International Students

Dantong Zhu ’16 performs the Rumba.

April 1, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates International Culture During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities included brown bag discussions, a food tasting, a study abroad workshop, a Carnival dance party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images on Flickr

Malahat Mazaher '16

March 25, 2014

Education Opens Doors for Malahat Mazaher ’16

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Malahat Mazaher ’16  is eager to help connect young people in her home country of Afghanistan with educational opportunities. “Women’s education, and for that matter, education for everyone in the country, is the key to a progressive, secure, and developed Afghanistan,” says Mazaher, a double major in economics and international affairs. Mazaher first traveled to the [...]

Eric Himmelwright '14, Benjamin Richards '14, and XIngjian (Max) Ma '14 overlooking Rome

June 3, 2013

Engineering and Beauty in Bremen

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Each spring, a group of students spends the semester studying engineering and German language and culture in Lafayette’s faculty-led program at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. The program enables engineering students to earn engineering credits while studying abroad so they will not fall behind in their curricular requirements. The following photos were taken by chemical [...]

Michele Dempsey '94 and Leikune Aragaw '€™15 at DxDempsey: Architecture|Design|Planning in Scranton, Pa.

February 11, 2013

Leikune Aragaw ’15 Explores Architecture Career with Michele Dempsey ’94

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When she was a student, Michele Dempsey ’94 was struggling to choose a career path. Then she took a history of architecture course with Robert Mattison, Metzgar Professor of Art History, and fell in love with architecture. “Suddenly, I realized it was my passion and all the pieces fell into place,” Dempsey says. Now, as president [...]

Zhe (Jason) Sheng '15 does some chores at Helen Hutchens' ranch in Colorado.

November 30, 2012

Trading Places: Project Boma Allows Students to Experience Different Cultures

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Friends and roommates Sam Stuart ’13 (Wichita, Kan.) and Chao Wang ’13 (Changchun, China) grew up in different hemispheres and met on campus. As first-year students, Stuart helped Wang through a college writing course, and Wang tutored Stuart in his introductory Chinese course. They have learned a lot about each other’s cultures through their friendship, [...]

Daniela Filip ’15 and Professor Nandini Sikand edit film in Skillman Library.

October 23, 2012

Daniela Filip ’15 Contributes to Two Films by Professor Nandini Sikand

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Working with an accomplished filmmaker this summer gave Daniela Filip ’15 a big boost in fulfilling her dream of becoming a filmmaker herself. A double major in film & media studies and international affairs, she edited video, collected research, acquired permissions for shooting footage, and performed other work as an EXCEL [...]

Dorde Rakic ’15 and Gary Gordon

October 4, 2012

Professor Gary Gordon and Dorde Rakic ’15 Explore How Social Media Affects People’s Choices

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In the world of Facebook and Twitter, rumors fly quickly.  Gary Gordon, professor and associate head of mathematics, and Dorde Rakic ’15 (Belgrade, Serbia) are delving into social media to learn how rumors affect people and influence their behavior. “Think of people on Facebook, with two people connected if they are friends.  How quickly does [...]

Rijan Maharjan ’14 and Julia Nicodemus, assistant professor of engineering studies

September 18, 2012

Rijan Maharjan ’14 Works with Prof. Julia Nicodemus to Explore Solar Energy’s Role in Fuel Production

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Ask Rijan Maharjan ’14 why he chose to major in mechanical engineering, and he will tell you, quite simply, “I like to do stuff.  Real stuff.” Maharjan (Kathmandu, Nepal) is all about keeping it practical.  This made him a good fit for his work this summer under the guidance of Julia Nicodemus, assistant professor of [...]

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June 24, 2011

Grasping the Point: Zhao Xin Yin ’13 Presents Research on Computerized Glove at International Conference

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Zhao Xin Yin ’13 (Shijiazhuang, China) has a futuristic vision for the research he is conducting on a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior. “With the gloves, we can acquire 10 channels of commands through each finger contact, and if we combine this with touch-screen technologies  – which hardly allow multi-point contact — [...]

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May 6, 2011

Ines Amenabar ’11 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 176th Commencement

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Ines Amenabar ’11 (Guatemala City, Guatemala) is the recipient of the 2011 George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” Read more Commencement coverage The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania [...]