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May 2014

Along with cherry blossoms and a much-needed respite from the past winter’s brutal cold and snow, this spring brings many exciting developments to the College, the foremost of which is the recent appointment of  Kim Cassidy as the 9th president of Bryn Mawr College. In the cover story, “A Leader for Us All,” you can learn more about how Cassidy draws on her experiences as a developmental psychologist, as well as a teacher and administrator, to shape her vision for the College.

Part of that vision has entailed advocating for more joy on campus, or, as Cassidy explains, “finding the good in what you’re doing and what you’re experiencing.” Many of the stories in this issue feature alumnae who have been doing just that, whether they are revitalizing decaying urban communities, writing poetry to explore the joys and sorrows of getting older, or simply resolving to live lives of fairness and honesty.

How do you find “the good in what you’re doing?” Share your stories here.

ON THE COVER

Bryn Mawr College President Kim Cassidy celebrates with members of the Class of 2014 during one of this spring’s Senior Dinners at Pen y Groes. Photo by Jim Roese.

                       

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On Course: China and the Environment

On Course: China and the Environment

360° explores the consequences of economic growth.

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The Serpent Woman

The Serpent Woman

Behind the scenes of the theater program’s spring production.

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Terry Gross delivers commencement speech; ABC pilot filmed on campus; lead flight instructor of Tuskegee Airmen honored at Goodhart Hall; students eat fresh and local at 100-mile meal; College shifts to all wind power.

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Awards

Awards

Watson Fellowship goes to Ashley Hahn ’14; NIH grant for Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer

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In the Field

In the Field

Students Present at American Chemical Society Annual Meeting

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A Leader for Us All

A Leader for Us All

President Kim Cassidy discusses how her experiences as a teacher, scholar, and leader inform her holistic vision for Bryn Mawr College.

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Of Metaphors and Menopause

Of Metaphors and Menopause

Moira Egan ’84 makes sense of midlife through poetry in her book Hot Flash Sonnets.

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The Cult of Speed

The Cult of Speed

Associate Professor of Russian Tim Harte discusses his new book on early-20th-century Russian avant-garde culture.

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A Decade of Innovation

A Decade of Innovation

The Graduate Group celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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360° of Social Work

360° of Social Work

GSSWSR faculty, students, and alumnae/i contribute their perspectives to the interdisciplinary 360° program.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering Barbara Goldman Aaron ’53, 1931–2013; Dick Gonzalez, 1929–2014; John S. Price, 1923-2014

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Your Career Questions Answered!

In a new Bulletin column, Cori Ashworth, director of alumnae career engagement, will share her insights on the career concerns of alumnae across the country.

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Noted and Quoted

Noted and Quoted

Alumnae in the Media

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Alumnae Awards

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Reading Room

Reading Room

Alumnae/i Books

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Alumnae/I Benefits

The Alumnae Association and the College offer a host of services to help you advance your personal goals and stay connected with your Bryn Mawr family.