BRYN MAWR I N THE WO RLD
May 27-29, 2011
FROM THE PRESIDENT. . .
I look forward to welcoming you back to Bryn Mawr for Reunion 2011. Reunion will
provide a final opportunity to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary, and the bold
vision for women and the world that lies at the heart of our identity. We have showcased Highlights.................... 3
our past with the publication of Offerings to Athena, a magnificent history of Bryn Mawr
built upon generations of student journalism and photos, and with the exhibit of Rediscovered
treasures from the College’s collections that will still be on display in Canaday Library.
At our anniversary conference in September, we considered the achievements of women’s Treasures.................... 4
education and opportunities to empower women around the world through new
educational initiatives and partnerships. We also looked to Bryn Mawr’s own future. Schedule of Events ... 8
From curricular pilot programs and innovative faculty and student research, to distinguished visitors who inspired
us with their vision and achievement, to a revitalized fitness center and gym, our 125th year has manifested the
energy and ideas that will shape the next decade. General Info ..............19
This vitality carries through this year’s Reunion, which is built around the theme of “Global Bryn Mawr.”
The program includes
• alumnae and faculty discussing the impact of globalization on the environment, women’s lives, Housing ..................... 20
economic development and cultural identity;
• music and dancing with Sol y Canto, a Latin band co-founded by Rosie Straijer Amador ’81; Arrival to Campus... 21
• a fiesta cocktail party for GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumnae catered by Iron Chef Jose Garces’
• and international games and crafts for children and family. Childcare................... 22
At heart, of course, Reunion is a time to renew connections to this wonderful institution and to a remarkable
community of alumnae/i. It is also a moment when we at the College can thank you, as individuals and as classes,
for your commitment to Bryn Mawr and for the generous financial support that is so crucial to making a Bryn Reservations........... 23
Mawr education possible for today’s students.
See you in May!
weekend at a glance
11 am–5 pm Rediscovered Treasures; Dalton Hall Registration
2 pm Reunion Registration and Dorms Open
3–3:45 pm Step Sing Rehearsal;
3:30–5 pm Virtual Tour: Campus Master Plan
5–6:45 pm Welcome Reception with President McAuliffe
6–7:30 pm Bi-Co Oneg Shabbat/Sabbath Dinner
7–8:30 pm Welcome Dinners
7:45–10 pm GSSWSR Awards Dessert Reception and Concert
KEY TO 9 pm Friday Registration Closes
SYMBOLS 9 pm Step Sing
Wheelchair Accessible 1
Supplemental Activity Y 7–9:30 am Breakfast
Child-friendly J 8 am Reunion Registration Opens
Haverford College Campus 8:30 am–12:30 pm Children’s Reunion Camp Session 1
alumnae association office: 610.526.5227
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weekend at a glance Students at Bryn Mawr have extraordinary
opportunities to work with rich
collections of original artwork, 40-acre campus generously donated by Dr. Joseph Wright Taylor
5:30–9 pm Cocktail artifacts, manuscripts and texts, in 1878. The Taylor Society honors alumnae/i and friends who
Receptions and thanks to the generosity of a have created gift annuities, bequests, and other planned gifts for
Dinners remarkable group of alumnae, Bryn Mawr.
9–10:45 am Panel: Globalization and the Environment faculty and friends who
collected and donated to the
9–11 am Campus Grounds Horticulture and Landscape Tour Children’s
College. This year-long
Reunion Camp Reunion Camp at the Phebe Anna Thorne School offers three
9 am–12 pm GSSWSR Panel exhibition, closing shortly after
Session 3 sessions for potty-trained children ages 3–11 on Saturday.
Reunion 2011, features some of
10–11 am GOLD Strategies for Success Located just beyond Pen y Groes on Wyndon Ave., the Thorne
9–11 pm the stellar pieces from our
School is an ideal camp setting, with a playground and nursery
10–11 am Alumnae Authors’ Book Signing Illumination with collections, many of which have not
school facilities. Sessions include structured
Sol y Canto been seen in public for many years.
11 am–12:30 pm Class Meetings activities, games and crafts—all under the
11 pm The Philadelphia supervision of our Camp Director and
11 am–12:30 pm Bocce Social Story Screening team of BMC undergraduate students.
12:30–1:45 pm Lunch and State of the College Address Snack is served at all sessions; Session 3
1–1:45 pm Arden Theatre Class for Kids Named after President Emeritus Katharine E. McBride ’25 Space is limited, so please make your
1:45–5 pm Children’s Reunion Camp Session 2 PhD ’32, the McBride Scholars Program was created in reservation early. Camp is considered a
7–9 am Breakfast 1986 to provide an outstanding undergraduate education to “Supplemental Activity” and incurs an
2–3 pm Global Family Activity Tent; Affinity Receptions women of non-traditional college age. McBrides of all class additional cost.
9:30 am Parade of Classes
2–4 pm Campus Grounds Horticultural and Landscape Tour years are welcomed back to the campus to celebrate and share
10–11 am 114th Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association Session 1: 8:30 am–12:30 pm; Session 2:
their experiences form the last 25 years.
