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JANUARY 24, 2014 - Buffie Longmire-Avital '02, assistant professor of psychology, Elon University (photo by Kim Walker)

April 4, 2014

Healthy Attitude: Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02 Explores Psychosocial Factors

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By Benjamin Gleisser Black women make up 13 percent of the population of women in the United States, but when it comes to new HIV infection cases, says Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, “they account for about 66 percent of all women who contract HIV.” Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is conducting research on [...]

Frank Hunt’s grandchildren – Sara Lewis, Ruthanne Lewis Turcotte, and Larry Lewis – with Sandye Turnauer and Jerry Turnauer '59 in front of the plaque dedicated to Dean Hunt in Hogg Hall

April 1, 2014

Looking Back: Dean Frank Hunt Quietly Came to the Rescue

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During finals at the end of Floyd Johnson’s junior year in 1948, his mother had a serious accident so he had to go to Pittsburgh to see her. “When I returned, I heard a knock on my door,” says Johnson. “It was Dean Hunt. He wanted to find out if I had missed any finals [...]

Dantong Zhu ’16 performs the Rumba.

April 1, 2014

Lafayette Celebrates International Culture During Extravaganza Week

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The International Students Association hosted its annual Extravaganza cultural festival last week.  Activities included brown bag discussions, a food tasting, a study abroad workshop, a Carnival dance party, and the Grand Finale at the Williams Center for the Arts. Grand Finale View more images on Flickr

Nicole Stodard '99 (far right) works with members of the cast.

April 1, 2014

Nicole Stodard ’99 Directs Award-Winning Theatre That ‘Explodes with Thought’

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By Kevin Gray A logo with a grenade image that declares “theatre exploding with thought” is a clue that Thinking Cap is not typical community arts fare. Founded by Nicole Stodard ’99, the Ft. Lauderdale company is being lauded by critics and audiences for its daring approach. Stodard  received “best director” awards from the New [...]

Jerry Turnauer ’59 discusses the help he received from former dean Frank Hunt.

April 1, 2014

Celebrating the Lafayette Family

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Megan Schmidt ’17 (Pottstown, Pa.) and Gary Flaum P’16 belong to the same extended family—the Lafayette family. She’s able to attend Lafayette thanks in part to a scholarship started by Flaum’s late father, Mitchel Flaum ’40, a longtime Lafayette trustee who gave generously to the College that gave generously to him. [...]

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 [...]

Portia Simpson Miller

March 24, 2014

Prime Minister of Jamaica to Speak at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement

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The prime minister of Jamaica, The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, will be the principal speaker at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May 24, and will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. The first woman to serve as Jamaica’s prime minister, Simpson Miller is in her second term in the position. She first [...]