Marquis de Lafayette

Holden Ferry '11 and the Amiel Family

April 21, 2011

Holden Ferry ’11 and Amiel Family Present College with French Translation of A Son and His Adoptive Father

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Earlier this semester, Holden Ferry ’11 (Glencoe, Ill.), a French major, presented a full translation into French of the exhibition catalog “A Son and His Adoptive Father” to Diane Windham Shaw, special collections librarian and college archivist, for the archives. The catalog was for the exhibit featured first at Mount Vernon and then Lafayette during [...]

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April 23, 2010

Lafayette Will Award Four Honorary Degrees at the 175th Commencement

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Three recipients have special ties to the College Receiving honorary degrees will be Father Thomas Hagan (top), founder of Hands Together in Haiti; Commencement speaker Joan Lunden, an author and TV journalist; Edward Ahart, incoming chair of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette will award honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, [...]

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April 17, 2008

College Will Host International Conference on French Literature April 24-26

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50 scholars from across the nation and Europe will present their research Scholars from across the nation and Europe will be on campus April 24-26 for the annual North American Society for 17th-Century French Literature Conference. The conference, which will be hosted by the foreign languages and literatures department, will be held at the Hampton [...]

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September 24, 2007

Penn State Professor Sylvia Neely Will Lecture on Lafayette and the French Monarchy Nov. 7

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Talk is part of the Marquis’ 250th anniversary celebration In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s birth, Sylvia Neely, associate professor of history at Penn State University, will present a lecture entitled, “Lafayette and the Fall of the French Monarchy,” 4:10 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library. [...]

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September 18, 2007

Washington, D.C. Symposium Focuses on the Marquis de Lafayette Sept. 26-27

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Lloyd Kramer and Sylvia Neely serve as panelists On Sept. 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C., the Meridian International Center in association with the Embassy of France will present “A Symposium on Le Marquis de Lafayette and the Spirit of Revolution.” Authors Lloyd Kramer and Sylvia Neely, who are both participating in Lafayette’s celebration of [...]

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September 13, 2007

Video: Marquis de Lafayette Turns 250

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The campus celebrates the Marquis’ birthday On Sept. 6, the College held a huge party commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s birth. View a video View all of Lafayette’s multimedia content at Live@Lafayette The party was part of the College’s yearlong celebration in recognition of the life and legacy of the man [...]

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September 12, 2007

Translation of 250th Coverage on French TV

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Lafayette honored in the United States Covered by French TV, TF1 250 years ago, a Frenchman helped the United States win its independence. The Marquis de Lafayette is celebrated as an overseas hero for whom numerous festivities are being organized in dozens of American cities, as in the town of Easton in Pennsylvania. Generally, he [...]

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September 11, 2007

‘Lafayette, We Are Here’

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Skillman Library Exhibit Connects the Marquis and World War I On July 4, 1917, General John J. Pershing, commander of the newly-arrived American Expeditionary Force in Europe, made a special pilgrimage to a small cemetery on the outskirts of Paris. There the general and his staff stopped beside a simple grave. It was Pershing’s aide, [...]

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September 10, 2007

Marquis Historian Lloyd Kramer Discusses ‘Lafayette’s Historical Legacy’

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Author presented the John L. Hatfield ’67 Lecture as part of the Marquis’ 250th birthday celebration Lloyd Kramer, award-winning author of Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolution, presented “Lafayette’s Historical Legacy: Politics, Culture, and the Modern World” Sept. 6. The John L. Hatfield ’67 Lecture was hosted [...]

Marquis de Lafayette Birthday

September 8, 2007

Photos of the Marquis de Lafayette’s Birthday Party

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members came out to celebrate the 253rd birthday of the Marquis de Lafayette, Sept. 7. Lafayette College hosted a party on the Quad for the man in whose honor the College is named. The evening included a picnic-style dinner, entertainment by student musical groups, screenings of the film Lafayette: [...]