Daniel H. Weiss became Haverford's 14th president on July 1, 2013. His inauguration took place during Family & Friends Weekend, October 26, 2013.

Daniel H. Weiss

About Dan Weiss

A leading advocate for the liberal arts and the residential liberal arts college, Dr. Weiss comes to Haverford from Lafayette College, where his presidency from 2005-13 was noted for a strategic plan that led to an increase in the size of its permanent faculty, revision of its Common Course of Study and the development of new interdisciplinary programs across the curriculum.

He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and earned both an M.A. and Ph.D in the History of Art from Hopkins as well as an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.

Inauguration Video & Photos

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 26, 2013

8:00 a.m.

Delegates' Registration
Founders Hall, Foyer.

9:30 a.m.

Meeting for Worship
Community members and guests are invited to assemble at the Haverford Friends Meeting House for this traditional gathering rooted in Haverford's Quaker heritage.
Haverford Friends Meeting, 855 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041

11:00 a.m.

Founders Hall.

11:00 a.m.

Installation of the 14th President of Haverford College
Members of the campus community, the Board of Managers, the Corporation of Haverford College, friends, distinguished guests, and delegates from other institutions will gather for the ceremony that marks the beginning of the presidency of Dan Weiss. Speakers will include William G. Bowen president emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal. William G. Bowen Remarks
Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall.

12:30 p.m.

Community Luncheon
Immediately following the Installation, all community members and guests are invited to the Field House for a social luncheon.
Alumni Field House. Dining Center will be closed; open seating.

2:00 p.m.

Research Panel: "Venturing Beyond the Haverbubble"
Professors from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities will gather to discuss how they incorporate students into research that is conducted off campus in remote field sites and research facilities.
Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center, Sharpless Auditorium.

2:00 p.m.

Special Exhibition Panel: "Art and Culture in the Middle Ages"
This interdisciplinary panel complements the special exhibition "Lasting Impressions: Monumental Brass Rubbings." Speakers will place this form of memorialization in historical context and discuss how and why medieval and Renaissance traditions have continued to shape Western culture through the centuries to the present day.
Magill Library, Philips Wing.

3:30 p.m.

Lasting Impressions: Monumental Brass Rubbings—Opening Reception
The Lasting Impressions exhibition explores three major functions of brasses as represented in the rubbings: to elicit prayers for the soul of the deceased, to preserve familial memory, and, finally, to attest to the person’s social status and accomplishments. Today the brasses introduce us to noble women, knights, children, and others whose lives illuminate the past as well as give meaning to the present.
Magill Library, Atrium.

8:30 p.m.

Inauguration Choral Ensemble Concert
A special inauguration choral concert to include performances by popular student a cappella groups the Humtones, S'Chords, Oxford Blues, Outskirts, Mainliners, and Counterpoint, and two departmental choirs directed by Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd. The Chamber Singers will perform selections from their upcoming Mexico tour program, and the 150-voice Chorale and Chorale Orchestra will close the concert with a special performance of the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the ecstatic "Ode to Joy".
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

11:00 a.m.

Research Panel: "The Laboratory in Many Guises"
Professors from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities will gather to discuss how they incorporate students into research that is conducted in "laboratories" as they are conceived across the disciplines.
Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center, Sharpless Auditorium.

2:00 p.m.

Family and Friends Weekend/Inauguration Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Celebrating the flourishing programs in chamber music, orchestra, and composition at Haverford, this concert features the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra conducted by Associate Professor of Music Heidi Jacob. Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld, HC '78 will give a special performance of "Fantasie-Sonatine (Souvenirs levantines)", a new work composed for the inauguration, with the composer, Magill Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo, at the piano. Students and instrumental instructors will also perform music by Ferroud, Schubert, Beethoven, Beach, Kuhlau, and Ravel.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.

College Circle signs

Haverford is easily accessible by car, train and taxi, and is located about 30-45 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.


Contact: inauguration@haverford.edu

Lasting Impressions: Monumental Brass Rubbings

October 25, 2013 – January 10, 2014

President Dan Weiss has focused his scholarship on the art of the Crusades. This exhibition–held in honor of his inauguration–explores three major functions of brasses as represented in the rubbings.

Exhibition Details

Joan Skerne, donated by Maxine and David Cook.
"Joan Skerne" rubbing donated by Maxine and David Cook, Class of 1964.