Neuroscience

Taylor Brown ’15, Barbara Olivier ’16, and Steven Shankman ’77 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

February 26, 2013

Taylor Brown ’15 and Barbara Olivier ’16 Dive into the World of Medicine with Steven Shankman ’77

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Over winter break, Taylor Brown ’15 (Warren, N.J.) and Barbara Olivier ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) got a taste of what day-to-day life is like in the medical field during an externship with Steven Shankman ’77, vice chairman and program director of radiology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. While shadowing Shankman, Brown and Olivier observed [...]

Lauren Smedley ’13

September 24, 2012

Lauren Smedley ’13 Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Lauren Smedley ’13 (Hamilton, N.J.) has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence—community, classroom, character, and competition. An acronym for [...]

Peter Donovick '61

August 9, 2012

Peter Donovick ’61 Uncovers Mysteries of the Brain

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By Tiffany Bentley With an insatiable curiosity, Peter Donovick ’61 has delved into a broad spectrum of research topics. As professor of psychology and director of the environmental neuropsychology laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Donovick has studied aging and dementia, stereotype bias, multiple sclerosis, dementia, environmental toxicology, malnutrition, incarceration, compassion, health [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]

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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 [...]

Ashley Juavinett '11

April 27, 2012

Ashley Juavinett ’11 Earns NSF-Sponsored Teaching Fellowship

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Ashley Juavinett ’11 has spent most of her life in a classroom. And if everything goes according to plan, she’ll spend a lot more time in classrooms in the future. Pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, Juavinett hopes to one day become a professor at a liberal arts college. [...]

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March 18, 2012

Ryan Willen ’12 Named Patriot League Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Ryan Willen ’12 (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) has been chosen as the 2011-12 Patriot League Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned one of five spots on the Academic All-Patriot League Team. The awards are voted on by the Patriot League men’s basketball sports information directors. Willen has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League [...]

Ahsan Nawroj ’12, Shailesh Shrestha ’11, and Professor Yih-Choung Yu

February 2, 2012

Students Present Research at National Biomedical Engineering Conference

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Lafayette students have been putting their problem-solving skills to work combating health problems. Ahsan Nawroj ’12, Chris Angeloni ’12, David Salter ’12, Yue  “Luna” Yuan ’12, and Felix Hutchison ’12 presented research at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, a three-day gathering where participants share work that advances human health and well-being. Nawroj (Dhaka, [...]

Tyler Basting '12

December 16, 2011

Neuroscience Students LEARN from Top Alumni Researchers

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“This research has real-world applications and translates so well to human behavior,” says Elizabeth Wilson ’13 (Beaver Meadows, Pa.). “I didn’t think I really wanted to be working in a lab after graduation, but I’ve changed my mind and am actually applying to some graduate programs. I hope to either go to medical school or [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

December 13, 2011

Five Students Present at International Neuroscience Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Imagine tens of thousands of neuroscientists coming together from around the world to present research on topics spanning every segment of the discipline, from molecular and physiological work to robotics and prosthetics. Every year, this is exactly what happens at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Camille Borland ’13 (Verona, N.J.), [...]