Schedule

Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
Sunday, October 27
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Registration
      Please let us know you're here and check in for any schedule or location changes.
      Whitehead Campus Center lobby
    • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Attend Class with Your Student
      Students should obtain permission from professors in advance.
    • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
      Lunch
      Tickets: $10.50 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.
      Dining Center
    • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      Internship Fair
      Come learn about Haverford College sponsored Summer Funding opportunities for internships and research. Students who received funding this past summer will be on hand to talk about their experiences. Co-sponsored by:
      Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA)
      Provost's Office
      Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC)
      John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH)
      Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC)
      Dining Center, Sunken Lounge
    • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
      Special Class for Parents: "Microfinance: Hype? Harm? Help? Hope?"
      Microcredit—small loans to people in poverty who are excluded from formal financial systems—caught the world's attention as a way to help people help themselves by enabling them to pursue opportunities in the marketplace. Some thought that Microentrepreneurs would generate incomes to help people move themselves out of poverty and, potentially, improve health, increase education, and empower women along the way. Microfinance organizations' ability to demonstrate that lending to the poor was a viable business model meant the sector could look beyond the limited pool of philanthropic funds and vastly expand its reach by attracting private investment. This approach to poverty alleviation received a huge vote of confidence with the UN declaration of 2005 as the International Year of Microcredit and the awarding of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to Mohammed Yunus and Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, the microfinance organization he founded. The class will discuss the innovation of microfinance in creating a new lending methodology to deal with the same problems that all banks face. We will then discuss the recent research on the impacts of microcredit as well as microsavings, a product that many Microfinance Institutions(MFIs) are now offering and that may generate greater benefits than loans.

      Shannon Mudd, visiting assistant professor of economics; coordinator, Haverford MI3
      Stokes Auditorium
    • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      Academic Centers Panel Discussion
      Join the directors of our three academic Centers for a presentation and discussion about their missions, research, and internship opportunities.

      Parker Snowe: executive director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC)
      Laura McGrane: Koshland director, Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH); associate professor of English
      Tim McLean: program coordinator, Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC)
      Stokes Auditorium
    • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      Gallery Talk with the Artist—Brian Dettmer: Elemental
      Part of the opening reception of the latest exhibition by the HCAH.
      Whitehead Campus Center (second floor), Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
    • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
      Academic Centers Open House
      Attend with your student to talk with faculty and upperclassmen about their involvement in the Centers.
      Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
    • 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
      Dinner
      Tickets: $13.00 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.
      Dining Center
    • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      Opening Reception for Brian Dettmer: Elemental
      An exhibition of work by artist and Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident Brian Dettmer, whose book-sculptures question the past, present, and future of the book, exploring and expanding possibilities and perspectives of the book's form and content.
      Whitehead Campus Center (second floor), Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
    • 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.
      Student Improv Performance
      Enjoy an evening of improvisational sketches from Haverford's Lighted Fools and Throng.
      Stokes Auditorium
    Varsity Athletics
    Friday, October 25

    Haverford Invitational Men's and Women's Cross Country at home. Featherbed Fields.

