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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 [...]

Peter Todaro '16 and Julia Kripas '15 harvest and clean vegetables at LaFarm.

June 18, 2014

Serious Environmental Stewardship: Campus Community is Committed to Sustainability

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At Lafayette, green is the new maroon. The only school in the Lehigh Valley that signed the Presidents Climate Commitment – a 2008 initiative that saw 450 colleges and universities nationwide pledge to reduce campus greenhouse-gas emissions – Lafayette has set a high bar for environmental sustainability. “We’re committed to conserving natural resources, making good [...]

Christopher Kelly ’13

June 16, 2014

Christopher Kelly ’13 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Christopher Kelly ’13 is well on his way to becoming a paleoclimatologist. He has studied ancient algae preserved in deep sediment of the south Atlantic Ocean, analyzed a century’s worth of western tropical Pacific coral growth rates, and looked in the beachrock of the subtropical wave-dominated coast of eastern South Africa for evidence of sea [...]

San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo '06 celebrates after forcing a fumble in the NFL divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

June 5, 2014

NFL Special Teams Standout Blake Costanzo ’06 Returns to 49ers

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Former Lafayette College linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo ’06 rejoined the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, signing 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears. He signed a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $855,000 for players with seven to nine years of experience.