EXCEL Scholars

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

July 12, 2013

Tiffany Phuong ’16 and Kofi Boateng ’16 Combine Biology and Computer Science in Cancer Research

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Research by Tiffany Phuong ’16 (Aldan, Pa.) and Kofi Boateng ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) this summer is contributing to their goals of becoming doctors and could also help in the fight against cancer. They are working on an interdisciplinary project looking at how the protein MYD88 affects tumor growth with Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of [...]

Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 in Pardee Hall

June 26, 2013

Loujing Pan ’15 Presents Research on Korean Pop Idols’ Effect on Body Image at Conference

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Analyzing films for cultural content captivated Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 (Edison, N.J.) last spring. At the end of her Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema course, she approached Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, about learning more. This year, Pan, a double major in government & law and Asian studies, has been working [...]

Chris Kelly ’13, l-r, Professor David Sunderlin, Jaclyn White ’13, and Professor Kira Lawrence

June 24, 2013

Students Present Research at Geological Society of America Conference

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Jaclyn White ’13 (Clarksboro, N.J.) and Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) recently presented their honors thesis research at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America in Bretton Woods, N.H. White, a geology major, focused her research on fossil wood preserved in the sediment of Alaska 55 million years [...]

Professor Michael Feola and Juannell Riley ‘15

June 3, 2013

Juannell Riley ’15 Explores Democratic Exclusion With Professor Michael Feola

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Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) spent the semester investigating who speaks—and whose voice matters—in democratic communities. Riley worked with Michael Feola, assistant professor of government & law, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program on a project that challenges longstanding assumptions about democracy and citizenship. The team grappled with the widespread belief that challenges to [...]

Karina Skvirsky, assistant professor of art

April 29, 2013

Art Professor Karina Skvirsky Featured in Two Exhibitions

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Karina Skvirsky, assistant professor of art, has two exhibits showing this spring in three locations. The Bloomfield Avenue Hotline, a participatory art project featuring audio recordings of residents of Bloomfield and Montclair, New Jersey, is on display in the form of bright yellow British telephone booths at Bloomfield College and the Montclair Art Museum. The [...]

Lauren Anderson, left, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Ashley Kaminski ’13 in Acopian Engineering Center

April 22, 2013

NSF Research Fellowships Help Lafayette Graduates Pursue Goals

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“Every moment, the brain integrates diverse inputs from a complex and dynamic visual environment in order to resolve perceptual ambiguities and guide behavior. I’m interested in unraveling the neural circuits that lead to this higher-order visual perception,” says Ashley Juavinett ’11, a neuroscience graduate. A second-year graduate student researching visual perception with Ed Callaway at [...]

Stephanie Bateman ’13 films a session where a professional make-up artist demonstrates the effects of aging on students.

April 19, 2013

Stephanie Bateman ’13 Documents the Creation of On Aging Production through Film

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“Did you know that our hands are actually the part of the body that shows age the most?” asks Stephanie Bateman ’13 (Neshanic Station, N.J.) excitedly. Bateman is documenting the creation of the theatrical production On Aging, which is being staged by students in the interdisciplinary Making Theater: On Aging course. Taught by Suzanne Westfall, professor [...]

Robert Allan, associate professor of psychology, and Julia Brodsky ’13

April 19, 2013

Julia Brodsky ’13 Learns about Human Procrastination in Professor Robert Allan’s Pigeon Lab

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Do pigeons put off until tomorrow what they could do today? It’s hard to say, but the birds can still be useful in studying the problem of procrastination. In his behavioral research lab, Robert Allan, associate professor of psychology, uses pigeons to study a variety of behaviors with the help of psychology major and research [...]

Chris Kelly ’13, Hollis Miller ’15, and Professor Kira Lawrence in Van Wickle Hall

April 19, 2013

Professor Kira Lawrence Coauthors Paper Published in Nature

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Hollis Miller ’15 (Fort Washington, Pa.) is in the basement lab of Van Wickle Hall, extracting organic material from mud deposited on the ocean floor millions of years ago. She inserts a steel cell, which looks like a mouse-size dumb bell, into a machine called the accelerated solvent extractor. “A fancy coffee pot is how [...]

Hannah Weaver '14

April 15, 2013

Hannah Weaver ’14 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Physics major Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) has earned distinction as a recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover college costs up to a maximum of [...]