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Student and professor working in the biology lab

March 3, 2014

Pard Tracks: What Mutant Fruit Flies Have to Teach Us

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You could say Elaine Reynolds, associate professor of biology, and Blaine Caslin ’13 are really fly. So were their research subjects.  The pair used mutant fruit flies to study whether diet alone can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. They talk about their promising results in this episode of Pard Tracks, narrated by Michelle Tallarita [...]

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda [...]

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15

March 3, 2014

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15 Explore Urban Studies around the World

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For Nicola Coakley ’15 (Devon, Pa.) and Kidane Kinney ’15 (Staten Island, N.Y.), their semester abroad did not involve just one country, but four. “Sao Paulo was a very busy city, which reminded me a lot of New York City,”  says Kinney, who is majoring in international affairs. ”I loved the food and samba music there. [...]

Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

March 3, 2014

Prof. Anne Raich Seeks to Minimize Damage Caused by Natural Disasters

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How can a building have a fighting chance against a natural disaster? Anne Raich is seeking ways that active control systems can minimize the structural damage caused by these events. That includes finding more efficient methods of assessing damage post-disaster so that emergency response teams can act quickly to stabilize the structures. “The challenge presented after [...]

Jim Toia discusses his piece “The Transmission of Love.”

February 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Art Faculty Share their Work

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Paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and prints by Lafayette’s studio art faculty are on display in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery through March 1. The first of its kind on campus, the exhibit includes works by: Greta Brubaker, visiting part-time instructor Jase Clark, master printer in training and Experimental Printmaking Institute shop manager Nestor [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, work in the lab.

February 18, 2014

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Academy of Science

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Twenty-one students will present research papers with their biology faculty mentors at the 90th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science March 21-23 at Susquehanna University. Michael Butler, assistant professor of biology, worked with the following students who will present at the conference: Michael Astor ’17 (Ogdensburg, N.J.), biochemistry Samantha Gleich ’17 (East Windsor, [...]

Professor Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11 researched obesity in South Africa.

February 7, 2014

Research by Profs. Susan Averett and Julie Smith Featured in Time Magazine

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The latest research by Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics, and Julie Smith, assistant professor of economics, was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of Time magazine. It has also been mentioned in The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), the National Counseling Society’s website, and Counsel and Heal’s website. Read the article in Time The article, “Your [...]

Shannon Moran ’14

February 6, 2014

Shannon Moran ’14 Gets Firsthand Look at Music of Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Shannon Moran ’14 is conducting undergraduate research — in person — on Gabriela Lena Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, who is serving a yearlong residency at Lafayette College.

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

February 4, 2014

92 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 92 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 12 honor roll students. [...]

Makeup is applied to students in the Making Theater On Aging course to simulate the aging process.

January 27, 2014

College Launches Interdisciplinary Minor Program in Aging Studies

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Data from the latest census shows that between 2000 and 2010 the population of older adults (age 65 and older) in the United States increased faster than the overall population. According to Jamila Bookwala, professor of psychology, this increase is unprecedented in history and, when added to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease [...]