Issue Cover

May 2012

The Bulletin celebrates “trailblazing Mawrters” with features on the Class of ‘62’s experience of being a part of “The Fault Line Generation,” and alumnae anecdotes about going “Against the Tide.” Also in this issue: A. Heather Coyne ’94 talks about peacekeeping in Afghanistan; physics professor James Battat probes the mystery of dark matter; the College approaches the subject of sustainability with interdisciplinary curricular innovation; and more. We welcome your feedback on the online and print Bulletin.

Cover illustration by MHJ for istock.com.

Archways
President’s Column

President’s Column

Student trailblazers in the areas of science and technology, social change, and politics and entrepreneurship.

Archways
Making Every Minute Count

Making Every Minute Count

A day in the life of Brie Stark ’12, Gates Scholar, athlete, and volunteer.

Archways
On Course: Sustainability: The 360° Perspective

On Course: Sustainability: The 360° Perspective

An innovative curriculum gives Bryn Mawr students the chance to study the issues of sustainability and put what they’ve learned to work.

Archways
Faculty Research: Exactly What is Dark Matter?

Faculty Research: Exactly What is Dark Matter?

Unraveling the mystery of dark matter with Bryn Mawr physics professor and Sloan Fellowship winner James Battat.

Archways
Campus News

Campus News

Record high in applications for admission; the first women’s STEM Posse; renovation of Guild Hall; President’s Seminar crosses cultural and geographic boundaries.

Features

Trailblazing Mawrters

The many meanings of “trailblazing” in the Bryn Mawr community.

Features
Primary Sources: The Perfect Job

Primary Sources: The Perfect Job

A Q&A with A. Heather Coyne ’94. She landed her dream job, working in international conflict management. The catch? She had to join the U.S. Army.

Features
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Art history doctoral student Tienfong Ho examines how monuments shape our understanding of history.

Features
Reading Room

Reading Room

Author Q&A with Ellis Avery ’93 on her acclaimed book The Last Nude; more alumnae books.

Features
Point of View: Pro-Create

Point of View: Pro-Create

Juliana Belding ’01 and Elissa Klinger ’01 make an argument for putting infertility treatment on the reproductive rights agenda.

Features
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Student spotlight: Maggie Eisen spearheads medical-legal partnerships in Philadelphia; Jessica Schaffner Wilen studies best practices in treating survivors of childhood abuse.

Articles
Alumnae Briefs

Alumnae Briefs

How to make the most of Alumnae Career Services; inaugural gathering for Latina/o alumnae/i; Legacy Owls.

Articles
Summer Events

Summer Events

Making your summer plans? The Alumnae Association is offering alumnae/i, parents, and friends a wide range of programs for personal and professional enrichment.

Articles
College at 13

College at 13

Jessie Rosenberg ’04, one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” in science, makes the case for starting college early.

Articles
From Bryn Mawr to BRAVO

From Bryn Mawr to BRAVO

Marina Nieto Ritger ’93 contemplates her long, strange trip to a career in reality TV.

Articles
Answering the Call

Answering the Call

Barbara Penzner’s ’78 commitment to human rights is inextricably linked to her faith and rabbinical work.