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Spring 2017

In this issue of the Bulletin, the art world social media sensation JiaJia Fei ’08 shares her thoughts on the art world and the power of digital storytelling and three Mellon Mays Fellows talk about their experiences at Bryn Mawr and beyond. Plus, we hear from Mawrters who attended a conference on living LGBTQIA+.

On the cover: JiaJia Fei ’08 is currently the director of digital at the Jewish Museum of New York. Photograph by Andy Boyle.

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What Do You Think of Our New Look?

Readers respond to the redesigned Bulletin.

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Dispatch from the City of Brotherly Love

Creative Writing Professor Dan Torday reflects on the desecration of the Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Mirrors and Masks

Mirrors and Masks

A student-curated exhibition takes a reflective look in the mirror.

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Change Agent

Change Agent

With her own experience in 
mind, Joy Rukanzakanza ’19 is working to empower high school girls in rural Zimbabwe:

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Career Changers

Career Changers

Career Changers gives potential students a taste of the many professional pathways in the field of social work.

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Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

A class blends the history of secret writing, the art of creating codes, and the mathematics underlying codes and ciphers.

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Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

Inspired by the International Space Station, an enterprising student launches several initiatives to foster interest in STEM fields.

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For Starters

A round-up of Bryn Mawr news.

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Living as LBGTQIA+

Living as LBGTQIA+

A spring conference brought together current students and members of the College’s LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group.

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Transcendentalism

Bringing her cast of characters with her, Tony and Obie Award–winning playwright Sarah Jones ’95 came back to Bryn Mawr.

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Factories of Failure

Factories of Failure

No one who has spent any time in a youth prison can walk away without seeing it as anything but a factory of failure.

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Math in Action

A 2004 magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr, Erica Graham ’04 has returned to campus to teach mathematics.

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The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

A physics major (with a double minor 
in astronomy and French), Leigh Schaefer ’13 is now working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

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Art and the Intellect

Art and the Intellect

A conversation with artist and Fulbright scholar Mariam Souali about her creative and academic work.

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President’s Message

President Cassidy on the arts at Bryn Mawr.

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Are You Good?

Are You Good?

Two Bryn Mawr undergraduates take a cross-cultural look at moral licensing.

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Faculty Profile: Erica Graham ’04

Faculty Profile: Erica Graham ’04

An applied mathematician who focuses on biological problems, Erica Graham ’04 uses math to tackle questions posed by biology.

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Team Players

Team Players

Separated by three decades, 
two Owls reflect on life on the hockey field.

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Association News

A letter from Alumnae Association President Saskia Subramanian ’88, M.A. ’89

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U-Curve: Mawrters at Midlife

U-Curve: Mawrters at Midlife

Lawyer, doctor, immigrant—
three Mawrters rebuild their lives 
after midlife upends their best-laid plans.

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The Poet and the Pitch

The Poet and the Pitch

Marianne Moore, Class of 1909, garnered fame as a poet–and a baseball fan.

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What I Know Now

What I Know Now

What advice would you give to your younger self or a first-year student?

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Bryn Mawr Woman: What Gives?

Bryn Mawr Woman: What Gives?

With gap years, student debt, and admissions processes delaying post-graduate study, getting on with life can be a challenge.

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Finding the Lost, Decades Later

Finding the Lost, Decades Later

Using cutting-edge scientific research, D. Sarzinski ’05 is identifying victims of the 1990s war in her native Bosnia.

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Books

Books

Titles from the Bryn Mawr bookshelf.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Medical research, entrepreneurship, performance art–these Mawrters are doing it all.