Humanities

Julia Campbell '15 performs on the flute.

January 24, 2014

A Community of Artists: CaPA Provides Students with Financial and Creative Support

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By Sean Grim ’14 Elizabeth Anderson ’14 (Madison, N.J.) spent the spring 2013 semester in Florence, capturing Italian architecture with her handheld camera. Using the stipend from her Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) fellowship, the art and English double major was able to expand her horizons beyond Florence, traveling to cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Prague, [...]

Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 and Mark Tajzler ’14 in Venice

January 24, 2014

Students Help Restore Venetian Masterpieces

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For anyone with a passion for art history, Venice is a must-see. “The amount of cultural heritage in Venice is inconceivable. Every campo has a famous church, or painting, or sculpture. You’re constantly surrounded by beauty,” says Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 (San Marino, Calif.) This summer, Hasbrouck and fellow art major Mark Tajzler ’14 (Wilmington, Del.) [...]

Skip Wilkins Quartet, Czech Dreams

January 24, 2014

Prof. Skip Wilkins Finds ‘It’ on Critically Acclaimed New Jazz Album

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In the liner notes for his latest jazz release, Czech Dreams, Skip Wilkins writes: “And so, this recording is in many ways a love story, a dedication to the Czech People, and to some of my closest friends anywhere on this small planet.” Wilkins, associate professor of music, composed the tunes on Czech Dreams in [...]

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 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 [...]

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, [...]

Students enjoy a dance class taught by Ben Munisteri in Kirby Sports Center.

November 12, 2013

Lafayette Receives $450,000 Grant to Bring Choreographers to Area Colleges

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Lafayette is the recipient of a $450,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will bring established and emerging choreographers to the classrooms, studios, and stages of area colleges. The collaborative program will explore the use of dance as an art form and how its creative powers can be infused across a liberal arts [...]

Student Write-a-Thon

November 5, 2013

Students Get Inspired at Annual Write-A-Thon

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Ernest Hemingway purportedly bragged that he could write a story in six words. At Lafayette’s annual Write-a-Thon, students were given a little more leeway and asked to write a memoir in eight. Among 30 entries, film and media studies major Mara Natale ’16 (New Providence, N.J.) took first place with “I [...]

An audience volunteer is consoled by Marcus Vilmé ’17 as Mitch Mahoney

October 30, 2013

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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College Theater presented its production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Oct. 2-5 in the Williams Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. The interactive musical calls upon audience members to come up on stage and compete with the cast as guest spellers vying for the championship of a lifetime. The production was [...]

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 [...]