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September 4, 2009

Lafayette in the News

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Article about Jim Toia, director of the art department’s Community-Based Teaching program, appears in Lehigh Valley Style magazine Lehigh Valley Style magazine features Jim Toia, director of the art department’s Community-Based Teaching program, and his artwork in its September 2009 edition. The article, “The Process Principle,” focuses on Toia’s collaborative artistic process, the inspiration behind [...]

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September 1, 2009

Professors James Ferri and Lauren Sefcik Receive $357,000 National Science Foundation Grant

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New equipment will enhance teaching and undergraduate research in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department James Ferri, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Lauren Sefcik ’04, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, have received a $357,106 Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase [...]

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August 31, 2009

Professor Sharon Jones Receives $150,000 National Science Foundation Grant

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New program will allow students to develop sustainable water and sanitation systems in Honduras Sharon Jones, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the engineering division, has received a $149,775 International Research Experiences for Students grant from the National Science Foundation. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the grant [...]

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August 24, 2009

Professor Asma Sayeed Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Study in Syria

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The award will support her research on medieval female religious scholars Asma Sayeed, assistant professor of religious studies, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Syria next year. The grant will allow her to conduct archival research at the Al-Assad Library in Damascus from January to June of 2010. Sayeed’s research focuses on a [...]

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August 20, 2009

Professor Susan Basow Receives National Teaching Award

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The Society for the Psychology of Women honored ‘her truly inspiring teaching, mentoring, and scholarly contributions to feminist pedagogy’ Susan Basow, Dana Professor of Psychology, has won the 2009 Heritage Award recognizing her dedication to teaching in the field of feminist psychology. The award, from the Society for the Psychology of Women, a division of [...]

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June 22, 2009

Professor Lisa Gabel Receives Grant from National Student Mentor Organization

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She and neuroscience major Natalia Ibanez ’10 are researching brain seizures in mice Lisa Gabel, assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a grant to study correlations between susceptibility to seizures and congenitally abnormal neurons in the brains of mice. Her project is one of four that received funding this year from Support of Mentors [...]

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April 27, 2009

Teaching the Archivist’s Art

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Diane Shaw brings students and alumni into her world as College archivist and director of special collections Emelie George Rubin ’02 knew when she arrived on campus as a first-year student that she wanted to enter the field of library science, but she didn’t know the specific area that best suited her. She spent four [...]

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April 26, 2009

Robert J. Massa Named Vice President for Communications

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Robert J. Massa, vice president for enrollment and college relations at Dickinson College, has been named vice president for communications at Lafayette. Massa will be the first person to serve in the newly created position. He will provide vision, leadership, and oversight for a new administrative division at Lafayette that includes public relations, communications, and [...]

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April 22, 2009

Art Professor Curlee Holton Participates in National and International Exhibitions

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He displays work in Philadelphia, Georgia, Costa Rica, and Japan Curlee Holton, professor of art and director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute, will be participating in exhibitions in Philadelphia; Georgia; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Osaka, Japan. From April 30–May 30, Holton’s solo exhibit, Witnessing, will be on display at the ArtJaz Gallery in Philadelphia. [...]

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April 17, 2009

Prof. John Kincaid to Advise Catalonia on Foreign Affairs

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He will advise the government on enhancing the autonomous region’s global profile John Kincaid, the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government, will meet with officials of the government of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Barcelona [...]