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Mimi Connell ’15, Megan Zaroda ’07, and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 at Weber Shandwick’s office in New York City

June 1, 2014

Discovering the World of PR in New York City

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Mimi Connell ’15 (Paoli, Pa.) and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 (Short Hills, N.J.) got a firsthand look at marketing and ad campaigns for Oreo and the 2014 Winter Olympics during an externship at Weber Shandwick in New York City. Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global public relations firms with offices in major media, [...]

Professor Lauren Anderson and Tyler Fruneaux ’14 work in the lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

May 30, 2014

Tyler Fruneaux ’14 Has Top Research Paper at Chemical Engineering Conference

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Tyler Fruneaux ’14 conducted experiments involving a special kind of plastic that can be used to grow new cells without damaging them. Such technology could be used to improve treatments for burn victims and others in need of skin grafts or tissue transplants. He won first place in the research paper competition at the Mid-Atlantic Regional [...]

Brian Peacock ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 work in the lab.

May 25, 2014

Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

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Below is a list of recent Lafayette recipients of national and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and post-graduate study. For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, associate dean of the College, (610) 330-5080. Undergraduate American Academy of Political and Social Science Junior Fellowship 2006-07 — Patrick Zboray ’07 [B.S. [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 25, 2014

Five Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

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Joel Vargas ’14 wants to be a “filmmaker of conscience” who entertains his audience in an ethical and meaningful way. He has a great opportunity to further prepare for that through a Fulbright Scholarship to study in London. He’s among five Lafayette graduates who have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live, work, and study abroad, including [...]

Carly Trachtman ’16 warms up prior to the performance.

May 25, 2014

Photo Gallery: Learning the Art of Dance

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Students in the Introduction to Dance as an Art Form class gave their final recital in the Kirby Sports Center dance room, as well as on the stairs of the entrance to Kamine Gym. The course was taught by New York choreographer and artist-in-residence Ben Munisteri. It was part of a program funded through a [...]

Kirby Sports Center

May 25, 2014

Student-Athletes Earn National Academic Recognition

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Seventeen of Lafayette’s 23 Division I sports have received 2014 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their Academic Progress Rates. The APR is the NCAA’s measure of academic achievement for every Division I team.

Faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy dinner prior to the awards ceremony.

May 23, 2014

Faculty and Staff Saluted for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at Annual Awards Banquet

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Outstanding professors and other members of the Lafayette community were honored tonight for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at the annual pre-Commencement awards dinner. Read more Commencement coverage President Allison Byerly, Wendy Hill, provost and dean of the faculty, and Edward Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, presented awards [...]

Emily Crossette '15

May 21, 2014

Emily Crossette ’15 Receives Udall Scholarship for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Emily Crossette ’15 (Glenside, Pa.) has been awarded a Udall Scholarship recognizing her research on possible contaminants released by wastewater treatment plants. Presented to 50 students from 47 colleges and universities, the scholarship is given to recipients on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American healthcare, or tribal public policy; [...]

Lafayette Concert Band presented its Spring Concert.

May 19, 2014

Photo Gallery: Student Ensembles Present Spring Performances

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The Music Department celebrated the end of the school year with spring concerts by its student ensembles. Students from any major can perform in a variety of ensembles including Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marquis Consort, and Percussion Ensemble. Below is a photo gallery from the [...]

Mary Higgins '15

May 14, 2014

Mary Higgins ’15 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.) has many passions: genetics, music, research, and working with people with developmental disorders. Her goal is to put them all together into a career, and she is well on her way after receiving a Goldwater Scholarship. The premier undergraduate award given to students of mathematics, science, [...]