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October 12, 2006

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Clinton Visit Adds Luster to Students' Internships

Braving skies that signaled an impending downpour, an enthusiastic crowd welcomed former President Bill Clinton, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Democratic candidate for Congress Lois Murphy to Bryn Mawr's Thomas Cloisters on Wednesday, Oct. 11.


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Teaching and Learning Initiative Draws Mellon Foundation Support

A $50,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help launch Bryn Mawr's new Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI), a project that aims to foster excellence in both teaching and learning.

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Cooking for Computers: New Education Program Encourages Knowledge Exchange Between Students and Staff

Darla Attardi's new position in Information Services is an integral part of Bryn Mawr's Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI), whose premise is that all participants in a learning situation are both teachers and learners

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Bryn Mawr Rowing Coach Inducted into UCLA Hall of Fame

Bryn Mawr Head Rowing Coach and a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the women's eights, Carol Bower was inducted into the Hall of Fame at an awards dinner on Friday, Oct. 6

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Report from the Virtual Field: Njuhi Karianjahi '09

Karianjahi, an economics major from Nairobi, Kenya, participated in Bryn Mawr's 2006 Summer Multimedia Development Institute. The program offers six to eight students stipends and training in multimedia design; the students then work on projects proposed by members of the Bryn Mawr faculty and staff.

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A Geological Approach to Topics from Primordial Soup to Oregon Wine

Chris Oze, Bryn Mawr's new assistant professor of geology, has investigated the possibility (or lack thereof) of life on Mars, the relationship between vineyard soil and wine quality, and the effect of environmental factors on breast cancer incidence, among many other topics.

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Community Diversity Assistants Program Aims to Spur Dialogue in Intimate Spaces

The Bryn Mawr Office of Intercultural Affairs has joined the Office of Residential Life to create a program that aims to foster discussion of diversity and difference in the residence halls.

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New Faculty: Jamie Taylor Interrogates 'Truth' in Witness Testimony

Assistant Professor of English Jamie Taylor studies accounts of trial testimony from the Middle Ages, but she didn't start graduate school with the intention of being a medievalist.

photo of Danner and Bacall   Literati, Glitterati Meet at Hepburn Center Launch Gala Lauren Bacall and Blythe Danner captivated an audience of more than 500 alumnae and friends of Bryn Mawr College as they accepted the inaugural Katharine Hepburn Medals.
Photo of pembroke arch   Washington Monthly: Bryn Mawr is Number One 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.
photo of Judy Wicks   Five Hepburn Fellows to Bring Expertise to Campus Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Director of Planning and Development Michelle Francl has announced the names of five women who will serve as Hepburn Fellows during the Center's first two years.










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