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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 [...]

Bruce Allen Murphy

June 18, 2014

Prof. Bruce Murphy’s Biography of Justice Scalia Featured in National Media

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Scalia: A Court of One, the latest biography by Bruce Allen Murphy, Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights, is receiving national media attention for its unflinching and thorough examination of one of the most polarizing and outspoken figures to serve on the nation’s highest court. Released June 10 to coincide with the conclusion of [...]

Professor Jennifer Talarico

June 18, 2014

Vivid Memories Aren’t Necessarily Reliable

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Professor Jennifer Talarico disproves misconceptions about “flashbulb” recollections Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are your memories are extremely detailed. But are they accurate? That is the kind of question Jennifer Talarico poses in her research. Talarico, associate professor of psychology, studies how people naturally remember life events, what triggers those memories later, [...]

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 [...]

Faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy dinner prior to the awards ceremony.

May 23, 2014

Faculty and Staff Saluted for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at Annual Awards Banquet

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Outstanding professors and other members of the Lafayette community were honored tonight for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at the annual pre-Commencement awards dinner. Read more Commencement coverage President Allison Byerly, Wendy Hill, provost and dean of the faculty, and Edward Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, presented awards [...]

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 [...]