Humanities

Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

October 30, 2013

Jason Sheng ’15 Explores Engineering Applications of Origami

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By Sean Grim ’14 What do an ancient Chinese lute, engineering design software, and the Japanese art of origami have in common? The link is Zhe “Jason” Sheng ’15 (Dalian, China), a double major in mechanical engineering and music. Through Lafayette’s START initiative and EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program, Sheng is working with Anne Raich, [...]

Skillman Library at night

October 10, 2013

Skillman Library Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Innovative Services and Resources

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Skillman Library occupies a worthy place on Lafayette’s campus: the center. This academic year, it celebrates 50 years of being at the center of innovation in the way it provides resources and services and enables the high-level scholarship that is such an integral part of the Lafayette experience. Retrospective of Skillman Library View more images [...]

Robert Mattison

October 3, 2013

Professor Robert Mattison Writes Catalog for Painter Bill Scott’s New York Exhibit

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Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has written an exhibition catalog for Philadelphia artist Bill Scott’s exhibit In Arcadia, which opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City. View the catalog and exhibit Comprised of 20 paintings, the show runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, at the [...]

Luis Aviles '17 looks at the origami artwork.

October 1, 2013

Photo Gallery: START Initiative Steams Forward

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Earlier this month on the Quad, Lafayette kicked-off STEAM!, a semester-long celebration of origami and its applications in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The event featured performances by the Kathy Kroll Dance and Paper Theatre and Lafayette Dance Company, the construction of an origami kayak, and a display where students could fold their own [...]

Alyson Shumeyko '14 overlooks Time Square with Sponge Bob Square Pants.

September 20, 2013

Alyson Shumeyko ’14 Experiences Magic of Nickelodeon

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For Alyson Shumeyko ’14 (Vestal, N.Y.), every day at Viacom brought a surprise. One morning during her summer internship at its NickMom division, she walked in to discover the office was live streaming the O Music Awards from the building all day. Why? Because in the neighboring Oakley Store, drummer Andrew W.K. was drumming for [...]

Tracy McFarlan ’13 and Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music, in the Williams Center for the Arts

September 20, 2013

Marquis Scholars Use Their Talents to Connect to the World

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Michael Pinkard ’14 (Puyallup, Wash.) is as comfortable with a tenor saxophone in his hand as a telescope. At Lafayette, he has found plenty of opportunity to pursue both his passions: music and the mysteries of the universe.  Pinkard is pursuing a dual B.S. in physics and mathematics, and he also performs and plays jazz [...]

Professor Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger teaches a class in the Max Kade Center.

September 19, 2013

Max Kade Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with German Theater and Writing

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The Max Kade Center for German Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, students from the German 441 seminar staged a theater performance during the spring semester that they created under the guidance of Oliver Kluck, the 2013 Max Kade writer-in-residence and an award-winning playwright from Berlin. The unconventional performance [...]

Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

Briana Howard '14, l-r, Elisabeth Day '14, Will Rockafellow '14, and Mark Tajzler '14 in the grand gallery of French painting at the Louvre in Paris

August 20, 2013

Rothkopf Scholars Retrace Famous Artists’ Footsteps in France

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Elisabeth Day ’14 (Greenwich, Conn.) tried to play it cool in Paris, but there were moments when she just couldn’t help herself. She audibly gasped before some of the world’s most famous paintings and monuments. Day spent two weeks this summer studying the art and culture of France through the College’s Rothkopf Scholars program along [...]

Eric Luhrs, center, head of digital scholarship services, has helped the library develop the infrastructure it needs to support research in the digital humanities. Here he works with Miguel Haruki Yamaguchi '11 on MetaDB, a software program that Luhrs created to allow scholars and librarians to collaborate on the creation of metadata.

August 16, 2013

Lafayette Explores Digital Humanities with Mellon Foundation Support

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Lafayette is poised to become a national leader among liberal arts colleges in the area of digital scholarship thanks to a four-year, $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the training of faculty and students in digital humanities methods, fostering collaborative projects, and integrating the digital humanities further into the [...]