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Highlights from the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin Summer 2001 issue

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MAGIC NUMBERS
A 1991 poll, commissioned by the AAUW, of students ages 9-15 found that 81 percent of girls and 84 percent of boys in elementary school liked math, but that the gap widened to 61 and 72 percent respectively by high school. Follow-up studies find that high school girls are narrowing the gender gap in math and science, although not in technology and computer science. The College will hold a symposium in the fall on women in science and technology. In this issue, we highlight Bryn Mawr's math program, which attracts increasing numbers.

MATH CIRCLES
Zvezdelina Stankova-Frenkel A.B., M.A. '92, is helping establish the tradition of math circles for talented school children in the United States.

DIVINE PROPORTIONS
19th-century mathematical models return to Bryn Mawr at Reunion 2000.

CUTTING EDGES
The ability to think abstractly, conceptually and systematically pays off.

 Letters

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Adieu Ely House
A pond for Rhoads Beach
Movement Through MUSIC: Symbols of Black Identity, the 2001 Sisterhood Culture Show
PBS series by the late Manya Garbat Starr '41 airs.
Harris L. Wofford Internship established.
Short takes on Visual Culture.
Human Diversity.
Conference held in India on the philosophy of Michael Krausz, Milton C. Nahm Professor and Chair of Bryn Mawr's Department of Philosophy
Obituaries: Millicent Carey McIntosh '20.
Ancient painting

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