Class of 2005

Peter Donovick '61

August 9, 2012

Peter Donovick ’61 Uncovers Mysteries of the Brain

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By Tiffany Bentley With an insatiable curiosity, Peter Donovick ’61 has delved into a broad spectrum of research topics. As professor of psychology and director of the environmental neuropsychology laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Donovick has studied aging and dementia, stereotype bias, multiple sclerosis, dementia, environmental toxicology, malnutrition, incarceration, compassion, health [...]

Lindsay Pugh '05

April 27, 2012

Lindsay Pugh ’05 Plays Key Role in Raising Funds to Upgrade the National Mall

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 When Lindsay Pugh ’05 jogs on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., she sees much more than grassy esplanades and monuments. She sees a healthier, smarter version of America’s most popular, pivotal park—the country’s “front yard.” Pugh directs corporate relations for the Trust for the National Mall, nonprofit partner of the [...]

Emily Groves '05

April 9, 2012

Emily Groves ’05 Provides Policy and Strategic Advice in Peru’s Sacred Valley

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After four years of researching public policy for The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Emily Groves ’05 is gaining firsthand perspective on the people behind the policy in Peru’s Sacred Valley, the Urubamba Valley of the Andes, near the Inca capital of Cusco and south of the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu. Groves is [...]

Diane Mitchell Young '05

December 13, 2011

Diane Mitchell Young ’05 Helped Star of Dolphin Tale Recover

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For marine biologist Diane Mitchell Young ’05, the 2011 megahit movie Dolphin Tale offers more than just the inspirational story of one real-life dolphin, Winter, who survived with the help of a prosthetic tail. “Yes, Winter is one very special story,” says Young, a biology graduate, who led the effort to rehabilitate the injured dolphin at Clearwater [...]

Konstantinos Bousmalis '05

November 8, 2011

Konstantinos Bousmalis ’05 among 34 Google Fellowship Recipients Worldwide

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Picture this: After a long day at work, you sit down at your computer, shoulders hunched, and a digitized voice coos, “You seem stressed today.” Suddenly, peaceful music starts playing with photos of secluded beaches and desolate mountain passes on your screen. Your shoulders relax; you breather easier. Your computer—that [...]

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October 5, 2011

Jazz Composer Jack Furlong ’05 Releases New CD; Alumni Quartet Performs Oct. 7 in New York City

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Lafayette’s James Bond of jazz, Jack Furlong ’05 is on a mission to deliver intrepid entertainment whether he’s arranging 007 movie tunes for the Jazz Ensemble, jazzing up “The A-Team” theme for the Pep Band, or performing a bebopping march about his mechanic with his all-alumni band. His latest accessible adventure [...]

Reco Collins '05

August 22, 2011

Reco Collins ’05 Recognized for Service, Leadership

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With the same energy and commitment he demonstrated as a Lafayette student, Reco Collins ’05 is making a difference as an involved community member, business leader, and volunteer. Recently, three organizations honored him with prestigious recognitions for his service and leadership. Reco, vice president of public finance at PNC Bank in Baltimore, Md., received the [...]

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May 31, 2011

Rob McEwen ’05 Develops Programming and Algorithms for Army Intelligence Center

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By Kevin Gray When Rob McEwen ’05 began his career at Lafayette College, he knew that he wanted to earn B.S. degrees in mathematics and computer science, which he did. What he didn’t know was whether he wanted to work in industry or government service, or to pursue an academic position. “After several great summers [...]

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May 3, 2011

Computer Scientist Mayank Lahiri ’05 Develops Zebra ID Scans; Begins Job at Facebook in August

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Studying the behavior of wild zebras and their social networks depends on being able to tell them apart. “In working with biologists from Princeton on these zebra studies in the field,” says Mayank Lahiri ’05, who just completed his Ph.D. on measuring and mining dynamic networks at University of Illinois-Chicago, “I became frustrated by bad [...]

Mike De Gregorio '05

January 21, 2011

Mike De Gregorio ‘05 Works on Improved Response in Prosthetic Hands

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By Kevin Gray When Mike De Gregorio ’05 wakes up each morning, his mind is focused on finding ways to improve the sensitivity of a prosthetic hand. He wants to uncover the mechanism that will make the hand respond as if it were integrated with the human body’s signaling system. “I’m trying to characterize human [...]