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PProfessor Carrie Rohman

September 20, 2013

Prof. Carrie Rohman is Leading Scholar in Human-Animal Studies

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Carrie Rohman, assistant professor of English, is quickly establishing herself as an influential voice in the interdisciplinary field of human-animal studies. “The human-animal relationship is endlessly intriguing, in part because humans are primates, but they are also primates who tend to abstract or distance themselves from what we call nature,” she says. “The ways that [...]

Bill Lawson

September 10, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Bill Lawson’s Life

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Lafayette hosted a “Celebration of Coach Bill Lawson’s Life” Sept. 8 in the Kirby Sports Center arena, honoring the life of the late head coach. Lawson retired following the 2002 season, ending a 37-year career at Lafayette in which he coached three different sports. He later returned in 2007 as a volunteer assistant men’s lacrosse [...]

Alison Byerly

August 24, 2013

Building on Strong Momentum

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Lafayette President Alison Byerly emailed the following message before the start of the fall semester: To the College Community: As students return to campus, faculty finalize their syllabi, and staff across the college work hard to prepare for the start of a new academic year, I am excited to begin my first year as President [...]

Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

Eric Luhrs, center, head of digital scholarship services, has helped the library develop the infrastructure it needs to support research in the digital humanities. Here he works with Miguel Haruki Yamaguchi '11 on MetaDB, a software program that Luhrs created to allow scholars and librarians to collaborate on the creation of metadata.

August 16, 2013

Lafayette Explores Digital Humanities with Mellon Foundation Support

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Lafayette is poised to become a national leader among liberal arts colleges in the area of digital scholarship thanks to a four-year, $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the training of faculty and students in digital humanities methods, fostering collaborative projects, and integrating the digital humanities further into the [...]

Robert G. Sabattis

August 7, 2013

Robert Sabattis Appointed Director of Public Safety

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Robert G. Sabattis, director of the Department of Public Safety at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named director of public safety at Lafayette. The appointment is effective Aug. 12. The announcement follows a national search to identify a successor to Hugh W. Harris, director of public safety, who is retiring after 31 years [...]

Summer 2013 Lafayette Magazine

August 6, 2013

Summer Edition of Lafayette Magazine Focuses on Finding Well-Being

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In the summer edition of Lafayette Magazine, students and alumni describe academic and extracurricular activities that lay the foundation for meaningful work and quality relationships – keys to well-being and happiness. Check it out online The College offers other ways to keep up with the latest Lafayette news. From the Hill is a review delivered [...]

Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, looks over plans of Easton's sewer system with Matthew Muller ’14 and Samuel Brinton ’14.

July 19, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Works to Improve Local Sewer Infrastructure

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A student-faculty team is working on research to evaluate the condition of the local sewer system’s infrastructure and develop tools to help engineers run the system more efficiently. Led by Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, the team is creating a computer model of the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority’s conveyance system.  [...]

Bill Lawson

July 15, 2013

Message to Campus on Death of Former Coach Bill Lawson

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President Alison Byerly emailed the following announcement to the campus community Sunday morning: Members of the extended Lafayette community were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Bill Lawson, who died in a car accident on Saturday, July 13th.   Reports of this loss have appeared in many local media outlets, and moving tributes [...]

Professor Ian Smith

July 12, 2013

Professor Ian Smith Publishes Groundbreaking Article on Othello

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What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that [...]