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Alexandra Morrison takes samples in Alaska
Friday, December 7, 2018

Environmental Studies

Building on years of student interest stoked by a decade of classes in the discipline and the introduction of a  Tri-Co minor in 2011, an innovative new Bi-Co environmental studies major launched this year, combining insights from biology, anthropology, literature, and more.

Chemistry major and environmental studies minor Alexandra Morrison '18 in the field in Alaska, analyzing a large oil residue sample that was released into the coastal environment in Prince William Sound following the 1964 earthquake. Photo: Helen White.

Illustration of Song Jiangming and a poster featuring Robin Hood
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Warriors and Outlaws in China and England"

“Warriors and Outlaws in China and England”

In this East Asian Languages and Cultures course taught by Professor Paul Smith, students read and compare the two most iconic outlaw epics of England and China: Water Margin, about Song Jiang’s band of brothers in Shandong Province, and the many ballads about Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest.

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

See what other courses the Bi-Co Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is offering this semester. Image: Song Jiangming from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan and a Robin Hood theater poster c. 1895.

The Bi-College Orchestra performing
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Music at Haverford

The Department of Music at Haverford offers a creative approach to music theory and a curriculum in music history that deals with music in the social context and embraces world music and jazz. Additionally, the department's applied music program and ensembles provide students with opportunities for performances and tours.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra, conducted by Heidi Jacob, performed their Fall Concert in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium. Photo: Zhongyi Xu'22.

Map showing locations of lynchings in America
Monday, December 3, 2018

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America

Through December 16, 2018
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America seeks to spark conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Coordinated in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum with support from Google, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynchings and connects it to digital media, documentary film, contemporary artworks, and archival materials. Details » 

Image courtesy lynchinginamerica.eji.org.

Jayme Guokas '97
Friday, November 30, 2018

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.

In his nearby Philadelphia studio, designer, craftsman, and woodworker Jayme Guokas '97 is working on two benches for the arboretum that are made from the wood of felled campus trees. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A group of students stand in front of a building.
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chesick Scholars

The Chesick Scholars program is a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for exceptional students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are from underrepresented or under-resourced backgrounds. This year’s 15 scholars capped their five-week summer session with a symposium themed around the “Ethics of Representation.”

The Class of 2022 Chesick Scholars (from left to right, top to bottom): Femi Obiwumi, Ali Altamimi, Daniel Paredes, Ashley DiCristofalo, Adrian Soto Soto, Zakiyyah Winston, Wahab Bajwa, Hannah Kolzer, Saul Ontiveros, Natasha Rojas, Alexandra Rodriguez-Gomez, Ruanna Small, Shayleah Jenkins, Sharon Nwankpa, Fariea Khan. Photo by Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Off the Wall exhibit
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

The Off the Wall exhibition in VCAM's create space is an investigation of Philadelphia's graffiti, street art, and public art curated by Colin Fredrickson '20, Isabella Siegel '19, and Phillip Norman '19. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Andrea Lommen's wave and optics class
Monday, November 26, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Waves and Optics"

“Waves and Optics”

Professor Andrea Lommen's physics course is about everything that oscillates—vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems—and introduces related mathematical methods, such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

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

See what other courses the Departments of Physics and Astronomy are offering this semester. Photo: Patrick Montero.