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February 21, 2008

For Young Scholars, a Taste of the Academic Life At Conference
student speaking at microphone One experience nearly all academics share is that of facing a room full of relative strangers and presenting research findings. Undergraduates from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore, Princeton, Cornell, and Penn got a taste of the anxiety and the exhilaration of sharing their work with colleagues last Saturday at a conference of Mid-Atlantic Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, established 20 years ago with Bryn Mawr as one of the Mellon Foundation's original partners, offers support to "minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue Ph.D.s in core fields in the arts and sciences."

Student V-Day Performances Raise a Record-Breaking $3,715
Campus Center With two sold-out performances, a raffle, and candy sales, Bryn Mawr's V-Day project raised a record $3,715 for organizations that combat violence against women, co-director Paige Walker '09 reports.

V-Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an international effort to raise awareness of and resist violence against women. The movement was founded by playwright Eve Ensler, who grants free licenses for benefit performances of her award-winning play The Vagina Monologues to hundreds of college and community groups around the world.

"It's a dramatic treatment of some very important issues that makes them much more immediate and real than reading statistics in a UN report," Walker says.

Bryn Mawr Spanish Professor Interviewed on "Radio Times"
Enrique Sacerio-Gari Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies Enrique Sacerio-Garí, who immigrated to the United States from Cuba, appeared on the WHYY radio program Radio Times on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Host Marty-Moss Coane interviewed Sacerio-Gari and Yale University Professor of History and Religious Studies Carlos Eire, also a Cuban-born American, about the prospect of a change in Cuba and in U.S.-Cuba relations in the wake of Fidel Castro's resignation. Streaming audio of the interview is available on the WHYY Web site.

Bryn Mawr in the News
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Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume on Ebola Myths

The Milwaukee Courier spoke with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume for an article on myths associated with the...

Bryn Mawr Featured in Eastern Pa College Round Up by U.S. News

Bryn Mawr College was featured in U.S. News & World Reports’ Eastern Pennsylvania College Road Trip, which provides information for college...

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman Cited in New York Times Article

In her review of “From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952” New York Times art critic Karen Rosenberg notes the “fascina...

Self Care Initiative Featured in Metro

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Lakshmi Gandhi ’03 recently published an article on well-being initiatives at colleges and universities for the lifestyle section of Metro.us. Am...

Assistant Dean Christina Rose Quoted in Main Line Today on Helping Students Adjust to College Life

Assistant Dean Christina Rose was quoted in a Main Line Today article on services colleges offer to help students transition to college life. The a...

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