3–4:15 pm Panel: Bryn Mawr Faculty in the World;
1:45–5 pm; Session 3 (pizza party): 5:30–10 pm
11 am–noon Strawberries and Champagne Reception
Panel: Globalization and Women’s Empowerment; The Director: Mary Schlimme Riggio ’02, MA ’04, PhD ’09,
Treasures Exhibit and Gallery Discussion 1 pm Dorms Close has more than 10 years of child care and preschool experience.
On Saturday, stop by the Taylor Society's Coffee Kiosk on
4:30–5:30 pm Slade and Taylor Reception Merion Green outside the Campus Center for a complimentary This is her third year as Reunion Camp Director. Read more
beverage. You’ll get the energy you’ll need to traverse our details on page 22.
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has begun the move to a new About Steven Levine
building in Philadelphia. The Professor Levine has an AB and PhD from Harvard University
PRE-REUNION ACTIVITIES: FRIDAY, MAY 27 main floor of the house will still and specializes in the history of painting in France. He has
11:45 am $36 be available to view. Professor been teaching at Bryn Mawr College for 30 years, during which
Rediscover the wealth of opportunity on campus and in the area. Levine will feature selected time he was awarded the Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award
Each class offers a unique small-group experience with a faculty Steven Z. Levine, Leslie Clark Professor in the slides of the paintings and and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching; he was
leader in a hands-on setting. Prices listed are per person, and Humanities and Professor of History of Art unique wall ensembles of the also the first director of the College’s Center for Visual Culture
include lunch, materials, transportation and admission (where gallery, while discussing Barnes’ and was named a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow
applicable). Enrollment is limited, so make reservations early. Dr. Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation in 1922 view of the emancipatory potential in 2003.
to “promote the advancement of of the formal analysis of works of art
Registration for the Rediscovered Treasures program is in education and the appreciation from all times and locations. Particular About Emily Croll
Dalton Hall. Arrive directly at Dalton no later than 45 minutes ”
of the fine arts. During attention will be paid to the works of Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Emily Croll holds BA and MA degrees in the
before the scheduled start time. his lifetime, Barnes and others. history of art and has worked in museums
compiled one of the for more than twenty years. Most
A lunch buffet will be available for program participants. finest collections of Professor Levine will be joined by Bryn Mawr curator Emily recently she was acting director of the
Residence halls do not open before 2 pm on Friday, but valet French early- Croll, who will discuss her recent work at the Barnes Barnes Foundation and the director of
service is available for participants. Modern and Foundation, where she directed a project to catalogue for the foundation’s Collection Assessment
Post- the first time the entire art collection. She will also talk Project. She has also worked as curator
Housing for Thursday night arrivals is available at one of the Impressionist about plans for the Barnes’s new building. An excursion to at the American Philosophical Society
nearby hotels. For details, consult page 21. paintings in the the Barnes Foundation will follow. and director of the Historical Society of
world. At Princeton. She has served as curator and
present, half of Note: Regulations for visitation to the Barnes are extremely academic liaison for art and artifacts at Bryn
the works still strict. Interested participants should consult the website Mawr since summer 2008.
reside in the www.barnesfoundation.org or contact the Alumnae Association
original estate in office for details.
however, the collection
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other collections internationally recognized for their enduring About Catherine Lafarge
historic value. Professor Emeritus of French and
former Dean of the Graduate
About Mary Patterson McPherson School of Arts and Sciences
1 pm $30
Sixth president of Bryn Mawr College (1978–1997) and Catherine Lefarge began
Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society, Mary teaching at Bryn Mawr in 1966,
Mary Patterson McPherson, PhD ’69, and Patterson McPherson—like M. Carey Thomas—was elected immediately upon earning her
Professor Emeritus of French Catherine Lafarge president while serving as the College’s dean. Like Park and doctorate from Yale University. 11:45 am $30
McBride, she was a Bryn Mawr alumna. Armed with a PhD in An expert in the literature of 18th-
philosophy and significant experience as an administrator, century France, she developed The Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia is a pioneering effort
Empress Josephine’s famous black swan, a mastodon tooth sent
McPherson took office at a time innovative courses on the city of Paris in to use public art as a way to overcome blight, build community
by Thomas Jefferson to the Paris Museum of Natural History--
of national economic the 17th and 18th centuries and was a founding member of and promote social change. Originally a component of a city-
through a broad array of materials visitors will learn about the
turbulence and double- Bryn Mawr's unique Growth and Structure of Cities Program. wide initiative to eradicate graffiti, the project blossomed into a
art and science of French natural history and experience the
digit inflation. When She chaired the French Department from 1979 to 1984 and also dynamic organization by successfully combining education,
excitement that the study of nature created at the time among
McPherson stepped from 1996 to 1991; she served as dean of the GSAS from 1985 community activism and art. Thousands of murals throughout
all classes of society. Enjoy the exhibit then see the amazing
down from the to 1995. In 2004 she was awarded France's Ordre des Palmes Philadelphia have helped stabilize vacant lots and revitalize
library collection of the American Philosophical Society where
presidency, she Académiques in a ceremony in the Ely Room of Wyndham open space while also building partnerships at all levels of the
you will be joined by President Emeritus Pat McPherson,
had led two House. The order, instituted in 1808 by Napoleon I, honors city and leveraging grassroots social capital to build positive
Professor Emeritus Catherine Lafarge.
successful those who have made significant contributions to the momentum and stronger results.
