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David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Joseph Bohrer

April 15, 2014

Joseph Bohrer Named Chief Investment Officer

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Joseph S. Bohrer, an investment director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been named chief investment officer at Lafayette College. Bohrer will be the first person to serve in the new position. His appointment is effective July 1. Bohrer brings more than 25 years of experience in asset management. He joined the Sloan Foundation [...]

Members of the Lafayette Lens production team, interviewer Reed Shapiro '14, producer Kelly Sposato '14, and cameraman Ed Obrien '16, meet with Kevin Mandia '92.

April 15, 2014

Students Explore National Cybersecurity with Kevin Mandia ’92

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Students got insight from an expert on the state of national cybersecurity when Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the FireEye™ security software firm, visited campus last week. View more images of Kevin Mandia’s visit on Flickr Mandia became a national figure last year after his cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published [...]

Tibetan Monks

April 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Students Learn Buddhism from Tibetan Monks

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Eight exiled Tibetan monks were on campus last week for a three-day residency. The monks, from the Drepung Gomang Monastery for Advanced Studies and Practice on Buddhist Philosophy, created a sand mandala in the Interfaith Chapel of Hogg Hall, presented lectures and workshops on Buddhist teachings, and performed a traditional yak dance on the Quad. [...]

Harry Ettlinger, Courtesy NJIT

April 10, 2014

Lafayette Will Award Four Honorary Degrees at Commencement

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Lafayette will award honorary degrees to four distinguished individuals at the College’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May 24. Visit the Commencement website Harry L. Ettlinger, the last surviving member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer [...]

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

April 9, 2014

Fueling the Future: Prof. Lindsay Soh Explores Sustainable Biodiesel

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The ready availability of fuel is a double-edged sword, says Lindsay Soh, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. It has enabled development around the world, but the way fuels are harvested and the rate at which they are consumed are unsustainable. In collaboration with colleagues at Yale and University of Pittsburgh, Soh is searching for [...]

Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]