Foreign Languages and Literatures

Rachel Davidson ’13, Diane Ahl, and Rado Pribic have organized the International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art.

June 3, 2011

Rachel Davidson ’13 Helps Organize International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art

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Ever since elementary school, Rachel Davidson ’13 (Bethesda, Md.) has been interested in the Holocaust. Her maternal grandfather, Erwin Schwager, escaped his hometown of Munich, Germany, the day before Kristallnacht, the infamous Nazi-instigated “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938 when Jewish businesses, synagogues, and homes were destroyed. Schwager’s brother escaped to Israel, but their parents [...]

Roxanne  Lalande

June 3, 2011

Roxanne Lalande Brings Barbed Wit and Elegant Prose of French Literature to Life

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With a single witticism, any who dared overstep the bounds of conformity were summarily cast back to their proper place in society. A withering comment on yesterday’s political blog? A snarky Facebook posting circa 2011? No, it’s the writings and sayings of 17th century France, the milieu of Roxanne Lalande, professor of foreign languages and [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

Holden Ferry '11 and the Amiel Family

April 21, 2011

Holden Ferry ’11 and Amiel Family Present College with French Translation of A Son and His Adoptive Father

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Earlier this semester, Holden Ferry ’11 (Glencoe, Ill.), a French major, presented a full translation into French of the exhibition catalog “A Son and His Adoptive Father” to Diane Windham Shaw, special collections librarian and college archivist, for the archives. The catalog was for the exhibit featured first at Mount Vernon and then Lafayette during [...]

Niederauer '08 photo

April 5, 2011

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

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A producer with The Today Show; a laser communications system developer for the Navy, a makeup artist with Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren; features manager for The Nate Berkus Show; advertising director for Macy’s, lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni [...]

Erin Kelsh '03

March 28, 2011

Courtroom Dynamics and Daily Variety Appeal to Assistant DA Erin Kelsh ’03

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 One reason for the proliferation of television shows about criminal law: It’s hard to get bored. “On a daily basis, you’re never going to get the same thing,” says Erin Reynolds Kelsh ’03, describing her work as an assistant district attorney in the felony trial bureau of the Office of the [...]


March 22, 2011

Lafayette Organizes Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies

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Lafayette’s Max Kade Center for German Studies and Moravian College have organized the Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies held Saturday, March 26 at Moravian. Research projects by 19 students from schools throughout Pennsylvania have been selected for presentation at the conference, including work by Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), a Russian and East European [...]

Professor Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger teaches a class in the Max Kade Center.

March 4, 2011

Max Kade Center: The Hub of German Activity and Learning at Lafayette

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Students at Lafayette have access to a beautiful and high-tech resource center where they can study and enhance their understanding and appreciation of German language and culture. The Max Kade Center for German Studies is a classroom, reading room, conference room, informal discussion area, multimedia presentation facility, and library. It serves as the hub of [...]

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November 17, 2010

Professors Duhl and Lamb-Faffelberger Advance Scholarship through Editorial Positions at International Journals

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Lafayette’s international reputation continues to grow as Olga Anna Duhl and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, professors of foreign languages and literatures, have been appointed editors of leading peer-reviewed journals in their fields. Both professors are dedicated to maintaining and elevating the high intellectual caliber of the publications. Duhl, who specializes in French, will serve as the correspondent [...]


October 29, 2010

Students Use $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant to Run Summer Youth Program in Colombia

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Four students used a $10,000 Davis Foundation “Projects for Peace” grant this summer to spend five weeks in Bogotá, Colombia, and run a youth program for 80 school children ages 5 to 16. They worked with Fundación Ayuda por Colombia (FAC), a nonprofit organization that operates an afterschool program for these children during the school [...]