EXCEL Scholars

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 [...]

Andy Kortyna, associate professor of physics, and Hannah Weaver ’14 work in the laser lab in Hugel Science Center.

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 [...]

Zachary Jones ’13 performs with the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

April 5, 2013

Zachary Jones ’13 to Co-Author Book on Composer Antonio Molino with Professor Anthony Cummings

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 By the time Zachary Jones ’13 (Bethlehem, Pa.) is 24 years old, he will be the co-author and co-publisher of a major international collaboration. A Marquis Scholar and double major in music and anthropology & sociology, Jones recently presented one of three undergraduate papers selected for the prestigious 2013 College Music Society conference.  The paper [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 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. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Franceska Xhakaj '15, left, and Ellen Galperin '15 at the Grace Hopper conference

February 22, 2013

Ellen Galperin ’15 and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 Attend Largest Conference for Women in Computing

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Computer science majors Ellen Galperin ’15 (Warminster, Pa.) and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 (Vlore, Albania) attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last fall in Baltimore, Md.  The largest technical conference for women in computing, it brings together women from across the country to discuss their work and ways that they can further contribute [...]

Professor Daniel Sabatino and Katheryn Yoder '14

February 8, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Works with Local Company on Cutting-Edge Technology

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Katheryn Yoder ’13 (Sun Prairie, Wis.) is helping develop technology that one day could be found in the computers, cell phones, and televisions we use every day. The mechanical engineering major is working with Daniel Sabatino, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on evaluating a new product for local company Minteq International Inc., located on 13th Street [...]