Work with Stellar Professor-Mentors

We have one of the highest percentages of students working with faculty on research. These are professors like innovative cancer researcher Robert Kurt; historian Donald L. Miller, whose students contributed to the HBO series Masters of the Air; and acclaimed novelist Alix Ohlin, who recently helped two students develop their own book-length story collections.

Music Professor Anthony Cummings teaches a course in the Williams Center.

October 30, 2013

Prof. Anthony Cummings Receives American Philosophical Society Award for Nino Pirrotta Biography

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The American Philosophical Society has awarded Anthony Cummings, professor of music and coordinator of Italian studies, its 2013 John Frederick Lewis Award for his book Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography. The award recognizes the best book published by the society during the award year. Cummings will accept the award in November at the society’s annual […]

Zoe Boekelheide

October 29, 2013

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 12 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 210 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. […]

Chris Kelly ’13, Hollis Miller ’15, and Professor Kira Lawrence in Van Wickle Hall

October 11, 2013

Prof. Kira Lawrence Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Climate Change Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kira Lawrence, associate professor of geology, a $159,291 grant to expand her study of how a warm interval in the Earth’s past could be a predictor of the future of human-induced climate change. “The record of Earth’s climate system we have from human observations such as measurements by […]

Professor James Dearworth

October 9, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Publishes Discovery about Eye Movement in Turtles

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James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, has a long history with turtles. He studied the functional anatomy of the turtle retina as a grad student, and it is the focus of his current research at Lafayette. Turtles, having been around in shell form since the time of dinosaurs, have an even longer history and offer […]

Robert Mattison

October 3, 2013

Professor Robert Mattison Writes Catalog for Painter Bill Scott’s New York Exhibit

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Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has written an exhibition catalog for Philadelphia artist Bill Scott’s exhibit In Arcadia, which opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City. View the catalog and exhibit Comprised of 20 paintings, the show runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, at the […]