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Richard Ill 65

May 22, 2013

Richard Ill ’65 Heads Preparations for 113th U.S. Open

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Making sure Merion Golf Club is completely up to par for the national golf championship June 13-16 is on the shoulders of Richard “Rick” Ill ’65, head of the club’s U.S. Open committee. Ill, who previously served five years as president of Merion, began planning and preparation many months ago. Logistics include steps to manage [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Katherine Blair '04

April 19, 2013

Katherine Blair ’04 Shapes Health Policy for the State of Colorado

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By Larry Atkins Making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation is the focus of Katherine Blair ’04, health policy adviser in Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Policy, Research, and Legislative Affairs. She is helping the governor accomplish his vision. “Colorado created the first bipartisan health insurance exchange in the country, which will launch in [...]

Jarrett Kovics '96

April 12, 2013

Jarrett Kovics ’96 Finishes World’s Toughest Race to Raise Funds for Costa Rican Children’s Homes

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By Kate Helm “When I planted my foot, I never knew whether it would strike solid ground or sink through a deceptively crusty surface, assuring a nasty fall or a broken ankle. Despite its difficulty, the terrain was visibly spectacular,” writes Jarrett Kovics ’96 in his blog during a seven-day trek across the Atacama Desert [...]

Anna Harris '14 and a friend

April 8, 2013

Anna Harris ’14 Explores Culture in Central America

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“Under the shadow of a helicopter on the banks of Lake Suchitoto in El Salvador, I got chills as I listened to the sole survivor of the Copayan Massacre relive the memories of his 9-year-old self fleeing from a military-directed air strike on his village,” writes Anna Harris ’14, a history major who spent the [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 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. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Donald L. Miller

March 7, 2013

New HBO Miniseries Based on Professor Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air

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Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany will be the primary source for HBO’s newest World War II miniseries. An award-winning author and WWII expert, Miller is the chief historical consultant and is helping write the master script for the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg-produced series, [...]

Isabel Connolly ’14, l-r, Professor Ida Sinkevic, and Monika Krumova ’13

January 29, 2013

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 (Westport, Conn.), an art major; Monika Krumova ’13 (Sofia, Bulgaria), a film & media studies major; and Michael Viteritto ’13 (North Caldwell, N.J.), a double major in English and theater, presented their research at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students [...]

China

January 2, 2013

Three Students Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Three Lafayette students are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will help fund their study-abroad experiences this spring.  Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) will travel to the Czech Republic, Nam Nguyen ’14 (Washington, D.C.) to China, and Edwin Liriano ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) to Spain. Sponsored by the Bureau [...]

Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History

November 9, 2012

Professors Chronicle French Jewish Community of Dijon in New Book

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Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History, and Richard Sharpless, professor emeritus of history, have completed An Uncertain Future: Voices of a French Jewish Community, 1940-2012, published in August by University of Toronto Press. The book, almost 20 years in the making, has been a labor of love for Weiner, who visits Dijon, France, an old [...]