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Highlights from the
Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin
May 2007 issue
From the editor
•Hepburn Fellow Jane Eisner to give 2007 Convocation address.
•Presidential search committee canvasses Bryn Mawr community.
•Kim Cassidy provost-elect
•Athletics director named
•New athletics logo shows fierce owl.
•College’s Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE) opens.
•U.S. Ambassador Teresita Currie Schaffer ’66 on U.S.-India relations.
•Major collection of French books.
•Student groups organize International Justice Week.
•Grace Lee Boggs, Ph.D. ’40 and Frank Wu on crossing the color line.
•Knitting a community
•Black History Month focuses on Black women and the economy.
Remixing the magic
On February 9, 2007, President of the College Nancy J. Vickers announced her decision to retire in June 2008. As the Bryn Mawr community heads into a transitional year, we take stock of a decade of accomplishments that lay a foundation for Bryn Mawr’s future as well as the remaining needs to be addressed.
The evolution of skin color
Thomas W. Durso
The research of anthropologist Nina Jablonski ’75 shows that human skin colors are not racial characteristics but evolutionary adaptations to sunlight.
On course: Weepies
Moving Pictures: Screen Melodrama and Spectatorship