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Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

Broiled Italian flank steak with red peppers and broccoli

August 6, 2013

Q&A with Blogging Chef Megan Matusky ’13

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Megan Matusky ’13 writes a cooking blog that she began in college as part of an independent study research project. She shares her thoughts on cooking and blogging in this question-and-answer interview. What’s your favorite dish to cook?  To eat? My favorite dish to cook depends on my mood. If I’m in the mood to [...]

Megan Matusky '13

August 6, 2013

Megan Matusky ’13 Writes Cooking Blog in Study of Digital Media

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Megan Matusky ’13 loves to share her cooking experiences. Writing a food blog called Cooking on Empty, she turned her passion into an interesting research project on digital media that combined English, sociology, and marketing. As part of her research, Matusky wrote three blog posts a week that focused on recipes, health, money-saving dinners, [...]

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]

Caitlin Lowery '10

July 5, 2013

Caitlin Lowery ’10 Promotes Women’s Health in Eastern Europe

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By Robert S. Benchley Peace Corps volunteer Caitlin Lowery ’10 has broadened the focus of her assignment—teaching English at a 300-student public school—to embrace what might be called “lessons in life,” with a focus on girls and young women. Lowery has been stationed for the past two years in the remote village of Dimi, Georgia, [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 (l-r), Lindsey Dier ’14, Chris McCumber ’89, Melanie Ruderman ’14, and Madeline Laskoski ’13 at USA Network offices in New York City

June 3, 2013

Students Get Backstage Look at USA Network with Chris McCumber ’89

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Madeline Laskoski ’13 (Goshen, N.Y.) knows she wants to work in television. But it’s a big industry, with many distinct skill sets. Laskoski wondered, would production be a better fit for her? Or perhaps sales and marketing? Through a three-day externship in January with Chris McCumber ’89, co-president of USA Network, she got a better [...]

Jasmine Jay ’14 puts her thoughts down on paper.

May 21, 2013

Jasmine Jay ’14 Receives Prestigious Writers Institute Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Among approximately 400 applications received, English major Jasmine Jay ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) is one of 50 students nationwide to be invited to the prestigious NY State Summer Writers Institute. Jay, a recipient of the institute’s merit scholarship that aims at promoting access and diversity, will spend four weeks over the summer [...]

Skillman Library

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 [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way.  Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]

Alec Bernstein '11 (left) works on a project with David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

May 6, 2013

Alec Bernstein ’11, Erin D’Amelio ’13, Nicole Dieterich ’13, and Chris Kelly ’13 Receive Fulbright Awards

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Alec Bernstein ’11, Erin D’Amelio ’13 (Mount Bethel, Pa.), Nicole Dieterich ’13 (Hewitt, N.J.), and Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) are recipients of the prestigious Fulbright award.  As a Fulbright scholar, Bernstein will travel to the West Bengal region of India to assess the sustainability of water systems; D’Amelio will travel to Malaysia through an [...]