Contributes to Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy

Posted June 25, 2014

Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt, whose research interests include medieval technology, the occult sciences, courtly culture, imaginary lands and faraway places, and all aspects of the strange and weird of the medieval world, is among the contributors for the new book Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy. Truitt’s chapter is [...]

Creative Writing’s J.C. Todd Awarded Pew Foundation Fellowship

Posted June 24, 2014

Bryn Mawr Creative Writing Program faculty member J.C. Todd is one of 12 Philadelphia artists granted a 2014 Pew Fellowship. In awarding Todd the fellowship, the Pew Foundation noted: “J.C. Todd’s (b. 1943) poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent eye and ear on language. Her current project, War Zone, explores containments and [...]

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Will Be 2014-15 Emily Balch Speaker

Posted June 17, 2014

Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, from which The Sixth Extinction was adapted, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She is also a recipient of a Heinz Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

For Nancy Toure ’14, Collaborative Research Highlights Career Path

Posted June 4, 2014

As the first person in her family to apply to college, Nancy wasn’t sure about Bryn Mawr. In fact, women’s colleges weren’t even on her radar. But on visiting, she loved Bryn Mawr’s sense of community and the relationships with Haverford and Swarthmore (aka, the Tri-College Consortium). And Bryn Mawr hasn’t disappointed: “You meet lifelong [...]

Bryn Mawr College Commencement 2014

Posted May 22, 2014

Hundreds of family members and friends of the Class of 2014 and of the graduating students of Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research gathered on Merion Green on Saturday, May 17, to celebrate the achievements of the graduates. We’ve gathered nearly 200 of our [...]

John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 Donate Art to Special Collections

Posted May 22, 2014

John and Joanne Payson ’75 MA ’09 rounded off a year of exceptional generosity by donating a collection of 20th-century prints and print portfolios to Bryn Mawr College’s Special Collections. The donation includes work by notable American artists who came to prominence in the 1920s and 30s, among them Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Jack Levine, [...]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Featured in Mashable/Intel Video Feature

Posted May 15, 2014

Sophomore Marian Bechtel is the subject of a feature article and video on Mashable.com – part of a series highlighting the work of young inventors. The piece was part of the Building The Future Today campaign, a partnership between Mashable, a publication dedicated to showcasing digital innovation, and semiconductor chip maker, Intel. The article and [...]

Ten Years After First Setting Foot in Classroom, Laila Abdul Nabi is Set to Graduate With Bryn Mawr’s Class Of 2014

Posted May 15, 2014

The more than 300 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 received their degrees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Terry Gross, one of the most trusted and respected voices in American media, [...]

Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Study Arabic in Oman Through Boren Scholarship

Posted May 15, 2014

A passion for Middle Eastern studies will take Sangita Kanumalla ’14 to Muscat, Oman, for an academic year as a recipient of the prestigious Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship is a federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with critical foreign language and international skills and provides students [...]

May Day 2014 in Pictures

Posted May 8, 2014

From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2014 was a huge success. See more than 80 photos from the day in the below slideshow or in this online gallery.

Students Bridge the Classroom and the Work World Through Praxis III Program

Posted May 8, 2014

Through Bryn Mawr’s Praxis Program, students integrate theory and classroom practice with active, relevant fieldwork in a way that goes beyond most traditional internship experiences.

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.

Katherine Marcoux ’14 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Andorra

Posted May 8, 2014

Katherine Marcoux’s passion for  learning languages began at a young age. As a child, her family moved to Italy and then Japan, where she immersed herself in the different cultures and languages. In high school, she studied French and Spanish, took a semester of Mandarin, and continued to study Japanese. “I think being exposed to [...]

BMC Team Takes Third Place in Finance Competition

Posted May 1, 2014

A team of seven Bryn Mawr students has earned third place in the 2014 Adirondack Cup, a competition during which college teams competed against each other over six months to build and grow a small cap portfolio of stocks.

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Helps Develop a Chemistry Set for the IPad

Posted May 1, 2014

When the Chemical Heritage Foundation and app developer BlueCadet teamed up to create a virtual chemistry set for the IPad, one of the experts they called on to make sure they got the details right was Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl.

BMC Seniors Reflect on Translating Blogs for Women from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted April 30, 2014

Early this academic year we wrote about World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu’s visit to campus as part of Agnès Peysson-Zeiss’ Praxis III French course in which students translated blog posts for the organization. We revisited the class in October to get an even better sense of what the students were doing to help women in the Democratic [...]

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 [...]

In BMC Biology Lab, “Super Weed” Yields Research—and Award-Winning Student Presentations

Posted April 24, 2014

For Rachel Hager ’15, the effects of climate change aren’t just something she hears about on the news. Working with Assistant Professor Thomas Mozdzer, the junior biology major has been studying Phragmites australis—an invasive species that some have dubbed a Super Weed—to understand the impact of rising CO2 in the air and nitrogen in the [...]

U.K. Media Outlet Highlights Bryn Mawr’s Success with Sciences and at Providing Access

Posted April 24, 2014

Times Higher Education reporter Chris Parr recently sat down with Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy to talk about a range of issues including the College’s involvement with the recent White House summit on college access and its success at creating women scientists.   From the article: “We don’t go around saying ‘you are a woman [...]

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.

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 Community Shares Spring Photos Through Instagram

Posted April 17, 2014

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. [...]

Angie Chen ’16 Develops Blue Bus App for Android Phones

Posted April 17, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Posted April 10, 2014

“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.

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

Posted April 10, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted April 9, 2014

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.

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

Posted April 3, 2014

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 [...]

The Theater Program Presents Spring Production: The Serpent Woman

Posted April 3, 2014

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 [...]

Bryn Mawr Continues Commitment to Sustainability with Renewable Energy Investment

Posted April 3, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted March 27, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Posted March 20, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted March 20, 2014

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” [...]

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

Posted March 13, 2014

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 [...]

Marian Bechtel ’16 Presents at TEDxTEEN Event in NYC

Posted March 12, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted March 11, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted February 27, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted February 26, 2014

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.

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

Posted February 19, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted February 19, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted February 17, 2014

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 [...]

Kimberly Wright Cassidy Named Bryn Mawr’s Ninth President

Posted February 12, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted February 6, 2014

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.

Bryn Mawr Sophomores’ Snow Art Featured on BuzzFeed.com

Posted February 6, 2014

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. [...]

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

Posted February 6, 2014

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 [...]

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

Posted January 30, 2014

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 [...]

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