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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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Supreme City

July 25, 2014

Three Professors’ Books Reviewed in The New York Times

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Three professors have had their books favorably reviewed recently in The New York Times. The Tao of Humiliation by Lee Upton, Professor of English and writer-in-residence, was reviewed in today’s edition. Read Upton’s review       Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America by Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken [...]

Summer 2014 Magazine

July 25, 2014

Summer Edition of Lafayette Magazine Focuses on Service

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Lafayette alumni serve their communities through a wide variety of occupations and volunteer activities. The summer 2014 edition focuses particularly on those in judicial roles, the military, and non-profit organizations related to human needs.

Voices of South Africa

July 25, 2014

Voices of South Africa: Students Study History of Colonialism and Apartheid

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“Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013, less than a month before we arrived in South Africa,” says Kathy Delsener, who was part of an interim-abroad course there early this year. “I will never forget seeing all of the memorials in various cities decorated in flowers,” she says. “Many of them had inspirational words, but [...]

Professor Karina Skvirsky

July 25, 2014

A Fulbright for Combining Fact and Fiction

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Art professor Karina Skvirsky will teach and create a film in Ecuador placing her great-grandmother in a historical narrative. In 1906, Karina Skvirsky’s great-grandmother, Maria Palacios, traveled from Choata, in Ecuador’s highlands, to coastal Guayaquil to work as a domestic for a wealthy family. Two years later, a North American engineering team finished a national railway [...]

Kristen Sanford Bernhardt

July 25, 2014

Prof. Kristen Sanford Bernhardt Receives National Engineering Honor

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Kristen Sanford Bernhardt is this year’s recipient of the George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award given by the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Sanford Bernhardt, who accepted the award at the ASEE annual conference held this June in Indianapolis, is the first woman to receive the award in its [...]

Students relax on the Adirondack chairs on the Quad.

July 25, 2014

Photo Gallery: Summer at Lafayette

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Summer brings long hours of sunshine on Lafayette’s stately buildings and magnificent grounds. The College’s beautiful campus sits on 340 acres and has 69 buildings merging modern and historic architecture. Check out a photo gallery of campus images. View and share more summer images on Flickr

Scott Kovacs, Allie Torru '16, Zeke Zelker, Samantha Potoczak ’16, and James Moore ’14 and film for The Billboard Project in Downtown Easton.

July 25, 2014

Students Help Pioneer “New Media” Storytelling

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Independent filmmaking is a tough business, but Scott Kovacs (Tannersville, Pa.) loves it. He is interning with Easton filmmaker Zeke Zelker on The Billboard Project, a multi-platform storytelling experience that includes a web series, interactive play, and feature film. Samantha Potoczak ’16 (Avon Lake, Ohio), a double major in international affairs and film & media [...]

Genna Asselin ’15 puts the finishing touches on “The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa.”

July 25, 2014

Genna Asselin ’15 Helps Create Print Featured in Yale Art Gallery

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Genna Asselin ’15 (Mendham, N.J.) had a hand in creating a professional print which has been placed in the Yale Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Asselin, an art and chemistry double major, worked on “The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa” by painter Audrey Flack with Curlee Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of the Experimental Printmaking [...]

Mary Toulouse, director of the Language Laboratory, Amanda Furtado Sampaio '16, and Professor Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci go over Sampaio’s LaFolio in the Foreign Language and Literatures Resource Center.

July 25, 2014

Students Score Powerhouse Résumés with LaFolio

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After studying a foreign language during their time at Lafayette, how well prepared are students to answer the question “What do you know in your second language and what can you do with this knowledge?” Thanks to the Lafayette World Languages e-Portfolio Initiative, students who have built an e-Portfolio have no problem answering that question. [...]

Ellen Kravet Burke '76

July 23, 2014

Ellen Kravet Burke ’76 Weaves Campus-Corporate Connections

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To the casual observer, it might appear that externship hosts do all the giving and students do all the receiving. Not so, says Ellen Kravet Burke ’76, who received the Alumni Association’s Externship Commitment Award 2011, for 10 years of participation. “We learn from students, particularly now with social media—Instagram, Facebook, and Houzz,” says Kravet [...]