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Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 in Madrid

September 23, 2011

Students Soak Up Art and Culture of Spain through Rothkopf Scholars Program

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Each time Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 (Verona, N.J.) looks at her favorite painting, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, she notices something different. This spring, she had the chance to study the masterpiece depicting the bombing of the Basque city during the Spanish Civil War from only inches away. Cannizzaro spent two weeks studying the art and culture of [...]

Rose Bayer '14 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

September 15, 2011

Rose Bayer ’14 Researches Parkinson’s Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 What do you do when you love learning about how the mind works in psychology, but can’t resist the call of the microscope? Rose Bayer ’14 (Glastonbury, Conn.) answered that question by majoring in neuroscience, a field that she says offers the best of both worlds.  Recently, her major has opened [...]

Kathryn Panto

September 14, 2011

Strong Results: More Than 80 Students Present Research from Summer Projects

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Earlier this month, more than 80 students from all four of the College’s academic divisions presented the results of their summer research projects at a poster session hosted by the Academic Research Committee. Through the EXCEL Scholars program and honors and independent study programs, students in virtually any major are able to work one-on-one with [...]

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September 13, 2011

Photo Gallery: Students Come Together for Chinese Moon Festival

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Through song, dance, and food, students celebrated the traditional Chinese Moon Festival in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center. Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It celebrates the harvest and family. View and share images from the Chinese Moon [...]

Emily Tanenbaum ’12 at her desk at Google’s international headquarters

September 12, 2011

Emily Tanenbaum ’12 Spends Her Summer Working for Google

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 According to the world’s most popular search engine, Google, Emily Tanenbaum ’12 is BOLD. That stands for Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development, a competitive 11-week internship program at the heart of the technology industry:  Google’s international headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. A mathematics-economics major, Tanenbaum (Basking Ridge, N.J.) spent her [...]

Monica Manglani ’13

September 8, 2011

It’s Only Brain Surgery: Monica Manglani ’13 Explores How the Brain Recognizes Sound During 10-Week Research Fellowship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, performing neurosurgery was Monica Manglani’s favorite part of the day. A neuroscience major, Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was one of 25 students from around the world selected for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Undergraduate Research Program.  As part of the fully subsidized, 10-week program, she helped conduct experiments that explore [...]

Laura Hammer '12 in New York City

September 7, 2011

Tricks of the Trade: Laura Hammer ’12 Learns About Fashion and Publishing at Harper’s Bazaar

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For anthropology and sociology major Laura Hammer ’12, the ways that societies function, down to even their fashions, have always been of great interest. “Studying anthropology and sociology has given me great insight in the structure of society.  It has given me different perspectives, further igniting my fascination with other cultures.  Learning about the ideas [...]

James Ferri, associate professor and head of chemical and biomolecular engineering

September 6, 2011

Students Learn from World-Class Scholars though Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

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Each semester, the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences brings six world-class scholars to campus to speak on a subject in their field. Guest lecturers last semester included Martin Chalfie, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; investigative reporter Brian Deer, who uncovered evidence showing that research linking childhood vaccines with autism was [...]

Shannon Moran '14 sits on the Eric R. (Rick) Thorp memorial bench in memory of Thorpe a graduate of the class of '89 who was killed September 11 in the World Trade Center.

August 31, 2011

Shannon Moran ’14 Organizes World Trade Center Remembrance Week

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 When Shannon Moran ’14 (Levittown, N.Y.) rides the bus back from Lafayette to her home state of New York, she can’t help but stare at the empty space in the skyline and think about the day the Twin Towers fell. “I graduated with multiple students who lost parents in the attacks.  [...]

Students hike to Harding Icefield in Kenai Fiords National Park.

August 31, 2011

Paleontology in Alaska: Jaclyn White ’13 and Alexandria Brannick ’12 Study 55 Million-Year-Old Fossils

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What can a 55 million-year-old leaf tell you about pre-historic temperatures and precipitation levels in Alaska? According to two Lafayette geology majors and their professor, quite a lot. This summer, Jaclyn White ’13 (Clarksboro, N.J.) and Alexandria Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) joined Dave Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology, on a research excursion to Alaska. [...]