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December 20, 2011

Six Leopards Named to Academic All-Patriot League Team

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.), field hockey player Emily Valeo ’13 (Norristown, Pa.), football players Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) and Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.), and soccer players Blake Fink ’13 (Westampton, N.J.) and Graham Heydt ’12 (Northbrook, Ill.) have been selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team for their respective [...]

Michael Trejo ’12 and Martha Heinze ’86

December 19, 2011

Global Banking: JJ Houldin ’12 and Michael Trejo ’12 Go Inside JPMorgan Chase

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Joseph “JJ” Houldin ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Michael Trejo ’12 (Falls Church, Va.) spent the summer exploring the world of global banking as interns with Martha Heinze ’86, executive director of treasury and securities services at JPMorgan Chase in New York City, and a member of the Lafayette Board of Trustees. Houldin, an American studies [...]

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

December 13, 2011

Five Students Present at International Neuroscience Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Imagine tens of thousands of neuroscientists coming together from around the world to present research on topics spanning every segment of the discipline, from molecular and physiological work to robotics and prosthetics. Every year, this is exactly what happens at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Camille Borland ’13 (Verona, N.J.), [...]

Bridget Hentz '12 works with Michael Whitman '82.

December 5, 2011

Students Make Contributions to Heart Surgery Technology

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Bridget Hentz ’12 (Ambler, Pa.) thought it was cool when some of her own ideas became part of the design of cutting-edge heart surgery technology.  But it was even cooler, she says, to see the devices she helped design fired into a beating heart and doing exactly what they were supposed [...]

Michael Thompson '12 earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester.

December 2, 2011

Alexandra Brannick ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 Named 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

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The Lafayette College Maroon Club named Alexandra Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) the 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female student who display exemplary skills in the classroom and on the field of competition. A geology major and co-captain of the [...]

Brandon Ellis in New York City

November 16, 2011

Brandon Ellis ’12 Named to Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team

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Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has earned placement on the Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team. A three-year starter in the defensive backfield, Ellis has been honored for the second straight season and was named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2010. He leads Lafayette with 11 pass breakups and is fifth [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

November 10, 2011

Danielle Sobol ’12 Finds the Connections Between Art and Science

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Danielle Sobol ’12 is concerned with liminalities. “A liminality is an in-between state.  A liminal being could be an adolescent, in between a child and an adult,” she says.  “In a lot of urban-fantasy novels, there are worlds that are in between reality and mythology.” Sobol (Wall, N.J.) is exploring liminalities [...]

Laura Goldberg ’12 in Würzburg, Germany

November 8, 2011

As a DAAD Young Ambassador, Laura Goldberg ’12 Combines Her Passions for German and Biology

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Laura Goldberg ’12 (Skillman, N.J.) is passionate about German and biology, and she can trace both of those passions back to her roots. “First of all, my mom is originally from Germany (near Hanover), and my aunt still lives in Düsseldorf,” says Goldberg.  “Therefore, growing up I attended German school every [...]

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November 7, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Carolyn Cabrey ’12

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Field hockey co-captain Carolyn Cabrey ’12 (North Wales, Pa.) discusses the hands-on nature of biology, the importance of being organized, and having someone to help you reach your potential. What do you enjoy about your major? I enjoy my major because it is very hands-on. A lot of non-science majors probably hate the thought of [...]

Geology students use the iPad prototype during their research trip to Greybull, Wyo. over fall break.

November 4, 2011

Computer Science Students Produce Software that Could Change the Way Geologists Work in the Field

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During last year’s trip to Wyoming for a geology class, students carefully recorded longitude and latitude, angles of sediment beds, rock types, and other observations in an orange field notebook. This year, students used an application on an iPad that was developed by four computer science and engineering students doing EXCEL research with Chun Wai [...]