Pard Tracks

Joe Swarctz

June 16, 2014

Pard Tracks: Meet Custodian and Cartoonist Joe Swarctz

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Artist by day, Lafayette custodian by night, Joe Swarctz is hoping an animated cartoon he created called “NIGHTBAT: The Almost Hero of Echo City” will get picked up by a major network. But he considers winning his student-nominated Hoff Award one of his finest moments. In this episode of Pard Tracks, Swarctz talks about his [...]

Student and professor working in the biology lab

March 3, 2014

Pard Tracks: What Mutant Fruit Flies Have to Teach Us

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You could say Elaine Reynolds, associate professor of biology, and Blaine Caslin ’13 are really fly. So were their research subjects.  The pair used mutant fruit flies to study whether diet alone can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. They talk about their promising results in this episode of Pard Tracks, narrated by Michelle Tallarita [...]

Michele Tallarita '12 at her computer

January 24, 2014

Pard Tracks: Michele Tallarita ’12 Enjoys Fan Fiction Fame as ‘Angry Lobster’

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Michele Tallarita ’12 has a secret identity.  In the world of online fan fiction, she’s a popular author whose stories are read by thousands.  It’s all for fun, but she’s taken what she’s learned to graduate school for her master’s of fine arts in fiction.  Hear her talk about her fan fiction experiences in this episode [...]