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September 3, 2006


On Campus: Convocation, Faculty-Staff Reception, Multicultural Center Open House, Spanish Cultural Series

Fall Convocation. The Bryn Mawr community will mark the beginning of the College's 122nd academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Fall Convocation. The brief ceremony will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Thomas Great Hall; a Continental breakfast will be served. President Nancy J. Vickers will be joined on the speakers' dais by Co-Deans of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Raymond Albert and Marcia Martin; Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director of Planning and Development Michelle Francl; Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dale Kinney; Provost Ralph Kuncl; Dean of the Undergraduate College Karen Tidmarsh; and Haverford College President Thomas R. Tritton.

Vickers encourages all members of the community to participate and has asked that offices and departments of the College close to the extent possible while Convocation takes place.

Back-to-School Reception for Faculty and Staff. The president's annual fall reception for faculty and staff will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Those who have new colleagues are especially urged to introduce them to the community in this convivial setting.

Open House at the Multicultural Center. The Office Of Intercultural Affairs invites the whole Bryn Mawr community to an open house at the Multicultural Center on Cambrian Row on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Spanish Cultural Series Begins. The Spanish Department will kick off this semester's Weekly Cultural Series on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Lecturer in Spanish Peter Koelle will give a talk titled “La cultura sefardí: una herencia ibérica.” Events in the series are free and open to all.

Participants in the series include two other members of the Bryn Mawr College community: Ana Santoyo, a masters candidate at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Latino Outreach for Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging; and Tamara Johnston, Registrar of the College Collections. Guest lecturers include Dr. Rafael Porrata Doria of the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University; Dr. Luis Gómez of the Department of Modern Languages and Director of the Program for Bilingual Studies of La Salle University; Dr. Braulio Muñoz of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Swarthmore College; Pilar Maraví of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Temple University; Liselotte Harrity, Vice President of Casa Venezuela; and Dr. José Luis Morales Molyneux, Consul General of the Republic of Chile.

All programs take place in Thomas 110. Please consult the Spanish Department's Web site at to find the schedule of events.

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