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Woman presents to a group from a gallery opening
Friday, November 29, 2019

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II)

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II)

Through December 15, 2019
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

Using a set of scores or performance instructions that riff on the traditions of musical notation, conceptual art, constrained writing techniques, and recreational mathematics, Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II) encourages participants to explore Haverford’s newly renovated library, the arboretum, and other forms of institutional spaces and collections in unconventional ways. Details »

Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents at the Artist's Talk and Gallery Opening October 25, 2019. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang ’20

biohitech sprout digester decorated with a nametag and googly eyes
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Sustainability

As a core institutional principle, sustainability animates ​Haverford's broad mission of stewarding ​its​ financial, ethical, and curricular endowments in the interest of educating principled global citizens while safeguarding intergenerational equity as a perpetual institution.

Dining Services uses an aerobic digester (named "Munchy Crunchy, Grinds Up Your Lunchy" by students via an Instagram poll) to process pre- and post-consumer food waste from the Dining Center, as well as pre-consumer food waste from the Coop. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Very Large Array radio telescope
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

KINSC Scientific Imaging Contest

The KINSC Scientific Imaging Contest is an annual competition for student-submitted images from experiments or simulations that are scientifically intriguing as well as aesthetically pleasing. Judging is based on both the quality of the image and the explanation of the underlying science.

Reilly Milburn '19 won second place in the 2019 contest for "The Very Large Array in New Mexico."

Woman hits shuttlecock
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

CLUB LIFE: Badminton Club

Badminton Club

Badminton Club offers an easy entry point for students looking to learn everyone’s favorite feathered-projectile racket sport. From seasoned players seeking to hone their competitive edge to newcomers taking a first stab at the backyard sport, the club has a spot on the court for anyone.

Club Life at Haverford is a blog series exploring student-run extracurricular activities.

 Catherine Kim '21 strikes at a shuttlecock during a Badminton Club session. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang ’20

Professors use sign language at front of classroom
Monday, November 25, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Modality and Language: Mandarin and ASL as Examples”

COOL CLASSES: “Modality and Language: Mandarin and ASL as Examples”

Co-taught by C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics Shizhe Huang and Swarthmore College Professor of Linguistics and Social Justice Donna Jo Napoli, this course explores five issues in which modality effects might be evidenced in Mandarin and American Sign Language. The class is experimental, with the professors and students forming and testing hypotheses against data.

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

Professors Napoli (center) and Huang (right, foreground) demonstrate ASL. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney ’20. See what other courses the the Tri-College Department of Linguistics is offering this semester.

Prosthetic hand workshop
Friday, November 22, 2019

Maker Arts Space

The Maker Arts Space in VCAM houses an array of high-tech devices, such as a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a 3D scanner, as well as lots of design software.

At a recent workshop, Bella Merchant BMC '21 and Rasaaq Shittu ‘23 helped make 3D-printed prosthetic hands with a member of E-Nable, an international volunteer organization that provides 3D-printed prosthetics to those in need. Photo: Kent Watson.

Edouard Baldus, French (1813-1889), Les Ramparts a Avignon, 1856/1860s
Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Survey of Recent Acquisitions of Photographs from 2017-2019

A Survey of Recent Acquisitions of Photographs from 2017-2019

Through December 8, 2019
Atrium Gallery, Jane Lutnick Fine Arts Center

This new exhibit presents 40 recent acquisitions that illustrate the story of the photographic artform from landscapes and portraits to travel, photojournalism, and conceptual works. Details »

Edouard Baldus, French (1813-1889), Les Ramparts a Avignon, 1856/1860s

300th Tree Planting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Campus

Our campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping; more than 50 academic, athletic, and residential buildings; and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens, and wooded areas.

The arboretum renewal program reached its goal of planting 300 trees on campus by the end of 2019. The 300th tree planted this year by the arboretum staff is a dawn redwood (Metasequoia) and can be found by the Walton Road entrance to the campus. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Cool Classes: Biology
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Global Change Biology”

COOL CLASSES: “Global Change Biology”

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Jamie Becker, this biology course for non-majors explores how human activities impact Earth’s climate and, in turn, all living things on the planet.

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

The class met outside on another nice fall day. Photo by Claire Blood-Cheney ’20. See what other courses the Department of Biology is offering this semester.

Impact challenge workshop
Monday, November 18, 2019

Haverford Innovations Program

The Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) encourages and supports creative and strategic thinking around a problem, a need, a question, or simply an interest. The goal is to find new solutions and opportunities for entrepreneurial projects and paths of learning.

Sponsored by Haverford Innovations Program and Swarthmore’s Center for Innovation and Leadership, a daylong Impact Challenge led by Alexandra Wolkoff '14 from Puentes de Salud encouraged students to develop novel solutions to support Latinx immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Photo: Shayna Nickel.

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