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Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

July 8, 2014

Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed carbon dioxide as a solvent. Soh will use the NSF [...]

Barbara Brooks Kimmel '78

July 7, 2014

Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78 Works to Build Corporate Trust

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 The most recent phase in the career of Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78—and the seeds of her new book, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset—began after the financial crash in 2008. “I think we have a real crisis in leadership, compounded with the fact that we live [...]

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Alumni Summer College 2014

July 22, 2014

Back in the Classroom: Alumni Summer College 2014

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With a curriculum ranging from art, fossils, and fiction to the Muslim discovery of coffee, causes of the Arab spring, and relationship between age and happiness, alumni and friends spent July 17-20 exercising their intellects during the fifth annual Alumni Summer College. “Topics that I have been nervous about not enjoying have turned out to [...]

Seth Hinrichs '15 drives to the basket.

July 22, 2014

Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 Receive National Academic Honor

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Lafayette men’s basketball players Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. To make the list, students must be juniors or seniors and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.

Michael Kiser

July 21, 2014

Michael Kiser Named Vice President for Marketing and Communications

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Michael D. Kiser, vice president for communications at Colby College, has been named vice president for marketing and communications at Lafayette. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2014. Kiser will succeed Robert J. Massa P’08, who is stepping down after five years of service as vice president for communications to join Lafayette’s Development Office as [...]

Easton Heritage Day

July 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: Easton Celebrates its History

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Visitors to downtown Easton last weekend most likely felt as if they had been transported back to the Revolutionary War during the city’s 37th annual Heritage Day. Begun in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, the day commemorates one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, which took place July [...]

Dr. Amith Majumdar '95

July 11, 2014

Amith Majumdar ’95 Modernizes Pediatric Dentistry

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By Jillian Bevacqua When Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 launched Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, he created an office as unique as his specialty. With his partner, pediatric orthodontist Dr. Steven Ely, he installed digital radiography. This process creates much less chemical waste and exposes children to 75 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays. He [...]

Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881

July 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal Discusses Co-Founder Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881

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Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881, was discussed in the July 8 edition of The Wall Street Journal in a letter to readers from editor in chief Gerard Baker. The letter celebrated the newspaper’s 125th anniversary. Read the letter Bergstresser was the silent partner who bankrolled the publishing venture of Charles Henry Dow and Edward Davis [...]

Yolanda Griffith

July 7, 2014

Yolanda Griffith to be Inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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Women’s basketball assistant coach Yolanda Griffith was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame June 14 in Nashville, Tenn. Griffith played professionally for 16 years and was a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with USA Basketball.

Annette Snow '16

July 7, 2014

164 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 164 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this distinction, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. The baseball team landed 11 players on the honor roll, with Toby Schwartz ’15 [...]

Alec Golini

July 1, 2014

Alec Golini ’15 Wins Patriot League Outstanding Leadership and Character Award

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The Patriot League has selected Lafayette men’s soccer player Alec Golini ’15 as the male winner of its Outstanding Leadership and Character Award. Golini was chosen for his contributions to the school, community, and athletic teams.

Hannah Weaver '14

June 30, 2014

Hannah Weaver ’14 Receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship

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Physics graduate Hannah Weaver ’14 has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. She will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at University of Michigan. Given by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fellowship program recruits recent college graduates studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields [...]