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Japan Interim abroad

April 9, 2014

Beyond the Classroom: Students Get Hands-on Look at Japanese History and Culture

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 In silence, Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) and several other Lafayette students sat around a long table, upon which bowls, kettles, and napkins had been set with care. Their instructor gestured to show them how to whisk their tea, position their bowls, and communicate with those sitting next to them. “There [...]

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

April 9, 2014

Fueling the Future: Prof. Lindsay Soh Explores Sustainable Biodiesel

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The ready availability of fuel is a double-edged sword, says Lindsay Soh, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. It has enabled development around the world, but the way fuels are harvested and the rate at which they are consumed are unsustainable. In collaboration with colleagues at Yale and University of Pittsburgh, Soh is searching for [...]

Concert Choir

April 8, 2014

Award-winning Composer Gabriela Lena Frank Unveils New Work April 13

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The Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will join several professional singers and musicians in the world premiere performance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, has served a [...]

Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

Malahat Mazaher '16

March 25, 2014

Education Opens Doors for Malahat Mazaher ’16

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Malahat Mazaher ’16  is eager to help connect young people in her home country of Afghanistan with educational opportunities. “Women’s education, and for that matter, education for everyone in the country, is the key to a progressive, secure, and developed Afghanistan,” says Mazaher, a double major in economics and international affairs. Mazaher first traveled to the [...]

Robert Bliwise ’76 goes through proofs of Duke Magazine with Hong Ha Vu ’17. Photo by Megan Morr

March 24, 2014

Learning About Print Journalism at Duke Magazine

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Even though she is just a first-year student, Hong Ha Vu ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) got an in-depth look at a possible career field during a week-long externship hosted by Robert Bliwise ’76, assistant vice president for alumni affairs at Duke University and editor of Duke Magazine. Vu is considering a career in media, possibly journalism [...]

Field Hockey

March 24, 2014

Field Hockey Team Earns National Academic Honor

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The field hockey team has earned a spot on the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team Award list. The award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Katelyn Arnold ’17 (Coopersburg, Pa.), Aliza Furneaux ’17 [...]

Natasha Trethewey

March 18, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Inspires Students

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“In a time of erosion of civil discourse, poetry is a sacred language that enables us to still connect,” said Natasha Trethewey during her visit to campus March 12. View more images of Trethewey’s visit on Flickr Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted [...]

Hassaan Khan '13, Hannah Griesbach '13, and Leikune Aragaw '15 collect water samples and computer data at Sullivan Park to evaluate back in the engineering lab.

March 18, 2014

Wetlands Project Receives Pennsylvania’s Top Conservation Award

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Sullivan Park in Easton was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Green Park of the Year thanks in part to Lafayette civil engineering students who installed a wetlands habitat there by first mitigating a serious water runoff problem and then planting native vegetation. Although the City of Easton is the official recipient of the state’s top conservation award, [...]