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June 20, 2012

Dr. David Goldstein ’68 Teaches Next Generation of Doctors

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By Kate Helm “The business of medicine has moved us away from the practice of medicine, and we need to recapture that,” says Dr. David Goldstein ’68, chief of the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, and General Internal Medicine, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. “Most medical students want to know hard [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

April 5, 2012

Chris Kelly ’13 and Emily Defnet ’13 Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

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Geology and international affairs double major Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) and chemistry major Emily Defnet ’13 (Pottstown, Pa.) have achieved national distinction as recipients of Goldwater Scholarships. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover [...]

Richard Ulsh '66

March 2, 2012

Richard Ulsh ’66 Is Rowing Masters Champion

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By Lori Burke Having struck gold in the 2010 U.S. Rowing Masters Championship, Richard Ulsh ’66 is now training for the 2012 masters championship race. Associate professor of chemistry at University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pa., he is also sharing his rowing expertise with Pitt students, using the sport to mentor them on life skills for [...]

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September 15, 2011

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 11 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 213 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been hard at work on the initiative in the 2007 strategic plan to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 [...]

James Ferri, associate professor and head of chemical and biomolecular engineering

September 6, 2011

Students Learn from World-Class Scholars though Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

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Each semester, the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences brings six world-class scholars to campus to speak on a subject in their field. Guest lecturers last semester included Martin Chalfie, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; investigative reporter Brian Deer, who uncovered evidence showing that research linking childhood vaccines with autism was [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

Holly [Baseski] Shackman '00

June 7, 2011

Holly Shackman ’00 Helps Develop Medicines that Save Lives

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Ixempra, a medicine used to treat breast cancer, and Baraclude, used to combat chronic hepatitis B infection, were developed by a team of scientists at Bristol-Myers Squibb that now includes Holly Baseski Shackman ’00. Although not involved in the research and development of Ixempra, she has worked on several projects involving [...]

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May 26, 2011

Medical Pioneer Gerald Bodey ’56 Played Role in Battle Against Cancer

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By Kate Helm In the 1960s, Gerald P. Bodey ’56 almost became a medical missionary. At that time the draft was still in place for doctors, so his physician friend, Charles Mengel ’53, suggested Bodey fulfill his draft requirements by applying for a position as a clinical associate in the leukemia service at the National [...]

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May 17, 2011

Elizabeth Lathers ’01 Finds Ways to Serve in Every Aspect of Her Life

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By Kate Helm Since she was a student, Elizabeth Westgate Lathers ’01 has been active in community service. At Lafayette, she tutored inmates at Northampton County Prison and was an elementary school science mentor. “There is no better way to make a difference in people’s lives than through service,” she says. Lathers works for EMD [...]