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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-GarĂ­, 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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President Cassidy Writes to The New York Times About the Underrepresentation of Women and Minorit...

Following up on her recent blog post on the topic, Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy sent a letter to The New York Times in response to a recent Char...

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Quoted by Media Covering Violence in the Middle East

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Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, whose recent research has focused on the process of radicalization, was recently quoted in a New Yor...

Slate History Blog Highlights Anti-Suffrage Book from Bryn Mawr Archives

Bryn Mawr College Special Collections manages extensive collections of art, artifacts, rare books, manuscripts, and photographs, as well as the his...

Bryn Mawr Included in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Colleges’ Ebola Preparedness

Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy is quoted  in the Oct. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Cautious colleges prepare for the possibility of Eb...

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...

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