Humanities

Professor Karina Skvirsky

July 25, 2014

A Fulbright for Combining Fact and Fiction

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Art professor Karina Skvirsky will teach and create a film in Ecuador placing her great-grandmother in a historical narrative. In 1906, Karina Skvirsky’s great-grandmother, Maria Palacios, traveled from Choata, in Ecuador’s highlands, to coastal Guayaquil to work as a domestic for a wealthy family. Two years later, a North American engineering team finished a national railway [...]

Genna Asselin ’15 puts the finishing touches on “The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa.”

July 25, 2014

Genna Asselin ’15 Helps Create Print Featured in Yale Art Gallery

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Genna Asselin ’15 (Mendham, N.J.) had a hand in creating a professional print which has been placed in the Yale Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Asselin, an art and chemistry double major, worked on “The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa” by painter Audrey Flack with Curlee Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of the Experimental Printmaking [...]

Mary Toulouse, director of the Language Laboratory, Amanda Furtado Sampaio '16, and Professor Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci go over Sampaio’s LaFolio in the Foreign Language and Literatures Resource Center.

July 25, 2014

Students Score Powerhouse Résumés with LaFolio

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After studying a foreign language during their time at Lafayette, how well prepared are students to answer the question “What do you know in your second language and what can you do with this knowledge?” Thanks to the Lafayette World Languages e-Portfolio Initiative, students who have built an e-Portfolio have no problem answering that question. [...]

Madison Murray ’16 prepares a piece for framing.

June 18, 2014

It’s Alive! The Arts, Science, and Engineering Combine in Frankenstein 2029

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Ben Williamson ’16 was searching for something big, a project that would allow him to explore his passion for graphic design and digital photography. Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, had the answer: Frankenstein 2029. Co-produced by Kerns and Suzanne Westfall, professor of English/theater and interim director of the arts, Frankenstein 2029 involves over [...]

Joe Swarctz

June 16, 2014

Pard Tracks: Meet Custodian and Cartoonist Joe Swarctz

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Artist by day, Lafayette custodian by night, Joe Swarctz is hoping an animated cartoon he created called “NIGHTBAT: The Almost Hero of Echo City” will get picked up by a major network. But he considers winning his student-nominated Hoff Award one of his finest moments. In this episode of Pard Tracks, Swarctz talks about his [...]

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 [...]

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President Alison Byerly

May 24, 2014

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at 179th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees at the 179th Commencement. President Alison Byerly conferred them upon Commencement speaker the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica; Harry L. Ettlinger, a member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II; Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye; and Roger Ross Williams, [...]

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 [...]

Ellis Finger

May 23, 2014

Ellis Finger Recognized for Many Years of Service

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Ellis Finger, retiring director of the Williams Center for the Arts, was recognized at Lafayette’s annual pre-Commencement reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. Read his citation below. Read more about Commencement H. ELLIS FINGER When you arrived here in 1973 to teach in the foreign languages department, little did you know that you would spend most of [...]

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 [...]