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Choir World Premiere

April 22, 2014

College Choirs Present World Premiere Performance

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

Chris Kelly ’13, Hollis Miller ’14, and Professor Kira Lawrence work in the lab.

April 22, 2014

Students Present Research at Geological Society of America Conference

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Seven Lafayette students and two graduates presented research at the 49th annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America in Lancaster, Pa. The conference was co-hosted by Lafayette and several professors headed technical sessions and workshops. Liana Agrios ’14 (Morgan, N.J.), a geology major, and David Sunderlin, associate professor of geology, [...]

Elizabeth Troisi '14 and Professor Justin Hines work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

Students Present Research at National Biology Conference

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Biology majors Elizabeth Troisi ’14 (Londonderry, N.H.) and Phil Nguyen ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) presented research they performed with Justin Hines, assistant professor of chemistry, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. Nguyen tied for second runner up in the undergraduate poster competition, and he and Hines were featured in the society’s [...]

Alexandra McDonough ’14, Kerri-Ann Sutherland ’16, Claudine Lilien ’90, Aimee Smith ’14, and Melanie Ruderman ’14 at Fox Sports offices in New York City

April 19, 2014

Four Students Get Inside Look at Fox Sports with Claudine Lilien ’90

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By Sean Grim ’14 Alexandra McDonough ’14 (Madison, N.J.), Melanie Ruderman ’14 (Valley Stream, N.Y.), Aimee Smith ’14 (Washington, N.J.), and Kerri-Ann Sutherland ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) watched the advertisements during Super Bowl XLVIII with a new appreciation. In January, they went behind the scenes at Fox Sports with Claudine Lilien ’90, senior vice-president of Fox [...]

Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

April 17, 2014

Professor Rebekah Pite Receives Gourmand Cookbook Award

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Professor Rebekah Pite‘s latest book has won the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Latin American Cuisine Book published in the United States. Creating a Common Table in Twentieth Century Argentina: Doña Petrona, Women, and Food will now move on to Gourmand’s Beijing Cookbook Fair next month where it will compete with winners in the same [...]

David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Joseph Bohrer

April 15, 2014

Joseph Bohrer Named Chief Investment Officer

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Joseph S. Bohrer, an investment director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been named chief investment officer at Lafayette College. Bohrer will be the first person to serve in the new position. His appointment is effective July 1. Bohrer brings more than 25 years of experience in asset management. He joined the Sloan Foundation [...]

Members of the Lafayette Lens production team, interviewer Reed Shapiro '14, producer Kelly Sposato '14, and cameraman Ed Obrien '16, meet with Kevin Mandia '92.

April 15, 2014

Students Explore National Cybersecurity with Kevin Mandia ’92

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Students got insight from an expert on the state of national cybersecurity when Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the FireEye™ security software firm, visited campus last week. View more images of Kevin Mandia’s visit on Flickr Mandia became a national figure last year after his cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published [...]

Holi Festival

April 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Festival of Colors

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Over the weekend, students celebrated Holi, the Hindu “Festival of Colors,” in the courtyard behind Grossman House. Observed primarily in India and Nepal, Holi celebrates the vibrant colors of spring and is intended to break down the social boundaries of class, religion, gender, and age. The highlight of Holi is when people throw colorful scented [...]

Tibetan Monks

April 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Visiting Tibetan Monks Teach and Create

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Eight exiled Tibetan monks were on campus last week for a three-day residency. The monks, from the Drepung Gomang Monastery for Advanced Studies and Practice on Buddhist Philosophy, created a sand mandala in the Interfaith Chapel of Hogg Hall, presented lectures and workshops on Buddhist teachings, and performed a traditional yak dance on the Quad. [...]