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“Tempo,” Lehigh Valley PBS station WLVT’s (Channel 39) weekly news magazine program, will highlight Lafayette’s opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research and mentoring 8 p.m. today. The show will be rebroadcast 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

The segment will showcase the digital reconstruction of centuries-old paintings that art majors Alexandra Kososky ’05 (Yardley, Pa.) and Don Smith ’04 (Patchogue, N.Y.) produced under the direction of Lew Minter, media lab director at the Williams Visual Arts Building. Minter incorporated the process into one of his classes after he collaborated with Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History, on the digital reconstructions of Renaissance paintings for several of Ahl’s publications. TheChronicle of Higher Educationrecently reported on the work that Minter and Ahl did, noting that digital reconstruction technology “could have a considerable effect on art-history scholarship.”

Undergraduate research done by Ekaterina Jager ’05 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan, an electrical & computer engineering and mathematics double major, and Mark Lodato ’06 (Hamilton, N.J.), an electrical and computer engineering major, is featured in the program as well. They were interviewed about the research they did this summer with William Jemison, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, working with simulations developed for the design of high-speed lasers as part of a National Science Foundation project. Ladato recently won a scholarship from the Department of Homeland Security. Ismail Jouny, professor and head of electrical and computer engineering, also was interviewed about the importance of undergraduate research.

In addition, the Tempo production team interviewed President Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55 about Lafayette’s distinctive EXCEL Scholars research program.

This edition of “Tempo” will include highlights of the upcoming documentary on the Lafayette-Lehigh football rivalry that airs 7 p.m. EST Sunday, Sept. 12.

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