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March 18, 2011

Professor Steve Mylon Helps Students Explore New Terrain in Chemistry

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You could say Steve Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry, enjoys testing his mettle on the road of life. Take for example the time he pedaled his bike 3,500 miles across the country, crossing into Canada for a tour of Ontario before dipping back into the wilds of northern Michigan and then continuing on to Seattle’s [...]

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June 10, 2010

Back To The Classroom

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The College will welcome back some familiar faces for Alumni Summer College July 15-18. President Dan Weiss will lead the academic immersion program, which will feature 90-minute sessions on a variety of topics. So far, registered alumni represent each decade from the Class of 1951 to the Class of 2003. Participating professors include Diane Cole [...]

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January 26, 2010

Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom Will Visit Campus March 4

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The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, she will discuss issues related to the governance of water resources Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be on campus March 4 to interact with students and discuss her research focusing on the governance of water [...]

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December 22, 2009

Lafayette Students Will Learn about the Environment and Mentor Elementary Students in Interim Course to New Zealand

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Trip will be documented through online journals, blogs, videos, and photos Twenty-two students will spend their winter break discovering the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science by exploring New Zealand and sharing what they learn through webcasts with third-and seventh-graders from Martinsburg Elementary School in Martinsburg, Pa. During the three-week course, the students, who represent majors [...]

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October 17, 2008

Jennifer Bell ’11 Receives Grant to Continue Sustainability Efforts on Campus

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Grant will fund community gardens in Metzgar Fields Jennifer Bell ’11 (Purcellville, Va.), a double major in geology and religious studies, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to create an organic community garden in Metzgar Fields. Assisted by David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, [...]

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March 28, 2008

Mellon Foundation Grant Will Support Environmental Studies

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Funding advances College’s strategic objectives in the life sciences A grant of $800,000 over three years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support the development of an environmental studies program and major at Lafayette. Lafayette’s strategic plan calls for a significant increase in the College’s commitment to the study of the natural environment, environmental [...]

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January 23, 2008

Professor David Sunderlin Investigates Potential Outcomes of Global Warming

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Alaskan fossil record sheds light on ancient arctic ecosystems in the globally warmer Cretaceous Period David Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology and environmental geosciences, is investigating what may be a glimpse of some potential results of global warming. He will present a brown bag lecture on the current state of the research project on Friday, [...]

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January 9, 2008

The Evolution of an Island

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Nancy Giang ’11 shares her experiences in her First-Year Seminar, ‘Islands and Isolation’ Last semester, Nancy Giang ’11 (North Wales, Pa.) took the First-Year Seminar (FYS) “Islands and Isolation” taught by David Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology and environmental geosciences. The class explored the geology, ecology and biodiversity of all types of islands and also [...]

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January 8, 2008

A Look at Islands and Isolation

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Professor David Sunderlin gives first-year students a dose of island culture David Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology and environmental geosciences, is a self-proclaimed ‘islomaniac,’ “fascinated by the natural history of islands and all isolated situations.” “My best travel experiences have been to islands (Coastal Carolina, Iceland, Tahiti, the Bahamas, the Lesser Antilles, Mediterranean islands, Hawaii, [...]

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January 7, 2008

Students Taking Courses All Over the World During Interim Session

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Locations include Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Guatemala; Scandinavia; the Bahamas; Hawaii; and Germany and the Czech Republic More than 150 students are studying in Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Guatemala; Scandinavia; the Bahamas; Hawaii; and Germany and the Czech Republic during interim session. This is the 30th year in which Lafayette is [...]