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Miki Duvoisin ’21
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) links rigorous language training to the study of East Asian—particularly Chinese and Japanese—culture and society.

Ten Bi-College students and Haverford's Japanese Drill Instructor Minako Kobayashi spent spring break experiencing culture in Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program. Miki Duvoisin ’21 was interviewed in Nanbu Town, Aomori for the local news. Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21.

A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Part of the Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection is 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 them 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.

A woman sits at a desk
Wednesday, April 10, 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.

A person views an illustrated recipe for artichoke dip
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Hurford Center for Arts & Humanities

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) supports the intellectual and artistic ambitions of faculty, students, and staff, fostering collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought under the auspices of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, the Tuttle Creative Programs, and other Center initiatives.

To share her new hand-illustrated cookbook with the community, Sarah Jesup ’20, a double major in fine arts at Haverford and psychology at Bryn Mawr, hosted a salsa-making session in the VCAM community kitchen with help from the Hurford Center’s Student Arts Fund.

Paper models of Sponebob Squarepants's pineapple home decorate the KINSC
Monday, April 8, 2019


Fords enjoy myriad traditional events such as the annual Lloyd Lights decorating competition; Pinwheel Day; the annual weekend throwdown at the end of the year called Haverfest; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

Every year on April Fool’s Day, students from the different science departments adorn their part of the KINSC with decorations, such as these Spongebob Squarepants-themed designs the biology students made in Zubrow Commons. Photo: Patrick Montero.
Students using a CNC router to carve a face into an apple
Friday, April 5, 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, April 4, 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.

A Do it in the Dark sign
Wednesday, April 3, 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 annual Do it in the Dark energy-saving competition featured a month of energy reduction, sustainable food practices, and environmentally focused events sponsored by the Committee for Environmental Responsibility. Photo: Patrick Montero.