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May 2016

In this issue of the Alumnae Bulletin, we hear from some young alumnae who are making music in the indie scene. Plus Elizabeth Mosier ’84 reflects on the traditions that make Bryn Mawr, and Alice Rivlin ’52 lays the odds for inclusive prosperity in the U.S.

On the cover: Michelle Zauner ’11, whose album Psychopomp with her band Japanese Breakfast has been hailed by the online music magazine Pitchfork as “cosmically huge and acutely personal.” Photograph by Kate McCann.

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Talking Trash

Talking Trash

Student archeologists don’t need to look far to find votive offerings to the Goddess Athena.

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In/Visible

In/Visible

Bryn Mawr’s second annual Community Day of Learning takes on the timely topic of class — on campus and in our lives.

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Former Brown President to speak, a trove of medieval manuscripts, a new dean, and more.

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

A theater major takes centerstage in Bryn Mawr’s machine shop.

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The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

The Owls give a helping hand to a soccer team of refugees in Myanmar.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts

Bryn Mawr Faculty: Noted and Quoted.

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A Deep Dive

Over spring break, students take a study trip to the Bahamas.

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The Odds for Inclusive Prosperity

The Odds for Inclusive Prosperity

Alice Rivlin ’52, an advisor to presidents, returns to campus to address prosperity, policy, and polarization.

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In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard

A Bryn Mawr professor is conducting groundbreaking research to understand more about the origins of agriculture and urbanism.

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The Evolution of Plasticity

The Evolution of Plasticity

The National Science Foundation funds a Bryn Mawr lab exploring how organisms adapt without genetic change.

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Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

A team-taught class looks at how the so-called Dark Ages saved classical texts.

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Athena Loses Her Head

Athena Loses Her Head

The Great Kidnapping of 1996.

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The President’s Column

President Cassidy shares Bryn Mawr’s vision for Park Science.

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Bryn Mawr Woman

Bryn Mawr Woman

Leslie Kandell ’58 pens an elegy for jury duty.

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Jessica Todd Harper ’97 at the Smithsonian, Sheila Walker ’66 at the UN, Rebecca Jordan-Young ’86 with a Guggenheim, and more.

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The Emeriti

The Emeriti

Catherine Lafarge in La Belle France, Toba Kerson in Israel, and Barbara Miller Lane in the suburbs.

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Bryn Mawr for the Win, Alex!

Bryn Mawr for the Win, Alex!

Mawrters on America’s most popular trivia show.

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Lift the Lantern High!

Lift the Lantern High!

Bookstore and Club Volunteers join forces to support The Lantern Bookstore.

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The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Margaret Sanger’s Crusade, Julia Ward Howe’s Battle, and more.

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A New Grad School Tradition

A New Grad School Tradition

The Alumnae Association hosts a reception for graduate students.