The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by capital understanding of French culture throughout the world.
Join the Mural Art Program’s driving force and Hepburn Medal
Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful campaigns,
recipient Jane Golden on a trolley tour of Philadelphia’s murals
knowledge. In the 21st century the Society sustains this
” balanced the
and neighborhoods, concluding at Bryn Mawr’s own mural in
mission by honoring and engaging distinguished scientists, budget, instituted
West Philadelphia. See for yourself the culmination of this year
humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural a program of long-
long project. The Bryn Mawr community of faculty, students,
affairs, and supports research and discovery through grants and term planning, and
staff, and alumnae/i designed and painted a mural for the
fellowships, lectures, and publications. It also serves scholars overseen the creation
Philadelphia District Health Center that celebrates the bold
through its impressive research library of manuscripts and of two new libraries.
vision for a better world that Bryn Mawr graduates foster.
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friday schedule of events schedule of events friday
and present a glimpse of upcoming projects. 7–8:30 pm 1961 Dinner Archie Edwards, Etta Baker and Cephas &
Included will be discussions of the renovations Wyndham For members of the Class of 1961 and their Wiggins. Musicians are Jackie Merritt, Miles
12–1:30 pm Class Officers Y to Goodhart and Schwartz Gymnasium. Dining Room guests. Spicer and Resa Gibbs.
Lunch & Meeting (Wyndham)
By separate invitation to the 5–6:45 pm Welcome Reception 1 J 7–8:30 pm Welcome Dinner J Y 8 pm 1991 Gathering at the Marshall
SPECIAL elected Reunion Thomas Great President Jane McAuliffe invites alumnae Merion Green Tent Open to members of all classes. Haverford Fine Arts Patio and Atrium
PRE-REUNION organizers. Hall and faculty to celebrate the start of Reunion
PROGRAM: weekend at Bryn Mawr. 7:45–10 pm GSSWSR Awards Dessert 9 pm Registration Closes 1
“REDISCOVERED 2 pm 1 Wyndham, Reception and Concert Campus Center Please arrive prior to this time
TREASURES” DAY OF Registration and 5–6:45 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Reception Ely Room Alumnae/i of the GSSWSR are invited to join to register for Friday
Dorms Open Thomas, Open to alumnae/i and guests of Bryn Dean Darlyne Bailey in night.
CLASSES AND TOURS
Campus Center London Room Mawr and Haverford. honoring the recipients of
Stop here first for your the Alumnae/i 9–10:30 pm Step Sing
Registration begins at 11 am Y GSSWSR
Welcome packet. 6–7:30 pm Bi-College Oneg Shabbat/Sabbath Achievement Awards Taylor Steps A favorite Bryn
in Dalton Hall For more
Faculty Dining Celebration and Dinner AWARD RECIPIENTS and to experience the Rainsite: Thomas Mawr tradition.
details, see page 4.
3–3:45 pm Step Sing 1 Room, Dining Bus departs Pembroke Arch 5:30 pm; Dolores (Dodie) G. Norton,
MSS ’60, PhD ’69,
weaving of social Great Hall Bring your
Rehearsal (Wyndham Ely Center, Haverford departs Stokes 8 pm. justice with lantern.
Room) Rehearsal for class Lifetime Achievement melody in a
songmistresses. All welcome. 6:30–8:30 pm 1981 Class Gathering at Haverford Felice Davidson Perlmutter, majestic way. 10–11 pm 1986 Post Step
The Douglas B. Celebration and Dinner PhD ’69, Lifetime Achievement Goodhart Sing Social
3:30–5 pm Virtual Campus Master Plan 1 Gardner Integrated Stop by to say hello to Haverford and Patrick T. McCarthy, PhD ’81,
Music by Music Room ’80s music, beverages,
Dalton Join Director of Facilities Services Glenn Athletic Center Bryn Mawr alumnae before or after dinner. M.S.G.—The light refreshments
Room 300 Smith for a virtual tour of recent campus lobby, Haverford to Field of Social Work Acoustic Blues
projects and future facility initiatives. Numerous Nicholas C. Scull, MSS ’02, Trio, performing
pictures and computer-projected plans and 7–8:30 pm 40th Reunion Dinner with the President 1 Emerging Leader traditional Piedmont
drawings will take attendees on a journey Pen y Groes For members of the Class of 1971 and their blues influenced by
through the last 10 years of facility initiatives guests.
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saturday schedule of events schedule of events saturday
9:30–10:45 am Panel: Globalization and 1 pioneer in merging for-profit business with numerous gardens on campus, the labyrinth,
Thomas 110 the Environment sustainable development. Blanchet has an and the pond, affectionately known as “Lake
7–9:30 am 1941–1961 and McBrides Breakfast 1 Our alumnae and faculty are passionate
about protecting global resources and the
extensive background in agriculture,
environmentalism and Third World
Vickers. (The tour will traverse our hills and
many stairs and be approximately one mile.
Rhoads, Dining Room
creatures who share our world. Come hear development. Wear comfortable footwear.) Subject to
7–9:30 am 1966–2010 Breakfast 1J from a sampling of those who have focused
their academic and professional lives on 9–11 am Campus Grounds Horticulture
cancellation in case of rain.
