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September 28, 2007


Mideast Expert Rashid Khalidi to Give 2007 Flexner Lectures

Rashid Khalidi, one of the foremost authorities on the history of the modern Middle East, will deliver the 2007 Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College on three Wednesdays in October and November. The theme of the series will be "The United States, the Middle East and the Cold War."



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New Faculty: Benjamin Cherel

Lecturer in French Benjamin Cherel teaches a course on contemporary French civilization, an appropriate topic for a man whose interests range over as broad an area as Cherel's do. That multiplicity of interests makes him feel at home in a liberal-arts setting as he begins his second year at Bryn Mawr.



Report From the Field: Shayna Israel's Procession of Lessons

Shayna Israel '08 participated in Bryn Mawr's Summer of Service Program this year. In a forthright personal essay, she discusses the challenges she faced and the insights she gained into herself and the world of work.


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Yin Mei Explores Memory, History Through Dance

The 2007-08 Performing Arts Series continues on Friday, Sept. 28, with a multimedia dance-theater work by acclaimed choreographer Yin Mei. She and her company will perform Nomad: The River at 8 p.m. in Goodhart Theater.


Leslie Rescorla Named Hepburn Center Director

Leslie Rescorla, a professor of psychology and director of the Child Study Institute and the Thorne Early Childhood Programs, will take the helm of the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center for the next two years.


Bryn Mawr Grad Smokes Up the Screen in Mad Men, TV's Hottest Summer Drama

Maggie Siff '96 plays Rachel Menken in Mad Men, a historical drama that follows the lives of Madison Avenue advertising executives at the smoke-filled, boozy cusp of the 1960s.

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Legendary Bryn Mawr Archaeologist's Talk To Open Exhibition on Her Predecessors

Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway will reflect on the work of the extraordinary female archaeologists who came out of Bryn Mawr in the early part of the century in a lecture Tuesday, Sept. 25.



On Campus: Presidential-search Update, Web Redesign Kickoff, Owl of the Week


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