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Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

April 17, 2014

Professor Rebekah Pite Receives Gourmand Cookbook Award

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Professor Rebekah Pite‘s latest book has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food will now move on to Gourmand’s Beijing Cookbook Fair next month where it will compete with winners in the same [...]

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

April 9, 2014

Fueling the Future: Prof. Lindsay Soh Explores Sustainable Biodiesel

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The ready availability of fuel is a double-edged sword, says Lindsay Soh, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. It has enabled development around the world, but the way fuels are harvested and the rate at which they are consumed are unsustainable. In collaboration with colleagues at Yale and University of Pittsburgh, Soh is searching for [...]

Student and professor working in the biology lab

March 3, 2014

Pard Tracks: What Mutant Fruit Flies Have to Teach Us

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You could say Elaine Reynolds, associate professor of biology, and Blaine Caslin ’13 are really fly. So were their research subjects.  The pair used mutant fruit flies to study whether diet alone can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. They talk about their promising results in this episode of Pard Tracks, narrated by Michelle Tallarita [...]

Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

March 3, 2014

Prof. Anne Raich Seeks to Minimize Damage Caused by Natural Disasters

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How can a building have a fighting chance against a natural disaster? Anne Raich is seeking ways that active control systems can minimize the structural damage caused by these events. That includes finding more efficient methods of assessing damage post-disaster so that emergency response teams can act quickly to stabilize the structures. “The challenge presented after [...]

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 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 [...]

Skip Wilkins Quartet, Czech Dreams

January 24, 2014

Prof. Skip Wilkins Finds ‘It’ on Critically Acclaimed New Jazz Album

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In the liner notes for his latest jazz release, Czech Dreams, Skip Wilkins writes: “And so, this recording is in many ways a love story, a dedication to the Czech People, and to some of my closest friends anywhere on this small planet.” Wilkins, associate professor of music, composed the tunes on Czech Dreams in [...]

Professor Suzanne Westfall

January 24, 2014

Prof. Suzanne Westfall Provides Great Opportunities in the Arts

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When Suzanne Westfall steps into the classroom, she’s driven to develop students’ appreciation of theater and the arts. “I try to explore with them the expanse of the human spirit as it has expressed itself in the arts and sciences over the centuries, to show them that human beings in other times and places have [...]

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 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, [...]