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Professor Elaine Reynolds works with Blaine Caslin '13 in her lab in Kunkel Hall.

January 21, 2014

Lafayette Expands Resources and Opportunities in Computational Biology

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The Biology Department welcomed Lafayette’s first computational biologist this semester, Eric Ho. Having a dedicated faculty member is a sign of the College’s commitment to a growing field that is already heavily researched in the College’s labs and classrooms. As an assistant professor of biology, Ho also has an affiliated appointment with the Computer Science [...]

Kevin Mandia '92

January 7, 2014

Kevin Mandia ’92 Named COO of Cybersecurity Firm in Deal Topping $1 Billion

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Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Kevin Mandia ’92 has been recognized internationally for his firm’s report revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army was responsible for numerous cyber attacks on American corporations, organizations, and government agencies. The news was reported last year on the front page of The New York [...]

Seth Gottlund '14

January 7, 2014

Seth Gottlund ’14 Featured in International Engineering Publication

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Chemical engineering major Seth Gottlund ’14 (Kutztown, Pa.) is the Featured Student for January in ChEnected, an online publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Gottlund is co-president of Lafayette’s chapter of AIChE and serves as Mid-Atlantic regional liaison for the national AIChE. After graduating, he will work as an engineer in the Career [...]

Emily Crossette ’15

January 2, 2014

Emily Crossette ’15 Receives EPA Fellowship for Wastewater Research

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By Sean Grim ’14 Civil engineering major Emily Crossette ’15 (Glennfield, Pa.) is contributing to the cleanup of the local ecosystem by helping to develop an improved metric for quantifying compounds that may cause mutations in fish. Crossette has received a $50,000 Environmental Protection Agency fellowship to fund continued work on wastewater testing that she has conducted with Art Kney, [...]

Laurie Caslake, associate professor of biology, Lindsay Marko ’14, and Nancy Waters, associate professor of biology, exam a culture they collected from the Delaware River and Oughoughton Creek.

December 27, 2013

Nalven Summer Fellowship Provides Hands-on Learning Experiences

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This summer through a distinctive biology fellowship, Lindsay Marko ’14 was able to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty, literally, while working on a project that could help alleviate local water pollution. Marko and fellow biology majors Briette Karanifilian ’14 and Rebecca LaRosa ’15 were this year’s recipients of David M. Nalven [...]

Kevin Galloway '14 atop the 22-story Saturn V test stand at NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center.

December 20, 2013

Larry Galloway ’14 Helps Build Rockets with NASA

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Larry Galloway ’14 (Norristown, Pa.) recently combined his fascination with materials science, his passion for photography, and his interest in space travel during an internship at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Located in Huntsville, Ala., the huge base is primarily responsible for NASA’s rocket and robotics development and climate research. Galloway, a mechanical engineering major, [...]

Members of the Lafayette community stand together against sexual violence.

December 6, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Stands Against Sexual Violence

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Members of the College community stood together against sexual violence recently during the Take Back the Night rally.  Students, faculty, and staff gathered at various locations around campus and took part in a silent march ending at the Quad. The “silence was shattered” with various chants and remarks by Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair [...]

Professor Markus Dubischar with former student Thomas Bolt ’12 in Kirby Library

December 5, 2013

Prof. Markus Dubischar Bridges Ancient Civilization and the Modern World

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When Markus Dubischar discusses teaching about classical civilizations, he uses exclamation points—lots of them. For him, ancient Greece and Rome are not just old texts or museum relics, but are alive in modern times. Making that connection is often eye-opening for students. “My enthusiasm in teaching classics is grounded in my conviction that knowledge about [...]

Professor Mike Butler and Melissa Homsher '14 work in the aviary in Kunkle Hall.

December 5, 2013

Biology Prof. Mike Butler Introduces Students to the Tools of Science

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The average person doesn’t care much for bird droppings, but biology major Melissa Homsher ’14 finds them pretty interesting. Under the guidance of Mike Butler, assistant professor of biology, Homsher is conducting honors thesis research into a substance that birds secrete in their waste. They have reason to think that the substance, biliverdin, which is [...]

Professor Olga Anna Duhl

December 2, 2013

Prof. Olga Anna Duhl Embodies the Liberal Arts through Teaching and Scholarship

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It may not be common knowledge that the concept of a liberal arts education is based on classical and medieval models, but that fact perfectly illustrates the intersection of Olga Anna Duhl’s academic interests. And she delights in sharing that with her students. Duhl, professor of foreign languages and literatures (French) and co-chair of the Medieval, [...]