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Patrick Montero
Various feathers featuring intricate patterns
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Office Hour – Suzanne Amador Kane

The varied research interests of Professor of Physics and Astronomy Suzanne Amador Kane delve into soft condensed matter physics and statistical physics, but it is her work in biological physics—which uses the tools of physics to better understand living organisms—that has attracted widespread attention in recent years.

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

One of Suzanne Amador Kane's ongoing projects uses mathematics to model pattern formation on feathers like these. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Headshots of the five Fulbright winners
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Haverford College Named Top Fulbright Producer

Five Fords earned Fulbrights for the 2018–2019 year, putting the College in the company of fewer than 50 undergraduate liberal arts institutions in the country with the highest number of student grants.

"We are once again absolutely thrilled to see and celebrate our students' extraordinary success in securing Fulbright Awards, which constitute a profound recognition of their extraordinary commitment to enacting ideals of global citizenship."President Kim Benston

The 2018–2019 cohort of Haverford Fulbright recipients: (clockwise from top center) Julian Schneider '17, Brett Pogostin '18, George O'Hara '18, Anna Russell '14, and Charles Hale '17. Photos by Dex Coen Gilbert '21, Patrick Montero, and Sarah Bowman.

Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan stand in front of a large piece of paper asking what "belonging" is
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Friend in Residence - Spring 2019

The Friend in Residence program brings gifted and experienced Quakers to campus for extended interactions with students, staff, faculty, and the community to stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and “letting one’s life speak.”

(From left) Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan, who make up the duo City Love, are the 2019 spring Friends in Residence. They kicked off their campus residency with an "Ice Cream Social Justice" event on the topic of belonging on campus. Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

Daniel Gillen in profile working with computers and accessibility aids
Friday, February 15, 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.

A team of Haverford alumni and professors recently published in the journal The Physics Teacher on methods and resources to help make STEM classrooms more accessible.  Daniel Gillen '17, one of the co-authors, is pictured here in the Physics 211 lab at work on a torsional oscillator, aided by sonification equipment. Photo by Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (and another co-author) Kevin Setter.

FAB's Love Shack
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Student Activities - Fords Against Boredom

Haverford has more than 125 student groups that publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate and create.

Caroline Steliotes '18, Kelly Waychoff '18, Benjamin Yellin '18, and Emily Chazen '18 pose with their winning entry, a delicious model of Tritton Hall, at Fords Against Boredom ’s 2018 pre-Valentine’s Day house-decorating competition. Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21.

Beyond Haverford
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Beyond Haverford

Our "Beyond Haverford" visualization of paths highlights our graduates’ jobs and post-graduate education at 1, 5, 10, and 25-year milestones. This view of our alumni community illustrates the potential of a Haverford education.

Most Haverford graduates pursue a career in business and finance or education after graduation.

Students visiting Lower Merion High School
Monday, February 11, 2019

COOL CLASSES: “Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

“Education Reform in America: Politics and Policy”

Taught by Zachary Oberfield, this political science course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the politics of school choice and the efficacy of recent American education reforms, like charter schools and school vouchers.

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

Students in Oberfield's class take field trips to local schools, including Lower Merion High School. See what other courses the Department of Political Science is offering this semester. Photo: Holden Blanco '17.