Women’s and Gender Studies

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

September 5, 2012

Professor Deborah Byrd and Kristin Anderson ’14 Work to Design Housing Programs for Young Parents

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“One of the things I’ve discovered in working with young moms and dads is that they are often in desperate need of safe, affordable housing, particularly after they graduate from high school,” says Deborah Byrd, professor of English. Since 2005, Byrd has been involved with the Family and Development Research Program (FDRP), which provides mentoring [...]

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May 1, 2012

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 April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Angelika von Wahl, associate professor of international affairs

December 16, 2011

International Affairs Professor Angelika von Wahl Never Stops Exploring the World

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Not many people get to see history happen before their very eyes, but Angelika von Wahl watched the Cold War end from atop the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate as a graduate student in 1989. It was the first time von Wahl, associate professor of international affairs, witnessed a political event of historic and global [...]

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November 4, 2011

Photo Gallery: Students Host Halloween Costume Party for Easton Families

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Students in the Single Motherhood course held a Halloween costume party in the Marlo Room for the families they work with from the Easton community. View and share images from the Halloween party on Flickr Taught by Debbie Byrd, associate professor of English, the course allows students to interact regularly with pregnant and parenting teens [...]

Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair of women's and gender studies, moderates a discussion of artists' books during Women's History Month.

October 14, 2011

Women’s Studies Professor Mary Armstrong Counters Prejudices with Cold, Hard Facts

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One could argue that baseball was the driving force behind Mary Armstrong’s decision to pursue a career in academia. She never played in the major leagues, or even the minors for that matter, but she did throw a mean curve ball for her high school’s softball team in Cooperstown, N.Y., where the National Baseball Hall [...]

Mary Armstrong, associate professor and chair of women's and gender studies, moderates a discussion of artists' books during Women's History Month.

October 4, 2011

New Women’s and Gender Studies Major Prepares Students to be Leaders in Today’s Diverse Society

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When Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) took a course called Literary Women, her goal was to simply fulfill an English requirement. But that course turned into an eye-opening experience that inspired her to take more courses in the women’s and gender studies (WGS) program. Peralta was working on a minor in WGS when a new [...]

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September 18, 2011

Prof. Mary Armstrong featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

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Prior to the recession, faculty members could recast their academic career by taking jobs at different institutions in their pursuit of an increased salary or better facilities. But today, that mobility has been constrained by tighter budgets that have led to the elimination of programs and positions, more judicious new hires, and the practice by [...]

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 [...]

Sarah Shaffer ’11

April 14, 2011

Sarah Shaffer ’11 Wins Outstanding Achievement Award at Women’s Studies Conference

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American studies major Sarah Shaffer ’11 (Annandale, N.J.) has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for her research presentation at the 17th annual Undergraduate Conference in Women’s Studies held by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.  Shaffer was one of nine students who presented at the conference at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Shaffer’s honors [...]