Haffner, Dining Room
global environmental issues. Meet on Benham and Landscape Tour 9–10 am Tour of Goodhart Renovation 1
8 am Registration Opens 1 Michele Rasmussen, moderator: Dean of the
Gateway porch Take this opportunity to
meet Ed Harman,
Meet in Goodhart Lobby
Campus Stop here for your welcome packet.
Undergraduate College, whose academic
specialties include primate ecology.
Assistant 9–12 pm GSSWSR Panel: Global Connections 1
Director of GSSWSR, for Our Global Community
8–9 am Yoga Lee Durrell ’71: Species conservationist and Facilities for Airdale Road Enjoy a continental breakfast and a panel
Multipurpose Esther Wyss-Flamm ’81, a certified Kripalu author, Durrell is Honorary Director of the Grounds, focused on intercultural social work practice
Room, Schwartz yoga instructor, will focus on opening Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. She and who joined within a local, national and global context. Our
awareness of the self through simple her late husband, Gerald Durrell, saved Bryn Mawr panelists are: Anne Bradley, MSS ’02, Alice
movements, breathing and meditation. endangered species from the Caribbean to College in Muludiang, MSS ’05, MLSP ’06, and Rosa
Madagascar. 2009. Enjoy a Quintana, MSS/MLSP ’10. Muludiang and
Children’s Reunion Camp Session 1 J
Y vigorous Bradley are involved in activities to help rebuild
12:30 pm Details page 3 and 22. Gail Hearn ’64: Professor of Biology at walking tour of infrastructures in Sudan and Haiti, respectively.
Phebe Anna Drexel University whose work focuses the core campus as we Quintana is a community organizer working
Thorne School on the conservation of primate species. discuss the exciting components that make with the Hispanic communities in Norristown
Her current research focuses on the up our beautiful landscape. Learn more and Chester County. The panel will be
9–10 am Indoor Cycling with Courtney Morris ’99 population decline of primate species on about our inventory of more than 3,000 trees facilitated by Ludy Soderman, Director of
Schwartz, Instructor lead class using specifically- Bioko Island due to bushmeat hunting. and the challenges the College faces in Multilingual Family Support for the School
2nd Floor designed stationery bicycles which give Sylvia Blanchet ’74: Co-Founder of providing for the long-term health and District of Philadelphia. Bus departs Pembroke
participants control over speed, power and Sustainable Trade and Consulting Ltd., a ultimate replacement of those trees. Visit the Arch 8:45 am; departs GSSWSR 12:15 pm.
level of resistance.
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saturday schedule of events schedule of events saturday
10–11 am GOLD Strategies for Success 11 am–12:30 pm Bocce Social for Spouses, 2–3 pm Affiliation Receptions
CLASS MEETINGS: 11 am–12:30 pm
Carpenter 25 Your 20s and 30s are filled with financial, Lawn between Partners and Guests Cambrian Row, Women of Color: Come share refreshments
professional and social decisions that (all meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible) Erdman and Come join “First Spouse” Dennis McAuliffe Multicultural Ctr and conversation with your sister alumnae of
will have a long-term effect. Learn Helfarian in an informal game that dates back to the color.
how to save for the future 1941 and 1946 Wyndham Faculty Dining Room (meet with ancient Greek physician Ipocrates (weather
while still enjoying your President McAuliffe then view admissions film from the 1940s) permitting). Cambrian Row, LGBTQA: For lesbian, gay, bisexual,
youth, and build a 1951 Canaday Library Special Collections Seminar Room Clynnoc Living Rm transgender and queer or questioning
supportive social and 12:30–1:45 pm Lunch and State of the alumnae/i and guests.
1956 Dalton 25: View admissions film with discussion lead by
professional community Chloe Drabkin ’54 Merion Gren Tent College Address
network. CEO John Griffith Thomas, Quita Social Network Face-2-Face: Have you made
1961 Wyndham Ely Room (election followed by a discussion of 1–1:45 pm Kids Crew from the Arden: J
and incoming Alumnae “Transitions: Personal, Professional and Residential”) Woodward Room virtual friends with Mawrters over the
Thomas 110 Kids Post-Lunch Entertainment
Association President Eileen interwebs? If you’ve enjoyed chatting with
1966 1966 Platform behind Wyndham (rainsite Rockefeller A Story Explosion: Arden Theatre
Kavanagh ’75 will guide you in your friends on the Listserv, Athena’s web, or
Living Room) teaching artists will lead your children
how to think long term and tap the many Facebook groups, come meet-up
ages 3–11 (with an adult escort)
into your alumnae/i network. 1971 Goodhart Common Room face2face.
through a series of high-energy
1976 Haffner Living Room storytelling-based acting games that
10–11 am Alumnae Authors’ Book Signing Haffner, Dorothy Travelers Program
1981 Goodhart Teaching Theater (with an intimate book-signing enliven their imaginations.
Bryn Mawr Meet the authors, buy the books, and get Vernon Room Join globe-trotting alumnae and faculty who
and discussion with Rachel Simon ’81) Children will be divided into two
Bookshop them signed at this unique event featuring have enjoyed one of our many alumnae trips
1986 Goodhart Music Room groups based upon their age.
authors in many genres. offered through our Travel Program. Come see
1991 Wyndham Terrace (rainsite Wyndham Dining Room) 1:45–5 pm Children’s J Y some old friends, meet new ones, and find out
10:30–11 am 1961 Memorial Service 1996 Radnor Living Room Reunion Camp Session 2 how you can become part of the adventure.
