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Patrick Montero
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

Collage from steel engraving
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Unwilling: Exercises In Melancholy

Closes April 27, 2018
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

Resisting the historical definition of melancholy as an affliction that creates disorder or inactivity, this exhibition reimagines passive sadness as powerful refusal, a conscious (or unconscious) “standing aside,” a willful production of generative failures and resistant potencies. Details »

Noa Giniger, The Sorrow the Joy Brings, collage from steel engraving (Napoleons Grab, 1838), 2012. 16.5 x 21 cm. (publication detail). Courtesy of the artist.

Associate Professor of History Darin Hayton stands in his office
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Office Hour – Darin Hayton

Associate Professor of History Darin Hayton teaches an introduction to the history of Western science, as well as courses on the scientific revolution, plagues and epidemics, and the history of museums.

Read Office Hour in the Winter 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Hayton's office displays some of the “weird stuff” he collects, including a phrenology head, an engraved 19th-century invitation to a hanging, and the rotary phone he brought with him when he arrived on campus in 2005. Photo: Patrick Montero

Micah Maben poses with a guitar created in VCAM's Maker Space
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

An exhibition in the VCAM’s Create Space chronicled first-year student Micah Maben's process of building a guitar from scratch using the building’s Maker Space tools. Photo: Abigail Harrison '19

Students in Philadelphia
Friday, April 20, 2018

CLUB LIFE: Ford Explorers

Ford Explorers

The club, founded in 2016, leads monthly excursions into Philadelphia to introduce students to the rich variety of neighborhoods and activities available in America’s fifth largest city (a mere eight miles from campus).

Students give their best Rocky poses on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Public Observing

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8 p.m.—10 p.m.
Strawbridge Observatory

There will be a student talk, hands-on activities, and observing with our 12-inch and 16-inch telescopes. Student volunteers will be present to give tours and answer astronomy-related questions. This event takes place weather permitting. Details »

Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

ORALiTea performance
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


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.

A family of 7 seated together
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Survey of Color Photography from its Prehistory to the Present Day

A Survey of Color Photography from its Prehistory to the Present Day

Through April 29, 2018
Atrium Gallery, Marshall Fine Arts Center

A diverse group of photographers, photographs, and processes from the Daguerreian era (1839 to 1855) to today’s digital era take viewers on a tour of color photography’s history, demonstrating how color photography has grown to become the norm when it was once the exception. Details »

Jack Whinery, Homesteader and His Family, Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940 [1940 (printed ca. 1985)], Russel Lee, dye transfer print on paper.