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January 25, 2011

Peiyuan Mao ’11 Studies Stellar Flares at Space Telescope Science Institute

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It’s not often an undergraduate finds an opportunity to conduct research that has never been done before, but that’s exactly what Peiyuan Mao ’11 did through a summer program at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md. His work could have implications in determining if there are habitable environments outside our solar system. [...]

Daniel Ricken '12 directs fellow students during rehearsal.

January 7, 2011

Dramatic Flair: Daniel Ricken ’12 Directs a Musical and Will Study Theater in London

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At the age of 11, Daniel Ricken ’12 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was asked to participate in a play during summer camp. His passion for theater was stoked — a passion that is taking flight at Lafayette. Ricken acted throughout middle and high school. He performed in numerous plays and musicals, and he dabbled in many aspects [...]

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November 13, 2009

New General Biology Approach Prepares Students for Independent Research

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Interdisciplinary focus geared toward real-world applications Gone are the days when students completed weekly labs with predetermined outcomes designed to illustrate a specific concept. Instead, a new format in General Biology 101 allows students to have more autonomy in open-ended, interdisciplinary lab modules. “This is crucial in our first semester biology courses since these types [...]

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September 2, 2009

Dorflinger Summer Research Fund Provides Internships for Students

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Stephanie Fosbenner ’10, Kevin Oswalt ’10, and Alyssa Wheeler ’10 performed research at Emory, Georgia Tech, and Brown Supported by the Dorflinger Summer Research Fund, three Lafayette students participated in research-based internships this summer. Stephanie Fosbenner ’10, Kevin Oswalt ’10, and Alyssa Wheeler ’10 benefited from the fund, endowed by Laneta Dorflinger ’75 and Mark [...]

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April 21, 2009

Serdar Benderli ’09 Takes First Place at Undergraduate Research Conference

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He also published a paper in the international technology journal Electronic Letters Serdar Benderli ’09 (Antalya, Turkey) presented his honors thesis and took first place at the IEEE Student Activities Conference for the midatlantic region held this month at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He also published a paper based on his research in the [...]

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April 20, 2009

Hannah Fink ’09 Studies the Toxicity of the Herbicide Atrazine

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Biology major will continue her studies in aquatic toxicology at University of Maryland For her honors thesis, biology major Hannah Fink ’09 (Whitehall, Pa.) is putting together lab studies that will measure the toxicity of the herbicide atrazine. Fink, who is also a member of the College’s women’s soccer team, is working with Nancy Waters, [...]

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April 15, 2009

Sriram Gopalakrishnan ’10 Places Second at Undergraduate Research Symposium at Lehigh University

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Caroline Szczepanski ’09, Ben Towne ’09, and Marcella Nehrbass ’09 also presented research Sriram Gopalakrishnan ’10 (Madurai, India), an electrical and computer engineering major, took second place in the sixth David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium, held this month at Lehigh University. Caroline Szczepanski ’09 (Elizabethtown, Pa.), a chemical engineering major; W. Ben Towne [...]

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February 11, 2009

Students Will Showcase Green Campus Initiatives and Sustainability-Related Research

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Area colleges’ inaugural Conference on Sustainability Opportunities is slated for Feb. 20 Lafayette students will be among area college and university students presenting information on green initiatives and research projects on their campuses at the inaugural Conference on Sustainability Opportunities sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). The conference will run from [...]

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December 19, 2008

Student-Athletes Participate in Advanced Research

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10 seniors take part in honors projects in a wide range of majors Lafayette offers its students numerous opportunities; among them is the chance to participate in Division I sports and perform an honors research project. Students who decide to do an honors project are individually guided by a faculty member. In many cases, the [...]

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November 4, 2008

Music Is a Family Tradition

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Sean Gough ’09 interviews his grandfather, world-renowned opera signer Ronald Naldi, Nov. 5 Sean Gough ’09, a music and history double major, will interview his grandfather, internationally-acclaimed opera tenor Ronald Naldi, during a presentation held at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 5 in Gendebien Room of Skillman Library. During his 40-year career, Naldi has sung at the [...]