Haverford’s 31 departmental majors and 22 concentrations lead to a capstone academic project. Senior projects are often informed by co-curricular research conducted through our three Centers for interdisciplinary study.
Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience, and extra-galactic astronomy.
The English department offers courses in the literary traditions of the English-speaking world. The department aims to develop in its students the ability to respond to texts thoughtfully and critically, and to articulate those responses in clear and fluent English.
“I gained insight into the ways in which veterinary science can be combined with conservation biology. Since these are potential career paths and ideas for graduate school, my summer research was a great help in solidifying my desire to explore … Continue reading
Assistant professor of chemistry Helen K. White led a research trip from Pennsacola, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. The trip was funded by the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center and is just one example of student and faculty collaboration.
Associate Professor of Physics Peter Love not only trains future scientists in the intricacies of quantum mechanics, he helps non-science majors acquire a concept of the field as well. Read the Spring/Summer 2013 Faculty Profile in Haverford magazine »
Student-faculty collaboration is a manifestation of core Haverford values such as trust, concern and respect by–and for–each participant. The Annual Fund supports opportunities for collaboration both in and out of the classroom.
“He changed the way I look at the function and importance of literature—and really of the humanities as a whole—for society.” — Shamie Sahandy ’05 Professor of English Kim Benston finds in the humanities a means to draw connections across … Continue reading
Astronomy students get the chance to explore the Universe using telescopes like the one shown here, at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Postdoctoral scholar John Bochanski captured this image on a recent trip, where he and Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth … Continue reading
The Fogel Collection: A Collection Within a Collection May 31 to October 6, 2013 Marshall Fine Arts Center, Atrium Gallery Forty images from the Fogel Collection are on display in an exhibition of the best that is photography, thanks to … Continue reading
Virtually all our Physics & Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience and extra-galactic astronomy.
Through funding from the KINSC, Katie Sheline ’13 was able to join Environmental chemist Helen White as part of a team of scientists on a research cruise that studied the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.