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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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Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Questions Research Linking Hurricane Names to People’s ...

Researchers made headlines recently with claims that people view hurricanes with traditionally female names as less dangerous and therefore react d...

Bryn Mawr’s Russian Language Institute Highlighted in Inside Higher Ed Article

In an Inside Higher Ed article about the lack of young Russia experts in the United States, author Mark Lawrence Schrad points to Bryn Mawr’s...

Bryn Mawr Book Store Profiled in Boston Globe

The Bryn Mawr Book Store, a bookshop founded by alumnae/i, staffed by volunteers and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently garnered a write...

U.K. Media Outlet Highlights Bryn Mawr’s Success with Sciences and at Providing Access

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Times Higher Education reporter Chris Parr recently sat down with Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy to talk about a range of issues including the Col...

English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

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Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix dra...

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