Faculty and Staff

Professor Suzanne Westfall

January 24, 2014

Prof. Suzanne Westfall Provides Great Opportunities in the Arts

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When Suzanne Westfall steps into the classroom, she’s driven to develop students’ appreciation of theater and the arts. “I try to explore with them the expanse of the human spirit as it has expressed itself in the arts and sciences over the centuries, to show them that human beings in other times and places have [...]

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 [...]

Brianna Braswell ’16 fields a question from the audience.

December 13, 2013

Challenging People to Think Differently about Diversity

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Our Beloved Community, Lafayette’s second annual diversity symposium, drew students, faculty, and administrators to Kirby Hall of Civil Rights to engage in open dialogue about social justice. About 60 prospective students also attended the symposium, which is designed to provide a safe space to discuss complex issues in an environment that [...]

Hannah Stewart-Gambino

December 9, 2013

Hannah Stewart-Gambino Will Step Down as Dean of the College, Become Full-Time Faculty Member

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Hannah Stewart-Gambino, dean of the College since fall 2007, has decided to step down from her administrative position and become a full-time member of the faculty with a joint appointment in government & law and international affairs, effective Dec. 31. “Thanks to Hannah’s leadership we have stronger academic support services through the ATTIC [Academic Tutoring [...]

Professor Markus Dubischar with former student Thomas Bolt ’12 in Kirby Library

December 5, 2013

Prof. Markus Dubischar Bridges Ancient Civilization and the Modern World

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When Markus Dubischar discusses teaching about classical civilizations, he uses exclamation points—lots of them. For him, ancient Greece and Rome are not just old texts or museum relics, but are alive in modern times. Making that connection is often eye-opening for students. “My enthusiasm in teaching classics is grounded in my conviction that knowledge about [...]

Alyssa Calomeni ’11 and Professor Megan Rothenberger

December 5, 2013

Biology Infusion Initiative Provides Interdisciplinary Solutions

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Students in Megan Rothenberger’s Environmental Issues in Aquatic Ecosystems class are tackling problems using expertise and resources from biology and civil engineering. As part of the course, students visited a local constructed wetland. There, David Brandes and Art Kney, both associate professors of civil and environmental engineering, explained how aggressive invasive plants and seasonal algal [...]

Provost Wendy Hill

December 3, 2013

Wendy Hill to Become Head of Agnes Irwin School

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Wendy Hill, provost, dean of the faculty, and Rappolt Professor of Neuroscience, informed the campus today that she will complete her service at Lafayette June 30, 2014, at the conclusion of this academic year. She will become head of The Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, Pa., on July 1. “I have been honored to serve as [...]

Professor Olga Anna Duhl

December 2, 2013

Prof. Olga Anna Duhl Embodies the Liberal Arts through Teaching and Scholarship

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It may not be common knowledge that the concept of a liberal arts education is based on classical and medieval models, but that fact perfectly illustrates the intersection of Olga Anna Duhl’s academic interests. And she delights in sharing that with her students. Duhl, professor of foreign languages and literatures (French) and co-chair of the Medieval, [...]

Lafayette Football

November 19, 2013

149th Lafayette-Lehigh Game will Decide Patriot League Title

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Lafayette will play Lehigh 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Goodman Stadium for the 149th game in college football’s most-played rivalry. This year, the winner will take the Patriot League Championship, as both teams are tied 3-1 in conference play. View a photo gallery of the rivalry’s historic moments For those who can’t make the game in [...]

The 1968 Lafayette-Lehigh game

November 19, 2013

A Historic Rivalry in Pictures

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Lafayette will close out the football season against Lehigh in the 149th game in college football’s most-played rivalry. The rivalry dates back to 1884 when Lafayette shut out Lehigh 50-0 in Easton. The Leopards lead the series 76-67-5. The 150th meeting will be hosted by Lafayette at Yankee Stadium Nov. 22, 2014. The photo gallery [...]