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Philadelphia skyline
Thursday, September 20, 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.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Centered: Bilge Yilmaz '21

Bilge Yilmaz '21, a prospective political science major and music and visual studies double minor, is working for La Blogothèque, a French broadcast and production company.

"I experience a very unique working environment where everyone is immensely passionate about what they do—they communicate and brainstorm so intricately and so naturally that I can now understand how the magic happens,” Yilmaz said. “I hope to learn from these work ethics and collaboration skills."

Yilmaz's internship is supported by the Smart Family Fund and the Center for Career and Professional Advising. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer Centered: Claire Burdick ’19

Claire Burdick ’19, a psychology major concentrating in peace, justice, and human rights, is interning at the St. Louis Zoo this summer.

"This internship will help me achieve my future goals because it is giving me a taste of what doing animal behavior research for a job is really like,” Burdick says, “and is going to help me build the foundation of skills I'll need if I end up working in the animal-behavior field.”

Burdick will intern at the St. Louis Zoo thanks to the Center for Career and Professional Advising’s Liberal Arts in the Workplace grants. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer Centered: Nick Sweeney ’19

Astrophysics major Nick Sweeney ’19 is using mathematical models to replicate the ways galaxies clumped together in the early universe—and, hopefully, to learn more about the nature of dark matter as a result. 

Sweeney will work alongside Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Daniel Grin and use novel dark matter models to describe the structure of the early universe thanks to funding from the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work. Photo by Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Centered: Gerrit Farren '20

A native of Germany, physics major Gerrit Farren '20 will return to Europe this summer to conduct theoretical physics research that will be used to construct a model of the Big Bang.

Thanks to funding from the Koshland Natural Sciences Center, Farren will study in Professor of Astrophysics and Cosmology Andrew H. Jaffe’s Imperial College, London-based lab. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work.

Overhead shot of course materials
Monday, May 14, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Inventing Modern Science”

“Inventing Modern Science”

Associate Professor of History Darin Hayton's course, which explores the revolution in the sciences that occurred between 1500–1750, seeks to understand how and why certain people began to investigate the natural world in new ways and how they convinced other people that their new ways were better.

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: Holden Blanco ’17.

Cool Food workshop
Monday, May 7, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Food and Religion”

“Food and Religion”

Taught by Professor of Religion Kenneth Koltun-Fromm and Assistant Professor of Religion Molly Farneth, this course explores the role of food in religious beliefs and practices, including the role of food in religious rituals, the connection between religious foodways and religious identities, and the ethics of food production and consumption.

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

The class participated in a “Cool Food” workshop, which included sampling foods while having one or more senses taken away. See what other courses the Department of Religion is offering this semester. Photo:  Abigail Harrison '19.

A person reaches out in front of a laptop using peripheral to interface with a computer.
Monday, April 30, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Human Computer Interaction”

"Human Computer Interaction"

Taught by Associate Professor of Computer Science John Dougherty, this course, which covers the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems, explores how design decisions can impact access to computing and technology.

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

A student uses peripherals to interface with a computer. See what other courses the Department of Computer Science is offering this semester. Photo: Holden Blanco ’17

ORALiTea performance
Wednesday, April 18, 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.

The classics department's 13th annual ORALiTea featured more than 40 students and faculty performing 17 selections from Latin and Greek literature that included poems, plays, and songs. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney ’20.

Cholera Map of the Metropolis from 1849
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Health and the City”

“Health and the City”

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Fellow Eli Anders, this first-year writing seminar examines cities as sites of public health concern and intervention in modern history.

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

See what other courses the Writing Program is offering this semester. Photo:  “Cholera Map of the Metropolis 1849” Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY

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