November 11, 2011

Rick Klau ’93 Leads Google Ventures’ Startup University

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The journey from startup to thriving business is a road well traveled for Rick Klau ’93, of Mountainview, Calif. Now as partner in charge of Startup University for Google Ventures, the savvy business entrepreneur is helping others chart a course to success. Startup University provides employees of Google Ventures’ portfolio of growing companies with educational [...]

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August 5, 2011

With Experience in Kenya, France, and Tanzania, Medical Student Daria Szkwarko ’06 Plans to Practice in Africa

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By Barbara Mulligan When medical student Daria Szkwarko ’06 arrived in Kenya for a clinical research experience last August, she hoped to figure out what area of medicine she wanted to pursue, become proficient in Swahili, collaborate with professionals, and establish a “side project.” But first of all, she wanted “to learn what it takes [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]


April 22, 2010

Kiira Benzing ’07 is Comfortable in the Spotlight

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As a student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Kiira Benzing ’07 found herself calling on her Lafayette education in a way she couldn’t have imagined. During her senior year at Lafayette, Andy Smith, assistant professor of English and chair of the American studies program, introduced her to a film called [...]

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April 16, 2010

A Life-Changing Experience

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Megan Jones ’10 (Bridgewater, N.J.), a double major in policy studies and French, traveled to Madagascar in January with a group of nine other students to create and implement a mentoring program to facilitate Malagasy students’ admission to United States institutions of higher education. The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) pilot program is guided [...]

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October 9, 2009

International Film Festival Brings French Language and Culture to Campus

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Six movies will be screened from Oct. 14-Nov. 18 Lafayette’s Tournees Francophone Film Festival will provide the campus with a window into the various cultures of French-speaking people in countries around the world. Under the theme of “Power, Politics, and Perspectives in Francophone Film,” the festival’s six films represent genres from documentaries to dramas shot [...]

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May 22, 2008

Students Will Study Art and Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Italy

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Professors Diane Cole Ahl and Rado Pribic will lead summer interim-session course From May 26 – June 14, Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History, and Rado Pribic, Williams Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will lead 26 students through Italy on a three-week, summer interim session course. The students will be studying the [...]