Anthropology and Sociology
Students may not expect to walk into a classroom and learn that places like Dubai and Qatar are not that different from the U.S. But that is exactly what they will find in class with Neha Vora, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology. It is also the subject of her forthcoming book, Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian [...]
Over winter break, Taylor Brown ’15 (Warren, N.J.) and Barbara Olivier ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) got a taste of what day-to-day life is like in the medical field during an externship with Steven Shankman ’77, vice chairman and program director of radiology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. While shadowing Shankman, Brown and Olivier observed [...]
This fall, Lafayette welcomes seven new professors, bringing the College’s total to 215 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]
Abenezer Solomon ’14 (Brooklyn, N.Y) aspires to have a career in which he battles injustice and inequality in our society. This summer, he gained experience doing just that as an intern with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City. A double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, Solomon worked [...]
For Carlos Barata ’14, a double major in music and anthropology & sociology, music is about so much more than sound. “Music is a common ground for humanity,” he explains. “It carries out different purposes/meanings for many different types of people, in different types of settings, but at the end of the day it brings [...]
Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 leaves this month for Japan, where he’ll spend the year teaching English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. JET, administered by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, promotes grassroots international exchange between Japan and other nations. In addition to instructing students of all ages in English, Kominkiewicz will help [...]
Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems. This semester, the group focused [...]
Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]
Alex Meis ’08 is part of a team that won the inaugural National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, with a $15,000 award, sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania. The winning entry details a mobile app to empower caregivers of students in the New York City Department of Education with timely student attendance information to ensure that all children are present in school all day, every day.
As she helps others follow their instincts, therapist Lanette Rozier ’75 allows her own inner voice to guide her through life’s most challenging decisions. Her choices have led her to a thriving practice in Millstone Township, N.J., and to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. During the 2008 presidential election, Rozier was [...]
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