Issue Cover

May 2013

In her final column for the Bulletin, President Jane McAuliffe reflects on the College’s legacy, goals, and prospects for the future. She writes, “We are stewards of an extraordinary dream, an educational experiment in excellence that has transformed so many lives and promises to do the same for so many more to come.” Several of the stories in this issue testify to how Mawrters continue to live this “dream” out in the world by changing lives and making a difference on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Take, for example, cultural anthropologist Robin Reineke ’04, who identifies the bodies of migrants who died crossing the treacherous U.S.-Mexico border. Courses she took as an anthropology major helped inspire her groundbreaking—and heartbreaking—work on the front lines of the immigration debate. Or consider Jennifer L. Ho ’87, who is drawing on her major—in philosophy—as she fights homelessness as HUD’s new senior advisor for housing and services. Mawrters aren’t waiting until they’ve graduated to have an impact either, whether they’re inspiring novels or investigating crime scenes. Sometimes the world comes to Bryn Mawr, which is increasingly being recognized as an important voice in global women’s advancement. This summer, 50 emerging leaders from post-conflict countries will come to campus to participate in the Women in Public Service Institute. They, too, will partake in the “extraordinary dream,” gaining tools to promote peacebuilding and development around the globe. How has Bryn Mawr transformed you? We invite you to share your stories.

–Priya Ratneshwar, Editor

On the Cover:

Cultural anthropologist Robin Reineke ’04 works with Arizona’s Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify some of the hundreds of migrants who have perished throughout the past decade in the Sonoran Desert bordering Mexico. Photo by John Stobbe.

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Picture This: 360° Around the World

Picture This: 360° Around the World

360° courses incorporate capstone visits abroad to Marseille, France and Abu Dhabi.

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On Course: Inside Baseball

On Course: Inside Baseball

A Bryn Mawr history class looks at social class and the national pastime.

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Campus News

Campus News

Provost Kim Cassidy Named Interim President of Bryn Mawr College; paid internships at Care International and Women’s World Banking; teacher scholarship program extended to Penn master’s program; pilot student ambassador interview program; new Center for Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts.

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In the Field: CSI Bryn Mawr

In the Field: CSI Bryn Mawr

For devoted CSI fan Sydney Espinosa ’14, an internship at the crime scene unit of the Forensic Science Division of the Austin Police Department in Austin, Texas, was a grisly fairytale come true.

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Awards: To Call it Home

Awards: To Call it Home

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winner Sarah Aubrey ’13 will spend next year traveling the globe to study the idea of “home.”

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EXTRACurricular

EXTRACurricular

BMC’s field hockey team teaches the game to elementary school children; student investors compete in the Adirondack Cup; students display their flair for interior decoration in Project Dorm Room.

Features
President’s Column

President’s Column

As she concludes her service as president of Bryn Mawr, Jane McAuliffe reflects on the past five years at the College.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mash-Up Artist

Faculty Spotlight: Mash-Up Artist

Fantasy, history, and science fiction collide in English professor Bethany Schneider’s new novel.

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Fighting Homelessness with Philosophy

Fighting Homelessness with Philosophy

Jennifer L. Ho ’87 draws on her philosophy major as HUD’s new senior advisor for housing and services.

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GSAS: Big Science,  Small School

GSAS: Big Science, Small School

Neal Abraham, Ph.D. ’77, champions scientific research in liberal arts colleges.

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GSSWSR: Focus on Aging

GSSWSR: Focus on Aging

A gift in honor of Lucille Rosengarten ’57 supports the field of geriatric social work.

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Book Review: Sending Up an Era

Book Review: Sending Up an Era

Renata Adler ’59 skewers the 1970s in two acclaimed novellas.

Articles
Going Global with Women’s Empowerment

Going Global with Women’s Empowerment

Emerging women leaders from around the world to attend the Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr.

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Hoot Couture

Hoot Couture

A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of student fashion magazine, Hepburn’s Closet.

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Alumnae Awards

Alumnae Awards

Lisa Yun Lee ’91 and Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 honored for work in the arts and humanities.

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New Resources for Alumnae/i

New Resources for Alumnae/i

Alumnae/i can now enjoy access to JStor and TriArte.

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Itinerary

Itinerary

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

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Reading Room

Reading Room

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