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March 6, 2012

Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Local children and Easton Mayor Sal Panto took part in a variety of activities organized by Lafayette students to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday last weekend in Farinon College Center. Lafayette’s 12th annual Literacy Day was done in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America program to promote enthusiasm for reading. The event [...]

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February 21, 2012

Connecting with the World: Marquis Scholars Make a Difference through Academics, Research, and Service

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Since she came to Lafayette, Monica Manglani ’13 has worked on research on dyslexia and how the brain interprets sound, co-authored a paper published in an academic journal, presented at an international neuroscience conference, worked with poor children in the Dominican Republic, and started an online baking business to help the underprivileged. A neuroscience major, [...]

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January 30, 2012

Tatiana Logan ’13 Explores Culture and Education in Senegal

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“There is something about finding yourself so completely out of your element that helps you define your own culture and your place within it. The people I met during my study abroad have redefined my definition of warmth. They were willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat, would give and give and [...]

Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair of women's and gender studies, moderates a discussion of artists' books during Women's History Month.

October 4, 2011

New Women’s and Gender Studies Major Prepares Students to be Leaders in Today’s Diverse Society

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When Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) took a course called Literary Women, her goal was to simply fulfill an English requirement. But that course turned into an eye-opening experience that inspired her to take more courses in the women’s and gender studies (WGS) program. Peralta was working on a minor in WGS when a new [...]

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September 23, 2011

Landis Center Allows Students to Work with Communities Locally and Around the World

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The Landis Community Outreach Center hosts dozens of programs and organizations dedicated to helping local, national, and international communities.  Students can participate in one-time service opportunities, co-curricular service-learning programs that run on a weekly basis, and through an academic course with an integrated service component. Volunteer opportunities include Hunger and Homelessness Week, America Reads America [...]

Rose Bayer '14 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

September 15, 2011

Rose Bayer ’14 Researches Parkinson’s Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 What do you do when you love learning about how the mind works in psychology, but can’t resist the call of the microscope? Rose Bayer ’14 (Glastonbury, Conn.) answered that question by majoring in neuroscience, a field that she says offers the best of both worlds.  Recently, her major has opened [...]

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September 8, 2011

It’s Only Brain Surgery: Monica Manglani ’13 Explores How the Brain Recognizes Sound During 10-Week Research Fellowship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, performing neurosurgery was Monica Manglani’s favorite part of the day. A neuroscience major, Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was one of 25 students from around the world selected for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Undergraduate Research Program.  As part of the fully subsidized, 10-week program, she helped conduct experiments that explore [...]

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August 1, 2011

Summer Edition of Lafayette Magazine Highlights Sustainability around the World

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The latest issue of Lafayette Magazine focuses on the impact Lafayette students, faculty, and alumni are making on the environment locally and around the globe. Check it out online. The College also offers other ways to keep up with the latest Lafayette news. From the Hill is a review delivered each weekday of campus news, [...]

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July 12, 2011

Alyssa Smith ’11 Takes Third Place in National Economic Education Video Competition

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Explaining the idea of United States central bank independence is no easy task. But Alyssa Smith ’11 had such a sound grasp of the subject that she placed third in the nation in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ National Economic Education Video Competition. Her video earned a spot on the St. Louis Fed’s [...]