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April 24, 2008
Paula Mans '08 wins Fulbright for study in Brazil
Mans, a Spanish major who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology or African-American studies, will spend her Fulbright year researching a community-based supplementary education program for girls in a favela—the Brazilian equivalent of a shantytown—in Salvador. The program Mans will study, called Bahia Street, supplements the girls' education in public schools with tutoring in all basic subjects including math, science and reading. In addition to this standard curriculum, Bahia Street provides programs in self-defense, health care, sexual education, art therapy, Afro-Brazilian culture, and a series of programs that focus on issues of violence and inequality.
Spring Dance Concert features reconstruction
of late work by modern master José Limón
2008 is the centennial year of the pioneering modern dancer and choreographer José Limón, and the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Dance Program will mark it with a reconstruction of one of the master's final works at the Spring Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodhart Theater.
TLI pilots continuing staff education program
A new resource will soon be available for members of the Bryn Mawr staff who are interested in pursuing first-time degrees. This summer, the Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI) will pilot a Continuing Staff Education Program that will help aspiring students clarify their educational needs and find programs that fit them.
Gastronomic guru Molly Stevens to speak
On Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Thomas 224, the Tri-College Food Studies Initiative will present "Food Writing 101: Turning Love of Food Into a Career." The talk will be given by Molly Stevens, a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher who has won high honors for both her writing and her teaching.
BMC to test emergency siren next Wednesday
If you plan to be on the Bryn Mawr campus next Wednesday, April 30, at about 3 p.m., be prepared: the College plans to test its recently acquired emergency siren, which is mounted atop Canaday Library. The siren, a key element of the College's emergency-response system, uses radio technology to produce a warning tone and a voice message through four powerful omnidirectional speakers.
May Day to be celebrated Sunday, May 4
Bryn Mawr students will briefly set aside their books to gambol on the green at the College's annual May Day celebration on Sunday, May 4. The day's events begin at 5:45 a.m., when sophomores awaken seniors with a song written by Henry VII and conclude just before midnight as the credits roll on The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn '28.