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July 25, 2014

Three Professors’ Books Reviewed in The New York Times

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Three professors have had their books favorably reviewed recently in The New York Times. The Tao of Humiliation by Lee Upton, Professor of English and writer-in-residence, was reviewed in today’s edition. Read Upton’s review       Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America by Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken [...]

Professor Karina Skvirsky

July 25, 2014

A Fulbright for Combining Fact and Fiction

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Art professor Karina Skvirsky will teach and create a film in Ecuador placing her great-grandmother in a historical narrative. In 1906, Karina Skvirsky’s great-grandmother, Maria Palacios, traveled from Choata, in Ecuador’s highlands, to coastal Guayaquil to work as a domestic for a wealthy family. Two years later, a North American engineering team finished a national railway [...]

Kristen Sanford Bernhardt

July 25, 2014

Prof. Kristen Sanford Bernhardt Receives National Engineering Honor

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Kristen Sanford Bernhardt is this year’s recipient of the George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award given by the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Sanford Bernhardt, who accepted the award at the ASEE annual conference held this June in Indianapolis, is the first woman to receive the award in its [...]

Seth Hinrichs '15 drives to the basket.

July 22, 2014

Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 Receive National Academic Honor

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Lafayette men’s basketball players Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. To make the list, students must be juniors or seniors and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.

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

July 8, 2014

Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed carbon dioxide as a solvent. Soh will use the NSF [...]

Hannah Weaver '14

June 30, 2014

Hannah Weaver ’14 Receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship

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Physics graduate Hannah Weaver ’14 has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. She will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at University of Michigan. Given by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fellowship program recruits recent college graduates studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]