Benham Gateway Porch Phebe Anna Details page 3 and 22.
2001 Merion Living Room Schwartz Friends of Bryn Mawr Athletics
2006 Erdman Living Room Lobby Join Kathleen Tierney, Director of Athletics
McBrides English House Lecture Hall (elections and a panel 2–3 pm Class of 1961 Reading of Lois Potter’s 1960 1 and Physical Education and athletics staff for
discussion) Rhoads Living May Day Play “Dragon Play” a gathering of alumnae who enjoyed Bryn
Room Mawr’s other rigorous training. Tour follows.
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saturday schedule of events schedule of events saturday
2–3 pm Global Family Activity Tent in the region during her 30-year career in the legislators from 131 countries. Its aims are to these faculty are making a real difference
Merion Green, Make an origami crane, learn the art of U.S. Foreign Service. She served as U.S. ambas- promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, around the globe. Every fall they return to
right of Senior Row Asian ink painting, get a temporary tattoo—be sador to Sri Lanka in 1992–95. She also held human rights, sustainable campus to bring back a broader knowledge to
ready to get messy! the senior South Asia position in the State development and population our students. Come hear where the Bryn Mawr
Department, and directed the Foreign Service issues, and inform convene and faculty are going and where they’ve been.
2–4 pm Campus Grounds Horticultural Institute, the primary training institution for mobilize parliamentarians to
Meet on Benham and Landscape Tour the U.S. government’s foreign affairs realize these goals. Among her Peter Magee, moderator (archaeology):
Gateway porch Detail page 11. community. She directed the Center for many interests, Rafi speaks Researcher in Iran, Arabia, and Pakistan,
Strategic and International Studies’ South Asia with conviction about the directing Bryn Mawr’s excavation in Muweilah,
3–4 pm McBride Scholars Labyrinth Walk 1 program from 1998–2010. She got her start in need to improve the rights of an Iron Age settlement in the United Arab
Labyrinth Come to the crest of the hill overlooking international affairs spending her junior year women in her home country of Emirates. These excavations focus on the social
Rhoads and enjoy the spiritual and from Bryn Mawr at Sciences-Po, in Paris. Pakistan and the region. and economic organization of a settlement
communal space designed by McBride located in a hyper-arid environment and
Rehema Trimiew ’00: Trimiew is a Lea Hane ’11: As an ARS Scholar, examine the manner in which external contacts
Scholar Jeanne-Rachel Salomon ’02.
documentary filmmaker whose latest film, Hane held an internship with Jeff with the then economic and political centres
Learning to Fly, follows Sylvia, a Zambian HEALTH (Helping Africans Link to Health), affected economic and social complexity in
3–4:15 pm Panel: Globalization and
orphan struggling to overcome adversity and Rawanda Healing Project. She is a sociology southeastern Arabia.
Thomas 110 Women’s Empowerment
get an education. major and is also fulfilling pre-med
A panel of international alumnae Michael Rock (economics): Rock is the
whose experience concerns Inyang Ebong-Harstrup ’82: Dr. Ebong- requirements. Her goal is to go to medical
school and also attain a master’s of public Harvey Wexler Professor of Economics, whose
overcoming obstacles that prevent Harstrup is currently the associate director of published research focuses on the environ-
women from taking leadership the United Nations Development Group Office health. She is dedicated to global women’s
health and empowerment through health, ment and development and the role of
roles and effecting social change, in New York. Her work with the UN has taken industrial policy in the second-tier newly
and who work in their professional her to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Trinidad and Tobago. and hopes to have a career working on these
issues overseas. industrializing economies of Southeast Asia.
lives with issues concerning social Shazia Rafi ’79: Rafi is Secretary General of
organization on a global scale. Parliamentarians for Global Action, a 3–4:15 pm Panel: Bryn Mawr Faculty in the World 1 Mary Osirim (sociology): Osirim chairs the
Dalton 300 When they are not here in Bryn Mawr Department of Sociology and has served as a
nonprofit and nonpartisan international
Teresita Schaffer ’66, moderator: Schaffer was readying young women to take on the world, co-director of the College’s Center for
network of more than 1,300 elected
one of the State Department's principal experts International Studies and its Center for
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saturday schedule of events schedule of events saturday
Ethnicities, Communities, and Social Policy 3–4:30 pm Campus Facilities Heritage Tour COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS 6 pm Registration Closes Campus Center
(now the Center for Social Sciences), and as Meet at Pem Arch Join us on this tour to discover some of the (All meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible)
director of its Africana Studies Program. (Rainsite Thomas) provocative intersections of history,
During the past 20 years, she has conducted landscape, architecture and preservation on 5:30–6:30 pm Classes of the 1940s–1970s
Wyndham Terrace (rainsite Wyndham House) DINNERS (All rooms are wheelchair accessible. After
fieldwork on women, entrepreneurship and the College campus. (The tour is
the roles of the state and nongovernmental approximately a half-mile long, and will dinner, bus departs Pem Arch at 10:30 p.m.; departs Stokes
5:30–6:30 pm 1971 Bi-Co Reunion: Ellen Kaiser 11:30 p.m.)
