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Brian Peacock '12

June 13, 2011

Brian Peacock ’12 Receives Third National Honor for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Brian Peacock ’12 (Haddonfield, N.J.) has recently been awarded a third national-level honor recognizing his work in environmental research. After receiving a 2011 Udall Scholarship and an Environmental Protection Agency-Greater Research Opportunity fellowship, last month Peacock received an Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The society’s division [...]

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June 8, 2011

Caitlyn Ische ’12 Gains Big World View as Student in Greece

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If one word could sum up Caitlyn Ische’s study abroad experience in Athens it would be “opa,” a tiny word used by Greeks to convey big joy and exuberance. A double major in government & law and art, Ische ’12 (Coppell, Texas) spent the spring semester attending classes in Greek art and politics, visiting the [...]

Zach Gold '13 trims the sail.

June 6, 2011

Zach Gold ’13 Studies Biochemistry on the High Seas

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When searching for a study abroad opportunity, Zach Gold ’13 (North Kingstown, R.I.) had some specific requirements: It had to be an adventure, and it had to include field research. He signed up for the unique SEA semester and spent the spring term aboard SEA’s newest vessel, the 134-foot steel brigantine Robert C. Seamans. “David [...]

Alison Finn '12 is exploring the religious impact of Lafayette Missionaries in Iran.

June 3, 2011

Alison Finn ’12 Receives Fellowship from U.S. Department of Education to Study Arabic this Summer

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Alison Finn ’12 (Oswego, N.Y.) has always been interested in religious history, but after the events of Sept. 11, she was confused by media portrayals of the Muslim world. A high school student at the time, she set out to learn more about Islam and became hooked on Middle Eastern studies. This summer, she will [...]

Professor Laurie Caslake and Scott Mellon ’12

May 17, 2011

Scott Mellon ’12 Awarded Research Fellowship by American Society for Microbiology

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For Scott Mellon ’12 (Bethlehem, Pa.) choosing to major in biology was an easy decision. “Biology has always interested me. Living organisms contain such complex systems that have ingenious methods of obtaining what they need, but also have certain glaring defects. Biology also has so many practical applications, and new discoveries have the potential to [...]

Professor Alan Childs and Lauren Howland '11

May 13, 2011

Lauren Howland ’11 Is a Leader on Campus and in the Classroom

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When a task comes easily, some say, “It’s not brain surgery.” Lauren Howland ’11 (Vestal, N.Y.) moves so effortlessly between activities, she makes handling any task look simple—and the neuroscience major may even be a brain surgeon someday. While president of Lafayette Activities Forum, Howland helped orchestrate one of the most successful spring concerts on [...]

Professor Jamila Bookwala and Brendan Lawson '11

May 13, 2011

Brendan Lawson ’11 Prepares for Optometry School through Service, Research, and Academic Presentations and Publications

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For Brendan Lawson ’11 (Bernardsville, N.J.), his desire to become an optometrist was solidified during a service trip to Guatemala. “We provided over 1,600 pairs of prescription eyeglasses and an equal amount of sunglasses to patients who had never had a comprehensive eye exam before,” explains the psychology major. “I gave new glasses to a [...]

Holden Ferry '11 and the Amiel Family

April 21, 2011

Holden Ferry ’11 and Amiel Family Present College with French Translation of A Son and His Adoptive Father

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Earlier this semester, Holden Ferry ’11 (Glencoe, Ill.), a French major, presented a full translation into French of the exhibition catalog “A Son and His Adoptive Father” to Diane Windham Shaw, special collections librarian and college archivist, for the archives. The catalog was for the exhibit featured first at Mount Vernon and then Lafayette during [...]

Lucas Reilly '13 at the Globe Theatre in London.

March 10, 2011

Students Explore London in Lafayette’s New Faculty-Led Semester Abroad

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A friend once told Lucas Reilly ’13 (Sayre, Pa.), “When the opportunity to go abroad presents itself, the answer is always ‘yes.’” That’s why the English and music double major jumped on the chance to spend the fall semester in London as part of Lafayette’s new faculty-led semester abroad program at Goldsmiths College of University [...]

Kyongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea

March 9, 2011

Course Will Provide One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience in China, North Korea, and South Korea

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This summer, a group of Lafayette students will explore the diverse and interconnected cultures of Northeast Asia through a new, faculty-led course to China, North Korea, and South Korea. The course is a first for Lafayette and will also be the first time an American institution is offering a for-credit study abroad program bringing students [...]