Humanities

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]

Ryan Mc Veigh ’13, Nicholas Hepp ’13, and Diana Giulletti ’13 at the intersection of Cattell and High streets as traffic speeds by

July 12, 2013

Students Propose Solutions to Dangerous College Hill Intersection

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Students and College Hill residents agree: The dangerous intersection of Cattell and High streets near the WaWa convenience store crosswalk is a problem. But, what to do about it? Chemical engineering major Diana Giulietti ’13 (Pawcatuck, Conn.) suggested making a “bead” curtain of reflective disks draped over the road as a way to alert drivers to [...]

Professor Brett Hendrickson teaches Contemporary Religious Issues in Pardee Hall

July 12, 2013

Professor Brett Hendrickson Introduces Students to World’s Religious Diversity

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Teaching introductory courses isn’t something Brett Hendrickson tries to avoid. While the material may be basic, it has the potential to help shape the worldviews of his students, many of whom are learning about the world’s religious diversity for the first time. “I really enjoy teaching introductory classes about religion. Introductions open up so many new [...]

A rendering shows new facilities at the Williams Arts Campus.

July 11, 2013

New College Theater Will be Named for Daniel and Sandra Weiss

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The black box theater planned for Lafayette’s Williams Arts Campus will be named for former College president Daniel H. Weiss and his wife, Sandra Jarva Weiss, thanks to a donation by the Board of Trustees honoring the couple’s eight years of service to the College and community. Among the signature accomplishments of Weiss’ presidency is [...]

Eric Von Arx '87

June 4, 2013

Eric Von Arx ’87 Creates Hyperminimalist Sculpture

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By Carrie Havranek Eric Von Arx ’87 is expressing his creativity through temporary installations he calls “momentary sculpture shows”—hyperminimalist sculpture typically just a foot tall. It’s often spontaneous, mostly uninvited, and created with found objects. “I want to capture the moment of inspiration,” says Von Arx, a professional artist. He has placed his artwork where [...]

Professor Daniel Quiros teaches a class in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

June 3, 2013

Professor and Novelist Daniel Quirós Encourages Students to Grow Together as Intellectual Community

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Zipolite, the second novel by Daniel Quirós, which he expects to publish soon, tells the parallel stories of the main character, Julio Flores. In the even chapters, Julio returns to Costa Rica after 10 years abroad to contend with his sister’s suicide. In the odd chapters, which take place a year later, Julio travels to [...]

Jasmine Jay ’14 puts her thoughts down on paper.

May 21, 2013

Jasmine Jay ’14 Receives Prestigious Writers Institute Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Among approximately 400 applications received, English major Jasmine Jay ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) is one of 50 students nationwide to be invited to the prestigious NY State Summer Writers Institute. Jay, a recipient of the institute’s merit scholarship that aims at promoting access and diversity, will spend four weeks over the summer [...]

Chamber Orchestra

May 13, 2013

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 [...]

Karalyn Enz ’13

May 7, 2013

Karalyn Enz ’13 Receives Top Research Honor at College Music Society Conference

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Music and psychology double major Karalyn Enz ’13 (Milford, N.J) presented the best student paper at the 34th Northeast Regional Conference of the College Music Society at Keene State College last month. “The Intimacy of Expression: Implications of Performance Indications in Federico Mompou’s Impresiones Íntimas for Guitar Arrangement and Performance” resulted from a collaboration between [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 2, 2013

Joel Vargas ’14 Receives Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship to Pursue Filmmaking

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Film and media studies major Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. The award will provide $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Vargas is one of 20 exceptional students nationwide who received the scholarship [...]