HAVERFORD COLLEGE NEWS



Summer Centered: Courtney Lau ’17 Heads For The Fringe
Courtney Lau ‘17 is interning with FringeArts, the organization behind the 18-day Philadelphia Fringe Festival.


Sorelle Friedler Studies Programming and Prejudice
The assistant professor of computer science was part of a team of researchers that discovered a way to see if algorithms can be biased like human beings, as well as a method for fixing them if they are.


Summer Centered: Dylan Kahn ’16 Interns At The Philadelphia Museum of Art
This summer the history of art major is working in the museum's American Curatorial Department.


Summer Centered: Tosin Alliyu ’18 Investigates the Role of Ethics in Technology
Tosin Alliyu ’18 is studying bias in computer-generated decisions in her research internship with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler.


Summer Centered: Katie Tsai ’16 Emily Winesett ’16 Research Natural Antibiotic Creation
Thanks to funding from the Koshland Integrated Science Center, the rising seniors are getting a head start on their thesis research in the lab of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Lou Charkoudian ‘03 this summer.


Michael Furey ’17 Interns with Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle
The political science major has been working for the Democratic congressman for Pennsylvania's 13th district all summer.


Summer Centered: Laura Eckstein ’16 Plots Jewish Communities on the Mississippi
Laura Eckstein ’16 is in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives mapping Jewish networks along the Mississippi River Delta region prior to the Civil War.


Desika Narayanan on NewsWorks' "The Pulse"
The assistant professor of astronomy discusses how he develops large-scale computer simulations to understand how galaxies form for the show's regular series "So, What Do You Do."


Summer Centered: Fords in Nicaragua
Four Haverford students are working in Nicaragua this summer on a diverse range of community-driven projects via ProNica, a Quaker nonprofit that works with local grassroots organizations in the country.


Joel Censer '08 Profiled By Buzz Bissenger
The former Haverford lacrosse All-American defenseman is now the senior program director at Harlem Lacrosse And Leadership, which is profiled by the Friday Night Lights author.


Hilary Leichter '07 Wins NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
The Brooklyn-based writer, who was part of the only 2 percent of applicants chosen for the fellowship, will receive a $7000 unrestricted grant for her fiction.


Summer Centered: Jake Hazen ’15 Works to Aid Syrian Refugees
Researching the Middle Eastern country and its people for the Syrian American Medical Society is the culmination of a longtime passion for the recent graduate, who has Syrian ancestors.


Summer Centered: Alison Love ’18 and Safiyah Riddle ’18 Help Food Justice Flourish
With funding from the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, they are working for Weavers Way Community Programs, gardening at an urban farm and teachinig agriculture education to young people.


Summer Centered: Courtney Carter ‘17 Preps For A Museum Career
This summer the English major is interning at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.


Summer Centered: Keisuke Sawada ‘17 Learns From Bi-Co Graduates In The Lab
The biology major is in New York working in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Punt (BMC ’83) and Dr. Stephen Emerson’s ’74 at Columbia University Medical Center.


Laurie Hart Authors Al Jazeera America Op/Ed
In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent marriage equality decision, the Edmund and Margiana Stinnes Professor in Global Studies and professor of anthropology discusses the elasticity of the institution.


Emily Best '02 Wins IVY Innovator Film Award
The founder of Seed & Spark was honored for her contributions to the film industry, which include helping to generate $2.7 million for 175 independent filmmakers.


Barak Mendelsohn Writes About the Future of Al Qaeda After Mullah Omar
The associate professor of political science writes in Foreign Affairs about how the death of the Taliban leader could hurt the terrorist group and empower ISIS.


Chris Osgood '99 Named Boston's Chief of Streets
The co-chair of the Boston mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, will join the mayor's cabinet as the inaugural holder of this new role.


Neil Owen Fishman '79 on NewsWorks
The associate chief medical officer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is interviewed about the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx.


Jesse Weaver Shipley in The New York Times
The associate professor of anthropology is interviewed about Ghanaian hiplife music, about which he also wrote a recent book.


Summer Centered: Emma Lumeij ’16 Goes To The Movies With Thomas Edison
The English major is researching Edison's films and photographs from around 1900 at the Library of Congress for her upcoming thesis.


Summer Centered: Abby Fullem ’16 Studies Rare Biodiversity Conservation Site
The geology major is spending her summer collecting soil samples at Unionville Serpentine Barrens for her KINSC-sponsored thesis research.


Thomas Lloyd Interviewed by Bonhoeffer Center Site
The professor of music discusses his choral-theater work Bonhoeffer, which has upcoming performances in New York (09/12 at James Memorial Chapel of Union Theological Seminary) and Philadelphia (09/13 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral).


Helen K. White Awarded Gulf Research Program Early-Career Fellowship
The assistant professor of chemistry is being recognized by the National Academy of Sciences for her exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health, and the environment.