Meaningful Contributions

Archive for February, 2009

Exhibition on women’s colleges opens Monday with discussion of Bryn Mawr campus life through the decades

Posted February 27, 2009
Photograph of Parade Night, 1911, from the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

The new exhibition “The Very Best Thing in a Girl’s Life”: Early Women’s Colleges in Fiction and Fact draws on the Bryn Mawr College library’s large collection of turn-of-the-century fiction about college girls, and on scrapbooks, diaries, and correspondence from some of Bryn Mawr’s earliest graduates. Read more »

Work of Daniela Holt Voith ’76 exhibited at Philadelphia’s Athanaeum

Posted February 25, 2009

Voith & MacTavish Architects (VMA), a firm co-founded by Daniela Holt Voith ’76, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009. In February, the Athanaeum of Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of VMA’s work, showcasing the firm’s wide range of projects, including educational facilities, performing-arts venues, religious buildings, private homes, and historic-preservation projects. “The variety of work,” […]

New book by Abigail Trafford ’62 explores love in an age of longevity

Posted February 12, 2009

Washington Post columnist Abigail Trafford ’62 interviewed hundreds of men and women while researching her new book, As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples, and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity. Examining the effect of unprecedented health and longevity on romantic and sexual relationships, Trafford finds that baby boomers continue […]

Jo Ellen Parker ’75 to lead Sweet Briar College

Posted February 6, 2009
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Jo Ellen Johnson Parker ’75 will become the 10th president of Sweet Briar College on July 1, Sweet Briar’s board of directors has announced. Sweet Briar, a liberal-arts college in central Virginia, was founded in 1901 and serves a population of about 800 students in a women’s undergraduate college and a coeducational graduate program in […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Morning Edition

Posted February 5, 2009
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Nina Jablonski ’75, author of Skin: A Natural History, talks about her latest research, which indicates that skin has changed color in human lineages much more quickly than scientists had previously supposed.

Elaine Showalter ’62 publishes first comprehensive history of American women writers

Posted February 3, 2009

In A Jury of Her Peers: American Woman Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx, Elaine Showalter ’62 examines the work of more than 250 authors whose work was published over a span of about 350 years, making the volume the first comprehensive survey of women’s literature in the United States ever published. Showalter, the […]