Pinar Karaca Mandic '98

Pinar Karaca-Mandic '98 Helps Syrian Refugees in Her Native Turkey

January 13th, 2016

"What we are doing is small, but I feel very grateful that we can do something," explains Karaca-Mandic.  Read More: Pinar Karaca-Mandic '98 Helps Syrian Refugees in Her Native Turkey

Jason Heo ’15 Named to First Class of Schwarzman Scholars

January 11th, 2016

Heo is one of 100 scholars from around the world to enroll in a one-year master's degree program in Beijing designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. Read More: Jason Heo ’15 Named to First Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04

Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Recognized as Leading Global Thinker

January 6th, 2016

In her work, Akunyili Crosby, who also recently won the Wein Prize, is recognized for bridging the complexities of the old world and the new.  Read More: Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 Recognized as Leading Global Thinker

Peter Schickele '57

Composer Peter Schickele '57 Revives P.D.Q. Bach for New York Performances

January 4th, 2016

"I’m amazed that P.D.Q. has gone on for 50 years," Schickele muses. "It just goes to show, some people never learn.” Read More: Composer Peter Schickele '57 Revives P.D.Q. Bach for New York Performances

Haydil Henriquez '14

Youth Educator Haydil Henriquez '14 on DreamYard Prep

December 22nd, 2015

"I want to show the kids I work with that someone like themselves can make a good life here," says Henriquez on returning to the Bronx to run youth programs at her former high school. Read More: Youth Educator Haydil Henriquez '14 on DreamYard Prep

Jumatatu Poe '04

Watch: Swarthmore Faculty Celebrate Einstein's Theory of Relativity

December 21st, 2015

The celebration included a reading from Picasso at the Lapin Agile by physicist Tristan Smith, dance professor Jumatatu Poe '04 (left), and English literature professor Peter Schmidt. Read More: Watch: Swarthmore Faculty Celebrate Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 H'12

Decision by Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 on Assault Weapons Ban Stands

December 21st, 2015

Easterbrook's ruling noted that legislatures retained the ability to prohibit "dangerous and unusual" weapons. “Why else are they the weapons of choice in mass shootings?” he wrote.  Read More: Decision by Judge Frank Easterbrook '70 on Assault Weapons Ban Stands

Raghu Karnad '05

Listen: Raghu Karnad '05 on "The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War"

December 11th, 2015

In this talk, Karnad describes the process of historical research that informed his writing, as well as the events that led him to undertake his project. Read More: Listen: Raghu Karnad '05 on "The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War"

clockwise: Michael, Andrew, Evan Gregory and Sarah Fullen Gregory

Watch: Gregory Brothers Provide Music for Michelle Obama's "Go to College"

December 11th, 2015

Evan '01 (bottom right) and Andrew Gregory '04 (upper right) worked with the first lady to create a song that promotes higher education. Read More: Watch: Gregory Brothers Provide Music for Michelle Obama's "Go to College"

Amy Vachal '11

Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Finishes on a High Note on The Voice

December 9th, 2015

Vachal's run ended with a powerful performance that reached the top five on the iTunes top songs chart.  Read More: Watch: Amy Vachal '11 Finishes on a High Note on The Voice

Stephen O'Hanlon '17

Swarthmore Well-Represented at Paris Climate Talks

December 2nd, 2015

A delegation of faculty and students, including Stephen O'Hanlon '17, are serving as official NGO observers. Read More: Swarthmore Well-Represented at Paris Climate Talks

Parrish Hall from above

Watch: Swarthmore from Above

November 18th, 2015

Enjoy stunning views of Swarthmore's most iconic spaces, captured at the peak of this year's fall foliage. Read More: Watch: Swarthmore from Above

C. Kemal Nance '92

Dancer C. Kemal Nance '92 Discovered His Passion Through a Gym Credit

November 12th, 2015

Swarthmore offered African dance as "a way to complete two of the four gym credits I needed," says Nance, also a post-doc at the University of Illinois. "I just fell in love with it." Read More: Dancer C. Kemal Nance '92 Discovered His Passion Through a Gym Credit

Ralph Rosen

Listen: Classicist Ralph Rosen '77 on Greek Comedy, Aesthetics, and 'Popular' Culture

November 5th, 2015

Rosen focuses on the comic drama of Classical Athens, a genre often described as "popular," and argues that the basic aesthetic and socio-cultural dynamics underlying our own theorizing of the "popular" were also operative in strikingly similar ways in Classical antiquity. Read More: Listen: Classicist Ralph Rosen '77 on Greek Comedy, Aesthetics, and 'Popular' Culture

Ben Ewen-Campen '06

Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs

November 2nd, 2015

Last month, evolutionary developmental biologist Ben Ewen-Campen '06 scored a Genetics cover story and had some fun outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Read More: Of Fruit Flies and Renoirs