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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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