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Two women stand with their arms raised, backs to the camera, with Fjords spread out in front of them
Friday, November 8, 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 Ford Faces category: Eliza Brosgol '20, "Fords in Fjords," Denmark.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media - Three Exhibits

Through November 20, 2019
Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

VCAM is hosting three new exhibits: Lives Derailed: Stories of Returning Mexican Migrants, which gathers portraits and interviews of some of the people whose stories were recorded as part of the Migration Encounters oral history project; Nunca Dejemos de Luchar, which shares the result of community conversations and art-making workshops with artist Michelle Angela Ortiz; and In Absentia, which uses the visual language of W.E.B. Du Bois’ early-20th-century infographics as a starting place for considering the veracity of data today. Details »

Image credits (left to right): "Portrait of Olympia Viridiana Ceja Garcia, 26, photographed in Mexico City" by Patrick Montero; photo of artwork in progress by Shannon Hartman; and photo of W.E.B. Du Bois infographic by Mimi Onuoha.

five silhouettes of jack-o-lanterns
Wednesday, November 6, 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.

The Haverford College Arboretum hosts a variety of events, such as the recent pumpkin-carving workshop and guided night excursion along the Nature Trail, where visitors could witness the jack o’lanterns in full glow. Photo: Ruiming Li '22.

Woman works on an internal combustion engine
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Sex Under Capitalism: Intimate Relations Between Economy and Society"

"Sex Under Capitalism: Intimate Relations Between Economy and Society"

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Shelly Ronen, this sociology course engages in debates about families as economic units, women’s bodies as social factories, gay identity’s relationship to labor and consumption, the “pricing” of unpaid care, and sex work and trafficking.

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

See what other courses the Department of Sociology is offering this semester. Photo: Alfred Palmer/FSA/OWI Collection, Library of Congress

Man jumps in air playing badminton
Monday, November 4, 2019

Ford Games - Good Fit

Physical education has been part of the Haverford experience since the College’s earliest days. As far back as the 1896-97 academic year, the course catalog described a “refitted” gymnasium, which included among its equipment “rowing, sculling, and wrist machines, chest weights ... and the necessary apparatus for the gymnastic game of basket-ball.”

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

Today, Haverford requires students to take six quarters of physical education to graduate. Participation in one of the College’s 23 varsity teams will fulfill that requirement, but there are plenty of other choices as well, including the badminton club. Photo: Rumming Li '22

A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, October 31, 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 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event, rain or shine. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Keeton Martin ’22
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

COOL CLASSES: "Body Media: Wearable Technology and Digital Bodies"

"Body Media: Wearable Technology and Digital Bodies"

This visual studies course introduces students to critical design and creative practices that address technologies that are worn on the body, that digitize the body, and that extend the body.

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

Keeton Martin ’22 presents his wearable technology project during the Body Media visual studies class in the Maker Arts Space. Photo: Patrick Montero.

KINSC photo contest
Tuesday, October 29, 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.

Recent Acquisitions of Photographs
Monday, October 28, 2019

A Survey of Recent Acquisitions of Photographs from 2017-2019

A Survey of Recent Acquisitions of Photographs from 2017-2019

Through December 8, 2019
Atrium Gallery, Jane Lutnick Fine Arts Center

This new exhibit presents 40 recent acquisitions that illustrate the story of the photographic artform from landscapes and portraits to travel, photojournalism, and conceptual works. Details »

Diana Markosian, American-Russian (1989-), Neighbors gather to celebrate a quinceañera in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, 2018