Cross-Train Your Brain

Solutions to the world’s challenges happen where ideas and specialties intersect. Lafayette prepares multidimensional leaders. Intellectual cross-training and the skills it brings define our students and graduates. The ability to combine your interests and collaborate with others across fields makes a Lafayette education especially powerful. Individual students and multi-disciplinary teams combine academic fields in classes, research, and community-based projects locally and globally.

Professor Elaine Reynolds works with Blaine Caslin '13 in her lab in Kunkel Hall.

January 21, 2014

Lafayette Expands Resources and Opportunities in Computational Biology

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The Biology Department welcomed Lafayette’s first computational biologist this semester, Eric Ho. Having a dedicated faculty member is a sign of the College’s commitment to a growing field that is already heavily researched in the College’s labs and classrooms. As an assistant professor of biology, Ho also has an affiliated appointment with the Computer Science […]

Students visit the Tower Bridge.

December 5, 2013

Students Explore Healthcare by Living and Working in London

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The United States and the United Kingdom have very different cultural attitudes and approaches to funding healthcare. For students who are interested in a career in medicine or a related field, understanding those differences can be a valuable part of their college education. Over the summer, several Lafayette students were able to study the strengths […]

Co-anchors Dan Valladares and '14 Kelsey Gula '14 get ready to go on air.

November 27, 2013

Video: Student Broadcast Explores “Millennial Generation” and 3-D printing on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS during the last week in November. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Political Economy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It […]

Lafayette Lens

November 19, 2013

Student-Produced Broadcast Will Air on PBS Nov. 22, 24, and 25

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the […]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for […]