Psychology

Amy Sichel '75

May 14, 2012

Amy Sichel ’75 to Lead National School Administrators Group

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Superintendent of Abington School District in Montgomery County, Pa., Amy Silverstein Sichel ’75 is president-elect of American Association of School Administrators, the professional organization of more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and internationally. She will become president in 2013 and will be the first Pennsylvania school chief to lead the national association [...]

Alexandra Meis '08

May 10, 2012

Alexandra Meis ’08 Wins National Public Policy Challenge from Penn’s Fels Institute

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Alex Meis ’08 is part of a team that won the inaugural National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, with a $15,000 award, sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania. The winning entry details a mobile app to empower caregivers of students in the New York City Department of Education with timely student attendance information to ensure that all children are present in school all day, every day.

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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 [...]

Anny Lopez '10 (L-R), Joseph Lanzot '07, Washcarina Martinez '11

April 23, 2012

Three Lafayette Graduates Excel at Rutgers Law School

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Prepared by their Lafayette experiences, Joseph Lanzot ’07 of Hoboken, N.J.; Anny Lopez ’10 of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Washcarina Martinez ’11 of New York, N.Y., have excelled at Rutgers School of Law, Newark, N.J. Lanzot was selected to serve on the staff of Rutgers Law Review and was an editor in 2009-10. A government and [...]

Alberto Luna '08

April 11, 2012

Doctoral Candidate Alberto Luna ’08 Researches Motivation for Learning-Disabled Students

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By Dan Edelen When students need a listening ear, Alberto Luna ’08 is there. Luna is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate and supplemental instruction supervisor in the school of psychology at University of Arizona, where he completed his master’s in 2010. He has also served as program developer for the honors college Xtreme Discovery Teams and [...]

Peter Simon '75

January 27, 2012

Peter Simon ’75 Receives Simon School Dean’s Medal Award from University of Rochester

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J. Peter Simon ’75, a member of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees, was presented with the Dean’s Medal Award by the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the school’s 25th anniversary celebration. Simon is co-chairman of William E. Simon and Sons, LLC, Morristown, N.J., and its investment group and leads [...]

Members of Tech Clinic from left are: Yen Joe Tan '14, Aaditya Khanal '12, Holden Ranz '12, Stacey Goldberg '12, Garrett Rice '12, Rachel Lewitt '13.

January 6, 2012

Technology Clinic Applies Interdisciplinary Approach to Local Fish Farming

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A Technology Clinic class is using the wide-ranging expertise of its members to make a fish-farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. “The goal of Technology Clinic is to use the resources and background of five or six different students to help solve real-world problems. Currently, we are working with David Due in Roseto, Pa., [...]

Barb Levy '74

December 21, 2011

USA Today Spotlights Barb Levy ’77

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Barb Levy ’77 is featured in USA Today for her contributions to the phenomenal success of the nation’s fastest-growing company. The newspaper spotlights Levy, a foremost merchandising expert, for her role as senior strategy advisor at the discount fashion website Ideeli, which is ranked No. 1 on the Inc. Magazine list of the nation’s fastest-growing [...]

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 Lisa Gabel

November 29, 2011

The Neuroscience of Music: Course Explores How Songs Can Help Heal the Brain

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ABC’s Primetime recently profiled Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head in January. In discussing her recovery from her traumatic brain injury, the news program addressed music’s role in Giffords’ recovery of language. The congresswoman’s experience shows the potential for music therapy to be a powerful tool in [...]