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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.

A telescope in the observatory
Friday, September 27, 2019

Astronomy at Haverford

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.

At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event, rain or shine. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Office Hour - Matthew Farmer
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Office Hour – Matthew Farmer

An expert on Greek comedy, Assistant Professor of Classics Matthew Farmer has taught elementary and intermediate Latin, and last year introduced the course “Sex and Power in the Ancient World.”

Read Office Hour in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Farmer's office in Hall building has a shelf of souvenirs, including some items representative of the 1950s and '60s Greek tourist boom. Photo: Patrick Montero. 

Mason McNulty '19, "Wandering the Black Sand Beach," Reynisfjara, Iceland
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Study Abroad Photo Contest

“I’m immensely happy that I made the decision to study abroad at University College Dublin during the spring 2019 semester. I had the opportunity to experience a whole new educational system and national culture, make a new set of friends, and see parts of the world and hear viewpoints that I never would’ve gotten the chance to otherwise.”  – Caroline Tien '20

Each year more than 130 Haverford students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

The 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest first-place winner in the People category: Mason McNulty '19, "Wandering the Black Sand Beach," Reynisfjara, Iceland.

Alexander Norquist, Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson, and Allyson Lynch
Monday, September 23, 2019

Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

The interdisciplinary faculty behind the “Dark Reactions Project” and eight of their students co-authored an article identifying previously unacknowledged human biases in chemical reaction data that impedes exploratory inorganic synthesis. Some of the members of the research team behind the Nature paper: (from left) Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson '21, and Allyson Lynch '21. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Lagoon nebula
Friday, September 20, 2019

The Cosmos Viewed from Earth and Outer Space from 1949 to the Present

The Cosmos Viewed from Earth and Outer Space from 1949 to the Present

Through October 6, 2019
Atrium Gallery, Jane Lutnick Fine Arts Center

This new exhibit presents 40 color photographs made from Hubble Telescope’s high-definition images. They were sized, edited, and printed for maximum detail and optical color balance in the digital imaging labs in the Jane Lutnick Fine Arts Center. Details »

Lagoon Nebula (visible light) 4/19/2018

Arctic expedition
Thursday, September 19, 2019


Haverfordians are lifelong learners. The College's intellectually stimulating travel excursions for alumni are a popular way to explore the world alongside local guides, guest lecturers, and Haverford faculty experts

During the summer, 17 alumni and parents, along with 11 friends and family members, traveled to the Arctic Circle with Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Helen White to see the pristine fjords, glimmering glaciers, and the dramatic effects of climate change on the world's most majestic landscapes. 

A man teaches in front of a group of students with laptops
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Free for All

“Open science is not just about having methods and data and publications open to everyone, but also considering who participates in science. We’re interested in opening the doors of science to everybody, because more diverse perspectives among scientists produce more creative and impactful research ideas and findings.” – Professor of Psychology Benjamin Le

Read "Free for All" in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Le’s new course “Open Science and Inclusive Psychology” is one of the nation’s only undergraduate courses of its kind. Photo: Cole Samson '19