Chaos, Fractals, and Complexity
John Boccio, professor of physics
Meets Wednesdays, 7–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 to Oct. 31
The Strange Career of the Right to Vote in the U.S.A.
Richard Valelly ’75, Claude C. Smith ’14 Professor of Political Science
Meets Thursdays, 7–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 to Nov. 8, exc. Oct. 11
Offered in New York City at the Support Center for Nonprofit [...]
Chaos, Fractals, and Complexity
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends came together on March 18 for the 13th annual Jonathan R. Lax ’71 Conference on Entrepreneurship. Keynote speaker David Gelber ’63 (in photo at right) described his own recent transition from veteran news producer to entrepreneur, as co-founder of Roaring Fork Films and co-creator and co-managing director of [...]
The Alumni Council welcomes the following new members, who will begin three-year terms in June:
Joseph Armah ’98
Energy financial services associate
GF Energy Financial
Diana Aronzon ’05
Harris Miller & Hanson Inc.
Barbara Stubbs Cochran ’67
Curtis Hurley Chair in
Missouri School of Journalism
Paige Madeline Gentry ’07
Kenneth Mark Gibson ’76
Donna Gresh ’83
Swarthmore’s Alumni Council has created a new way for alumni to connect with students and help them in their transition to the “real world.” Piloted by Jove Graham ’96, Nina Paynter ’97, and Martha Marrazza ’09, the Career Video Project is a series of short clips hosted on Swarthmore’s website and viewable by students and [...]
Chicago Associate Professor of Political Science Ben Berger visited Chicago over spring break to discuss the subject of his recent book Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement, which was named one of the Top 10 Books of 2011 by the Zocalo Public Square Institution.
London Bob Patten ’60, Scholar in Residence at the Charles [...]
Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad invites you to join us “on safari” from Oct. 10 to 26. Travel with Biology Professor Sara Hiebert Burch ’79, alumni, and friends to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania.
Travel from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, enjoying intimate game drives and up-close encounters. See breathtaking landscapes, [...]
Swarthmore alums from across the country participated in coordinated receptions hosted by the Swarthmore Business Network on March 1. More than 100 graduates turned out in Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Speakers included Boston-based Chris Ciunci ’95, founder and CEO of Tribalvision, discussing how an idea can become a business plan and [...]
Members of the Alumni Council worked nonstop at their recent fall meeting. As always, much of the weekend was focused on engagement with students. The Council sponsored receptions with students and faculty members in three academic areas: biology and medicine; classics, English literature, and modern languages and literature; and economics. Students also met with alumni [...]
With your Swarthmore connections, you already know that Swarthmore is a wonderful place. Reconnect to the wonder! The campus bookstore sells T-shirts and sweatshirts online to allow you to get your Garnet on without trekking all the way back to campus. Check in with current student activities by adding the Daily Gazette or The Phoenix [...]
Boston and Seattle Philip Weinstein, Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Literature, discussed “Dark Twins: Faulkner and Race” as part of the Faculty on the Road program. The talk was based on his most recent book Becoming Faulkner, which was just chosen by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature as the best book [...]