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September 7, 2006

 

Acclaimed Novelist Zadie Smith to Open 2006-07 Reading Series

Smith will read on Sept. 19. This year's series also features three Pulitzer Prize winners a playwright, novelist and poet as well as several other celebrated poets and essayists.

 

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Garth Fagan Dance Troupe to Perform Friday, Sept. 15

The company, which blends Afro-Caribbean movement with the precision of ballet, is led by Tony Award-winning Lion King choreographer Garth Fagan.

     

Washington Monthly: Bryn Mawr is Number One

Bryn Mawr is good for the country better than any other liberal-arts college in the nation, says the Washington Monthly. Last month, the College took the top spot among liberal-arts schools in the publication's annual college rankings, which aim to measure how well colleges and universities serve the public interest by fostering research, an ethic of national service and social mobility.

From Recent Issues:

 
Dar Williams   Hepburn Center Launch Brings Singer, Scholars and Activists to Campus The on-campus celebration of the Hepburn legacy includes a concert by singer-songwriter Dar Williams and panel discussions on women's health and reproductive law.
     
Photo of Roberta Ricci   Faculty Research Update: Grants Awarded to Film Scholar, Anthropologist, Italian Scholar, Food-Studies Group Bryn Mawr faculty members brought in a record number of research grants in the last fiscal year, the Provost's Office reports. Here is an overview of some recent awards.
     
photo of Nina Roach in China   Report from the Field: Nina Roach '07 in Heartland and Hinterland of China   This summer Nina Roach '07, a senior major in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford East Asian Studies Department, visited areas of China that few tourists see. Here's her report on the trip.
     
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Bryn Mawr to Co-Host Microsoft Robotics Institute

The software giant cited Bryn Mawr's expertise in educational robotics software and innovative teaching methods in selecting the College to partner with Georgia Tech in the new venture.

     
Blythe Danner  

Famed Actress Blythe Danner to Accept Hepburn Medal

Danner, a critically acclaimed star of stage and screen and a committed environmentalist, will be honored alongside Lauren Bacall at a September gala celebrating the launch of Bryn Mawr's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center.

     
Lauren Bacall  

Screen Legend Lauren Bacall to Accept First Katharine Hepburn Medal

The award, which recognizes "women whose lives, work and contributions embody the intelligence, drive and independence of Katharine Hepburn," will be presented to Bacall at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 9.

     
Frank Mallory  

Mallory Research Partnership Honored for Lifetime Achievement

W. Alton Jones Professor of Chemistry Frank Mallory and his wife and research partner Sally Mallory '59, M.A. '60, Ph.D. '63, were invested as fellows of the Inter-American Photochemical Society an honor only 12 other scientists have received.

     
William Malachowski  

Chemistry Professor Goes Broccoli One Better in Search for Cancer Drug

Scientists at the Lankenau Insititute for Medical Research turned to Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor of Chemistry William Malachowski to help them create a more potent version of a compound found in broccoli as a potential cancer-immunotherapy drug.

 
     
     

INSIDE BRYN MAWR

Professor Margaret Hollyday, 1947-2006

CEO Offers "Effective Grantsmanship" Seminar

SGA Election Schedule

On Campus: Hepburn Photo Exhibition, Shofar Blowing, County Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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