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  • Brett Pogostin '18 (left) and Ulf Olsson
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    In Ulf Olsson's lab in Lund, Sweden, the chemistry major will study how lipid molecules impact the peptide aggregation that forms plaques in the brain of Parkinson's patients.

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    The Office of Academic Resources’ Reading Rainbow series, which asks campus community members to share book recommendations, continued this semester with an event focused on books that the panelists—including President Kim Benston and Talia Scott ’19—would have given to themselves as a young adult.

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    This visual studies course explores the specific mid-20th-century movement of “conceptual art,” as well as its progenitors and its progeny. Students study the founding manifestos, canonical works, and critical appraisals, as well as develop tightly structured studio practica to embody the former research.

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    The Dining Center’s high-traffic dish room conveyor belt gained community-sourced embellishment as student groups helped create a mural to promote compost awareness.

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    This year, for the holiday, the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center was transformed into Hawkins, Indiana; Westeros; and more!

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    This first-year writing seminar examines cities as sites of public health concern and intervention in modern history.

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    The Lighted Fools improv/sketch comedy group performed their first show of the semester.

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    Founded last fall, Charcuterie Union provides tasty sliced delicacies—as well as the history and knowledge that goes into preparing them—to anyone looking to refine their palettes and culinary intellect.

  • Owen Janson, in a mushroom hat, and Tosin Alliyu
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    Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson will spend next year traveling the world in pursuit of independent research projects cultivated on an international scale thanks to $30,000 awards.

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    The gallery’s latest exhibit, Unwilling, reimagines passive sadness as a powerful refusal. At its opening, visitors could watch the conclusion of an all-day, site-specific dance performance, hear a talk by the curators, and taste a custom beer brewed specifically for the exhibit.

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    Right after his junior year, Jeremy Zoll ’12 landed a summer internship in the front office of a major league baseball team, and it’s been a meteoric rise ever since. Today he’s director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins.

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    Spring arrived on March 20, trailed by a nor'easter that forced the cancellation of classes. Yet Fords on campus and around the world celebrated not only the change of season, but the enduring qualities of the College. Students, advocates, and volunteers reached out by tabling, email, text, and social media. By securing more than 1,833 gifts in the first 1,833 minutes of spring, the College captured a $250,000 match, boosting the grand total given to $870,749.

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    This new course offers students the opportunity to gain intensive first-hand experience working with people in a psychological services or social services setting to provide a supervised platform on which to apply what they have learned in their psychology coursework to helping others in a hands-on way.

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    Highlighting faculty professional activities, including conferences, exhibitions, performances, awards, and publications.

  • Weiwen Miao portrait
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    The professor of mathematics and statistics recently earned funding to create and host a “Careers in Biostatistics” event, featuring professionals and graduate students from the field to introduce the discipline to Haverford’s growing body of statisticians.

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