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April 17, 2008

June Lee

Investment group's experiments in finance contribute valuable experience, funds for campus improvements
In the 1970s an anonymous alumna donated $100,000 to Bryn Mawr with the express purpose of creating a student group that would introduce its members to the world of high finance by allowing them to invest the money in the stock market. In the years since, the group has funded everything from concerts to treadmills for the gym with the returns on its investments.

 

Clark McCauley

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict to its new home
The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, which was established a decade ago at the University of Pennsylvania, has moved to Bryn Mawr. Co-directors Clark McCauley and Marc Ross will host a reception to celebrate the Center's official Bryn Mawr opening on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m.

 

Students with Faculty

BMC students, faculty present their work to science educators and legislators in D.C.
An interdisciplinary contingent of three faculty members and three students who all have personal experience with new approaches to science education at Bryn Mawr visited Washington, D.C. early this week to compare notes with other innovative educators and present their work to legislators on Capitol Hill.

 

Zaineb Tambawalla

Opinion sampler: Five Bryn Mawrters discuss their voting decisions (or lack thereof)
As the hotly contested Pennsylvania Democratic primary approaches, the candidates are, in the words of the Philadelphia Inquirer, "jostling for youth votes in a fashion that has never been seen here before." Bryn Mawr Now asked five Bryn Mawr students whom they favor in the upcoming primary.

 

Karen Stephenson

Former Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson to discuss social-network analysis as a tool for social change
On Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Wyndham House's Ely Room, the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center will present "Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Social Change," a talk by 2006-07 Hepburn Fellow Karen Stephenson, who has continued to work with Bryn Mawr students and faculty members since her tenure as a fellow last year.

 

On campus this week: Working out whiteness; Perspectives on blackness; "Just Social" music festival explores hybridity and heritage; The role of religion in international relations; Owl Investment Group senior career panel
An overview of some of the events coming up at Bryn Mawr.

 

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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