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Ben Williams, graduate student in Chemistry

Posted March 3, 2011

Ben ‘s area of scholarship is inorganic chemistry. He researches the characteristics of ruthenium complexes. He irradiates these complexes with UV light in order to cleave DNA. Applications of Ben’s investigation include DNA labeling and anti-cancer research. According to Ben, Bryn Mawr offers something special: the opportunity to work closely, one-on-one with faculty as colleagues. […]

Beth Mugno, Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Developmental Psychology

Posted March 3, 2011

Beth’s clinical and research interests lie in the treatment and study of anxiety disorders in both children and adults.  At Bryn Mawr she reports getting excellent training in research and clinical work. Practicums in particular have been invaluable training experiences. For Beth, faculty-mentors at Bryn Mawr offer the support, encouragement and networking opportunities that open […]

Steve Karacic, Ph.D. candidate in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Posted March 3, 2011

Steve’s area of scholarship is archaeology of Late Bronze Age Turkey. Steve has spent the summers of 2009 and 2010 with the Tarsus-Gozlüküle Project in Turkey, where he worked as trench supervisor. There, he has been excavating materials dating from the early Islamic period to the second millennium B.C. Steve is passionate about archaeology and […]

Melanie Lott, Physics Ph.D. candidate

Posted March 3, 2011

Melanie’s area of scholarship is the physics of dance. She studies the mechanics of balance in the pirouette, a turning technique in ballet. From different angles, Melanie videotapes dancers performing pirouettes on a wooden platform equipped with sensors that measure horizontal forces. She then analyzes the dancers’ movements to determine if balance is best achieved […]

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, History of Art Ph.D. candidate

Posted March 3, 2011

Marie ‘s area of scholarship is the 20th– century Russian painter Kazimir Malevich and the approximately 40 works included in Malevich’s 1929 Moscow exhibition. Marie is examining the images within the paintings, the political climate of Russia in 1929 and Malevich’s artistic reactions to the emerging totalitarianism in the time of Stalin. She describes her […]

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