Faculty and Staff

Music Professor Anthony Cummings teaches a course in the Williams Center.

October 30, 2013

Prof. Anthony Cummings Receives American Philosophical Society Award for Nino Pirrotta Biography

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The American Philosophical Society has awarded Anthony Cummings, professor of music and coordinator of Italian studies, its 2013 John Frederick Lewis Award for his book Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography. The award recognizes the best book published by the society during the award year. Cummings will accept the award in November at the society’s annual [...]

Zoe Boekelheide

October 29, 2013

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 12 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 210 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]

Chris Kelly ’13, Hollis Miller ’15, and Professor Kira Lawrence in Van Wickle Hall

October 11, 2013

Prof. Kira Lawrence Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Climate Change Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kira Lawrence, associate professor of geology, a $159,291 grant to expand her study of how a warm interval in the Earth’s past could be a predictor of the future of human-induced climate change. “The record of Earth’s climate system we have from human observations such as measurements by [...]

Skillman Library at night

October 10, 2013

Skillman Library Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Innovative Services and Resources

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Skillman Library occupies a worthy place on Lafayette’s campus: the center. This academic year, it celebrates 50 years of being at the center of innovation in the way it provides resources and services and enables the high-level scholarship that is such an integral part of the Lafayette experience. Retrospective of Skillman Library View more images [...]

Professor James Dearworth

October 9, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Publishes Discovery about Eye Movement in Turtles

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James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, has a long history with turtles. He studied the functional anatomy of the turtle retina as a grad student, and it is the focus of his current research at Lafayette. Turtles, having been around in shell form since the time of dinosaurs, have an even longer history and offer [...]

Joshua Levinson, right, assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering, works with students in his Design Synthesis course.

October 8, 2013

$200,000 NSF Grant Will Enhance Interdisciplinary Science Research

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Lafayette has secured a $205,020 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a state-of-the-art desktop scanning electron microscope. The microscope is expected to be used for analysis in many areas of research, including those related to engineering, chemistry, materials, geosciences, and biology. Professors will use it in areas such as materials study, microfluidic and/or lab-on-chip systems, semiconductor devices, fossilized samples [...]

Alison Byerly

September 30, 2013

Inauguration Virtual Conference Continues Dialogue on Future of Higher Education

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When Alison Byerly is inaugurated as the 17th president of Lafayette College Friday, Oct. 4, there will be more on display than the rich history and tradition of academia. Higher education is at a crossroad—rising costs and emerging technologies threaten “business as usual.”  As a nationally-known commentator on the role of technology in higher education, Byerly [...]

Alison Byerly

September 24, 2013

Watch the Inauguration of Alison Byerly Live at 3:45 p.m.

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Lafayette will embark upon a new era Oct. 4 with the inauguration of Alison R. Byerly as the College’s 17th president. Watch the Convocation ceremony live starting at 3:45 p.m. The Inaugural Convocation, at 4 p.m. on the Quad, will headline the historic day. Other events will include the panel discussion “New Models for Higher [...]

Donald L. Miller

September 24, 2013

Prof. Donald L. Miller To Lead National History Seminar on WWII

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By Sean Grim ’14 Donald L. Miller, John Henry McCracken Professor of History, will join ranks with America’s most prestigious historians when he presents a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar next year. The renowned Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History sponsors a series of 40 seminars across the country each year, in which award-winning historians share [...]

Laurie Caslake, associate professor of biology, Lindsay Marko ’14, and Nancy Waters, associate professor of biology, exam a culture they collected from the Delaware River and Oughoughton Creek.

September 20, 2013

All the World is a Lab (and a Stage) for Ecologist Nancy Waters

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Nancy Waters shares three things with all of her students. One, energy flows and nutrients cycle. (“Energy is always one direction, but it moves by virtue of nutrients which can be recycled either short term or long term.”) Two, everything comes down to food and sex. (“If you can’t propagate your genome, everything is toast.”) [...]