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Patrick Montero
Hannah Yeakey '21
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship offers local community engagement opportunities, community-engaged courses and curricular pathways, and financial support for student and faculty activities that advance peace, social justice, and global citizenship.

Hannah Yeakey '21 is a baker for the CPGC cafe, which serves as a meeting place for students, faculty, and staff to discuss local and global concerns. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Student artists in VCAM
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

Five student-created art projects debuted at the Hurford Center and VCAM Fall Open House, including work by Alexandra Iglesia '21 and Julia Coletti '21. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang '20.

Karen Masters
Wednesday, October 9, 2019


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. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

Associate professor of physics and astronomy Karen Masters is one of the authors of a new book, 30-Second Universe, that breaks down the 50 most significant theories, principles, and people in astrophysics for a general audience. Photo: Patrick Montero. 

Library print exhibit
Monday, October 7, 2019

Who Created the New and Copied the Old: Printed Books of the Fifteenth Century

Who Created the New and Copied the Old: Printed Books of the Fifteenth Century

Through February 16, 2020
Lutnick Library, Rebecca and Rick White Gallery

Curated by Alex Stern '20, the first exhibit in the new Lutnick Library examines the many roles of printed books in the first 50 years following the advent of print.  Details »

Woodcut illustration of a teacher reading to two students, courtesy of Lutnick Library.

Students using a CNC router to carve a face into an apple
Friday, October 4, 2019

Then & Now: Machine Shop Now

Machine Shop

The Maker Arts Space in VCAM is the modern-day variant on a machine shop, housing 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.

Missed yesterday’s photo? See the machine shop back "Then."

Maker Arts Space Technician Kent Watson gives a tutorial on the computer numerical control (CNC) router, which can be used to cut large, complex shapes out of a variety of materials, including wood, foam, and plastics. Photo: Ashley Sisto '20.

Students getting up-close with machinery
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Then & Now: Machine Shop

Machine Shop

The circa-1925 machine shop in long-gone Whitall Hall was a prime teaching tool for the engineering program of the time. According to the 1925 course catalog, there were woodworking and metalworking shops, a drafting room, and a materials laboratory for the testing of boilers, engines, air compressors, and the like.

Come back tomorrow to see the machine shop "Now."

Photo: College Archives.

Members of the Economic Botany out in the field in Trinidad
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Economic Botany"

“Economic Botany”

This environmental studies course taught by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Jonathan Wilson explores the fundamentals of plant biology, physiology, development, and evolution through the lens of agriculturally important plants: everything humans eat, grow, wear, and use.

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

The 2018 iteration of the class went on a spring break field study to Trinidad and Tobago. See what other courses the Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies is offering this semester.

View of new tree planting on the Haverford College Nature Trail
Tuesday, October 1, 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.

Our arboretum renewal program includes planting trees, such as these saplings, along the Nature Trail. The goal is to help restore the natural four-layer structure of the Eastern Deciduous Forest, which includes large canopy and understory species. Photo: Patrick Montero.