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May 16, 2011

Art Students Say Goodbye to Oprah Winfrey with Limited-Edition Print

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When Oprah Winfrey hosted her final show May 25, Lafayette art students played a small role in saying goodbye to the media giant. The students and Curlee Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute, have produced 25 limited-edition prints of Oprah We Love You by celebrated painter, author, and illustrator [...]

Professor Alan Childs and Lauren Howland '11

May 13, 2011

Lauren Howland ’11 Is a Leader on Campus and in the Classroom

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When a task comes easily, some say, “It’s not brain surgery.” Lauren Howland ’11 (Vestal, N.Y.) moves so effortlessly between activities, she makes handling any task look simple—and the neuroscience major may even be a brain surgeon someday. While president of Lafayette Activities Forum, Howland helped orchestrate one of the most successful spring concerts on [...]

Professor Jamila Bookwala and Brendan Lawson '11

May 13, 2011

Brendan Lawson ’11 Prepares for Optometry School through Service, Research, and Academic Presentations and Publications

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For Brendan Lawson ’11 (Bernardsville, N.J.), his desire to become an optometrist was solidified during a service trip to Guatemala. “We provided over 1,600 pairs of prescription eyeglasses and an equal amount of sunglasses to patients who had never had a comprehensive eye exam before,” explains the psychology major. “I gave new glasses to a [...]

David Nice

May 13, 2011

Professor David Nice’s Research Expands Knowledge of the Universe

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For David Nice, associate professor of physics, passion for his field came naturally. “I’ve always been interested in how things work and physics is all about how things work at the most fundamental level,” he says.  “I love astrophysics research in particular because it often involves simple, straightforward physical ideas, but we can learn fundamental [...]

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May 5, 2011

Robert Elliott ’11, Melissa Gordon ’11 and Lauren Huyett ’11 Prepare for Advanced Degrees through NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Ever since he stepped foot on campus, it seems Robert Elliott ’11 (Dighton, Mass.) has been destined for graduate school. He has been researching sustainable architecture since his first year and after earning his degree in civil engineering this spring, he’ll attend Columbia University to focus on converting unused flat roofs into comfortable roof gardens. [...]

Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11

April 29, 2011

Nick Stacey ’11 Explores Problem of Obesity in his Home Country of South Africa

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Growing up in South Africa, Nick Stacey ’11 was well aware his country had an obesity problem, but he didn’t realize just how widespread it was until he began working on an EXCEL research project with Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics. “It’s become an epidemic,” says Stacey, who presented the pair’s findings in February [...]

David Stifel

April 29, 2011

Economics Professor David Stifel Helps Students Understand the Root Causes of Poverty

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Although the Madagascar portrayed in the animated Disney movie appears as a lush and idyllic paradise solely inhabited by animals, the reality is that 18 million people live on the small island off the coast of Africa, and much of the country’s roads are in disrepair or simply don’t exist.  As a result, many Malagasy [...]

Kara Boodakian ’07, left, and Millie Gonzalez ’11 at The Nate Berkus Show

April 28, 2011

Brian Carey ’11, Jessica Counihan ’10, Mildred Gonzalez ’11, and Susan Grunewald ’11 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Three students have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries this fall. Jessica Counihan ’10, Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), and Mildred Gonzalez ’11 (New York, N.Y.) received English Teaching Assistantship Awards, and Brian Carey ’11 (Seaford, Del.) was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant. Thirty one Lafayette students [...]

Tyler Bamford ’12 works with producers from Lou Reda Productions.

April 21, 2011

Tyler Bamford ’12 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship

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History major Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette with a goal of one day continuing his education in graduate school and then becoming a college professor. He is now one giant step closer to that goal, thanks to the Beinecke Scholarship, which provides $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school [...]

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April 15, 2011

Opportunities for High-Level Research with Outstanding Faculty Abound for Lafayette Students

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At Lafayette, students in virtually any major needn’t look far to find the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty, who are substantial contributors in their respective fields, on high-level research. Students routinely work on projects that result in conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal publications, national scholarships and fellowships, and acceptance into some of the country’s top [...]