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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

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.

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.

KINSC photo contest
Friday, May 10, 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.

Daniel Feshbach '20 won first place with a heat map depicting paths for a circular robot, which moves at an unreliable angle until encountering a wall.

“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

“Ethical Struggles in Catastrophic Times: Quakers’ Responses to the Holocaust”

This religion course is an examination of some of the remarkable—and highly controversial—activities in which Quakers engaged as they tried to provide assistance to Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis.

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

Students in Professor David Harrington Watt's class went to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. to see the exhibit on American reactions and responses to the Holocaust. Photo by Jacob Gorenburg '22. See what other courses the Department of Religion is offering this semester.

Yuchao Wang '20 poses with peacock feathers, the focus of his research
Monday, May 6, 2019

Physics & Astronomy

All physics and astronomy majors have the opportunity to perform meaningful and potentially publishable research, working closely with our faculty in fields such as quantum computing, observational cosmology, nonlinear physics and fluid dynamics, extragalactic astronomy, biophysics, and nanoscience.

Yuchao Wang ’20 (pictured), Rui Fang ’18, and Yabin Lu ’18 co-authored a paper in PLOS ONE with Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane on the biological physics of the color of peacock feathers. Photo by Patrick Montero.  

2019 Fine Arts seniors
Friday, May 3, 2019

Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 3, 2019—May 18, 2019
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

The Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition will represent the culmination of studies at Haverford College for the 12 seniors graduating in 2019.  Details »

The 12 exhibited fine arts majors, front row (left to right): Olive Guerra BMC, Yiran Zhao BMC, Delia Landers BMC, Minyue Ruan BMC. Directly behind: Elana Kates, Isabella Oliva BMC, Ananya Gill Sinha BMC, Isabella Siegel. Back row: Emily Oriel BMC, Abigail Miller, Avery McNair BMC, and Taylor Murphy.

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