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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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