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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 [...]

Barbara Brooks Kimmel '78

July 7, 2014

Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78 Works to Build Corporate Trust

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 The most recent phase in the career of Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78—and the seeds of her new book, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset—began after the financial crash in 2008. “I think we have a real crisis in leadership, compounded with the fact that we live [...]

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Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]

Peter Todaro '16 and Julia Kripas '15 harvest and clean vegetables at LaFarm.

June 18, 2014

Serious Environmental Stewardship: Campus Community is Committed to Sustainability

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At Lafayette, green is the new maroon. The only school in the Lehigh Valley that signed the Presidents Climate Commitment – a 2008 initiative that saw 450 colleges and universities nationwide pledge to reduce campus greenhouse-gas emissions – Lafayette has set a high bar for environmental sustainability. “We’re committed to conserving natural resources, making good [...]

Brianne Giangiobbe '16 and Doron Geer '16 get their dragster to the starting line. Student teams from the Manufacturing and Design competed in a year end drag race. The semester long project challenges students to design a dragster using engineering analysis so that it can race down a track and come to a stop after crossing the finish line. The competition winner is determined by a combination of speed, braking, and manufacturing cost for the car. The course was taught by Matt Rhudy, visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc May 12, 2014

June 17, 2014

Pedal to the Metal: Engineering Students Compete in Drag Race

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Student teams from the Manufacturing and Design course competed in a year-end drag race. The project challenges mechanical engineering students to design a dragster using engineering analysis so that it can race down a track and come to a stop after crossing the finish line.  The winner is determined by a combination of speed, braking, [...]

Christopher Kelly ’13

June 16, 2014

Christopher Kelly ’13 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Christopher Kelly ’13 is well on his way to becoming a paleoclimatologist. He has studied ancient algae preserved in deep sediment of the south Atlantic Ocean, analyzed a century’s worth of western tropical Pacific coral growth rates, and looked in the beachrock of the subtropical wave-dominated coast of eastern South Africa for evidence of sea [...]

Joe Swarctz

June 16, 2014

Pard Tracks: Meet Custodian and Cartoonist Joe Swarctz

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Artist by day, Lafayette custodian by night, Joe Swarctz is hoping an animated cartoon he created called “NIGHTBAT: The Almost Hero of Echo City” will get picked up by a major network. But he considers winning his student-nominated Hoff Award one of his finest moments. In this episode of Pard Tracks, Swarctz talks about his [...]

Kevin Mandia '92

June 13, 2014

Kevin Mandia ’92 Leads Global Effort to Solve Cyber Crime

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 It’s been a landmark spring for Kevin Mandia ’92, founder of the cyber security firm Mandiant and now vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye, which acquired Mandiant last year. On May 18, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army, [...]

On May 1, 2013, students, faculty, and staff donned T-shirts in a rainbow of colors to kick off the College's first LBGTQ Equality Rally. The event, held on the Quad, featured performances, readings, and an open mic.

June 12, 2014

Reunion 2014: Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Community

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By Margie Peterson In May 2013, about 450 Lafayette students, faculty, and staff turned out on campus for a rally for equality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer. A photo of the crowd dressed in colorful T-shirts arranged to create a living rainbow flag in front of Skillman Library appeared [...]

Lisa Kassel '79

June 11, 2014

Alex Karapetian ’04 Becomes Alumni Association President, Lisa Kassel ’79 Named President-Elect

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At the Alumni Association annual meeting June 6 during Reunion Weekend, Lisa Kassel ’79 was named president-elect, succeeding Alex Karapetian ’04, whose term as president of the Alumni Association begins July 1. Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian Power Supplies, has driven new customer acquisition to a 40 percent increase as well as [...]

Reunion 2014

June 11, 2014

Reunion 2014: More than 1,100 Return to Campus for a Celebratory Weekend

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Alumni, particularly those in class years ending in “4” and “9,” and their guests enjoyed Reunion College sessions, socials, and more during the June 6-8 weekend of beautiful weather on campus. Read more Reunion stories: Alumni Share Special Memories Celebrating Lafayette’s Athletic Tradition Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Community On Friday, after the golf tournament, [...]

Alison Byerly

June 11, 2014

Reunion 2014: President Alison Byerly Gives First State of the College Address

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In her first State of the College address, on opening night of Reunion Weekend, President Alison Byerly touched on her first impressions of Lafayette, notable accomplishments at the College during the past year, and new initiatives under way and under discussion. Check back later for full Reunion coverage, including photo galleries. Noting that this occasion was the [...]