Cross-Train Your Brain

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Concert Choir

April 8, 2014

Award-winning Composer Gabriela Lena Frank Unveils New Work April 13

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will join several professional singers and musicians in the world premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a [...]

EEGLP in Honduras

March 3, 2014

Can Garbage Solve Energy Issues?

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What does a community in a developing country do with high volumes of trash and nowhere to put it? Possibly use it as an alternative fuel source. Over the winter break, a student-faculty team traveled to Roatan Island, Honduras, to explore the feasibility of waste-to-energy power plants as an alternative to imported diesel fuel. The [...]

Prisca Ratsimbazafy '17 presents her team’s project on soil quality of local organic vs. industrial farming.

January 24, 2014

Engineers and Scientists, Unite!

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Great minds think alike—but when they think differently, they can approach problems with a new level of understanding and insight. That’s the idea behind a project in which students from different disciplines and courses work in teams to research and report on an environmental topic of current and/or local concern. Anthropology and sociology major Sidney [...]

Professor Elaine Reynolds works with Blaine Caslin '13 in her lab in Kunkel Hall.

January 21, 2014

Lafayette Expands Resources and Opportunities in Computational Biology

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The Biology Department welcomed Lafayette’s first computational biologist this semester, Eric Ho. Having a dedicated faculty member is a sign of the College’s commitment to a growing field that is already heavily researched in the College’s labs and classrooms. As an assistant professor of biology, Ho also has an affiliated appointment with the Computer Science [...]

Students visit the Tower Bridge.

December 5, 2013

Students Explore Healthcare by Living and Working in London

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The United States and the United Kingdom have very different cultural attitudes and approaches to funding healthcare. For students who are interested in a career in medicine or a related field, understanding those differences can be a valuable part of their college education. Over the summer, several Lafayette students were able to study the strengths [...]

Co-anchors Dan Valladares and '14 Kelsey Gula '14 get ready to go on air.

November 27, 2013

Video: Student Broadcast Explores “Millennial Generation” and 3-D printing on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS during the last week in November. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Political Economy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It [...]

Lafayette Lens

November 19, 2013

Student-Produced Broadcast Will Air on PBS Nov. 22, 24, and 25

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]