Initiatives

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Grand Challenges Haiti

September 18, 2012

Building Community: Students Help Provide Clean Water to Impoverished Families in Haiti

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Sometimes small changes are the best solution to grand challenges. That’s what three students learned this summer when they traveled to Haiti to improve access to clean water for a group of families living in the village of Monchil, a suburb of Jacmel. History major Sarah Nusbaum ’13 (South Salem, N.Y.), English and psychology double [...]

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September 10, 2012

An Arts Infusion: Lafayette Kicks Off START Initiative

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Lafayette kicked off its multi-year START Project this weekend with faculty workshops and a festival of arts-based displays, performances, and presentations in Anderson Courtyard and Acopian Engineering Center. Funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative will further integrate the performing and visual arts throughout the curriculum and co-curricular activities, [...]

race car

August 10, 2012

From Under the Hood: Students Design Formula SAE Race Car

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Mechanical engineering majors came together this past year for a senior design project where they planned, constructed, and raced a car in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) international competition. “The students design the car from the wheels in. This is a major challenge for our students because none of them have ever designed a [...]

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May 9, 2012

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country last month (April 21) during Lafapalooza ’12: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View and share more images of Lafapalooza on Flickr Students in the Easton Community Students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Community Center, Easton Area Neighborhood [...]

Students will be able to chose from a wide variety of Living Learning Communities including the International Students Association group hosted by John McKnight, left, dean of intercultural development, and the Interfaith Community House hosted by John Colatch, director of religious life, and Brett Hendrickson, assistant professor of religious studies.

February 21, 2012

Education Will Continue Outside Classrooms in Living Learning Communities

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Students will be occupying some new real estate this fall when the College launches its Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in College-owned houses on Monroe Street. The LLCs will be a microcosm of the residential college, where faculty sponsor and support student learning in campus housing built around a specific academic concept. What separates the LLCs [...]

Sam Griffith ’13 helps children from the Easton Area Community Center plant flowers.

January 30, 2012

Tech Clinic: Sweat + Creativity = Stronger Communities

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Five students rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty—literally—through a series of art projects over the last year. The Technology Clinic class undertook a project called “Urban Art as a Form of Urban Ecology in the West Ward.” A central theme the students emphasized is sweat equity, the idea that when people create [...]

James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, and Brian Selvarajah ’12 analyzed visual pathways in vertebrates using the turtle as a model. Dearworth is one of 60 faculty whose research deals with health and life sciences.

January 6, 2012

Beyond Biology: New Health and Life Sciences Initiative Will Prepare Students to Solve Real-World Problems

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Tackling complex national and global problems requires knowledge from many different disciplines.  No one science can provide a solution; expertise and input from physicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, and policy makers is needed. At Lafayette, the new minor program in the health and life sciences provides just the intellectual and interdisciplinary education students need to bring [...]

Members of Tech Clinic from left are: Yen Joe Tan '14, Aaditya Khanal '12, Holden Ranz '12, Stacey Goldberg '12, Garrett Rice '12, Rachel Lewitt '13.

January 6, 2012

Technology Clinic Applies Interdisciplinary Approach to Local Fish Farming

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A Technology Clinic class is using the wide-ranging expertise of its members to make a fish-farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. “The goal of Technology Clinic is to use the resources and background of five or six different students to help solve real-world problems. Currently, we are working with David Due in Roseto, Pa., [...]