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August 2016

In this issue of the Alumnae Bulletin, we hear from Maggie Siff ’96, who has played opposite Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, and Damien Lewis. Plus alumnae share their Bryn Mawr memories, students and faculty hit the streets of Philadelphia, and Mawrters step up to support Mawrters.

On the cover: Maggie Siff ’96 as Rachel Menken with Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the first episode of the first season of Mad Men. Photograph by Craig Blankenhorn/AMC.

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

The campus map has gotten a makeover.

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The Bryn Mawr Effect

The Bryn Mawr Effect

The three students we introduce below have embraced one of Bryn Mawr’s core values: the desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Among them, they are setting out for careers in global health, foreign service, and community advocacy.

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The Fulbright Effect

The Fulbright Effect

Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants are awarded for post-graduate research and study abroad or positions as English teaching assistants. The Bulletin shares the Fulbright adventures of two young alumnae.

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The Places You’ll Go!

The Places You’ll Go!

In May, the Class of 2016 joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr alumnae around the nation and around the world. Check out where they’ve landed!

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Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish

The Bulletin offers excerpts from the faculty bookshelf.

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Bryn Mawr builds a triangle, GWWSWR names a new dean, Michelle Francl goes to the Vatican, and more.

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The Flexner Lectures

Bryn Mawr announces the 2017 Lecturer and celebrates the publication of the 2011 Flexner book.

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Reunion 2016

Reunion 2016

A poetic tribute to Bryn Mawr and a photo gallery from the festivities of Reunion 2016.

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My Name Is …

My Name Is …

At Reunion 2016, we set up a video photo booth for alumnae/i to share their memories of Bryn Mawr. The footage is, at turns, moving and inspiring, funny and serious—and perfect for sharing!

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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Eight young alumnae help light the way for the next generation of Mawrters.

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Thanks to Ellery Yale Wood ’52, a trove of children’s books are living happily ever after at Bryn Mawr.

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A Shot at Redemption

A Shot at Redemption

For Blanche Carney, M.S.S. ’97, prison is about more than doing time.

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From the President

From the President

President Cassidy reflects on the distinctive education in citizenship that Bryn Mawr provides.

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“It Is Your Turn to Stand Up”

“It Is Your Turn to Stand Up”

Ruth Simmons, emerita president of Brown and Smith, delivered an inspiring address at Commencement 2016.

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Bryn Mawr Woman

Bryn Mawr Woman

A pastor reflects on “The New Old Boys’ Club.”

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The U-Curve: Mawrters in Mid-Life

The U-Curve: Mawrters in Mid-Life

A regular column that takes on questions of life satisfaction, middle age, and the U-shaped curve of happiness.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Mawrters in print, in politics, on screen, and more.

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Better Living Through Books

Better Living Through Books

Ann Kowal Smith ’81 is bringing literature to the workplace.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

A Bryn Mawr alum looks at India as an emerging world power. Plus more books from more alumnae.

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The Life of a Saint

The Life of a Saint

A Q&A with Charlie Kuper, M.A. ’13, about his book on a Byzantine saint.

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News from the Association

News from the Association

Introducing the new Alumnae Association leadership.

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Final Word: The Theory of Inheritance

Final Word: The Theory of Inheritance

Students take a look through a microscope that made history.