Foreign Languages and Literatures

The class at Chichen Itza

March 15, 2013

Mexico is Classroom for Students Learning How Mexican Identity Developed

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After studying in Costa Rica during the fall semester, Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) was excited to continue expanding her knowledge of Latin American countries. During the January interim session, she joined nine other students on the intensive short-term study abroad course Mexico Through the Centuries. “That’s the beauty of a liberal arts college—the [...]

Kevin Walsh '97

January 24, 2013

Producer Kevin J. Walsh ’97 Has Premiere Hit at Sundance Film Festival

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The excitement of having his first feature film—The Way, Way Back—premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was heightened for Kevin J. Walsh ’97 when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures after an all-night bidding war erupted following the initial fest screening during the Jan. 17-27 festival. Deadline.com reports that the company is paying just under [...]

Kathryn Kerge '94

December 4, 2012

Kathryn Kerge ’94 Helps Drive Global Growth as Vice President of Ralph Lauren’s Club Monaco

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 At Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren’s hip clothing and accessories division, Kathryn Kerge ’94 oversees the “nuts and bolts” aspects of human resources. She handles recruiting, employee relations, and performance management, as well as helping determine organizational strategy for Ralph Lauren’s international expansion. “I feel like there are very few opportunities, [...]

Viktorija Gecyte ’08 performs at the Lafayette Bar.

November 30, 2012

All That Jazz: Viktorija Gecyte ’08 Performs in U.S. and France

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

October 26, 2012

Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter Discusses Political Hot Spots in Inaugural Class of 1961 Lecture

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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel. Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, [...]

Erin D'Amelio '13 working with the LIME students.

October 23, 2012

Erin D’Amelio ’13 Helps Level the Playing Field

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Erin D’Amelio ’13 (Mount Bethel, Pa.) spent much of her childhood nose deep in books. Her love of the literary sprang from her mother, who read her and her brother chapters of the Harry Potter novels before bed.  Entranced, D’Amelio couldn’t help but get hooked on books.  It’s an addiction she’s [...]

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October 23, 2012

Students Explore Italian Art History and Culture in Interdisciplinary Course

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To gain a genuine appreciation for the works of Italian masters—Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Dante, Boccaccio—what could be better than literally walking in their footsteps? A group of 21 Lafayette students had that experience this summer while spending three weeks studying art history, the culture of Italy, and the Italian Renaissance as they toured Venice, [...]

Christopher Anderson

September 26, 2012

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes seven new professors, bringing the College’s total to 215 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]

China

August 10, 2012

Students Study Ancient and Modern China in Faculty-Led Course

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You can read about the Great Wall of China in a textbook or trace its path on a map, but if you really want to get a feel for the Great Wall, nothing compares to setting foot on it. “After learning about the wall through our readings and research, it was surreal being able to [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]