Anthropology and Sociology

Professor Neha Vora

March 15, 2013

Professor Neha Vora Challenges Students to Think Differently about the World

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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 [...]

Taylor Brown ’15, Barbara Olivier ’16, and Steven Shankman ’77 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

February 26, 2013

Taylor Brown ’15 and Barbara Olivier ’16 Dive into the World of Medicine with Steven Shankman ’77

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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 [...]

Christopher Anderson

September 26, 2012

Meet the New Faculty

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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 outside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York City

August 28, 2012

Abenezer Solomon ’14 Spends Summer Fighting Injustice at EEOC

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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 [...]

Carlos Barata

July 30, 2012

Singer, Songwriter, and Anthropologist Carlos Barata ’14 to Perform at Musikfest

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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

July 19, 2012

Scott Kominkiewicz ’12 Will Teach in Japan through Prestigious Exchange Program

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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 [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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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 [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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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 [...]

Alexandra Meis '08

May 10, 2012

Alexandra Meis ’08 Wins National Public Policy Challenge from Penn’s Fels Institute

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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.

Lanette Rozier '75

May 2, 2012

Lanette Rozier ’75 Helps Others as Therapist and Community Activist

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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 [...]