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Bryn Mawr GSSWSR Students take home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize in PSCSW Awards

The Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) is pleased to announce that first, second and third place prizes in the PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence competition have been won by recent student graduates. PSCSW gives awards annually to graduating master’s level social work students who submit a case based paper for review by a [...]

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Romana Lee-Akiyama, MSS/MLSP ’09 joins Women’s Way as the Director of Grantmaking and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Romana Lee-Akiyama, MSS/MLSP ’09,  joined WOMEN’S WAY as the Director of Grantmaking and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in June 2014. Romana is responsible for overseeing the Community Women’s Fund and WOMEN’S WAY Action Partners portfolios, as well as managing a technical assistance program for funded agencies. In her role, she hopes to further the organization’s [...]

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SEADS Project Featured in Campus Technology Magazine

The successful project to more fully integrate many of the Bi-Co’s administrative systems known as SEADS (Seamless Administrative Services) is featured in the latest issue of Csmpus Technology magazine. Titled “Better Together: Small Schools Find Common Ground for IT Projects,” the article includes quotes from Spencer Golden, interim co-CIO at Haverford and Bryn Mawr CIO [...]

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Kathy Schank, MSS ’98 Recipient of Teaching Awards

Kathleen Schank, MSS ’98 received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes faculty members at colleges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Also this year, she was given Delaware County Community College’s Gould Award for outstanding teaching. Schank graduated from DCCC in 1994. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College and a master’s degree in [...]

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Mary Alice Duff, MSS/MLSP ’09, promoted to Chief of Staff at Episcopal Community Services

Mary Alice Duff, MSS/MLSP ’09,  has been promoted to Chief of Staff at Episcopal Community Services (ECS) in Philadelphia, PA.  In this position she takes the lead in managing and improving the performance of the agency’s programs and in facilitating the implementation of key strategic initiatives.  Her previous position was Director of Analytics and Impact.

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Grant to Develop Digital Collection of the College’s Past Highlighted on Technically Philly

The website Technically Philly recently highlighted the $39,650 grant  from the National Endowment of the Humanities Bryn Mawr has received to develop a digital portal containing letters, diaries, and scrapbooks of the first generations of its students.

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Changes to Smoking Policy

The College recently made changes to its smoking policy. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors. Smoking is prohibited outdoors within 25 feet of the perimeter of any College building, including arches and covered entrances, to ensure that second-hand smoke does not enter the area through entrances, windows, or ventilation systems. [...]

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Math Professor Victor Donnay Advises New SENCER Group, Takes Part in Teacher Workshop, and Does Radio Interview

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) has appointed Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay to be an adviser for a new initiative called “Engaging Mathematics: Building a National Community of Practice.” Engaging Mathematics will be organized by faculty colleagues who have successfully incorporated the SENCER ideals and other progressive pedagogies into [...]

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Toba Schwaber Kerson awarded the Cornerstone Award for Social Services

Toba Schwaber Kerson awarded the Chatham University Cornerstone Award for Social Services Toba Schwaber Kerson is the Mary Hale Chase Chair in Social Science, Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. She graduated from Chatham with a degree in sociology and went on to earn her master’s in social work from Columbia University, as [...]

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MSS Students visit DC

Washington, DC 2014 Policy Trip On March 27th and 28th, fifteen students of the   Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, from the Clinical, Community Practice and MLSP programs visit with a range of agencies in Washington, D.C. to discuss how they might use their social work skills to influence policy decisions that affect vulnerable populations. [...]

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