Issue Cover

August 2012

Our cover story, “Shifting Gears,” about the issues women face in resuming careers after taking time off for family, was inspired by a workshop offered this past summer by the Alumnae Association for Mawrters grappling with this situation. As I sat in on sections of the program, I realized that although the coaching was very informative and motivational, the true spark came from alumnae simply talking to each other.

It is this spark that fuels the Bulletin, from the shared words of wisdom in “Shifting Gears,” to photos of joyful Mawrter reunions, to the exchange of ideas about how to train a new generation of women leaders in “Changing the Game.” And, as the redesigned web edition of the magazine enters its second year, I hope to see it grow as a digital forum where alumnae/i voices from around the globe share ideas, opinions, and experiences. From tips for Mawrters looking to jumpstart a second career to Reunion memories—start the conversation right here!  –Priya Ratneshwar, Editor

Cover photographs by Jim Roese, illustration by manoluv.

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Campus News

Campus News

Major award for STEM at Bryn Mawr; new international studies major; new engineering master’s with UPenn; Commencement 2012; student awards by the numbers; “like” BMC on Facebook.

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Should We Be Concerned About Truth in Politics?

Should We Be Concerned About Truth in Politics?

Political scientist Jeremy Elkins discusses the interplay between truth and democracy.

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Faculty Research: In Camera

Faculty Research: In Camera

2012 Guggenheim Fellowship winner Lisa Saltzman looks at the changing meaning of photography in a digital world.

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Celebrating Grad Students

Celebrating Grad Students

Graduate student appreciation week at Bryn Mawr.

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President’s Column

President’s Column

Harnessing the power of technology to enhance liberal arts learning.

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Primary Sources: Changing the Game

Primary Sources: Changing the Game

A firsthand look at the how the Women in Public Service Project is training emerging women leaders from around the globe.

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On Course: Mawrters Make Movies!

On Course: Mawrters Make Movies!

In Bryn Mawr’s video production class, students master the art of filmmaking, from script development to final cut.

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The Ultimate Lesson

The Ultimate Lesson

An alumna reminisces about Reunion and the enduring impact of Bryn Mawr.

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Reunion 2012 in Pictures

Reunion 2012 in Pictures

A gallery of photos from Reunion 2012.

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GSAS: Preserving the Past, Making Way for the Future

GSAS: Preserving the Past, Making Way for the Future

Archaeology doctoral alumni find their calling in the field of cultural resources management.

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GSSWSR: Taking the Lead

GSSWSR: Taking the Lead

Darla Coffey embraces advocacy at a national level as president of the Council on Social Work Education.

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Reunion 2013

Remember the time … share your favorite Bryn Mawr stories!

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The Unlikely Career  of Alison Kosakowski

The Unlikely Career of Alison Kosakowski

How a hijacking on the high seas changed the course of one Mawrter’s life.

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Fall Events

Fall Events

On campus and around the nation, the Alumnae Association and Bryn Mawr Alumnae Clubs offer alumnae/i, parents, and friends a rich variety of programming for personal and professional enrichment.

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2012–13 Webinars

2012–13 Webinars

These upcoming webinars, offered by the Alumnae Association, provide guidance and support on topics ranging from interviewing and resumé writing to becoming an entrepreneur and building emotional intelligence.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

Elaine Showalter ’62 wins prestigious award for the first comprehensive history of American women writers; alumnae books.