Faculty Profile: Hank Glassman

Japanese_Music_Fest The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group performed as part of the Spring Japanese Music Festival, organized by Hank Glassman. Photo: Brad Larrison.

“His teaching style encourages student participation, student interactions and in-class activities that are not just lectures.”—Grace Park ’12 More than 25 years after first laying eyes on a cloth-draped stone statue in Japan, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Hank … Continue reading

Astronomy at APO

The ARC 3.5 m telescope Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the ARC 3.5 m telescope. This is what the telescope looks like under long exposure.

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman led a group of students over spring break to observe at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Haverford is part of the Northeast Participation Group, a consortium of a handful of small schools … Continue reading

Study Abroad Photo Contest

Camelback in a Saharan Storm Iceland to India, Harbin to Harajuku: Vote for the winners of the Study Abroad photo contest by 4/25 at 5pm. Photo: 2013 winner Andrew Bennett '14, "Camelback in a Saharan Storm," Faces category.

“Studying abroad gave me the confidence to set out on my own and explore the world around me. It was also an amazing supplement to my French minor and an experience I would recommend to anyone studying a language as … Continue reading

Health Studies

haverford-health-studies-minor "Does violence spread like a disease?" The new Bi-College Multidisciplinary Health Studies Program will allow students to consider a wide variety of issues around health and healthcare in a focused way. Photo: Brad Larrison.

“There are health studies majors and minors developing at colleges across the country, but what makes us distinctive is that we are deliberately multidisciplinary across all three academic areas.”—Associate Professor of Independent College Programs Kaye Edwards

Pinwheel Day

Pinwheel Day, 2013 Pinwheel Day, 2013. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Pinwheel Day 2014 After an unusually long and snowy winter, the arrival of spring is especially welcome. Help us celebrate the season and spin the day away! Leave a comment on the Haverblog

Vita Litvak

The River Dniester The River Dniester, 2011 Inkjet print, 40" x 40"

Vita Litvak: Я Подарю Тебе Мир (I Will Give You the World) and Other Promises from Transnistria Through April 20, 2014 Marshall Fine Arts Center Vita Litvak ’02, visiting assistant professor of fine arts, grew up in the self-declared post-Soviet … Continue reading

Investigating a Changing Climate

Visualization of Earth with population data created by Kate Evans '93, Jamison Daniel and Eddie Bright of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Visualization of Earth with population data created by Kate Evans '93, Jamison Daniel and Eddie Bright of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Investigating a Changing Climate Ford scientists are spanning the globe (and modeling it on supercomputers) to develop new ways of studying climate change. Their aim: to gain a deeper understanding of Earth’s past and present in order to better predict … Continue reading

Honor Bound

Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an Honor Council Abstract Party to discuss recent cases. Council regularly sponsors such events. Photo: Brad Larrison. Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an Honor Council Abstract Party to discuss recent cases. Council regularly sponsors such events. Photo: Brad Larrison.

It began in 1897 as a simple system for holding exams without proctors. Since then, the cherished Honor Code has become the purest expression of the College’s values and an intrinsic part of a Haverford education. Read “Honor Bound” in … Continue reading

Chem Superlab and Collaboration

Prof. Helen White led the Superlab group which emerged triumphantly with an intact sediment core and muddy feet. Prof. Helen White led the Superlab group which emerged triumphantly with an intact sediment core and muddy feet.

Students in Chemistry 302 (fondly dubbed Superlab) are looking at different forms of waste in the Delaware River as a collaborative project with a documentary film class and a political science course, along with artist-in-residence jesikah maria ross.

Traditions

Founders Bell Seniors celebrate the last day of exams by ringing—and signing—the bell in the cupola on Founders Hall.

Traditions Each year, Fords look forward to myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; frequent a cappella concerts; pinwheel day; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

The Campus

The view of Founders Green from Hilles Hall. Photo by Howard Korn The view of Founders Green from Hilles Hall. Photo by Howard Korn

The Haverford campus is the oldest planned college landscape in the country. Our meticulously maintained 200 acres contain a nature trail, a Pinetum and flower gardens.

Math Question Center

Math Problem Solving The Math Question Center, and the math lounge, both within the KINSC, are open to all students by keycard access 24/7 (and are rarely empty).

The Math Question Center is an informal gathering place where students work in groups on math homework and get assistance when they need it. It is staffed five evenings each week by mathematics faculty and majors.