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June 28, 2007


Schram Wins National Poverty Center Fellowship

As a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan's National Poverty Center, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research's Sandy Schram will prepare a book manuscript that takes a critical look at a punitive approach to welfare reform.


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McPherson to Assume Leadership of American Philosophical Society

President Emeritus Mary Patterson McPherson, Ph.D. '69, will take the reins of the nation's oldest learned society on July 1 from another Bryn Mawr alumna and former administrator: the current co-executive officer is Mary Maples Dunn, M.A. '56, Ph.D. '59


Kuncl to Become Provost at University of Rochester

Bryn Mawr Provost Ralph W. Kuncl will become the University of Rochester's new provost on Aug. 1, Rochester President Joel Seligman has announced. During his tenure at Bryn Mawr, nstitution's federal research grant support nearly tripled.

HDTV That Brings Nature to Living Rooms Brings National Park Visits Down, Says Biologist A study co-authored by Instrucor of Biology Patricia Zaradic suggests that "virtual nature" is on the ascendant, and that may not bode well for the real thing.

From Recent Issues:

Person   Archaeology Graduate Student Wins Fulbright to Study in Athens Catherine Person, a doctoral candidate in classical and Near Eastern archaeology, is one of three people worldwide who have won a 2007-08 Fulbright grant to fund a full year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Neill   Fulbright Winner Indira Neill '07: A Sharp Eye on Culture Indira Neill has an interesting hypothesis about why she will be especially effective as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bremen, Germany, next year. She's perfect for the job, she says, because she doesn't have a natural talent for languages.

Anthropology Professor Philip Kilbride Awarded Fulbright to Study in the Czech Republic

To the list of 2007-08 Bryn Mawr Fulbright winners, add Professor and Chair of Anthropology Philip Kilbride, who will spend the spring of 2008 teaching, writing and doing research in the Czech Republic.


Fulbright Winner Hanna Reiss: When Healing Styles Collide

Anthropology major Hannah Reiss '07 will use her Fulbright fellowship to conduct an ethnographic study of the health-care choices made by pregnant women on a remote Indonesian island.


Cities Professor Carola Hein Wins Guggenheim Fellowship to Fund Study of the Global Architecture of Oil

Carola Hein has won a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship, awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, on the basis of "distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment."

student with robot  

A Herd of Frisky Robots Illustrates the Appeal of an Innovative Computer Science Curriculum

Twenty-four blue "Scribbler" robots were dancing, drawing and making music in a Park Science Building classroom as students showed off what they've accomplished in a groundbreaking computing course.



2007 McPherson Award Winners


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