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A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection includes a complete set of the 100 volumes of Beadle’s Frontier Series, which were originally published from the 1860s to the 1880s and were purchased, in part, to honor Emeritus Professor of History Emma Lapsansky-Werner on her retirement.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Lapsansky-Werner has used the novels to teach her writing seminar “The American West in Fact and Fiction.” Librarian of the College Terry Snyder has also used them in her “Materiality and Spectacle” class, and Sarah Horowitz, curator of rare books and manuscripts and head of Quaker and Special Collections, uses them with classes looking at book history and technology, as an example of mass-produced, inexpensive books. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson.

two women stand on either side of a sign promoting a film festival
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tri-Co Film Festival

Sponsored by Haverford’s John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Swarthmore College Film and Media Studies department, and the Bryn Mawr College Film Studies program, the 8th Annual Tri-Co Film Festival featured 18 short films and five multimedia presentations and was held at nearby Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

This year’s festival was run by co-directors (from left) Dajana Denes Walters and Sophia Abraham-Raveson ’18, and this year's multimedia prize went to Luba Mendelevich ’19 for her work "Swan Lake". Photo: Cole Sansom '19

Graduates throw caps in the air
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Commencement 2019

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Commencement is Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the Alumni Field House. Tickets are not required, nor is there a limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.

The Commencement Program is available for download in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Use #haverford19 to share your Commencement excitement with us on Twitter and Instagram! Photo: Dan Z. Johnson

Composite of students' talking about their thesis projects
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

A Streptomyces coelicolor spore grown on a semi-solid agar plate
Wednesday, May 15, 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.

Renata DiDonato '19 won third place in the 2019 contest for "A Streptomyces coelicolor spore grown on a semi-solid agar plate."

A woman sits at a desk
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Office Hour – Ariana Huberman

Originally from Argentina, Associate Professor of Spanish and Spanish Department Chair Ariana Huberman joined the Haverford faculty in 2010. Since then, she has taught every level of the College’s Spanish-language courses, along with such classes as “Writing the Nation: Perceptions of Violence in Latin American Literature,” and “Spanish American Colonial Writings.”

Read Office Hour in the Winter 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

 Ariana Huberman's office in Hall building includes art, photos of her family, and copies of her book Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Hundreds of freshly harvested tomatoes grown on campus
Monday, May 13, 2019


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.

The College, which pledged to devote at least 20% of its dining budget to local, ethically sourced food (like these tomatoes grown on campus at the Haverfarm) by 2020 following a 2016 Plenary resolution, surpassed that ambition 10 months ahead of schedule. Photo: Patrick Montero.