Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

From the December 2014 issue

From the Medieval to the Modern Shannon Steiner, M.A. ’13, explores Bryn Mawr’s Levine Collection. By Nancy Brokaw   A doctoral candidate in the history of art, Shannon Steiner, M.A. ’13, is a Medievalist who specializes in the Byzantine era. Her master’s theses—she holds two master’s degrees, one from the University of Texas and one from Bryn Mawr—focused, respectively, on Byzantine pilgrimage tokens from Syria and on the glass fragments affixed to burial sites in the Roman catacombs. For her doctoral research, she is studying enamel Read more

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Social Work and Social Research: Centennial Profile

Social Work and Social Research: Centennial Profile

From the December 2014 issue

Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, Ph.D. ’13 For this champion of education, her work focuses on literacy and gender equality for Tanzania’s children. By Jenny Pedraza   If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty. As the girl’s education program advisor for Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that focuses on child literacy and gender equality in education in Asia and Africa, Kyra Turner-Zogbekor, Ph.D. ’13, advises the organization on strategy in Tanzania. She helps train staff and implement life skills Read more

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Anassa Kata

Anassa Kata

From the December 2014 issue

For today’s children, The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana might not hold a candle to Harry Potter, but for Eleanor Dickey ’89, M.A. ’89, the title has proven to be pure magic. One of the West’s oldest surviving children’s books, this ancient text was designed to help Latin speakers learn Greek and Greek speakers learn Latin. Working from medieval manuscripts and fragments of ancient papyri, Dickey has reconstructed the text and translated it into English. With its scenes about shopping, banking, bathing, and dining, the Read more

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The Light of Learning

The Light of Learning

From the December 2014 issue

October 26, 2014, marked the 128th time Bryn Mawr’s upperclasswomen welcomed first-year students with the light of learning in our oldest tradition, Lantern Night. The class of 1890 was the first to receive lanterns in an unplanned ceremony, perhaps stemming from the use of lanterns to hunt earthworms for biological specimens. Early on, Lantern Night took place on Denbigh Green but in 1909 moved to the Cloisters. We thought it would be fun to look back at the various lantern designs in the College collection, Read more

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