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Voices of South Africa

July 25, 2014

Voices of South Africa: Students Study History of Colonialism and Apartheid

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“Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013, less than a month before we arrived in South Africa,” says Kathy Delsener, who was part of an interim-abroad course there early this year. “I will never forget seeing all of the memorials in various cities decorated in flowers,” she says. “Many of them had inspirational words, but [...]

Seth Hinrichs '15 drives to the basket.

July 22, 2014

Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 Receive National Academic Honor

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Lafayette men’s basketball players Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. To make the list, students must be juniors or seniors and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.

Barbara Brooks Kimmel '78

July 7, 2014

Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78 Works to Build Corporate Trust

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 The most recent phase in the career of Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78—and the seeds of her new book, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset—began after the financial crash in 2008. “I think we have a real crisis in leadership, compounded with the fact that we live [...]

The design team with its prototype.

June 18, 2014

Skiing on Pavement?

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An interdisciplinary team works to develop skis that could be used year round Wouldn’t it be fun to ski when there’s no snow outside? A team of economics and mechanical engineering majors worked to develop a product that would recreate the feeling of skiing on terrain available year-round. The “Free Ski” represents an open-ended design [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 25, 2014

Five Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

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Joel Vargas ’14 wants to be a “filmmaker of conscience” who entertains his audience in an ethical and meaningful way. He has a great opportunity to further prepare for that through a Fulbright Scholarship to study in London. He’s among five Lafayette graduates who have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live, work, and study abroad, including [...]

The world becomes a blur as the car picks up speed.

May 13, 2014

Student Team Receives Three First-Place Awards at International Race Car Competition

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An interdisciplinary student team took home three first-place honors for its high-performance race car at the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway. Lafayette competed against 120 teams from colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Brown, Duke, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Lehigh, Penn State, Purdue, Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineer for Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]

Malahat Mazaher '16

March 25, 2014

Education Opens Doors for Malahat Mazaher ’16

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Malahat Mazaher ’16  is eager to help connect young people in her home country of Afghanistan with educational opportunities. “Women’s education, and for that matter, education for everyone in the country, is the key to a progressive, secure, and developed Afghanistan,” says Mazaher, a double major in economics and international affairs. Mazaher first traveled to the [...]