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April 3, 2008

Karen Kornbluh

Obama policy director Karen Kornbluh '85 to discuss the path from BMC to Capitol Hill
Karen Kornbluh '85, policy director to U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, will offer some insight to students considering a career in public policy when she returns to Bryn Mawr's Thomas Great Hall on Thursday, April 10, at 8 p.m., to deliver a talk titled "From Bryn Mawr College to Capitol Hill: How Bryn Mawr Influenced My Political Career."


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What's in a syllabus? Bryn Mawr students and professors offer opinions on the ideal course map
A well-designed syllabus can help students understand their instructors' expectations and reduce misunderstandings. Faculty members and students talk about what is and isn't necessary in the document professors distribute during the first meeting of each class, and how students use syllabi as "shopping guides."

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Hepburn Center Fellows Eyakuze, Wood to lead forum on women's reproductive health at home and abroad
Hepburn Fellows Cynthia Eyakuze-Di Domenico '94 and Susan Wood will be the featured speakers at a public forum on women's reproductive health on Friday, April 11, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Haffner's Dorothy Vernon Room. A discussion facilitated by a panel of Bryn Mawr students will follow talks by the two Hepburn Fellows.

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World Wildlife Fund scientist to deliver Rothenberg lecture
The 2008 Bernard Rothenberg Lecture in Biology and Public Policy will be delivered by Taylor Ricketts, the World Wildlife Fund's director of conservation science. The talk, titled "The Science of Saving Life on Earth," will take place in Carpenter B21 at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. A reception in the Quita Woodward Room will follow at 5:15.

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NYU art historian to lecture on medieval manuscript
New York University art historian Kathryn Smith, an expert on late Medieval manuscripts, will visit Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, April 8, to deliver a lecture titled "The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Royal Female Self in Late Medieval England." The talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21. It will be followed by a reception in the Rare Book Room of Canaday Library, where the student-curated exhibition Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice is on display through the end of the semester.

Upcoming events of note: PMA/BMC Symposium with keynote address by Anna Chave; Silke-Maria Weineck lecture on fatherhood in Vienna, circa 1900; Reading by Diane Gilliam Fisher, poet of Appalachia
An overview of some of the events coming up at Bryn Mawr.


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