Faculty and Staff

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winfield Keck, courtesy of Lafayette Special Collections

February 25, 2014

Memorial Resolution for Winfield Keck

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At its Dec. 3, 2013, meeting, the faculty adopted the following memorial resolution for Winfield Keck, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor Emeritus of Physics, who died July 20, 2013. Winfield Keck joined the Lafayette College faculty as an assistant professor in 1949 with a Ph.D. in physics that he received earlier that year from Brown University. [...]

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 [...]

Students analyze photos and paintings during a session led by Amy Herman ’88 focusing on observational skills and communication. Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 junior and senior student leaders at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc February 8, 2014

February 11, 2014

Alumni Inspire New Generation of Leaders

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Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 juniors and seniors at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. View more images of the Leadership Institute on Flickr The event consists of [...]

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 [...]

Abenezer Solomon '14 performed with other members of the Percussion Ensemble during last year's Black Heritage Month finale.

January 31, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates Black Heritage Month

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Lafayette will celebrate Black Heritage Month in February with theater, dance, discussion forums, and lectures. A special theater series will examine the changing racial makeup of American cities across many generations. The program will include two opportunities to see Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway starring Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll. Lafayette [...]

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 [...]