Lisa Smulyan

Education Professor Lisa Smulyan '76 Awarded First Maurice Eldridge Faculty Fellowship

August 27th, 2012

"I appreciate the opportunities the grant gives me to continue my work with urban teacher leaders in Chester and Philadelphia," Smulyan says, "and to connect Swarthmore students to their classrooms and schools." Read More: Education Professor Lisa Smulyan '76 Awarded First Maurice Eldridge Faculty Fellowship

Andries van Dam '60

Computer Graphics Pioneer Andries van Dam '60 Testifies in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

August 23rd, 2012

During the high-stakes trial, van Dam testified that Apple "was not the first to invent the snap-back" of graphic images. Read More: Computer Graphics Pioneer Andries van Dam '60 Testifies in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

John Mather '68

Watch: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist John Mather '68 Looks Back in Time

August 20th, 2012

"Astronomers see the universe as it was when it sent light to us," Mather says, "and I think it's a fascinating story because we really can see the history laid out in front of us." Read More: Watch: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist John Mather '68 Looks Back in Time

Jason Zengerle '96

Watch: Journalist Jason Zengerle '96 Exposes, Exposed in, VP Vetting Process

August 13th, 2012

GQ contributing editor Jason Zengerle '96 went through the vice presidential vetting process for a story he wrote for the magazine. He describes the process as "like nothing else in politics." Read More: Watch: Journalist Jason Zengerle '96 Exposes, Exposed in, VP Vetting Process

Feng He '03

Watch: Entrepreneur Feng He '03 on Crowd-funding Creativity in China in TED@Shanghai Talk

August 9th, 2012

"Swarthmore encouraged me to be open, curious, and well-rounded," He says, "and these qualities are showing up in everything I do. It's not a coincidence that I wore a Swarthmore shirt at the TED event." Read More: Watch: Entrepreneur Feng He '03 on Crowd-funding Creativity in China in TED@Shanghai Talk

Jen Johnson '12

Linguists Jen Johnson '12 and K. David Harrison Discuss Efforts to Revitalize Endangered Languages

August 7th, 2012

Harrison developed an effective tool for this work - online talking dictionaries, including one for Siletz Dee-ni, spoken in Oregon, that Johnson (left) worked on. Read More: Linguists Jen Johnson '12 and K. David Harrison Discuss Efforts to Revitalize Endangered Languages

Cyrus Stoller '10

Cyrus Stoller '10 Wins National Hack-a-Thon with GiveGo App

August 6th, 2012

GiveGo allows users to raise money for charities while exercising. "The culture of activism at Swarthmore definitely got me interested in using technology to promote social good," says Stoller. Read More: Cyrus Stoller '10 Wins National Hack-a-Thon with GiveGo App

Ross Ogden

Ross Ogden '66 Still Serving American Red Cross after 50 Years

July 30th, 2012

"I think each of us has an obligation to serve the community in which you live and work," says Ogden, the organization's national chair for disaster services. Read More: Ross Ogden '66 Still Serving American Red Cross after 50 Years

Gil Rose

College Program for Adult Learners Continues This Fall

July 26th, 2012

"Students have an intensive discussion-oriented experience in the true Swarthmore liberal arts tradition," says Gil Rose, founder of the Lifelong Learning program. Read More: College Program for Adult Learners Continues This Fall

Nick Martin '04

Nick Martin '04 Founds Start-Up to Further Use of Technology for International Development

July 17th, 2012

Two years after its founding, TechChange has taught more than 600 students in more than 70 countries through their online classroom.  Read More: Nick Martin '04 Founds Start-Up to Further Use of Technology for International Development

Robert Putnam

Political Scientist Robert Putnam '63: Class Now Trumps Race as Great Divide in America

July 10th, 2012

By continuing to frame the conversation as one about poverty rather than one about social mobility, even well-intentioned advocates are continuing to frame the conversations as a discussion of the problem, rather that the objective, Putnam said at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Read More: Political Scientist Robert Putnam '63: Class Now Trumps Race as Great Divide in America

Laura Wang '10

Laura Wang '10 Awarded National Science Teaching Fellowship

July 9th, 2012

Like most Swatties, once Wang made a plan of action for her career, big things started happening - not long after recognizing education as her true calling, she was awarded a prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowship. Read More: Laura Wang '10 Awarded National Science Teaching Fellowship

Mattathias Schwartz '01

Mattathias Schwartz '01 Receives International Reporting Award

June 26th, 2012

"Think of this as a customer-service report on American foreign policy," Schwartz said in accepting the Livingston Award for his examination of a massacre by Jamaican security forces. Read More: Mattathias Schwartz '01 Receives International Reporting Award

Susanna Mitro '11

Susanna Mitro '11 Makes Headlines with Research on Telling Age Based on Scent

June 21st, 2012

Within 24 hours of publishing her study online last month, news of her work had appeared in newspapers and science magazines around the world. Read More: Susanna Mitro '11 Makes Headlines with Research on Telling Age Based on Scent