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May 1, 2008
Bryn Mawr seniors win $10,000 Davis Grant
to fund arts project involving homeless men
Bryn Mawr seniors Lucy Edwards and Adaobi Kanu believe in the power of art to transform the lives of those who practice it. This summer, a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace foundation will enable them to put that faith to work in West Philadelphia, where they will collaborate with homeless men on an ambitious project to generate income, self-esteem, and community understanding through artistic production.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1.2 million Undergraduate Science Education Grant to Bryn Mawr
The grant will fund a host of initiatives including two yearly $5,000 fellowships to help matriculated Bryn Mawr science and math majors complete teaching certificates in secondary education; two postdoctoral fellowships; and two scholarships for Science for College, a residential summer program for high-school girls considering careers in science, medicine, and technology.
Senior math majors chat with J. Crew CEO
At the end of every semester mathematics Professor Rhonda Hughes likes to take some time out of her senior seminar to inspire her students as they go off into the real world. She happened upon the perfect thing April 21 when she caught J. Crew CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler on The Charlie Rose Show.
From Recent Issues
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.
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.
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.