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November 2014

In this issue: Bryn Mawr celebrates the inauguration of its ninth president, Kimberly Wright Cassidy. Also, four students land summer internships with an LGBTQ focus and Linda Hill '77 asks, "What fuels innovation?"

On the cover: She Can Do It! Bryce Lewis ’16 channels Rosie the Riveter as Bryn Mawr celebrates the inauguration of its ninth president. Read more!

Photograph by Kate McCann.

 

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Picture This

Picture This

Swim the Sound On August 2, five members of the Bryn Mawr swim team took the plunge in the 27th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation to raise money for cancer prevention, education, and assistance programs. The team—Ruth Logan ’14, Phoebe Jordan ’15, Read more

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Awards

Awards

   The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship to J.C. Todd, a lecturer in Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing program. She is one of 12 Philadelphia-area artists to receive the fellowship. The Pew Center noted, “J.C. Todd’s poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent Read more

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

In July, Kim Cassidy, Bryn Mawr’s newly appointed president, joined colleagues from around the country for the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents. The seminar welcomes first-year college and university presidents for a practical and conceptual orientation to the presidency. Between sessions, Cassidy caught up with Bryn Mawr alumna and president Read more

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Faculty

Faculty

Think Algorithmically “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 Mawr students,” says Physics Chair Elizabeth McCormack. “But we can do even more to prepare these students,” she Read more

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Happenings

Happenings

 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: 2015 Hepburn Medalist     On April 17, 2015, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will present the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at a gala event in Goodhart Hall. The Katharine Hepburn Medal recognizes women who change their Read more

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In Her Own Words

In Her Own Words

Herewith, excerpts from President Kim Cassidy’s Inauguration address. Usually, the emblems of higher education are associated with athletic prowess. So what is Bryn Mawr’s mascot? An owl. Of course. But take a closer look at the owl because it is here that we begin to see our strengths. It’s a Read more

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A Summer of Activism

A Summer of Activism

From Bryn Mawr to Shanghai, four students landed summer internships with an LGBTQ focus. By Alyssa Banotai Photographs by Kate McCann “Bryn Mawr has taught me to be socially conscious as second nature,” notes Kate Hinchey ’16, McBride. Given the College’s history of student activism, it’s no surprise to find Read more

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Knowledge, Innovation, Momentum

Kicking off Inauguration Weekend were a series of talks that featured faculty-student partners on topics that included health studies, biology, the history of art, and geology. Called KIM Talks, they were modeled after the TED Talk phenomenon that has taken the country by storm. But KIM Talks focused on the Read more

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On the Cover

On the Cover

The Bulletin doesn’t usually devote a full page to our cover, but this time out, we thought that our Rosie the Riveter tribute to Inauguration—and the students we recruited as models—merited a little ink. We chose Rosie for her powerful, can-do spirit—something our models, Bryce Lewis ’16 and Monica Nelson ’15, have in abundance. Nelson and Lewis came to Bryn Mawr from different states in pursuit of different majors—sociology and computer science, respectively. But both Read more

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Online Exclusive! Packs & Poles

Online Exclusive! Packs & Poles

Peregrinos (Pilgrims) on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela By the Bryn Mawr Five of ’58 One sunny, mid-October afternoon in 2013  five ’58 classmates gathered for lunch at the Rhode Island home of Eliza (Cope) Harrison to continue rekindling  friendships launched over 50 years ago . Mary Skinner suggested Read more

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The Bryn Mawr Painter

The Bryn Mawr Painter

By Nancy Brokaw Early in the fifth century BCE, a Greek vase painter took brush to hand and created a scene from a drinking party. A male figure reclines on a couch, one arm resting on a cushion, the other holding a kylix, a drinking cup. Playing the game of Read more

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Alumnae Volunteer Summit 2014

Alumnae Volunteer Summit 2014

Photographs by Paola I. Nogueras ’84 In September, 170 alumnae volunteers from all over the country returned to campus for Volunteer Summit. Each year, the Alumnae Association, Bryn Mawr Fund, and Admissions Office team up to host the two-day training program, with sessions on reunion planning, club and affinity groups, Read more

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Alumnae/i Books

Alumnae/i Books

What Is Veiling?, Sahar Amer ’86, M.A. ’86, University of North Carolina Press 2014. Amer explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam in terms of both its cultural and historical significance and its religious background and implications. Amer is professor of Arabic and Islamic Read more

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Alumnae Career Services

Tips to Bolster Your Chronologic Resume By Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Director for Alumnae Career Programs   As a key component of your career strategy, your resume is your big opportunity to tell your professional story—its highlights, successes, and relevant facts. Done right (showing a match to industry or employer Read more

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The Light of Learning

The Light of Learning

October 26, 2014, marked the 128th time Bryn Mawr’s upperclasswomen welcomed first-year students with the light of learning in our oldest tradition, Lantern Night. The class of 1890 was the first to receive lanterns in an unplanned ceremony, perhaps stemming from the use of lanterns to hunt earthworms for biological Read more

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

For today’s children, The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana might not hold a candle to Harry Potter, but for Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, the title has proven to be pure magic. One of the West’s oldest surviving children’s books, this ancient text was designed to help Latin speakers learn Read more

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Social Work and Social Research: Centennial Profile

Social Work and Social Research: Centennial Profile

Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, Ph.D. ’13 For this champion of education, her work focuses on literacy and gender equality for Tanzania’s children. By Jenny Pedraza   If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty. As the girl’s education program advisor for Room to Read, a Read more

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Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

From the Medieval to the Modern Shannon Steiner, M.A. ’13, explores Bryn Mawr’s Levine Collection. By Nancy Brokaw   A doctoral candidate in the history of art, Shannon Steiner, M.A. ’13, is a Medievalist who specializes in the Byzantine era. Her master’s theses—she holds two master’s degrees, one from the University Read more