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Lafayette-Lehigh 150th Game Logo

June 25, 2014

150 Days Until Lafayette-Lehigh Game at Yankee Stadium

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Today marks the start of the College’s 150-day countdown to the 150th Lafayette-Lehigh game, Nov. 22 at Yankee Stadium.  To celebrate college football’s most-played rivalry, there will be one story, tweet, Facebook post, video, or photo featured for each of the 150 days leading up to the game.  The featured story, along with other posts, [...]

Legacy of Impact

June 24, 2014

“Lafayette Edge” Annual Campaign about to Close

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There are only five days left to make a gift to the Lafayette Annual Fund for the 2013-14 school year. The Annual Fund provides support for student scholarships, activities, athletics, and academic projects. Alumni and friends can designate their gift to an area of the college experience that means the most to them. The College’s [...]

field hockey huddle

June 20, 2014

$1.2 Million Rappolt Field Renovation Underway

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A $1.2 million renovation is underway at Rappolt Field, the home of Lafayette field hockey. The improvements include the complete replacement of the playing surface, which was installed in 2000 when the facility opened, and the addition of a permanent irrigation system. Rappolt Field’s new playing surface will be Astroturf 12, the company’s latest product [...]

Alex Karapetian ’04 and Brendan Malone '15 at Acopian Power Supplies

June 19, 2014

Students Explore Electrical Engineering at Acopian Power Supplies

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Four students got to shadow several engineers and observe the design, manufacturing, production, and testing of products during an externship at Acopian Power Supplies in Easton, Pa. Alex Karapetian ’04, director of sales and marketing at Acopian, served as host for electrical and computer engineering majors Sam Cesario ’15 (Matawan, N.J.), Nicholas DiNino ’15 (West Hartford, Conn.), [...]

Bruce Allen Murphy

June 18, 2014

Prof. Bruce Murphy’s Biography of Justice Scalia Featured in National Media

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Scalia: A Court of One, the latest biography by Bruce Allen Murphy, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights, is receiving national media attention for its unflinching and thorough examination of one of the most polarizing and outspoken figures to serve on the nation’s highest court. Released June 10 to coincide with the conclusion of [...]

Madison Murray ’16 prepares a piece for framing.

June 18, 2014

It’s Alive! The Arts, Science, and Engineering Combine in Frankenstein 2029

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Ben Williamson ’16 was searching for something big, a project that would allow him to explore his passion for graphic design and digital photography. Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, had the answer: Frankenstein 2029. Co-produced by Kerns and Suzanne Westfall, professor of English/theater and interim director of the arts, Frankenstein 2029 involves over [...]

Professor Jennifer Talarico

June 18, 2014

Vivid Memories Aren’t Necessarily Reliable

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Professor Jennifer Talarico disproves misconceptions about “flashbulb” recollections Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are your memories are extremely detailed. But are they accurate? That is the kind of question Jennifer Talarico poses in her research. Talarico, associate professor of psychology, studies how people naturally remember life events, what triggers those memories later, [...]

Costa Rica Semester Abroad

June 18, 2014

Students Explore Culture and Diversity of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, and mountains that are inhabited by numerous species of birds, monkeys, turtles, reptiles, and amphibians. “Seeing the diversity of wildlife during my time abroad was in and of itself exciting. I had the opportunity to snorkel off the Caribbean coast and see several sharks. It got to the [...]

The design team with its prototype.

June 18, 2014

Skiing on Pavement?

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An interdisciplinary team works to develop skis that could be used year round Wouldn’t it be fun to ski when there’s no snow outside? A team of economics and mechanical engineering majors worked to develop a product that would recreate the feeling of skiing on terrain available year-round. The “Free Ski” represents an open-ended design [...]

Donald L. Miller

June 18, 2014

Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Donald L. Miller believes that cities can be read like books. The historian thinks that histories of cities should read like novels. His latest history of a city reads like an epic novel. Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America (Simon & Schuster) is a monumental portrait [...]