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March 20 , 2008

photo: Cynthia McFadden

Poet and Memoirist Patricia Hampl to Read on Thursday Night

Poet and memoirist Patricia Hampl, whose latest book, The Florist’s Daughter, was named one of 2007’s “Notable Books” by The New York Times, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall.

The reading is free and open to the public.


photo: Cynthia McFadden

ABC Nightline Anchor Cynthia McFadden
To Deliver Commencement Convocation Address
Cynthia McFadden, the co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline and Primetime, will deliver Bryn Mawr's 2008 Commencement Convocation address, the President's Office has announced.  The convocation speech will be the second major address to a Bryn Mawr audience for McFadden, who served as Mistress of Ceremonies at the launch of the College's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center in September 2006.

Il Fondamento's artistic director with oboe

Il Fondamento: Baroque Classics, Little-Known Gems
Performed on Historically Accurate Instruments
The 17-member early-music ensemble Il Fondamento will fill Thomas Great Hall with the sonorities of Baroque period instruments on Friday, March 28, at 8 p.m. This rare U.S. performance will allow listeners to compare and contrast music from all across Europe. Based in Brussels, the group is Belgium's premier early-music ensemble specializing in historically accurate performances of Baroque and earlier works.


photo: Bruce Cole

NEH Chair Bruce Cole, Ph.D. '69,
To Speak On the Future of the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Bruce Cole, Ph.D. '69, will give a lecture titled “The Future of the Humanities” in Carpenter Library, room B21, at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 28. A reception will follow at Canaday Library’s Rare Book Room. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. This event celebrates the successful completion of a $1.76 million fundraising campaign by Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art that was initiated by a $441 thousand NEH Challenge Grant.

photo: Kevin Robinson

New Faculty: GSSWSR's Kevin Robinson is Listening
Kevin J. Robinson believes in the power of stories.

He's apt to call them "qualitative data," but listening with a keen ear and an open mind to the personal narratives of his subjects is key to Robinson's approach to social research. He tells his students that it is critical to talk with members of the communities they propose to study before framing their research questions.


photo: Barbara Miller Lane

Architectural Historian Paula Lupkin '89 to Deliver
Keynote Address at Barbara Miller Lane Symposium
Washington University in St. Louis architectural historian Paula Lupkin '89 will deliver the keynote address at the 2008 Barbara Miller Lane Symposium on the Built Environment on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.  in Thomas 110. Daniel Abramson, an art historian and the director of architectural studies at Tufts University, will offer comment on the lecture.  The talk is free and open to the public. Lupkin and Abramson are two of a half-dozen distinguished scholars of architecture, history, and urban form who will gather at Bryn Mawr for a series of events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. 

photo: Leslea Newman

Celebrated Author Lesléa Newman to Read
On Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Dalton 300, celebrated author Lesléa Newman will present an exploration of butch and femme identities and gender issues titled "Girls Will Be Boys." The program, presented by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, will include a reading and a discussion; it is free and open to the public. The following day, Newman will join a panel discussion on religion, gender and sexuality as part of Religion on Campus Week.

Religion on Campus Week to Explore Faiths From Islam to Neopaganism
An exhibition on the history of Muslims in America will be introduced on Monday, March 24, at 5 p.m. by Amir  N. Muhammad, the president and founder of Collections and Stories of American Muslims, the organization that created the exhibition.The exhibit is part of Religion on Campus Week, a thoroughly ecumenical exploration of religion and spirituality at Bryn Mawr sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.  OIA Student Coordinator Dinu Ahmed has put together a full schedule of events in collaboration with student groups professing Islam, Mormonism, Judaism, Baha'i, and neopagan faiths.

Bryn Mawr in the News
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Bryn Mawr’s April Fools’ Day Announcement Makes Headlines

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Mellon Fellow in Humanities Roya Rastegar to Curate at LA Film Festival

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Seven Sisters Style Previewed by Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair recently ran a pictorial preview of the book Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, a new fashion photography book by Rebec...

Dining Services’ “Milkshake Mania” Makes the Wall Street Journal

In a humorous Wall Street Journal piece about taking high school juniors to tour colleges, Rob Lazebnik writes: “Colleges generally save thei...

Marcia Cantarella ’68 Discusses College Costs on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Marcia Cantarella ’68, the author I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed along with Stanford ...

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