Faculty and Staff

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 [...]

Music Professor Anthony Cummings teaches a course in the Williams Center.

October 30, 2013

Prof. Anthony Cummings Receives American Philosophical Society Award for Nino Pirrotta Biography

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The American Philosophical Society has awarded Anthony Cummings, professor of music and coordinator of Italian studies, its 2013 John Frederick Lewis Award for his book Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography. The award recognizes the best book published by the society during the award year. Cummings will accept the award in November at the society’s annual [...]

Zoe Boekelheide

October 29, 2013

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 12 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 210 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]

Chris Kelly ’13, Hollis Miller ’15, and Professor Kira Lawrence in Van Wickle Hall

October 11, 2013

Prof. Kira Lawrence Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Climate Change Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kira Lawrence, associate professor of geology, a $159,291 grant to expand her study of how a warm interval in the Earth’s past could be a predictor of the future of human-induced climate change. “The record of Earth’s climate system we have from human observations such as measurements by [...]