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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Medical Anthropology"

“Medical Anthropology”

This introductory anthropology course, taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Patricia Kelly, explores medical systems, health, and healing in a cross-cultural perspective using ethnographic studies and cross-comparative analyses.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Department of Anthropology is offering this semester. 

A telescope in the observatory
Friday, November 16, 2018

Astronomy at Haverford

The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers as well as further study in astronomy. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, November 16, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Emily Wilson discusses her translation of the Odyssey.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Academics

Haverford's intentionally diverse curricular requirements ensure that our students are well-rounded, expansive thinkers. Students take courses in each of three major academic divisions for a variety of ideas, concepts, and intellectual approaches.

Every year students and faculty from the classics department gather and read a classical text from start to finish. This time, the chosen text was Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey. Wilson, pictured here at the Homerathon in VCAM, is the first woman to translate the Odyssey in its entirety and does so in iambic pentameter. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney '20.

Sessions’ class
Monday, November 12, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Art Against Fascism"

“Art Against Fascism”

This English course taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Gabriel Sessions explores the work of British writers in the 1930s who tried to fight rising militarism, totalitarian states, and imperial autocracy with prose and poetry.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Department of English is offering this semester. Photo of Sessions’ class by Cole Sansom '19.

Philadelphia skyline
Friday, November 9, 2018

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

The new Tri-Co Philly Program is a semester-long, non-residential program that provides students both curricular and co-curricular activities in nearby Philadelphia.

The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn firsthand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.

Alexandra Morrison takes samples in Alaska
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Environmental Studies

Building on years of student interest stoked by a decade of classes in the discipline and the introduction of a Tri-Co minor in 2011, this year the College has officially launched an innovative new Bi-Co environmental studies major, which combines insights from biology, anthropology, literature, and more.

Chemistry major and environmental studies minor Alexandra Morrison '18 in the field in Alaska, analyzing a large oil residue sample that was released into the coastal environment in Prince William Sound following the 1964 earthquake. Photo: Helen White.

Students pose with the Green Bank Telescope in the background
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

Professor Andrea Lommen took six Bi-Co students to the NANOGrav meeting at West Virginia's Green Bank Telescope, which, at 100-meters across, is the largest steerable structure in the world. (From left) Linda Yuan '20, Drew Evans '19, Liam Lynch '19, Elizabeth Teng '20, Sadie Kenyon-Dean '20, and Lamiaa Dakir BMC '20.

Philadelphia skyline
Monday, October 15, 2018

Academic Partnerships

Through the Tri-College Consortium, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore students take classes at all three schools and frequently collaborate on extracurricular activities.

The new Tri-Co Philly Program is a semester-long, non-residential program that provides students both curricular and co-curricular activities in nearby Philadelphia.

The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn firsthand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.

Members of the Haverford College baseball team with children in Cuba
Monday, October 8, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Sport and Society"

“Sport and Society”

Born of a 2001 trip to Cuba with the Haverford baseball team, this history course taught by Associate Professor Alexander Kitroeff examines the interrelationship of sport and society from a historical perspective and on a global scale, including a focus on key issues that have shaped the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Department of History is offering this semester. Photo: The Haverford College baseball team trip to Cuba in 2001 that inspired this class.

A student observing the night sky through a telescope
Friday, October 5, 2018

Astronomy at Haverford

The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers as well as further study in astronomy. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

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