Academic News

Jim Toia discusses his piece “The Transmission of Love.”

February 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Art Faculty Share their Work

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Paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and prints by Lafayette’s studio art faculty are on display in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery through March 1. The first of its kind on campus, the exhibit includes works by: Greta Brubaker, visiting part-time instructor Jase Clark, master printer in training and Experimental Printmaking Institute shop manager Nestor [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

February 18, 2014

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Academy of Science

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Twenty-one students will present research papers with their biology faculty mentors at the 90th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science March 21-23 at Susquehanna University. Michael Butler, assistant professor of biology, worked with the following students who will present at the conference: Michael Astor ’17 (Ogdensburg, N.J.), biochemistry Samantha Gleich ’17 (East Windsor, [...]

Professor Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11 researched obesity in South Africa.

February 7, 2014

Research by Profs. Susan Averett and Julie Smith Featured in Time Magazine

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The latest research by Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics, and Julie Smith, assistant professor of economics, was featured in the Feb. 6 issue of Time magazine. It has also been mentioned in The Daily Mail (United Kingdom), the National Counseling Society’s website, and Counsel and Heal’s website. Read the article in Time The article, “Your [...]

Shannon Moran ’14

February 6, 2014

Shannon Moran ’14 Gets Firsthand Look at Music of Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

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Shannon Moran ’14 is conducting undergraduate research — in person — on Gabriela Lena Frank, a Grammy-nominated and Latin Grammy-winning composer and pianist, who is serving a yearlong residency at Lafayette College.

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

February 4, 2014

92 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s seven Division I fall sports teams, 92 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 12 honor roll students. [...]

Makeup is applied to students in the Making Theater On Aging course to simulate the aging process.

January 27, 2014

College Launches Interdisciplinary Minor Program in Aging Studies

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Data from the latest census shows that between 2000 and 2010 the population of older adults (age 65 and older) in the United States increased faster than the overall population. According to Jamila Bookwala, professor of psychology, this increase is unprecedented in history and, when added to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease [...]

Skillman Library at night

January 24, 2014

National Honor for Skillman: Tops Among College Libraries

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Skillman Library has received the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  The award highlights the library’s commitment to digital scholarship, its pioneering of new models for collaborative content acquisition, and the impact of its Information Literacy and Special Collections programs on student learning.  Receiving this award [...]

Julia Campbell '15 performs on the flute.

January 24, 2014

A Community of Artists: CaPA Provides Students with Financial and Creative Support

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By Sean Grim ’14 Elizabeth Anderson ’14 (Madison, N.J.) spent the spring 2013 semester in Florence, capturing Italian architecture with her handheld camera. Using the stipend from her Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) fellowship, the art and English double major was able to expand her horizons beyond Florence, traveling to cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Prague, [...]

Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 and Mark Tajzler ’14 in Venice

January 24, 2014

Students Help Restore Venetian Masterpieces

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For anyone with a passion for art history, Venice is a must-see. “The amount of cultural heritage in Venice is inconceivable. Every campo has a famous church, or painting, or sculpture. You’re constantly surrounded by beauty,” says Madeleine Hasbrouck ’14 (San Marino, Calif.) This summer, Hasbrouck and fellow art major Mark Tajzler ’14 (Wilmington, Del.) [...]

Skip Wilkins Quartet, Czech Dreams

January 24, 2014

Prof. Skip Wilkins Finds ‘It’ on Critically Acclaimed New Jazz Album

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In the liner notes for his latest jazz release, Czech Dreams, Skip Wilkins writes: “And so, this recording is in many ways a love story, a dedication to the Czech People, and to some of my closest friends anywhere on this small planet.” Wilkins, associate professor of music, composed the tunes on Czech Dreams in [...]