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Natasha Trethewey

March 18, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Inspires Students

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“In a time of erosion of civil discourse, poetry is a sacred language that enables us to still connect,” said Natasha Trethewey during her visit to campus March 12. View more images of Trethewey’s visit on Flickr Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted [...]

Hassaan Khan '13, Hannah Griesbach '13, and Leikune Aragaw '15 collect water samples and computer data at Sullivan Park to evaluate back in the engineering lab.

March 18, 2014

Wetlands Project Receives Pennsylvania’s Top Conservation Award

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Sullivan Park in Easton was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Green Park of the Year thanks in part to Lafayette civil engineering students who installed a wetlands habitat there by first mitigating a serious water runoff problem and then planting native vegetation. Although the City of Easton is the official recipient of the state’s top conservation award, [...]

EEGLP in Honduras

March 3, 2014

Can Garbage Solve Energy Issues?

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What does a community in a developing country do with high volumes of trash and nowhere to put it? Possibly use it as an alternative fuel source. Over the winter break, a student-faculty team traveled to Roatan Island, Honduras, to explore the feasibility of waste-to-energy power plants as an alternative to imported diesel fuel. The [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, photo by Joel Smith

February 25, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Visits Campus March 12

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Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, will give a reading 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The talk is the 2014 John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by the Friends of Skillman Library. It is free and open to the public, with a reception [...]

Facilities planned for a new building at the Williams Arts Campus include a black box theater, film screening room, box office, photo-editing studio, scene shop, costume shop, and support spaces. The arts campus will also include a television/video production studio, theater rehearsal studio, smart classrooms, faculty offices, and student gathering spaces.

February 19, 2014

New Phase to Begin at Williams Arts Campus

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The next phase will begin soon in Lafayette’s development of new facilities for programs in theater and film & media studies at the Williams Arts Campus. The College plans to demolish buildings that formerly housed Case’s Tire, at the corner of North Third and Snyder Streets, within the next few weeks. Original plans called for [...]

Jim Toia discusses his piece “The Transmission of Love.”

February 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Art Faculty Share their Work

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Paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and prints by Lafayette’s studio art faculty are on display in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery through March 1. The first of its kind on campus, the exhibit includes works by: Greta Brubaker, visiting part-time instructor Jase Clark, master printer in training and Experimental Printmaking Institute shop manager Nestor [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

February 18, 2014

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Academy of Science

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Twenty-one students will present research papers with their biology faculty mentors at the 90th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science March 21-23 at Susquehanna University. Michael Butler, assistant professor of biology, worked with the following students who will present at the conference: Michael Astor ’17 (Ogdensburg, N.J.), biochemistry Samantha Gleich ’17 (East Windsor, [...]

Professor Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11 researched obesity in South Africa.

February 7, 2014

Research by Profs. Susan Averett and Julie Smith Featured in Time Magazine

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The latest research by Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics, and Julie Smith, assistant professor of economics, was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of Time magazine. It has also been mentioned in The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), the National Counseling Society’s website, and Counsel and Heal’s website. Read the article in Time The article, “Your [...]

Shannon Moran ’14

February 6, 2014

Shannon Moran ’14 Gets Firsthand Look at Music of Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Shannon Moran ’14 is conducting undergraduate research — in person — on Gabriela Lena Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, who is serving a yearlong residency at Lafayette College.

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

February 4, 2014

92 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 92 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 12 honor roll students. [...]