organizations in the microenterprise sectors traverse our hills and stairs. Wear comfortable
Farren ’71 will perform with Paul Melvin (Hfd ’71) Goodhart
of Nigeria and Zimbabwe. footwear.) In the event of rain, enjoy an
Music Room 6:30 pm 1941 Wyndham Breakfast Room
Melissa Pashigian (anthropology): Pashigian equally enlightening presentation.
is an associate professor and a medical 5:30–6:30 pm Classes of the 1980s, 1990s, McBrides
4:30–5:30 pm President’s Reception for
anthropologist. She is currently working on a Goodhart Slade and Taylor Societies
1 Wyndham Merion Avenue Lawn (rainsite Merion Green Tent) 6:30 pm 1946 Wyndham Blue Room
study of the globalization of assisted Glass Atrium Members of the Slade and Taylor Societies are 5:30–6:30 pm 1986 25th Reunion Rhoads Terrace 7 pm 1951 Wyndham Ely Room
reproductive technologies in Vietnam, France invited to join President McAuliffe for a (rainsite Rhoads Dining Room)
and Southeast Asia. special thank you at Reunion. This reception 7 pm 1956 Merion Cricket Club 325 Montgomery Ave,
5:30–6:30 pm GOLD Fiesta: Graduates Of the Last
is open to Society members by special Haverford, PA 19041
3–4:15 pm Treasures Gallery Discussion Decade! Now that you’ve had a taste of life outside Bryn
invitation. For more information, contact
Canaday Rare The College has some of its most treasured Mawr’s stone walls, life is coming full circle. The Admissions
Alyssa Delafield at 610.526.5127 or 7 pm 1961 Pen y Groes
Book Room original artwork, cultural artifacts, rare books, team that brought you to Bryn Mawr wants to lift a glass and
and manuscripts on display. The show focuses welcome you back as Alumnae! Join Jenny Rickard and her
on the astonishing resources available for staff for an informal and festive gathering with Mexican beer, 7 pm 1971 40th Reunion Wyndham Dining Room
5:30–7 pm Bi-Co Alcoholics
teaching and student research within the soft drinks and mini tacos. (Benham Lawn)
Anonymous 7 pm 1986 Rhoads Dining Hall
collections. Curator Emily Croll will explain
Thomas, London Room 5:45 pm 1956 Bus departs for Merion Cricket Club, 325
how she chose the pieces for the exhibit from Montgomery Ave, Haverford (bus departs Pem Arch)
7 pm 1966, 1976 Bi-Co, 1981 Bi-Co, 1991, 1996, 2001,
pm Children’s J Y
the vast collections.
5:30–10:30 2006, All GOLD, McBrides (and all others welcome)
3–4:30 pm Hula Yoga Reunion Camp Session 3
6–7 pm 1956 Merion Cricket Club J
Merion Green Tent
Schwartz Multi- Yoga combined with easy dance moves in a Phebe Anna Thorne School 6–7 pm 1961 50th Reunion Pen y Groes
purpose Room high energy, low-impact workout. Details page 3 and 22.
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saturday & sunday schedule of events general info
8 pm 1971 Class Gathering at Haverford 7–9 am 1966–2006 and McBrides Breakfast 1
Ryan Gym, Haverford Dingo playing. Haffner Dining Room
9–11 pm Illumination 1 J 8–9 am Mass: Officiated by the Catholic Religious 1 Travel Discounts
Goodhart Dance to the Latin beat of Sol y Canto. Rosi Thomas, Quita Advisor, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry. Transportation on campus and to designated events is provided
Amador ’81 founded this ensemble whose Woodward Room by the College’s vans and Blue Bus. A schedule will be available
diverse rhythms from Latin America and 800.593.0505 or www.enterprise.com
for the weekend at Registration.
the Caribbean invite audiences, Spanish- 8:30–9:30 am Meeting for Worship 1 Corporate Number: 17C6006
speaking or not, into their world of Haffner, Dorothy Silent worship service in the Friends Pin Number: BRY
Buses to Haverford are available for specific events, as listed in
Latin music and culture. This evening Vernon Room tradition. Mass Transit: this program. Travel to Haverford is also possible via the SEPTA
is lit with thousands of luminaries that
beckon one to dance. Everyone is
9:30 am Parade of Classes 1 Bryn Mawr is serviced by
SEPTA’s R5 Regional Rail
R5, Route 105 bus on Lancaster Avenue, or via a local taxi
Gather on Weather permitting.
welcome to this free event! Line from 30th Street
9:30 pm 1986 Post-Dinner Social
Station in Philadelphia, Directions
at Haverford, Whitehead Campus Center 10–11 am 114th Annual 1J with connections to For directions to campus and the Graduate School of Social
balcony, Room 205 Meeting of the Alumnae AMTRAK and the R1 Work and Social Research, visit the College’s website at
ALUMNAE the Alumnae Association Airport line. Local service www.brynmawr.edu/campus/directions.shtml.
