Alumnae Career Services

From the November 2014 issue

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 needs and culture), it will create interest and increase your chances of securing an interview. Here are some suggestions about organizing this crucial document. Feature your name, email address, and perhaps phone number prominently at Read more

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Knowledge, Innovation, Momentum

From the November 2014 issue

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 convergence of Knowledge, Innovation, and Momentum, and as English Department Chair and KIM Talk Moderator Kate Thomas, they were all about content, about the speakers’ passion for their subject and their readiness to share this Read more

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Guiding Growth: from Genes to Mentorship

Guiding Growth: from Genes to Mentorship

From the November 2014 issue

In Tamara Davis’s lab, students like Ekaterina (Katia) Vlasova ’15 and the teacher collaborate on cutting-edge research. Exploring the biology of inheritance, they are working to understand one of the big questions of genetic research: Are parents’ genetic contributions to their child’s development equal? “The answer to this is yes,” Davis said. “And no.” In her KIM Talk about her lab’s research, the Bryn Mawr biology professor took on the “no” part of that answer. She explained: “We know that children get two copies of Read more

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Alumnae/i Books

Alumnae/i Books

From the November 2014 issue

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 studies at the University of Sydney.       On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, Alice Rothchild ’70, Just World Books 2014. This title collects blog posts Read more

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Happenings

Happenings

From the November 2014 issue

 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 worlds: those whose lives, work, and contributions embody the intelligence, drive, and independence of the four-time Oscar winner and her namesake mother, an early feminist. Award recipients are chosen on the basis of their commitment Read more

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Faculty

Faculty

From the November 2014 issue

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 continues. Joined by Computer Science Professor Doug Blank and Physics Senior Lecturer and Lab Coordinator Mark Matlin, McCormack is aiming “to transform the way we prepare STEM majors for the computationally intense world of modern-day Read more

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Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

From the November 2014 issue

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 of Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust ’68. Photo by Justin Knight. BMC Welcomes New CFO In October, Kari A. Fazio joined Bryn Mawr as the College’s chief financial officer. “Kari brings a terrific combination of Read more

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Awards

Awards

From the November 2014 issue

   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 eye and ear on language. Her current project, “War Zone,” explores containments and outbursts of resistance, with sonnets that complicate and contemporize the tradition of war poems. Todd’s writing seeks out the tender moments that Read more

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Picture This

Picture This

From the November 2014 issue

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, Rebecca Craig ’16, Angela Mastrianni ’16, and coach Nikki Whitlock—faced a dual challenge: training for their first open-water swim and raising $9,140 in pledge commitments.   Training for a swim across Long Island Sound meant Read more

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Alumnae Volunteer Summit 2014

Alumnae Volunteer Summit 2014

From the November 2014 issue

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, fundraising initiatives, career development, and the Alumnae Admissions Representative program. The weekend provides a wonderful opportunity for alumnae volunteers to share best practices, network, and build camaraderie in support of the College.       Read more

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