Economics and Business

Troy of The Cosmic Cup Coffee Co. in Easton, Sergío Aguilar, Richard Durham '11, and Hannah Rhadigan ’11 in New York City

October 15, 2010

Students Bring Honduran Coffee Project Full Circle

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For the past several years, members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) have collaborated with rural villages in the Yoro region of Honduras and the Honduran national coffee board to help the villagers build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation. The first 15,000 plants are now harvested and ready to be sold. Sergio [...]

Garbriel Valentin '02

October 13, 2010

Gabriel Valentin ’02 Finds Success in Paris

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By Kate Helm Colgate’s slogan “bright smile, bright future” could well be used to describe the career of Gabriel Valentin ’02, senior brand manager at Colgate-Palmolive, based in Paris. In only six short years, he’s risen to the top of the international marketing ranks. Valentin, who has been with the company almost a year, is [...]

2009

October 13, 2010

Lafayette, Reigning National Champion in College Fed Challenge, Will Host Regional Competition

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The College Fed Challenge team will begin its quest for the College’s second consecutive national championship Nov. 1, when Lafayette, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, hosts a regional Fed Challenge competition at Pfenning Alumni Center. Last December, Lafayette’s Fed Challenge team outperformed Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers-Newark in a simulated meeting of [...]

Clockwise from left are: Christopher Jones ’13, Professor Chris Ruebeck, Laura Wong Hon Chan ’12, Professor Jeff Pfaffmann, Shannon Sullivan ’13, and Phuong Anh Nguyen ’12.

September 17, 2010

Project Combines Economics, Computer Science, and Engineering to Enhance Environmental Policymaking

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Several Lafayette students worked this summer on an ongoing, interdisciplinary project that combines aspects of economics, computer science, and engineering to enhance environmental policymaking. The team focused its research on using computational models to simulate the life cycles of shipping pallets, cell phone batteries, and water systems. Although most of the students who were involved [...]

Prof. Fluney Hutchinson with Student

July 26, 2010

Prof. Gladstone Hutchinson Named Director-General of Jamaica’s Planning Institute

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The Government of Jamaica is calling upon Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics at Lafayette and founding director of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, to spearhead policy-formulation leading toward sustainable development in that nation. Hutchinson has been appointed director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Under the Office of the Prime [...]

Rosie Bukics

July 12, 2010

Professor Rosie Bukics Honored for Her Book Reading, Writing, and Thriving

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Rose Marie L. Bukics, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of Economics, was honored by the American Educational Publishers Association for her book Reading, Writing, and Thriving: How to Make The Wall Street Journal a Key Part of Your Business Curriculum. The book offers faculty at the nation’s colleges and universities insights on integrating [...]

Honduras

July 7, 2010

Student-Faculty Team Promotes Economic Development in Honduras

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An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty has recently returned to campus after spending a week working on an economic development project in the rural village of Lagunitas, Honduras. For the past two years, members of the College’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project have helped the villagers build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation. The first [...]

Susan Averett

July 1, 2010

Professors Ed Gamber and Susan Averett Become Co-editors of Eastern Economic Journal

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You could say that Professor Susan Averett’s career has received a lot of interest lately. Most recently, she became co-editor of Eastern Economic Journal along with Ed Gamber, professor and head of economics. Last month, her research on marriage and weight gain was featured in The New York Times under the headline “For Better, for [...]

Honduras

May 19, 2010

Lafayette Students Featured in Two Segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol

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Students provide commentary in Spanish on their economic and environmental work in Honduras Students involved with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) were interviewed for two segments on WFMZ’s Edicion en Espanol appearing 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. Civil engineering majors [...]

Lafayette College

May 17, 2010

Students and Faculty Work to Convert Abandoned New Orleans School into Community Arts Center

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A group of Lafayette students and faculty spent their spring break in New Orleans working with artists and community leaders in the Lower Ninth Ward to help them convert a former public school, abandoned since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, into a community arts and cultural center. The trip was part of an ongoing effort since [...]