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Patrick Montero
French class
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

French & Francophone Studies

The Department of French and Francophone Studies lays the foundation for an understanding and appreciation of French language and culture through the literature and the history of French arts, thought, and institutions.

Students from Kathryne Corbin's "Intermediate French" class study different volumes of the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres. The text was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. Photo: Patrick Montero.

COOL CLASSES: "Relief Printmaking"
Monday, December 9, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Relief Printmaking"

COOL CLASSES: “Relief Printmaking”

This fine arts course covers techniques and approaches to the art of the woodcut and the linocut, emphasizing the study of design principles and the expressive potential of the medium to create a personal visual statement.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. See what other courses the Department of Fine Arts is offering this semester.

Students make woodcut prints in Professor Hee Sook Kim's printmaking class. Photo: Holden Blanco '17.

Alex Stern in the gallery with the exhibition she curated
Friday, December 6, 2019

Library Exhibition

Who Created the New and Copied the Old: Printed Books of the Fifteenth Century

Through February 16, 2020
Lutnick Library, Rebecca and Rick White Gallery

Curated by Alex Stern '20, the first exhibit in the Lutnick Library examines the many roles of printed books in the first 50 years following the advent of print. Details »

Alex Stern '20 featured items from the David Wertheimer ’77 Collection of Early Printed Books in her exhibition. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, December 5, 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 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event, rain or shine. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Man jumps in air playing badminton
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ford Games - Good Fit

Physical education has been part of the Haverford experience since the College’s earliest days, and today, the College maintains a physical education requirement for all students. Participation in one of the College’s 23 varsity teams will fulfill that requirement, but there are plenty of other choices as well, including instructional classes, intramural sports, and club teams.

Read "Good Fit" in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Haverford Magazine

Current club sports include crew, rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, and badminton, among others. Photo: Rumming Li '22

a view of the orchestra performing with the audience watching
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "A Musical Millennium: From Convent to Concert Hall"

COOL CLASSES: “A Musical Millennium: From Convent to Concert Hall”

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Myron Gray, this music course examines musical change over a thousand-year span, uncovering how—and why—Western music evolved from a monastic ritual of plain, unaccompanied song into a secular entertainment for elite audiences in modern cities.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience. See what other courses the Department of Music is offering this semester.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra, conducted by Heidi Jacob, performing in Marshall Auditorium. Photo: Zhongyi Xu'22

A Lynx stares down the camera from amidst the trees
Monday, December 2, 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 second-place winner in the Cultural Encounters category: Sophia Nelson '20, "Face Off," taken in Tromsø, Norway.

Woman presents to a group from a gallery opening
Friday, November 29, 2019

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II)

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II)

Through December 15, 2019
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

Using a set of scores or performance instructions that riff on the traditions of musical notation, conceptual art, constrained writing techniques, and recreational mathematics, Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II) encourages participants to explore Haverford’s newly renovated library, the arboretum, and other forms of institutional spaces and collections in unconventional ways. Details »

Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents at the Artist's Talk and Gallery Opening October 25, 2019. Photo: Claire Chenyu Wang ’20

biohitech sprout digester decorated with a nametag and googly eyes
Thursday, November 28, 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.

Dining Services uses an aerobic digester (named "Munchy Crunchy, Grinds Up Your Lunchy" by students via an Instagram poll) to process pre- and post-consumer food waste from the Dining Center, as well as pre-consumer food waste from the Coop. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Very Large Array radio telescope
Wednesday, November 27, 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.

Reilly Milburn '19 won second place in the 2019 contest for "The Very Large Array in New Mexico."