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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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Ellis Finger

May 27, 2014

Educational Entrepreneur of the Arts: Ellis Finger Reflects on 31 Memorable Years

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Ellis Finger helped make Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts a multimedia mecca. Over 31 years the building’s only director presented everything from a hip-hop Romeo and Juliet to a Nosferatu set in yuppie-plagued, AIDS-spooked Manhattan. Aided by college colleagues, he developed a repertory company of jazz all-stars and a global [...]

President Alison Byerly speaks at Commencement.

May 25, 2014

President Alison Byerly Says Farewell to Class of 2014

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President Alison Byerly presented her farewell remarks to graduating seniors at the 179th Commencement. Her speech is below. Read more Commencement coverage It is a privilege to have the opportunity to close this ceremony by offering a few brief words of my own to the graduating class. The class of 2014 is very special to [...]

Brian Peacock ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 work in the lab.

May 25, 2014

Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

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Below is a list of recent Lafayette recipients of national and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and post-graduate study. For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, associate dean of the College, (610) 330-5080. Undergraduate American Academy of Political and Social Science Junior Fellowship 2006-07 — Patrick Zboray ’07 [B.S. [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 25, 2014

Five Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

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Joel Vargas ’14 wants to be a “filmmaker of conscience” who entertains his audience in an ethical and meaningful way. He has a great opportunity to further prepare for that through a Fulbright Scholarship to study in London. He’s among five Lafayette graduates who have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live, work, and study abroad, including [...]

Carly Trachtman ’16 warms up prior to the performance.

May 25, 2014

Photo Gallery: Learning the Art of Dance

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Students in the Introduction to Dance as an Art Form class gave their final recital in the Kirby Sports Center dance room, as well as on the stairs of the entrance to Kamine Gym. The course was taught by New York choreographer and artist-in-residence Ben Munisteri. It was part of a program funded through a [...]

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May 25, 2014

Student-Athletes Earn National Academic Recognition

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Seventeen of Lafayette’s 23 Division I sports have received 2014 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their Academic Progress Rates. The APR is the NCAA’s measure of academic achievement for every Division I team.

Pepper Prize winner Brad Bormann ’14 presents the Marquis de Lafayette’s sword to the Class of 2014

May 24, 2014

Photos of 179th Commencement

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Lafayette celebrated its 179th Commencement May 24. View images of the ceremony, celebrations, Baccalaureate service, and visit by the Commencement speaker Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica. Read more Commencement coverage Portia Simpson Miller Visits Campus View more images of Portia Simpson Miller on Flickr Commencement Ceremony View more images of the ceremony on [...]

Jenny Mena ’14, from left, Shanequa Lassiter ’14, and Abenezer Solomon ’14 perform “Tongues and Hands Untied,” a spoken word and percussion piece.

May 24, 2014

Photo Gallery: New Baccalaureate Service Features Music, Film, and Poetry

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This year’s Commencement celebration featured a revamped Baccalaureate service, which included several original senior reflections through music, film, poetry, and prose. Read more about Commencement View more images of Baccalaureate on Flickr Elizabeth Anderson, from Madison, N.J. (A.B., English and art), presented her piece “Our Lafayette.” Rose Bayer, from Glastonbury, Conn. (B.S., neuroscience), read “A [...]

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President Alison Byerly

May 24, 2014

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at 179th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees at the 179th Commencement. President Alison Byerly conferred them upon Commencement speaker the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica; Harry L. Ettlinger, a member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II; Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye; and Roger Ross Williams, [...]

The Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, presents the Commencement address.

May 24, 2014

Jamaican Prime Minister Speaks at 179th Commencement

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Lafayette granted 614 degrees to 590 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, today at the College’s 179th Commencement. Watch a video of the ceremony Watch a video montage of Commencement View Commencement photos Read about Baccalaureate Receiving honorary degrees were Harry L. Ettlinger, [...]