Economics

EEGLP in Honduras

March 3, 2014

Can Garbage Solve Energy Issues?

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What does a community in a developing country do with high volumes of trash and nowhere to put it? Possibly use it as an alternative fuel source. Over the winter break, a student-faculty team traveled to Roatan Island, Honduras, to explore the feasibility of waste-to-energy power plants as an alternative to imported diesel fuel. The [...]

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda [...]

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15

March 3, 2014

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15 Explore Urban Studies around the World

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For Nicola Coakley ’15 (Devon, Pa.) and Kidane Kinney ’15 (Staten Island, N.Y.), their semester abroad did not involve just one country, but four. “Sao Paulo was a very busy city, which reminded me a lot of New York City,”  says Kinney, who is majoring in international affairs. “I loved the food and samba music there. [...]

Professor Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11 researched obesity in South Africa.

February 7, 2014

Research by Profs. Susan Averett and Julie Smith Featured in Time Magazine

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The latest research by Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics, and Julie Smith, assistant professor of economics, was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of Time magazine. It has also been mentioned in The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), the National Counseling Society’s website, and Counsel and Heal’s website. Read the article in Time The article, “Your [...]

Tony Johnson '13 leads SPM Shooters in minutes per game (29.1) and is sixth in the league in assists (3.8 apg).

January 27, 2014

House on the Hill: Tony Johnson ’13 Plays Professional Basketball in Holland

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When he gets fouled these days, they’re more forceful and physical. Tony Johnson ’13 had a feeling that was coming. And when he and his teammates went to a Dutch farm to get accustomed to the culture in Holland, he enjoyed experimenting on a rope course and trying a zip line. Then he was asked [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 20, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 and Brad Bormann ’14 Earn Academic All-America Honors

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. They were eligible for the honor after garnering Capital One Academic All-District II Team honors last month. Honorees must be a starter [...]

Brendan Gover ’14

December 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Brendan Gover ’14

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Men’s lacrosse player Brendan Gover ’14 (Somerset, N.J.) discusses the real-world applications of economics, a future career in finance, and the importance of being a well-rounded person. What do you enjoy about your major? It challenges me to think outside the box about abstract concepts that still have relative application to the real world.   [...]

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

December 2, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 Named Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) has been named the 2013 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a group of three Lafayette student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. An economics major, Ross won Capital One Academic All-District II honors in 2012 and 2013 and was also named to the 2012 FCS [...]

Co-anchors Dan Valladares and '14 Kelsey Gula '14 get ready to go on air.

November 27, 2013

Video: Student Broadcast Explores “Millennial Generation” and 3-D printing on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS during the last week in November. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Political Economy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It [...]

Lafayette Lens

November 19, 2013

Student-Produced Broadcast Will Air on PBS Nov. 22, 24, and 25

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the [...]