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February 2015

In this issue: We talk with Kathy Luneau Simons ’74, who leads one of the country’s leading programs devoted to promoting work-life balance. Also, we report on the College’s yearlong, multidisciplinary examination of some of the most pressing issues of our time in its Dissent, Violence, Justice series.

On the Cover: Kathy Luneau Simons ’74, the director of MIT’s Work-Life Center. Read more…

Photograph by David H. Wells.

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Faculty

Faculty

50 Schools with the Best Professors BMC comes in at #4, edging out Harvard and Princeton, in a Best College Reviews ranking. When we posted news that Bryn Mawr professors had edged out the Ivies in a recent ranking from Best College Reviews, the College Facebook page exploded with tributes Read more

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Grantsmanship The First in the World grant, a $1.65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is focused on improving student math skills and targeted to students enrolled in a gateway STEM course. Bryn Mawr’s winning project takes a blended-learning approach to personalized, self-paced instruction that’s combined with face-to-face Read more

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Picture This

Bryn Mawr and the End-of-Term Feast Like Harry Potter, Bryn Mawr students had never imagined such a splendid place. Lit by flickering candles, four long, wooden tables ran down the length of Thomas Great Hall, and presiding at the High Table was none other than Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. As if Read more

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SOCIAL WORK and SOCIAL RESEARCH: Centennial Profile

SOCIAL WORK and SOCIAL RESEARCH: Centennial Profile

A Social Worker in Kuwait In a country where mental health care is stigmatized, Nicholas Scull, MSS ’02, is helping to build the profession. By Jenny Pedraza “In Kuwait, one of the most important things is to get married and have a good job,” says Nicholas Scull, M.S.S. ’02. “There’s Read more

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Alumnae/i Books

Alumnae/i Books

  You’re the Best Parent for your Child: 31 Truths from AskMoxie.org, Magda Pecsenye ’94, MagdaMedia 2014. From the cult favorite parenting advice website, this book provides essential wisdom about the “long conversation with your child.” Pithy, kind, and empowering, it helps you acknowledge the good and bad parts of being Read more

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Our Collective Endeavor

Our Collective Endeavor

As part of the fall Our Collective Endeavor series, President Kim Cassidy visited with alumnae/i in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York City to discuss how Bryn Mawr’s commitment to research, academic excellence, and curricular innovation has prepared the College to exceed expectations in the 21st century. The Read more

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Ana Patricia Botín ’81 was named chairman of Spain’s largest bank, Banco Santander, in September. As reported by Fortune, she is one of only six women leading a Fortune Global 100 company—Santander is at no. 73—and the first to chair a global financial organization. She ushers in the fourth generation of Botín leadership at the 157-year old institution. Botín attended Harvard Business School after graduating from Bryn Mawr.         Marie Bernard ’72 Read more

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Bryn Mawr Rocks

Bryn Mawr Rocks

For ancient Egyptians, it was a beauty treatment, for Medieval alchemists, the key to the philosopher’s stone, and at Bryn Mawr, stibnite is a star attraction of a famed mineral collection. When Bryn Mawr College hired Florence Bascom in 1895, it hired a dynamo. “The next time they turned around,” Read more

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FitMawrter Facebook Group

With more than 200 members, the FitMawrter Facebook group provides a great venue for support and inspiration to make health and fitness a top priority. Recently, Cynthia Burr Ramsey ’92 issued a December Health Challenge to her fellow FitMawrters. The response was immediate and overwhelming—showing just how committed these women Read more

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Alumnae in Residence

Alumnae in Residence

Sharing Wisdom Alumnae help students think strategically about life after Bryn Mawr.   By Nancy Schmucker ’98 This fall, a quartet of alumnae came back to campus to meet with students as part of an Alumna-in-Residence program sponsored by the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC). Each alumna spent Read more

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Alumnae Career Services

The Mysterious Research Behind a Successful Career Strategy By Cori Ashworth, Director for Alumnae Career Programs We all know the internet can be overwhelming. It is all too easy to get lost in gathering data and lose sight of what you started out exploring in the first place. That said, Read more