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Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

Jerry Turnauer ’59 discusses the help he received from former dean Frank Hunt.

April 1, 2014

Celebrating the Lafayette Family

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Megan Schmidt ’17 (Pottstown, Pa.) and Gary Flaum P’16 belong to the same extended family—the Lafayette family. She’s able to attend Lafayette thanks in part to a scholarship started by Flaum’s late father, Mitchel Flaum ’40, a longtime Lafayette trustee who gave generously to the College that gave generously to him. [...]

Skillman Library

March 5, 2014

Alumni Now Have Free Access to JSTOR

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Lafayette’s 28,000 alumni around the globe now have free access to JSTOR (Journal Storage), a growing digital library of back issues of more than 2,000 scholarly journals. The same high-quality archival journal collections available to current students and faculty are now fully searchable by the alumni community. Search JSTOR This service is funded by Friends of [...]

The Leopards defeated Lehigh 77-71 in the newly-renovated Kirby arena.

February 25, 2014

Slam Dunk: Big Changes Enhance Kirby Arena

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As Dillard ’81, P’13 and Jeff ’84 Kirby sat in an office within Kirby Sports Center late Sunday morning, their seats provided a view that any Leopards fan would love. “It’s wonderful,” says Jeff Kirby, “to watch the stream of people coming down the steps [through Fisher Stadium] and into the arena to see the [Lafayette vs. Lehigh [...]

Facilities planned for a new building at the Williams Arts Campus include a black box theater, film screening room, box office, photo-editing studio, scene shop, costume shop, and support spaces. The arts campus will also include a television/video production studio, theater rehearsal studio, smart classrooms, faculty offices, and student gathering spaces.

February 19, 2014

New Phase to Begin at Williams Arts Campus

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The next phase will begin soon in Lafayette’s development of new facilities for programs in theater and film & media studies at the Williams Arts Campus. The College plans to demolish buildings that formerly housed Case’s Tire, at the corner of North Third and Snyder Streets, within the next few weeks. Original plans called for [...]

Makeup is applied to students in the Making Theater On Aging course to simulate the aging process.

January 27, 2014

College Launches Interdisciplinary Minor Program in Aging Studies

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Data from the latest census shows that between 2000 and 2010 the population of older adults (age 65 and older) in the United States increased faster than the overall population. According to Jamila Bookwala, professor of psychology, this increase is unprecedented in history and, when added to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease [...]

Skillman Library at night

January 24, 2014

National Honor for Skillman: Tops Among College Libraries

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Skillman Library has received the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  The award highlights the library’s commitment to digital scholarship, its pioneering of new models for collaborative content acquisition, and the impact of its Information Literacy and Special Collections programs on student learning.  Receiving this award [...]

The statue of Marquis de Lafayette in front of Colton Chapel

January 24, 2014

Winter Comes to Lafayette

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A beautiful layer of snow recently covered the campus. Check out a photo gallery of winter images. View more winter images on Flickr

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, [...]

Laurie Caslake, associate professor of biology, Lindsay Marko ’14, and Nancy Waters, associate professor of biology, exam a culture they collected from the Delaware River and Oughoughton Creek.

December 27, 2013

Nalven Summer Fellowship Provides Hands-on Learning Experiences

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This summer through a distinctive biology fellowship, Lindsay Marko ’14 was able to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty, literally, while working on a project that could help alleviate local water pollution. Marko and fellow biology majors Briette Karanifilian ’14 and Rebecca LaRosa ’15 were this year’s recipients of David M. Nalven [...]