10 pm Late-Night Party at Roache & O’Brien’s AWARD RECIPIENTS
Goodhart Auditorium between 69th Street station
560 Lancaster Ave All alumnae/i welcome. Cash-bar. Closing strawberries and and Bryn Mawr hospital is
Theresa Youngjoo Kim ’06,
champagne reception to available via the Rte. 100 light
11 pm The Philadelphia Story. This classic film Young Alumna Service Award rail line. Several local taxi services
follow on Thomas/Taylor Reunion attendees may park in any faculty/staff, student or
Merion Green starring Katharine Hepburn ’28 and Cary Susan Messina ’86, Lawn. Box lunches available also serve the area for trips locally and visitor spot EXCEPT those reserved by cones or designated for
(Rainsite Thomas Grant is a May Day tradition. MSS ’91, MLSP ’92, for the journey home. to the city. handicap access. Please do not park in fire lanes, driveways
Great Hall) Distinguished Alumna Service Award without designated parking spots, near corners or fire hydrants,
Johanna Alderfer Harris ’51, 1 pm Dorms Close 1 Airport Shuttle: 215.247.7678 as the township will ticket and/or tow for these violations.
Lifetime of Service Award Safe travels. Thank you for
7–9 am 1941–1961 Breakfast spending your weekend back at Main Line Taxi Service: 610.664.0444
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT
Rhoads Dining Room Bryn Mawr. WWW.BRYNMAWR.EDU/ALUMNAE/REUNION
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For those not enamored of reliving dorm life, discount room Please complete the enclosed reservation form and mail it to
Dormitory accommodations are available for Friday and 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961 ..... Rhoads blocks are available at area hotels. Call the facility directly and the Alumnae Association before May 15 (May 1 for discount
Saturday nights. The cost is included in the full weekend 1966, 1971 ..................................Rockefeller request the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae rate before May 1, rates) in order to guarantee your place at Reunion.
package, or available as a supplement to single-day rates. 1976, 1981 ..................................Haffner 2011.
Electronic access keys for the front doors of the dorms will be 1986 ...........................................Denbigh Check in at the Centennial Campus Center (the old gym) upon
available in each guest’s registration packet upon arrival at the 1991 ...........................................Pembroke East The Radnor Hotel Embassy Suites Valley Forge arrival. A welcome packet, with meal tickets, dorm access cards
Campus Center. Student staffers will be available in each dorm 1996 ...........................................Pembroke West $139 $149 and other information will be waiting for each participant with
during registration hours to assist with luggage. Individual 2001 ...........................................Merion 591 East Lancaster Ave 888 Chesterbrook Blvd reservations. Student helpers will be available to assist with bags
dorm rooms do not lock, so please leave valuables at home. 2006 ...........................................Erdman St. Davids, PA 19087 Wayne, PA 19087 and cross-campus transport.
Dorms open at 2 pm on Friday and close at 1 pm on Sunday. GOLD ........................................Erdman 800.537.3000 610.647.6700 Participants in the Rediscovered Treasures program on Friday
Contact one of the local hotels listed for special rates on early McBrides ....................................Haffner
should go directly to Dalton Hall beginning at 11 am on
arrivals and extended stays. Everyone else will be placed on an as-available basis. Loews (PSFS Building) Mariott Philadelphia West Friday.
Room assignments will be made in the dorm designated to the Dorms will be open and 1200 Market St 11 Crawford Ave
class, as space permits. Preference for special rooms is given to staffed by students during Philadelphia, PA 19107 West Conshohoken, PA 19428
those with special needs and very young children, then by date registration hours. 215.627.1200.900 1.800.228.9290
of reservation postmark. Please plan to arrive at the Campus Center during these hours.
Guests should refer to Bryn Mawr College Alumnae when Friday 2–9 pm*
Rooms include a pillow, bed linens, blankets, soap and two placing their reservations.
towels. Guests must bring anything else (visit the Reunion Saturday 8 am–6 pm
website for a recommended packing list). Remember that single All facilities are served by local taxis.
beds, shared (mostly co-ed) bathrooms down the hall, stairs and *Participants in the pre-Reunion “Rediscovered Treasures” program
a lack of climate control are all part of the dormitory should register at Dalton.
experience. If you reserve more than one bed, they may or may
not be in the same room.
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Special Considerations OR:
• A waiver and emergency form for each child is required at the 2. Fill out the enclosed form and mail it before the deadline
Reunion Camp at the Phebe Anna Thorne School offers three Alumnae interested in attending Reunion must make to:
time of drop-off.
sessions for potty-trained children ages 3–11 on Saturday. reservations for themselves and their guests before May 15
Located just beyond Pen y Groes on Wyndon Ave., the Thorne • Parents must sign each child in and out with the Camp (prior to May 1 for discount rates). Reunion Reservations
School is an ideal camp setting, with a playground and nursery Director during the first and last 15 minutes of each session. Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association
school facilities. Sessions include structured activities, games Please be on time. HOW TO MAKE RESERVATIONS 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
and crafts—all under the supervision of our Camp Director
• Children must be at least 3 years of age and potty-trained. OR:
and team of BMC undergraduate students. Snack is served at all 1. Make your reservations and payment online:
sessions; Session 3 includes dinner. 3. Visit www.brynmawr.edu/alumnae/reunion to download
• Children with contagious illnesses cannot be left at * You should have your college ID number on hand to register. This
a paper form to mail
the camp. can be found on the address label on this program, or on your
Space is limited, so please make your reservation early. Camp is
Alumnae Bulletin address block
considered a “Supplemental Activity” and incurs an additional Independent Babysitting Services
cost. a. Go to http://www.brynmawr.edu/alumnae/ and International reservations
Several bonded agencies operate contractual childcare services click on the Reunion Registration link. Fax a paper copy (available for download at the website in
• Session 1: 8:30 am–12:30 pm in the area. Contact the provider directly for details. Allow at
• Session 2: 1:45–5 pm option 2) to the Association at 011.610.526.5228.
