Highlights from the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin August 2009 issue

From the Editor



  • Treasures: Frederica de Laguna '27 and her collection.
  • "What is a Mawrter?": 125th anniversary student research.
  • Fellowships send exceptional students around the world.
  • Spring career externships pair students with alumnae.
  • Schwartz Gym to get dramatic atrium, new fitness center.
  • Mary O'Keeffe '75, Alice Rivlin '52, on the economy.
  • Obama names Maxine Savitz '58, Karen Kornbluh ’84.
  • Scholarship honors Mike Niccolls '39.
  • Alumnae Association officers.


Reunion 2009
Alumnae/i returning to campus got views of Bryn Mawr's roots and canopy—its historic treasures and goals for the future. Two special presentations from the Asch Center and the Global Children’s Fund addressed the challenges of working through identity-based conflicts towards peace.

Women's rights, women's power By Alicia Bessette
Bryn Mawr students, professors and other experts discuss conflicts between respecting cultural practices and human right for women at a conference held this spring.

Multi-media Shakespeares By Alicia Bessette
In a Renaissance scholar’s seminar, Screening Shakespeare, students find themselves on the cutting edge of research.


GSSWSR News - featuring New Dean Darlyne Bailey.