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March 11, 2013

Virginia Logan ’81 Connects Arts and Nature at Brandywine Conservancy

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By Lori Burke As a college student, Virginia Logan ’81 encountered the rich connection between art and nature in a 19th-century gristmill in the Brandywine Valley. The Brandywine River Museum sparked her lifelong interest in the region and its influence on the area’s cultural heritage. Now, as the recently named executive director of Brandywine Conservancy, Logan [...]

Author Martin Amis

February 27, 2013

Photo Gallery: Author Martin Amis Visits Campus

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Lafayette presented “An Evening with Martin Amis” Feb. 26 in Colton Chapel. Called “Britain’s greatest living English author” by some and “the current father of English letters” by others, Amis is the author of 13 novels, two collections of stories, five collections of non-fiction, and a memoir. Amis read from and discussed his work, as [...]

Martin Amis to Speak at Lafayette Feb. 26, 2013

February 14, 2013

Martin Amis to Speak at Lafayette Feb. 26

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Lafayette will present “An Evening with Martin Amis” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Colton Chapel. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Amis will read from his work and engage in conversation about his work and the life of the late Christopher Hitchens. [...]

Interim Abroad in Bali

February 8, 2013

Students Encounter the Arts and Spirituality in Bali

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For the first three weeks of January, a group of Lafayette students and faculty visited the small Indonesian island of Bali, where they learned how Balinese spirituality is intimately connected to the arts. The focus of the class was Balinese theater, dance, and music. In Bali, artistry, and the performing arts in particular, are deeply [...]

Isabel Connolly ’14, l-r, Professor Ida Sinkevic, and Monika Krumova ’13

January 29, 2013

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 (Westport, Conn.), an art major; Monika Krumova ’13 (Sofia, Bulgaria), a film & media studies major; and Michael Viteritto ’13 (North Caldwell, N.J.), a double major in English and theater, presented their research at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students [...]

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December 21, 2012

Prof. Christopher Phillips Breaks New Ground with Book on the Epic’s Influence on American Culture

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A “stupid” mistake turned into one of Christopher Phillips’ smartest discoveries during the research process for his new book, Epic in American Culture, Settlement to Reconstruction (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Phillips first visited the U.S. Supreme Court building on a Saturday, only to find the building, of course, closed. But serendipity was on his [...]

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]

Front row, l-r, Conner Woods ’11, Dana Pardini ’12, and Brandi Porter ’13 were part of the first public reading of Professor Michael O’Neill’s (back row) play “Seven Around the Square” this summer at the Royal Theater in New York City.

November 30, 2012

Lafayette Community Helps Theater Director Michael O’Neill Prepare New Play

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In the world of theater, growth equals success, says Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater. That’s why he is always looking for new ways to stretch his boundaries as a playwright and director. O’Neill’s newest play, “Seven Around the Square,” got its start in 2005, when he discovered a number of [...]

Erin D'Amelio '13 working with the LIME students.

October 23, 2012

Erin D’Amelio ’13 Helps Level the Playing Field

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Erin D’Amelio ’13 (Mount Bethel, Pa.) spent much of her childhood nose deep in books. Her love of the literary sprang from her mother, who read her and her brother chapters of the Harry Potter novels before bed.  Entranced, D’Amelio couldn’t help but get hooked on books.  It’s an addiction she’s [...]

Cultures of Nature

October 23, 2012

Interdisciplinary Course Allows Students to Look at Nature from Multiple Perspectives

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Sandy Ma ’13 (Nanjing, China) admits to being a little surprised when, for homework, she had to read about policy studies, poetry, and environmental data—all for the same class. But such is the nature of Cultures of Nature, an interdisciplinary course offered through the American studies program. Taught this semester by [...]