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March 14, 2010

Interdisciplinary Course Merges Art and Science

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Students from technical and artistic backgrounds learn to approach problem solving in a different way Art and science are closer cousins than they are often recognized as being. That is the theme of a new cross-disciplinary course, taught by biology and art faculty, which explores the connected history and current intersection between the two fields. [...]

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March 9, 2010

Exploring Water from Every Angle

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Professors use multidisciplinary arsenal to tackle real-world problems The campus and local communities are engaging in a multidisciplinary dialogue on issues surrounding one of the earth’s most vital elements — water. The project, Water: A Campus and Community Discourse on the Science, Policy, Art and Experience of an Essential Element, is funded by a Faculty [...]

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January 21, 2010

Prof. Robert Allan to Be Featured in Major New BBC Series on the History of Science

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He is a leading behaviorist in the tradition of B.F. Skinner The BBC plans to feature Robert W. Allan, associate professor of psychology, in a major new series about science. BBC-TV host Michael Mosley and a video crew visited Lafayette Dec. 16 to interview Allan, a well-respected researcher in the branch of psychology known as [...]

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January 20, 2010

Externship Allows Nicole Elstein ’12 to Combine Interests in Science and Journalism

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She writes about her week shadowing Sharon Begley P’10, science editor for Newsweek, in New York City Biology major Nicole Elstein ’12 (Bayport, N.Y.) spent a week over winter break in New York City participating in an externship hosted by Sharon Begley P’10, the science editor for Newsweek magazine. I could not have asked for [...]

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June 16, 2008

New Course Combines Science, Engineering, and the Liberal Arts

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Professor Lisa DeTora will show students the innovative storytelling and technology behind Walt Disney Imagineering By Daniel Stefan ’10 This fall, Lisa DeTora, assistant professor of English, will be teaching a new course called “Imagineering,” which will combine elements of science, engineering, and the liberal arts. The course will focus on writing about and against [...]

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October 19, 2007

Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences brings Prominent Researchers to Campus

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There will be four more seminars this semester The Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences has come about through the efforts of nine professors across six academic departments to help the Lafayette community gain a better understanding of the fundamental principles of research in biology, chemistry, engineering, and environmental science. There are three focus [...]

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October 2, 2007

The Mad Scientist

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Barbara Benedict from Trinity College delivers annual Conarroe Lecture Oct. 11 Barbara Benedict, Charles A. Dana Professor of English Literature at Trinity College, will present a talk entitled “The Mad Scientist: Birth of a Stereotype” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in room 224 of Oechsle Hall. The talk is sponsored by the English department’s Lewis [...]