Interdisciplinary

Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall

February 8, 2013

Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall Stimulates Curiosity in the Classroom

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To say that Wendy Wilson-Fall is enthusiastic is an understatement. As Lafayette’s first professor hired specifically for the interdisciplinary Africana Studies Program, she is excited about its growth and future. She is equally enthusiastic about communicating her passion for Africana studies to her students as well as the upcoming publication of her new book. Inspired [...]

Interim Abroad in Bali

February 8, 2013

Students Encounter the Arts and Spirituality in Bali

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For the first three weeks of January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty visited the small Indonesian island of Bali, where they learned how Balinese spirituality is intimately connected to the arts. The focus of the class was Balinese theater, dance, and music. In Bali, artistry, and the performing arts in particular, are deeply [...]

CaPA Scholars

January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]

Brooke Kohler '13 at the Due's fish farm

January 7, 2013

Students Use Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Local Fish Farm

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 A group of students from diverse majors is working to make a local fish farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. The students are members of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course founded in 1987 that combines various student expertise and talents to help solve real-world problems of a business, nonprofit, or [...]

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 [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Austin Denesuk ’14, center, with other members of the crew

November 5, 2012

Watch Live Student-Run Election Broadcast from 9-11 p.m.

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Farinon College Center will be buzzing with activity Tuesday night as more than 100 students from a variety of majors will come together to produce the College’s live election-night television broadcast, “Fifty States of Grey.” Running from 9-11 p.m., the show will provide up-to-the-minute information on races for the White House, Senate, and House of [...]

Alex Charchalis '15 and Maddie Laskoski '13 tape a promo for Lafayette's election night coverage at PBS Channel 39's studio in Bethlehem.

October 31, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Lafayette’s Student-Run Election Night Broadcast

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Election Day is quickly approaching.  For Lafayette’s election-night broadcast team that means there isn’t much time before going on-air live to potentially millions of viewers. The College has partnered with WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley, to produce the live, student-run election-night broadcast named “Fifty States of Grey.” Tune in Tuesday, [...]