Philosophy

DeMark Bowman ’12 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2011

DeMark Bowman ’12 Mentors Teens at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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“As a philosophy major it’s hard to say what got me here; however, I chose my major because it has a little bit of everything mixed into one,” says DeMark Bowman ’12 (Washington, D.C.).  “I wanted to study psychology, sociology, government & law, and writing.  Philosophy was my path toward these things in a way [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

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May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

Caitlin Flood '12 during her internship with the Midtown Community Court in New York City.

February 28, 2011

Caitlin Flood ’12 Selected as Truman Scholarship Finalist

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.) has been named a finalist in the 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition. Truman Scholarships recognize students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. The scholarships provide up to $30,000 in funding to pursue [...]

Ronald Fields P’08 and Tania Torres ’11 at St. Mary Medical Center

February 7, 2011

Tania Torres ’11 Gets to the Heart of the Medical Field During an Externship with Cardiologist Ronald Fields P’08

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Tania Torres ’11 (Sugar Land, Texas) got a sneak peak of a career in the medical field during a January externship shadowing Ronald Fields P’08, a cardiologist at Comprehensive Cardiology and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. Torres, a double major in philosophy and a self-designed major in classics, spent time in Fields’ office [...]

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December 17, 2010

Book by Prof. Eric Ziolkowski Will Examine Writing of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard

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  Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies, took an interest in Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard at an early age, first reading the 19th century philosopher and theologian’s Fear and Trembling at age 13. In graduate school, Ziolkowski studied his works in depth in a graduate seminar at University of Chicago with Kierkegaard authority Langdon [...]

Diane Shaw, College archivist, and Sarah Shuster ’12 developed the College's 40 Years of Coeducation web site.

September 28, 2010

Sarah Shuster ’12 Develops Web Site to Celebrate Lafayette’s 40 Years of Coeducation

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You’ve come a long way ladies… At least that’s what Sarah Shuster ’12 (Queens, N.Y.) discovered while researching the 40th anniversary of coeducation at Lafayette this year. When Lafayette’s Board of Trustees considered admitting women in 1968, some of the all-male students initially resisted the idea, saying they had come to an all-male school and [...]

Caitlin Flood '12 during her internship with the Midtown Community Court in New York City.

August 3, 2010

Caitlin Flood ’12 Writes about Her Summer Internship with New York’s Midtown Community Court

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.), a double major in government & law and philosophy, is spending the summer as an intern with the Midtown Community Court. A part of New York’s Center for Court Innovation, the court issues community service sentences for quality-of-life offenses, such as prostitution, illegal vending, graffiti, shoplifting, and vandalism. I [...]

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May 11, 2010

Spurring Entrepreneurship in the Slate Belt

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Technology Clinic strives to create jobs through manufacturing solar golf carts With the economy slowly rebounding from a downward spiral, job creation is a hot-button issue in regions throughout the country. Working with the Slate Belt Council of Governments and the Slate Belt Business Incubator Program, an ambitious Technology Clinic team of six students is [...]

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January 4, 2010

Students Learn the Philosophy Behind Mathematics

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Interdisciplinary course was taught by Joe Shieber, assistant professor of philosophy, and Lorenzo Traldi, Metzgar Professor of Mathematics A new team-taught course offered during the fall semester provided advanced philosophy and math majors with an introduction to the set theory, the logical foundation of mathematics, and the philosophical discussions of mathematics. The course was supported [...]