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Professor James Dearworth

October 9, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Publishes Discovery about Eye Movement in Turtles

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James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, has a long history with turtles. He studied the functional anatomy of the turtle retina as a grad student, and it is the focus of his current research at Lafayette. Turtles, having been around in shell form since the time of dinosaurs, have an even longer history and offer [...]

Robert Mattison

October 3, 2013

Professor Robert Mattison Writes Catalog for Painter Bill Scott’s New York Exhibit

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Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has written an exhibition catalog for Philadelphia artist Bill Scott’s exhibit In Arcadia, which opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City. View the catalog and exhibit Comprised of 20 paintings, the show runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, at the [...]

Donald L. Miller

September 24, 2013

Prof. Donald L. Miller To Lead National History Seminar on WWII

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By Sean Grim ’14 Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, will join ranks with America’s most prestigious historians when he presents a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar next year. The renowned Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History sponsors a series of 40 seminars across the country each year, in which award-winning historians share [...]

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.

September 20, 2013

All the World is a Lab (and a Stage) for Ecologist Nancy Waters

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Nancy Waters shares three things with all of her students. One, energy flows and nutrients cycle. (“Energy is always one direction, but it moves by virtue of nutrients which can be recycled either short term or long term.”) Two, everything comes down to food and sex. (“If you can’t propagate your genome, everything is toast.”) [...]

PProfessor Carrie Rohman

September 20, 2013

Prof. Carrie Rohman is Leading Scholar in Human-Animal Studies

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Carrie Rohman, assistant professor of English, is quickly establishing herself as an influential voice in the interdisciplinary field of human-animal studies. “The human-animal relationship is endlessly intriguing, in part because humans are primates, but they are also primates who tend to abstract or distance themselves from what we call nature,” she says. “The ways that [...]

Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]

Professor Brett Hendrickson teaches Contemporary Religious Issues in Pardee Hall

July 12, 2013

Professor Brett Hendrickson Introduces Students to World’s Religious Diversity

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Teaching introductory courses isn’t something Brett Hendrickson tries to avoid. While the material may be basic, it has the potential to help shape the worldviews of his students, many of whom are learning about the world’s religious diversity for the first time. “I really enjoy teaching introductory classes about religion. Introductions open up so many new [...]

Professor Rachel Brummel teaches a class in Van Wickle Hall.

June 3, 2013

Professor Rachel Brummel Combines Love of Natural World with Curiosity about People and Politics

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Connection is at the center of everything Rachel Brummel does. And that makes her a perfect fit as Lafayette’s first professor hired specifically for the interdisciplinary environmental studies program. “In my teaching, I work to connect what students are learning to their lives, other classes, current environmental events, and the broader community. In my research, [...]

Professor Daniel Quiros teaches a class in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

June 3, 2013

Professor and Novelist Daniel Quirós Encourages Students to Grow Together as Intellectual Community

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Zipolite, the second novel by Daniel Quirós, which he expects to publish soon, tells the parallel stories of the main character, Julio Flores. In the even chapters, Julio returns to Costa Rica after 10 years abroad to contend with his sister’s suicide. In the odd chapters, which take place a year later, Julio travels to [...]