least two weeks for best availability. b. Register as a user in our new online community by
• Session 3 (pizza party): 5:30–10 pm following the 4 easy steps of entering your name, Refunds
Your Other Hands Childcare: 215.790.0990 finding your record, verifying your record, choosing Registration fees offset a portion of overall reunion costs. This
The Director: Mary Schlimme Riggio ’02, MA ’04, PhD ’09,
your own user name and password. is imperative to the sustainability of the College and effective
has more than 10 years of child care and preschool experience. The Philadelphia Nanny Network: 610.645.6550
This is her third year as Reunion Camp Director. c. Once you’ve registered in our online community, stewardship of our resources. Should unforeseen circumstances
These agencies are neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Bryn select Alumnae Events from the left navigation bar. require you to cancel your registration, refunds must be
Mawr College or the Alumnae Association. Click on Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2011. You will requested in writing by May 13, 2011. A $25 processing fee will
need the username and password you chose in be incurred. Please send all requests by email to
b. above. email@example.com or mail to: Attn Tracy Ryan, Alumnae
Association, Bryn Mawr College, 101 Merion Avenue, Bryn
Mawr, PA 19081.
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Release Agreement website. The list is updated weekly between April 21 and May Friday Housing
Acknowledgment that each alumna has read the information 22. • Ideal for locals and those staying off campus • Best for day-trippers who need to stay on campus.
provided about Reunion and accepts the • Includes cocktails and banquet, receptions and activities • Housing is already included in the Full Weekend package
risks involved in attending the weekend is required for Alumnae who do not wish for their names to appear on this
• Begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, ends under the stars at Step-Sing price
participation. Reservations will not be finalized without list may suppress their publication by opting out of
consent in either written or electronic format. information sharing at the time of reservation. • Dorm accommodations per person, to be added to the day
Saturday 1 rates
Waitlists • Good for guests of locals and those who must depart early • Does not include activities or meals
For events with a capacity limit, reservations are taken in the Reunion packages are all inclusive, much like those for a cruise. • Includes receptions and activities through lunch where
order they are received. This includes dorm housing requests. While on the campus during your package time, you’ll be able President Jane McAuliffe will deliver the State of the College Supplemental Activities
Alumnae requesting space at a closed event will be to enjoy all your class meals and cocktails as well as the address
automatically placed on a waitlist and notified via the email or standard activities. The packages also include the registration • Activities listed as “Supplemental” in the Reunion program
phone number provided on the reservation form. For those • Begins at breakfast on Saturday; includes breakfast and lunch and reservation form
costs for your designated time period. The packages do not
unable to attend an event because it is closed, reimbursement include Pre-Reunion “Treasures” events. These packages cannot be • May require an additional charge
(when applicable) will be made at Reunion. prorated. Saturday 2
• Must make reservations for the package time period during
• The most popular option for locals and their dinner guests,
Walk-ins which the activity is offered
and those who want to see the maximum number of
Alumnae are encouraged to make reservations in advance for Full Weekend classmates for the lowest cost
themselves and any guests. Admittance to any part of Reunion • Best value overall
after the May 15 deadline may be made on a space-available • Includes cocktails and banquet, standard activities, receptions
• Includes all cocktails and banquets, housing, class activities • Begins Saturday after lunch
basis. Staff will be present to check tickets at events and cannot
and receptions during the weekend
admit unregistered attendees. To guarantee your space and
prices, make your reservation before May 15. Thank you for • Starts Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. and runs right through the
Parade on Sunday Sunday
your understanding. • Enjoy breakfast
Attendance Lists • Watch or march in the Parade
The names and class years of alumnae with Reunion • Celebrate at the Annual Meeting and Closing reception
reservations will be posted online via a link from the Reunion
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Lee Durrell ’71
Gail Hearn ’64
Sylvia Blanchet ’74
Saturday • 9–10:45
BRYN MAWR FACULTY
IN THE WORLD
Teresita Schaffer ’66
Rehema Trimiew ’00
Saturday • 3–4:15
Inyang Ebong-Harstrup ’82
Shazia Rafi ’79
Lea Hane ’11
Saturday • 3–4:15
Bryn Mawr College
WEST CHESTER, PA
PERMIT NO. 389
BRYN MAWR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
101 NORTH MERION AVENUE
BRYN MAWR, PA 19010-2899
MAY 27–29, 2011
GLOBAL BRYN MAWR!
REUNION RESERVATION MATERIALS ENCLOSED • REPLY BY MAY 15!
MORE ONLINE: WWW.BRYNMAWR.EDU/ALUMNAE/REUNION