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May 2011: Living in Beta

Like everything else reflected upon in this issue, this new web site for the Bulletin is also living in beta! Consider yourself to be part of our testing team, and give us your suggestions and feedback. We’ll be doing our best to refine features and fix bugs between now and the next issue!

On the cover: M. Carey Thomas gets a digital makeover by designer Suzanne Gaadt. Read more about the original Sargent portrait.

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On Campus

On Campus

New grants to enhance academics, the digital humanities make the New York Times, students become finance whizzes in four days, Judith Butler visits campus, and more.

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In the World

In the World

The U.S. State Department unveils the Women and Public Service Initiative, a Bryn Mawr delegation goes to Bangladesh, and more.

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People

People

Arlene Joy Gibson ’65 elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Susan Sutton ’69 appointed Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 receives the AIA Gold Medal, Hilda Broad ’29 turns 105, and more.

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President’s Column

President’s Column

President McAuliffe believes that “Bryn Mawr stands on the threshold of a new era, a time when technology offers us new opportunities to enrich our academic life and to expand our communities beyond our physical borders.”

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Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The College’s art and artifact collections go online while a Ph.D. student studies the doppelgänger motif in Egon Schiele’s work.

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Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Breaking down digital barriers at the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council, partnering with a community mural arts program, honoring Kevin J. Robinson, and more.

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Does Technology Fail Us? Q&A with Genevieve Bell ’90, MA ’92

Does Technology Fail Us? Q&A with Genevieve Bell ’90, MA ’92

Genevieve Bell ’90, M.A. ’92, leads a team of social scientists, designers and engineers at Intel Labs. What does this anthropologist think about technology’s impact on life today?

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Timeline: Digital at Bryn Mawr

Timeline: Digital at Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr’s digital history starts with a 1969 Tri-College computer purchase. Follow the College’s upgrade path via this timeline of important events.

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Facebook: A Grown-up Backsmoker Diary, Using Our Real Names

Facebook: A Grown-up Backsmoker Diary, Using Our Real Names

Susan Messina ’86, M.S.S. ’91, M.L.S.P. ’92, an admittedly “very heavy Facebook user”, writes about the effect the social networking site has had on the lives of alumnae.

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Ask Moxie

Ask Moxie

Magda Pecsenye ’94 is the creator of the popular parenting blog Ask Moxie, one of the top mommy blogs.

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DigiSpeak: A Glossary of the New Lingo

How do you respond when someone asks, “Want to meet F2F l8r?” Are you up on the latest netiquette for dealing with a bandwidth hog? If these terms are new to you, check out this glossary.

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New Era for the Bulletin

This issue marks a new era for Bryn Mawr, the Alumnae Association and the Bulletin, as the education of women goes global and the Internet redefines our lives. It is fitting that this Spring issue of the magazine is devoted to the digital revolution.

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Treasures: M. Carey Thomas & John Singer Sargent

Treasures: M. Carey Thomas & John Singer Sargent

Like M. Carey Thomas herself, Sargent’s painting portrayed her as an atypical woman for the time, traveled the world, and won an award.

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Treasures: The Poet and the Gadget

For Marianne Moore, Class of 1909, the daughter of an inventor and construction engineer, the fascination with new technology was in her genes and her genius for poetry.

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On Course: Computing for Social Change

Students explore the use of computing for positive social and environmental change.

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Getting Out the Vote

Getting Out the Vote

Three alumnae share a passion for enabling every citizen to participate in the fundamental process of democracy.

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Bookstores: An Endangered Species?

Bookstores: An Endangered Species?

Claire Kirch ’84 reflects on the changes in the publishing industry in this op-ed piece.

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Books by Alumnae

Books by Alumnae and Faculty, featured in the May 2011 issue.