History

Donald L. Miller

June 18, 2014

Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Donald L. Miller believes that cities can be read like books. The historian thinks that histories of cities should read like novels. His latest history of a city reads like an epic novel. Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America (Simon & Schuster) is a monumental portrait [...]

Joel Vargas '14

May 25, 2014

Five Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

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Joel Vargas ’14 wants to be a “filmmaker of conscience” who entertains his audience in an ethical and meaningful way. He has a great opportunity to further prepare for that through a Fulbright Scholarship to study in London. He’s among five Lafayette graduates who have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live, work, and study abroad, including [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. 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. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

April 17, 2014

Professor Rebekah Pite Receives Gourmand Cookbook Award

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Professor Rebekah Pite‘s latest book has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food will now move on to Gourmand’s Beijing Cookbook Fair next month where it will compete with winners in the same [...]

David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Donald L. Miller

September 24, 2013

Prof. Donald L. Miller To Lead National History Seminar on WWII

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By Sean Grim ’14 Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, will join ranks with America’s most prestigious historians when he presents a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar next year. The renowned Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History sponsors a series of 40 seminars across the country each year, in which award-winning historians share [...]

Gina Pan '14 and Miranda Andretti ’16 with a guard at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea.

September 20, 2013

Students Study History, Culture, and Politics in South Korea and Japan

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After taking a history course focusing on East Asia, James “J.D.” Moore ’14 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) wanted to learn more. He had the perfect opportunity this summer through the faculty-led, short-term study abroad course Interconnections in Northeast Asia, which brought students to South Korea and Japan. Led by Paul Barclay, associate professor of history and co-chair [...]

Robert Meyner Oral History Project

September 18, 2013

Danielle Moran ’15 Helps Document the Legacy of New Jersey Gov. Robert Meyner ’30

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Danielle Moran ’15 (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) loves studying history, law, and politics. She’s helping construct an oral history of a Lafayette graduate who left important legacies in all three. Robert Meyner ’30, governor of New Jersey during the 1950s, is the subject of the history, on which Moran is collaborating with John Kincaid, Meyner Professor [...]

Adam Chernicoff '14 in front of the White House

August 20, 2013

Adam Chernicoff ’14 Goes to Washington

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The 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush may be remembered for “hanging chads” and controversy, but it also had a much quieter impact—it was the political event that motivated Adam Chernicoff ’14 (Harrisburg, Pa.) to learn more about the workings of the U.S. government. Going from state capital to nation’s capital [...]