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Thumbnails of the DocuLab web series
Thursday, October 11, 2018


Designed in engagement with Assistant Professor of Linguistics Brook Danielle Lillehaugen’s ongoing fieldwork with speakers of Zapotec languages, Dizhsa Nabani – Lengua Viva – Living Language is a documentary webseries that explores the relationship between identity, language, and daily life in Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was produced, in part, by students in the Summer DocuLab program over the summer of 2018

DocuLabs is a donor-funded five-year program supported by VCAM and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. A new episode of Dizhsa Nabani will be released every Thursday through November 15, 2018.

Saxaphone and piano duet in Marshall Auditorium
Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Jonathan Hultin-Cohen (saxophone) and Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano) perform a duet in Marshall Auditorium during their Music & Conversation Series visit. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert '21. 

 Jeff TecoskyFeldman sitting in his office.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Office Hour – Jeff Tecosky-Feldman

Along with teaching courses in calculus, geometry, and linear algebra, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics Jeff Tecosky-Feldman directs the Chesick Summer Institute, a vital part of the Chesick Scholars Program, a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for under-represented, under-resourced, or first-generation Haverford students that includes a residential summer program.

Read Office Hour in the Spring 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Five years ago, Tecosky-Feldman worked with Dean Michael Martinez to launch Horizons, and he also finds time to help run the annual Yiddish Culture Festival on campus. Photo: Patrick Montero

Members of the Haverford College baseball team with children in Cuba
Monday, October 8, 2018

COOL CLASSES: "Sport and Society"

“Sport and Society”

Born of a 2001 trip to Cuba with the Haverford baseball team, this history course taught by Associate Professor Alexander Kitroeff examines the interrelationship of sport and society from a historical perspective and on a global scale, including a focus on key issues that have shaped the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

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

See what other courses the Department of History is offering this semester. Photo: The Haverford College baseball team trip to Cuba in 2001 that inspired this class.

A student observing the night sky through a telescope
Friday, October 5, 2018

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 as well as further study in astronomy. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12, Haverford's Strawbridge Observatory will hold a family-friendly public observing event. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Jayme Guokas '97
Thursday, October 4, 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.

Molly Sheehan at an event
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Moved to Run

Haverford alumni are stepping up as first-time political candidates, boldly challenging longtime incumbents and the political “machine” in their communities. For all, the decision to seek office is an effort to live their values. 

Read Moved to Run in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Molly Sheehan ’07, who ran in a local primary race earlier this year, will be back on campus Oct. 6 for a MAAG-sponsored event related to the midterm elections. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson

A rhinestone encrusted crane in a colorful landscape
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hee Sook Kim: Invitation to Paradise

Through October 12, 2018
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

In the exhibition Invitation to Paradise, Hee Sook Kim, with her eye for beauty, fills the canvas with motifs from Korean folk paintings and, thus, invites the viewers into a meditative healing space. Details »

Paradise Between 8 (detail), 2016, oil, acrylic, rhinestones on canvas.

Bruce Partridge and Ben Walter '13
Monday, October 1, 2018


Haverford faculty mentor and partner with students, and not just in class and lab: 61% live on or near campus, facilitating close relationships that are a hallmark of our community.

Emeritus professor of astronomy Bruce Partridge (left) was part of an international crew of scientists recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in cosmology for their work on the Planck mission. Photo: Brad Larrison.