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December 3, 2010

Students Help Developing Communities in Honduras through Engineers Without Borders

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Someday soon, the residents of El Convento, Honduras, will be able to enjoy what people in the developed world take for granted: fresh clean water in their homes.  Until then, they use water drawn from a polluted stream running through the village. When their village’s water distribution and filtration system is complete, it will be […]

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December 3, 2010

Acopian Engineering Center Provides Collaborative Student-Faculty Experiences

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Lafayette’s 90,000-square-foot Acopian Engineering Center includes laboratories designed specifically for student-faculty research, high-tech classrooms equipped with instructional technology, and student learning centers designed and equipped specially for use by the students in each major. The center houses the engineering studies program and the departments of chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, […]

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December 3, 2010

Samantha Pollard ’11 Gets a Sneak Peak at Her Future at BNY Mellon

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Samantha Pollard‘s summer internship with BNY Mellon helped solidify her plans to pursue a career in banking. “I’ve been much more proactive in planning for my future because I’ve been so inspired by the possibility of having a career such as this one,” she says. “This experience has definitely lit a fire in me to […]

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December 3, 2010

Students Strive to Live Greener Lives as Part of the TREEhouse

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Believe it or not, 18 Lafayette students live together in a treehouse right here on campus. Well—not quite. But they are residents of the TREEhouse special living group on the third and fourth floors of Keefe Hall, where they have committed to live in a low-impact, environmentally conscious culture. TREEhouse (“TREE” is an acronym for […]

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December 3, 2010

English Professor Alix Ohlin Encourages Student Writers to Take Risks

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When Alix Ohlin was in graduate school at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas, she had an idea for a novel, but lacked the confidence to start it. “I was worried it might not pan out,” she says. So after class one day she asked her professor, Scottish writer James Kelman, for his […]

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December 3, 2010

Professor John McCartney Uses Political Experiences in Bahamas to Enlighten Students about Democracy

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When John McCartney talks about the political struggles of the Bahamas and other Caribbean nations, he’s not reciting facts from a textbook. That’s because the professor of government and law has played a part in the history he teaches. A citizen of the Bahamas, McCartney worked tirelessly to reform the Bahamian government after it gained […]

Farhan Abedin ’11 works with and Justin Corvino, associate professor of mathematics.

December 3, 2010

Research and International Conferences Help Prepare Farhan Abedin ’11 for Grad School

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When Justin Corvino, associate professor of mathematics, received a National Science Foundation grant, he envisioned using part of it to support student travel to professional conferences, but he never guessed how perfectly it would work out this summer. He and Farhan Abedin ’11 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) attended the PRIMA Conference on Geometric Analysis hosted by the […]

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November 30, 2010

Students Win LVAIC Mathematics Competition

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Two teams of Lafayette students took the top two places at the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Mathematics Competition held at Moravian College. Finishing first in the 21st annual event were civil engineering major Xuan Chen ’13 (Chengdu, China) and math majors Miao Wang ’12 (Cheng De He Bei, China) and Liang Zhang ’13 […]

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November 30, 2010

Kenya Allen ’02 Is a Rising Star with the Social Security Administration

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By Kate Helm Early in his career with the Social Security Administration (SSA), Kenya Allen ’02 made a difference in people’s lives but wanted more. As a lead program analyst at SSA’s headquarters in Baltimore, Md., Allen now impacts programs that affect millions of Americans. “I do not have to go far to see the […]

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November 30, 2010

Pioneering Research Brings Kudos for John Sullivan ‘04

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The innovative research of John Sullivan ’04, who recently received his master’s in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, has been recognized with two awards. Sullivan and his coauthor, Benjamin Bulloch, principal of Credit Tenant Capital of Boston, Mass., received the 2008-09 ING Clairon Most Outstanding Student Article […]