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May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 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, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Franceska Xhakaj '15, left, and Ellen Galperin '15 at the Grace Hopper conference

February 22, 2013

Ellen Galperin ’15 and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 Attend Largest Conference for Women in Computing

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Computer science majors Ellen Galperin ’15 (Warminster, Pa.) and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 (Vlore, Albania) attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last fall in Baltimore, Md.  The largest technical conference for women in computing, it brings together women from across the country to discuss their work and ways that they can further contribute [...]

Kevin Mandia ’92

February 19, 2013

Kevin Mandia ’92, CEO of Mandiant Cybersecurity Firm, Featured in The New York Times

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Kevin Mandia ’92, founder and CEO of the Mandiant cybersecurity company, has been featured in the top story on the New York Times website. Mandiant has released a 60-page report claiming that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army located in an office just outside Shanghai is responsible for numerous cyber attacks on American corporations, [...]

Dorde Rakic ’15 and Gary Gordon

October 4, 2012

Professor Gary Gordon and Dorde Rakic ’15 Explore How Social Media Affects People’s Choices

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In the world of Facebook and Twitter, rumors fly quickly.  Gary Gordon, professor and associate head of mathematics, and Dorde Rakic ’15 (Belgrade, Serbia) are delving into social media to learn how rumors affect people and influence their behavior. “Think of people on Facebook, with two people connected if they are friends.  How quickly does [...]

John Keller '14 and Xiaoyan Li, assistant professor of computer science, are working to perfect a Wi-Fi system that detects the positions of people and objects inside a building.

August 22, 2012

John Keller ’14 Presents Navigation Software at International Conference

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In high school, John Keller ’14 (Orwigsburg, Pa.) taught himself how to program robots.  His biggest achievement was tweaking a Roomba—a vacuum-cleaning robot—so that it could figure out where it was in a room and travel wherever it was told. A computer science major, Keller has since moved on to bigger tasks.  This summer, he [...]

New Tenure Track Professor Mathew Taylor: Computer Science

August 8, 2012

Professor Matthew E. Taylor Receives $400,000 Grant to Research Artificial Intelligence

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Matthew E. Taylor, assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a CAREER award from the Faculty Early Career Development Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). This prestigious and much-coveted award is given, as noted by NSF, in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and [...]

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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 [...]

From left are by Jeff Pfaffmann, associate professor and head of computer science; Joyce Laura Wong Hon Chan ’12; Nick Orzol ’13; and Chris Ruebeck, associate professor of economics.

April 9, 2012

Interdisciplinary Team Studies the Implications of Environmental Policymaking

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 As an electrical and computer engineering major, Nick Orzol ’13 (Mercerville, N.J.) is used to toying with circuits, computers, and other electronics. For one of his projects this semester, however, his biggest concern is the wooden pallets used in shipping. Orzol is involved in interdisciplinary research that combines aspects of economics, [...]

James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, and Brian Selvarajah ’12 analyzed visual pathways in vertebrates using the turtle as a model. Dearworth is one of 60 faculty whose research deals with health and life sciences.

January 6, 2012

Beyond Biology: New Health and Life Sciences Initiative Will Prepare Students to Solve Real-World Problems

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Tackling complex national and global problems requires knowledge from many different disciplines.  No one science can provide a solution; expertise and input from physicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, and policy makers is needed. At Lafayette, the new minor program in the health and life sciences provides just the intellectual and interdisciplinary education students need to bring [...]

Robert Kurt, associate professor of biology, teaches a biology class in Kunkel Hall.

January 6, 2012

Students Learn Biology through Problem-Solving in New Interdisciplinary Course

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This spring, a new course combining biology and computer science will provide students with ways to build connections between disciplines and new techniques to approach difficult biological problems. The course, Modeling-Based Applications to Biology, can be taken as an alternative to General Biology 102. Developed as a result of a Mellon Course Development grant, it [...]