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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 [...]

Joshua Levinson, right, assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering, works with students in his Design Synthesis course.

October 8, 2013

$200,000 NSF Grant Will Enhance Interdisciplinary Science Research

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Lafayette has secured a $205,020 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a state-of-the-art desktop scanning electron microscope. The microscope is expected to be used for analysis in many areas of research, including those related to engineering, chemistry, materials, geosciences, and biology. Professors will use it in areas such as materials study, microfluidic and/or lab-on-chip systems, semiconductor devices, fossilized samples [...]

Economics major Kristin Heaney ’14 speaks with prospective employers.

September 23, 2013

Students Network with International Companies and Alumni

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Hundreds of students attended the College’s annual Career Fair looking to connect with more than 50 employers for internship and job opportunities. Hosted by the Office of Career Services, the event features many alumni who serve as representatives for their companies. The companies included Air Products & Chemicals, American Cancer Society, B. Braun, Bloomberg, Bosch [...]

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 [...]

Members of the Lafayette Admissions staff meet with Opportunity Network representatives.

August 26, 2013

Partnership Will Bring More Academically Gifted Low-Income Students to Lafayette

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Lafayette and The Opportunity Network are entering into a partnership that will provide admission to the College and financial support each year to a select group of academically gifted, low-income New York City high school students. Founded in 2003, The Opportunity Network is a six-year nonprofit program designed to identify, prepare, and support high-achieving, underserved high [...]

Robert Blunt, assistant professor of religious studies, conducts a class on the Quad.

August 20, 2013

Photo Gallery: The Quad Transformed

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The College’s two-year renovation of the Quad has created a safer, more accessible, environmentally sustainable, and more visually unified space. The end result gives a distinctive new look and feel to the campus core. View and share more images of the Quad on Flickr Read about the dedication ceremony and donor support

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 [...]

Grossman House

August 8, 2013

Grossman House Receives National Recognition for Sustainability

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 The College’s newest student living community, the Grossman House for Global Perspectives, has been awarded LEED-CI Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED, or leadership in energy and environmental design, is an internationally recognized standard that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. A former fraternity house built [...]