U.N. Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres '79 (photo by Jan Golinski/U.N.)

U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Evaluates Issues on Climate Change

September 28th, 2012

"The easiest thing is to work on energy efficiency in buildings, in transportation, in lighting - that could already be a huge contribution," Figueres says. "And it's painless!" Read More: U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres '79 Evaluates Issues on Climate Change

Mimi Hanaoka '02

Mimi Hanaoka '02 on the Motivations of Middle East Violence

September 24th, 2012

Hanaoka, a religious studies scholar, discusses in an LA Times op-ed why the violence in Egypt and Libya is more about local politics than Islam. Read More: Mimi Hanaoka '02 on the Motivations of Middle East Violence

Delvin Dinkins '93

New Members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers Begin Term This Week

September 20th, 2012

Delvin Dinkins '93 (left) is one of five new members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers who will begin their term at the Board's fall meeting on September 21-22. Read More: New Members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers Begin Term This Week

Tasha Lewis '12 Brings Art to the Streets in Swarms

September 18th, 2012

Tasha Lewis '12 installs fabric butterflies along benches, hydrants, and walkways as a way to change the way people view their everyday surroundings. Read More: Tasha Lewis '12 Brings Art to the Streets in Swarms

Evan Gregory '01

Gregory Brothers Newest 'Op-Doc' Features Obama, Romney in Video Game Musical Mashup

September 17th, 2012

The group - including Evan '01 (left) and Andrew '04 - call out the conventions of nominating convention acceptance speeches and the political rhetoric contained within. Read More: Gregory Brothers Newest 'Op-Doc' Features Obama, Romney in Video Game Musical Mashup

Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science Rick Valelly '75

Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Helps Launch, and Re-Launch, The American Prospect

September 12th, 2012

Valelly's book review in Prospect's latest issue comes more than 20 years after his cover story in the politics, culture, and policy magazine's inaugural edition. Read More: Political Scientist Rick Valelly '75 Helps Launch, and Re-Launch, The American Prospect

Jumatatu Poe '04, choreographer of Private Places and current member of the Swarthmore faculty performs.

Swarthmore Alumni, Faculty Well-Represented in Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

September 6th, 2012

Assistant Professor of Dance Jumatatu Poe '04 (left) is one of a dozen members of the College community that will showcase their work at the annual festival. Read More: Swarthmore Alumni, Faculty Well-Represented in Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

field hockey player Danielle Duffy '98

Swarthmore to Induct First Class into Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame

September 5th, 2012

Danielle Duffy '98 (left) is one of 12 members of the inaugural class that were chosen for their significant and distinctive impact on Swarthmore College athletics and the College itself. Read More: Swarthmore to Induct First Class into Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame

Thomas McCabe '15

Thomas McCabe '15 Recognized as Visionary Business Leader Who Transformed Swarthmore College

August 28th, 2012

The former chairman of Scott Paper Co. and adviser to two presidents helped change the way American universities invested their money. Read More: Thomas McCabe '15 Recognized as Visionary Business Leader Who Transformed Swarthmore College

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