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For students whose idea of a fun summer involves working on unsolved problems in mathematics, Lafayette’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is just the ticket. This summer, the program will bring together eight students from Lafayette and other top colleges and universities around the United States for an intensive, eight-week research experience of working [...]
Student-led performance groups in music, dance, theater, and spoken word are thriving at Lafayette, complementing ensembles led by the music and theater departments. Brief videos from earlier this winter display the talents of several student-led a cappella and dance groups.
Connecting with the World: Marquis Scholars Make a Difference through Academics, Research, and Service
Since she came to Lafayette, Monica Manglani ’13 has worked on research on dyslexia and how the brain interprets sound, co-authored a paper published in an academic journal, presented at an international neuroscience conference, worked with poor children in the Dominican Republic, and started an online baking business to help the underprivileged. A neuroscience major, [...]
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 [...]
For Briana Strachan ’11, an internship at Black Entertainment Television (BET) and guidance and workshops from Lafayette’s Gateway program led to the English graduate’s first job after school in the network’s human resources department. “Gateway has been instrumental to me,” she says. “Career Services provides very specialized opportunities. The staff listens to student needs and [...]
A beautiful layer of snow recently covered the campus. Check out a photo gallery of winter images.
Beyond Biology: New Health and Life Sciences Initiative Will Prepare Students to Solve Real-World Problems
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 [...]
More than 120 students are studying in England, Hawaii, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Russia, and Tanzania during the winter break. This is the 34th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on field work and meet prominent business people, [...]
“This research has real-world applications and translates so well to human behavior,” says Elizabeth Wilson ’13 (Beaver Meadows, Pa.). “I didn’t think I really wanted to be working in a lab after graduation, but I’ve changed my mind and am actually applying to some graduate programs. I hope to either go to medical school or [...]
The research Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) performed through the EXCEL Scholars program has helped him get closer to his goal of one day becoming a college professor. Bamford has received the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide him with $34,000 toward graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. As an EXCEL Scholar, [...]
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