Class of 2009

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May 27, 2009

A Family Commencement: Father, Son and Nephew Graduate Together

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Steven Zamore surprised to receive his diploma after 38 years Steven Zamore left Lafayette in 1970 after his junior year to attend medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He earned his M.D. in 1974, did his residency at Yale, and became an obstetrician and gynecologist in Connecticut. Although he was considered a member [...]

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May 23, 2009

Farewell Remarks of Nicholas Albano ’09

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“Every single one of us will make profound and significant contributions to our world and to this society.” Nicholas Albano ’09 delivered farewell remarks for the Class of 2009 at the 174th Commencement. He is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded to the senior who “most closely represents the Lafayette ideal.” Albano, [...]

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May 5, 2009

Amanda Berger ’09 Investigates Social Implications of Single-Mother Families

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Anthropology and sociology major is performing an honors thesis under the guidance of Rebecca Kissane, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology Amanda Berger ’09 (Parkland, Fla.) is exploring a relatively new type of family unit headed by “single mothers by choice.” Berger, an anthropology and sociology major, is investigating the social implications of this growing [...]

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April 1, 2009

Success in Goldwater Scholarship Awards Reflects Lafayette’s Distinctive Attributes

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It’s the nation’s premier undergraduate honor in math, science, and engineering With 16 Goldwater Scholarship recipients in the last eight years, Lafayette is unmatched by any other exclusively undergraduate liberal arts and engineering college. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the nation’s premier undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. The [...]

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December 28, 2008

Nafis Hasan ’11 Searches for a Cure for Breast Cancer

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Biology major writes about his work with Bradley Antanaitis, associate professor of physics, on interdisciplinary research Biology major Nafis Hasan ’11 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) is working on interdisciplinary EXCEL Scholars research focusing on safer drug treatments for breast cancer with Bradley Antanaitis, associate professor of physics, and Marco Tjioe ’09 (North Sumatera, Indonesia), who is pursuing [...]

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December 12, 2008

Students Focus on Education to Address Easton’s Flooding Problems

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Technology Clinic is working on exhibits and marketing for proposed flood museum Students in this year’s Technology Clinic are working with the New York-based Nurture Nature Foundation to produce educational exhibits and a marketing plan for a proposed flood museum in Easton. Tech Clinic is a hands-on course founded in 1986 that brings together students [...]

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December 3, 2008

Evan Lebovitz ’09 Explores the Body’s Reaction to Kissing

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Neuroscience major and Professor Wendy Hill will present research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting Neuroscience major Evan Lebovitz ’09 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is performing EXCEL research with Wendy Hill, Provost and Rappolt Professor in Neuroscience, on people’s physical and emotional reactions to kissing. The research is a continuation of an [...]

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December 2, 2008

Elizabeth Clearfield ’09 Helps Search for a Cure for Hepatitis B

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Biology major performs drug research as a summer intern for the national Hepatitis B Foundation Biology major Elizabeth Clearfield ’09 (Southampton, Pa.) spent her summer researching potential cures for the hepatitis B virus as an intern with the Hepatitis B Foundation at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. This summer I had the privilege and honor to [...]

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November 26, 2008

Students Take First Place in LVAIC Mathematics Competition

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College teams earn three of four top places A team of three Lafayette students earned first place in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Math Contest held this month at Moravian College. Lafayette teams earned three of the top four places. Finishing first in the 19th annual event were math majors Chencong Bao ’11 [...]

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November 25, 2008

Technology Clinic Students to Present Recommendations Next Week

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One project focuses on improving an Easton neighborhood’s “urban ecology,” another on issues related to floods and flooding The College’s two current Technology Clinics will present their biannual reports next week. The urban ecology group will present its final report at 5 p.m. Dec 4 in room 104 of Kirby Hall, and the group working [...]