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February 11, 2007


Challenging Women Campaign Passes $200 Million Mark

The Challenging Women campaign for Bryn Mawr has surpassed the $200 million mark, Campaign Chair Ruth Kaiser Nelson 58 reports.

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Drew Gilpin Faust '68 to Lead Harvard

Historian Drew Gilpin Faust '68 will shatter one of America's oldest glass ceilings when she becomes the first woman to lead Harvard University in the school's 371-year history. Her appointment as president was unanimously approved by Harvard's Board of Overseers on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Hanna Holborn Gray  

Bryn Mawr at Harvard: A History of Blazing Trails

Harvard University President-Elect Drew Gilpin Faust '68 is not the first Bryn Mawr woman to prise open doors of opportunity at Harvard. The first tenured female faculty member at Harvard, the first female curator at the Fogg Museum, and the first woman to edit the Harvard Business Review are among her predecessors.


Lecture Marks Acquisition of Important Medieval Manuscript

A lecture and reception next week will celebrate the Bryn Mawr College Library's recent acquisition of an early 15th-century manuscript that appears to have been produced in a Franciscan convent in northern Italy by female scribes in the early 15th century.

Cynthia Eyakuze Di-Domenico  

Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Developing World

Bryn Mawr alumnae who are working to improve sexual and reproductive health worldwide are featured in the February issue of Bryn Mawr S&T. Also in this month's issue: Advocating for Children, Investing in Africa, Using Computers to Explore the Universe, Cities in an Environmental Context, and Fostering Innovations in Math and Science Teaching.

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President Vickers to Retire

When Nancy J. Vickers steps down from the presidency of Bryn Mawr in June 2008, she will have led the college for 11 years, during which time she has presided over a $225 million capital campaign and applications to the College have increased by 40 percent.


Psychology Professor to Become Chief Academic Officer

Associate Professor of Psychology Kimberly Wright Cassidy has been appointed provost-elect of the College. She will assume the duties of provost-elect on July 1, become acting provost in January 2008 and take office as provost in June 2008.

Julianne Malveaux  

Economist Julianne Malveaux Headlines Black History Month

Economist and pundit Julianne Malveaux will highlight Bryn Mawr's observance of Black History Month with a keynote address titled "The Unfinished Business of Economic Justice" on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall.


Linda Bierds, Poetic Interpreter of Science and History, to Read and Teach at Bryn Mawr

Award-winning poet Linda Bierds, who has been called "our premiere verbal portraitist of the space-time continuum," will give a public reading on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House.

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Bound and Determined Exhibition Opens with a Lecture on the History of Bookbinding

A new exhibition will open Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Rare Book Room in Canaday Library with a lecture by Daniel Traister, curator of research services at the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren Bacall  

Video From Hepburn Launch Gala Available

At the gala celebration of the launch of the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center in Philadelphia in September, videographers recorded the awards ceremony at which Lauren Bacall and Blythe Danner received the first Katharine Hepburn Medals. Excerpts from the ceremony are now available for download.



Basketball: Owls Defeat Haverford 66-51

New Journal of Civic Engagement Seeks Submissions

Educational Technology Conference Next Week






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