    4:30 p.m.  Women's Cross Country
    5:00 p.m.  Men's Cross Country

    • 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
      Full Breakfast
      Tickets: $8.00 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.
      Dining Center
    • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
      Campus Arboretum Tour: Celebrating Haverford's Landscape
      Haverford's beautiful landscape is as old as the College itself. Join the Arboretum staff on a walking tour of the oldest college arboretum in the country.
      Meet at the ramp in front of Magill Library
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Registration
      Please let us know you're here and check in for any schedule or location changes.
      Whitehead Campus Center lobby
    • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
      Quaker Meeting for Worship
      Join President Weiss and his family for a gathering rooted in Haverford's Quaker heritage.
      Haverford Friends Meeting
      855 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041
    • 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
      Student Life Panel: "Student Self-Government–Does It Really Work?"
      Joins us for an inside look at Haverford student self-government, and the student leaders directly involved.
      Stokes Auditorium
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      inauguration
      Inauguration of the 14th President
      Join members of the campus community, the Board of Managers, the Corporation of the College, friends, distinguished guests, and delegates from other institutions for the ceremony that marks the beginning of the presidency of Dan Weiss.
      Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
      (Inauguration simulcast in Stokes Auditorium and Sharpless Auditorium)
    • 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
      Community Luncheon
      Immediately following the Inauguration, we invite all community members and guests for a social luncheon.
      Open seating (Dining Center will be closed). No charge.
      Alumni Field House
    • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Study Abroad Fair
      Meet the representatives of partner institutions abroad.
      Stokes Auditorium Lobby
    • 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      Oktoberfest
      This traditional Family & Friends Weekend event is a collaboration between the Student Activities Office, FAB (Fords Against Boredom) and a number of culinary-related student clubs on campus. FAB will grill sausages and other groups will provide treats like homemade granola and apple bread. The Cellar Doors (1:45 p.m.) and The Blank Sextet (2:30 p.m.), two student bands, will also each have a short set. All students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College are welcome. Tickets not required.
      Leeds Green (in case of rain: Ryan Gym)
    • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
      Special Exhibition Panel: "Art and Culture in the Middle Ages"
      This interdisciplinary panel complements the special exhibition Lasting Impressions: Monumental Brass Rubbings. Speakers will place this form of memorialization in historical context and discuss how and why medieval and Renaissance traditions have continued to shape Western culture through the centuries.
      Chair: Alicia Walker, assistant professor of medieval art and architecture (Bryn Mawr College)
      Panelists:
      Dr. David Cook, Haverford alumnus, donor of the brass rubbings collection, on Purgatory and the English Reformation as Reflected in Monumental Brasses
      Maud McInerney, associate professor of English, on The Invention of Medieval Genealogies
      William Noel, director, Special Collections Center and director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, on New Audiences for Old Books
      Richard Freedman, John C. Whitehead Professor of Humanities and professor of music, on Music, Medicine, and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Thought (and Today)
      Magill Library, Philips Wing
    • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
      Research Panel with Faculty I: "Venturing Beyond the Haverbubble"
      Professors from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities will discuss how they incorporate students into research conducted off campus in remote field sites and research facilities.
      Chair: Andrew Friedman, assistant professor of history
      Panelists:
      Bruce Partridge, professor emeritus of astronomy, on Student Research in the Natural Sciences: Models and Benefits
      Naomi Koltun-Fromm, associate professor of religion, on Jerusalem: City, Place, and Concept
      Helen White, assistant professor of chemistry, on Sun, Sea, Sand and Oil Spills
      Craig Borowiak, associate professor of political science, on Solidarity Economies
      Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Sharpless Auditorium
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
      Lasting Impressions: Monumental Brass Rubbings–Opening Reception
      The Lasting Impressions exhibition explores three major functions of brasses as represented in the rubbings: to elicit prayers for the soul of the deceased, to preserve familial memory, and, finally, to attest to the person’s social status and accomplishments. Today the brasses introduce us to noble women, knights, children, and others whose lives illuminate the past as well as give meaning to the present.
      Magill Library, Atrium
    • 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.
      Study Abroad Panel: "What Parents Want to Know"
      Donna Mancini, dean of global affairs
      Stokes Auditorium
    • 4:30 – 5:20 p.m.
      CCPA Panel: "Work to Learn, Learn to Work: Tapping into Career Development"
      Hear from student participants and Kelly Cleary, the dean of the College's Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA).
      Stokes Auditorium
    • 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
      Dinner
      Tickets: $13.00 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.
      Dining Center
    • 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
      Inauguration Choral Ensemble Concert
      Celebrating the vibrant and remarkably diverse traditions of singing at Haverford, this special concert features the Humtones, S’Chords, Oxford Blues, Outskirts, Mainliners, and Counterpoint, along with the Chamber Singers in selections from their upcoming Mexico tour program, and concluding with the full 150-voice Chorale and Chorale Orchestra performing the ecstatic finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (the iconic "Ode to Joy") under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd, Director of Choral and Vocal Studies. Tickets not required.
      Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
    Varsity Athletics
    Saturday, October 26

    Men's and Women's Fencing at Temple University. All other competitions at home. Visit haverfordathletics.com

    8:00 a.m.
    Women's Fencing at the Temple Open
    Temple University
    11:00 a.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Swarthmore
    Gooding Arena
    1:00 p.m.
    Women's Field Hockey vs. Swarthmore
    Swan Field
    1:00 p.m.
    Women's Soccer vs. Swarthmore
    Walton Field
    1:00 p.m.
    Messiah Women's Volleyball vs. Swarthmore
    Gooding Arena
    3:00 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Messiah
    Gooding Arena
    3:30 p.m.
    Men's Soccer vs. Swarthmore
    Walton Field
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Brunch
      Tickets: $10.50 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.
      Dining Center
    • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      Quaker Meeting for Worship
      We invite community members and guests to this traditional gathering rooted in Haverford’s Quaker heritage.
      Haverford Friends Meeting House
      855 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Research Panel with Faculty II: "The Laboratory in Many Guises"
      Professors from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities discuss how they incorporate students into research that is conducted in "laboratories" as they are conceived across the disciplines.
      Chair: Casey Londergan, associate professor of chemistry
      Panelists:
      Suzanne Amador Kane, associate professor of physics and astronomy, on Predator vs. Prey: Biological Physics and the Pursuit-Evasion Problem
      Jennifer Lilgendahl, associate professor of psychology, on Tell Me Your Story: Life Narratives in the Laboratory of a Personality Psychologist
      Joshua Sabloff, associate professor of mathematics, on Example and Experiment in a Mathematics "Laboratory"
      Victoria Funari, artist in residence in the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) and Independent College Programs, on Making Media at Haverford College
      Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Sharpless Auditorium
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
      Inauguration Instrumental Ensembles Concert
      Celebrating the flourishing programs in chamber music, orchestra, and composition at Haverford, this concert features the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra conducted by Associate Professor of Music Heidi Jacob and Director of the Bi-College Orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld '78 will give a special performance of "Fantasie-Sonatine (Souvenirs levantines)," a new work composed for the inauguration, with the composer, Ruth Marshall Magill Professor of Music Curtis Cacioppo, at the piano. Students and instrumental instructors will also perform music by Ferroud, Schubert, Beethoven, Beach, Kuhlau, and Ravel. Tickets are not required.
      Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
    Varsity Athletics
    Sunday, October 26
    8:00 a.m.
    Men’s Fencing at Temple Open
    Temple University