Bryn Mawr E-News


March 2008

Emily McGlynn

Emily McGlynn '09, a student partner of Joanna Underwood '62, wins prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Environmental activist Emily McGlynn '09 has been awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in public service. Working with longtime activist Joanna Underwood '62, McGlynn has helped persuade the city of Philadelphia to begin replacing its gas-guzzling garbage trucks with cleaner, quieter natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Alice Rivlin

Former Fed Governer Alice Rivlin '52 in the news
Dramatic actions by the Federal Reserve in recent weeks have led many news organizations to seek the expertise of Brookings Institution economist Alice Mitchell Rivlin '52, a former vice chair of the Fed's Board of Governors and the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office. In addition to appearing in several national news broadcasts and publications, Rivlin has been traveling around the United States with a bipartisan panel of fiscal-policy experts on an economic "wake-up call tour" to educate the public about the federal defecit. Rivlin has also been named co-chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new Commission to Build a Healthier America, which will investigate ways in which factors outside the helath-care system, such as education, environment, income and housing, affect health. On March 17, Rivlin joined Washington Post readers for an online conversation about the Fed's actions and economic prospects.

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.

Tiffany Shumate

For Young Scholars, a Taste of the Academic Life at Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellows Conference
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.

Yao Yao

Street Outreach Tackles the Leftovers Dilemma
Two seniors decided that it was time to act on an issue that had been bothering them since they were were first-year students working part-time for Bryn Mawr Dining Services: the disposal of large quantities of leftovers. With the help of the Civic Engagement Office and Dining Services, Yao Yao and Adaobi Kanu have founded Street Outreach, a brand-new student organization already numbering between 30 and 40 members. The group ferries leftovers to Philadelphia's Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission three times a week.

Dancing Toward a Thesis from Different Directions
Adaobi Kanu '08 is a social activist who wants to use the storytelling potential of dance to build connections between people across the spectrum of physical ability. Ellen Gaintner '08, a classically trained dancer, hopes to join a professional ballet company. Their strikingly different approaches to the art were on display at the annual Tabitha Performance Group concert in Pembroke Studio in March.

Bryn Mawr in the News
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Google Doodle Calls Attention to Emmy Noether on 133rd Anniversary of Her Birth

Former Bryn Mawr faculty member Emmy Noether was the subject of the March 23 Google Doodle. Upon her passing in 1935, Albert Einstein wrote to  Th...

Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Department Still Rocks

Clair Johnson

Bryn Mawr’s Geology Department is the subject of a feature in the latest Main Line Today. From “Bryn Mawr College’s Geology Depar...

Creative Writing’s Daniel Torday Continues to Garner Media Attention with Debut Novel

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Fresh on the heels of this glowing review in The New York Times, Creative Writing Program Director Daniel Torday’s debut novel, The Last Flig...

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


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

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