History

Jared Katz '12 in Guatemala

May 31, 2012

Jared Katz ’12 Presents Research at International Archeology Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Jared Katz ’12 was one of the few undergrads selected to present research at the Society for American Archeology (SAA) annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., last month.  Katz, who graduated May 19, presented a paper entitled “Music of the Grave: The Significance of Music in Ancient Maya Funerary Ceremonies.” The SAA [...]

Rachel Goshgarian

May 7, 2012

Professor Rachel Goshgarian Shows Students the Vibrant Diversity of the Middle East

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If you don’t know where the Hagia Sophia is, that the English word “alcohol” comes from Arabic, or the fact that Saladin (a “hero” of the counter-crusade) was an ethnic Kurd, then you probably haven’t taken a class with Rachel Goshgarian. Newly hired as an assistant professor of history, Goshgarian, who has a Ph.D. in [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Professor D.C. Jackson teaches a class in Ramer History House.

March 21, 2012

Professor D.C. Jackson Appears on PBS’ American Experience April 3

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D.C. Jackson, professor of history, will appear as an on-camera expert on the PBS American Experience program “Grand Coulee Dam.” The segment is scheduled to air nationwide 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. Watch the preview Jackson, an expert on the history of water resources, was interviewed in New York City by a crew from Insignia Films [...]

Kamaka Martin '04

March 13, 2012

Kamaka Martin ’04 Takes on New Role with Leading Company in Electronic Discovery

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By Kevin Gray The legal profession has been profoundly affected by the centrality of electronic data to litigation. The Internet, social networking, and cloud computing have impacted the ever-changing landscape of e-discovery and evidence law. Leading the way as the profession catches up with this new reality is Recommind, Inc., of New York and San [...]

Rebekah Pite, assistant professor of history

January 6, 2012

Professor Rebekah Pite Cooks Up New Historical Perspective on Argentine Food Icon

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It’s all connected for Rebekah Pite. Her honors thesis at Amherst College fostered an appreciation for historical research. A move to Barcelona to teach English to Bayer Pharmaceutical employees awakened a love of teaching. And work in food and nutrition public relations catered to her interest in food. So, it’s no surprise that when she wandered [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

November 29, 2011

Powerful Resources: EXCEL Scholars Program Allows Students to Work on High-Level Faculty Research

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The research Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) performed through the EXCEL Scholars program has helped him get closer to his goal of one day becoming a college professor. Bamford has received the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide him with $34,000 toward graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. As an EXCEL Scholar, [...]

Professor D.C. Jackson teaches a class in Ramer History House.

November 29, 2011

Professor D.C. Jackson Encourages Students to Think about Politics of Technology

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D.C. Jackson likes to bring the unexpected into his classroom. Ask most people about their idea of technology, says the professor of history, and they’ll proudly hold out their iPhone or some other gadget. But it’s technology in another sense – water, power, and electric networks – where Jackson demonstrates the way of the world to [...]

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November 25, 2011

Matt Mezger ’13 Inspired by Visit to Gravesite of the Marquis de Lafayette in Paris

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By Matt Mezger ’13 This past summer I spent six weeks studying in Paris, through a program sponsored by New York University and affiliated with Lafayette College. View and share more photos in Flickr I lived in a residence occupied by students in the study program in which I was involved and with students from [...]

Donald Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, teaches a class in Ramer History House.

November 18, 2011

Professor Donald L. Miller Helps Fill Historical Holes with HBO Documentary He Has Seen War

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We think of them as the Greatest Generation: the World War II soldiers who fought the noble war and came home to usher in an economic boom and the idyllic period of the 1950s. But their stoicism and reluctance to discuss the combat stress they suffered hid a darker side to victory “over there.” In [...]