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August 2014

In this issue: The Power of the Liberal Arts: at a new on-campus center, students connect to their future; Also, Reunion 2014 in pictures and fun facts, the fine art of negotiation and “From Kabul to campus.”

On the cover: During her Summer of Service internship, Bomi Hong ’17 worked at Kids Smiles, a nonprofit that brings quality dental care and education to underserved children in Philadelphia.

Photograph by Jim Roese.


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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

 BMC NAMES CHIEF ENROLLMENT OFFICER In July, the College welcomed Pelema I. Morrice as its new chief enrollment officer. “Pelema is a highly successful enrollment professional with a deep understanding of the demographic and cultural trends impacting liberal arts colleges and the entire higher education sector,” says President Kim Cassidy. Read more

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Away they go!

Away they go!

In May, the Class of 2014 joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr alumnae around the nation and around the world.

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In The Field

In The Field

Investigating the Fault Lines

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On Course

On Course

Let’s Make a Deal: Students learn the science—and art—of negotiation.

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

The Incredible Journey of Laila Abdul Nabi ’14

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Picture This: Play the “Where is it Wednesday” Game

Picture This: Play the “Where is it Wednesday” Game

Where Is It Wednesday Each Wednesday for the past few years, the College has been having a little fun by trying to “stump” its Facebook friends with images of not-too-obvious yet familiar campus “markers.” Here are some of our favorites. How many can you identify?   1. The groundbreaking for Read more

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Awards

Awards

Boren Scholar to Study Arabic “I grew up with the Iraq War,” says Sangita Kanumalla ’14. “But it wasn’t until my freshman year when the Arab Spring happened that I really considered making religion and politics in the Middle East the focus of my studies. There was something about seeing all Read more

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Alumnae Career Services

Mawrter to Mawrter: Career Development Representatives serve as a resource for alumnae navigating their way to new jobs and new careers.

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Rethinking the West’s Most Iconic Building

Rethinking the West’s Most Iconic Building

The Parthenon Enigma has stirred up passions in the scholarly community. Here, a distinguished Classicist takes a closer look at the controversy.

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President’s Column: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

President’s Column: Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts

Dear Friends, While the frenzy of media attention to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has died down since its peak in 2012, higher education institutions, policymakers, and funders continue to focus on digital strategies as a means to address an array of challenges: rising educational costs; the demand for flexibility Read more

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Celebrating 100

The GSSWSR looks back on a century of accomplishment—and forward to 100 more years at the forefront of social work education.

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Poet, Scholar, Activist

Poet, Scholar, Activist

Luzma Umpierre, M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, has been hailed as “a hilarious, riotous voice, proudly affirming herself as woman, Puerto Rican, Lesbian, thinker, human.”

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

Alumnae/i Awards

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Stay-at-Home Mom Lands Job! Batkid Saves San Francisco!

Stay-at-Home Mom Lands Job! Batkid Saves San Francisco!

At her job, Jen Watt Wilson ’90 plans dreams—and makes magic—for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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The Bryn Mawr Fund

Dark Blue Repeats For the second year running, the Dark Blues took home the win in Bryn Mawr’s Class Color Competition. Red gave last year’s victors a run for their money in the last day, surging ahead to take the lead into the evening of May Day. But Dark Blue Read more

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On the Western Front

On the Western Front

A Mawrter goes to war.   By Nancy Brokaw The guns are banging away at the front…. We’ve got the hardest part of the line near us, where there is terrific fighting and terrific mortality.” So wrote Margaret Hall about her experiences during World War I. An 1899 graduate of Read more

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Alumnae/i Books

Alumnae/i Books

    After Aha: Stories and Practices for Moving Through Change, Lillian Rozin, M.S.S. ‘94, CreateSpace 2014. Rozin draws on her experiences as a performer, yoga instructor, and psychotherapist to illustrate contemplative traditions and to shed light on the human condition through a collection of stories. She practices psychotherapy in Media, Read more