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The following is a selection of recent media coverage of Lafayette:

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown NewspapersChatham Courier (Chatham, N.J.), Florham Park Eagle (Madison, N.J.), Oct. 2
Emily Groves ’05, of Madison, N.J., will spend the 2006-07 academic year in Germany working as a teacher’s assistant and conducting independent research, thanks to a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. Grove, who graduated in May 2005 with an English degree, will teach English, and American and British studies part-time each week during the school year. The rest of her time will be spent researching the relationships and stereotypes generated through German and American media, particularly film, and how the stereotypes of one nationality influence the other.

Journal News (North Edition) (N.Y.), Journal News (South Edition) (N.Y.), Journal News (Putnam) (N.Y.), Sept. 19
Cristina Callagy ’09, of Hawthorne, N.Y., interned this summer with the New York state Division of Human Rights. A psychology major, Callagy processed cases in which workers thought they were wronged on the job. Cases involved people who were arrested and convicted, and then ran into problems at work. Margaret Gormley-King, regional director of the office, said Callagy handled her responsibilities well and had great writing and oral communication skills.

Meadville Tribune (Pa.), Sept. 19
Andrew Rau ’08, of Jackson Center, Pa, spent the summer studying blood vessels and compiling data to aid in biomechanical advancements. He is conducting complex research on the behavior of human blood vessels to aid in the biomechanical production of replacements for blood vessels and veins. Rau, a Trustee Scholar, collaborated with Jenn Rossmann, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars program. The EXCEL experience may be a determining factor in whether he decides to pursue bioengineering at the graduate level.

Towson Times (Md.), Sept. 19
Jeffrey Vogel ’07, of Lutherville, Md., spent the past year working on building a better, stronger monarch butterfly. He measured and compared the growth and robustness of 220 monarchs raised from larvae in four control groups: bred and raised in captivity; bred in captivity and raised in the wild; bred in the wild and raised in captivity; and bred and raised in the wild. Vogel performed this research under the guidance of John Drummond, visiting professor of biology. Vogel also spent this past summer as a lab technician doing genetic-based research at the University of Maryland’s Center for Vaccine Development in Baltimore.

Hunterdon County Democrat (N.J.), Sept. 11
Emily Egge ’07 of Annandale is interning at Power Medical Interventions in Langhorne, Pa. through Lafayette College. A mechanical engineering major, Egge is a 2003 graduate of North Hunterdon High School.

Rivereast News Bulletin (Pa.), Sept. 8
Lisa Lovallo ’07 has been working with Denise Galarza Sepulveda, assistant professor of foreign languages and literature, on transcribing various Mexican and Spanish legal documents that relate to the creation of native settlements in the Sierra Madre region of the Viceroyalty of New Spain (present day Mexico) during the late 17th century. Lovallo’s work will help provide the groundwork for an article-length study. Her future aspirations include working in a global corporation that extends to Europe and to Central and South America, or in a corporation that works in a Spanish-speaking community within the United States.

Daily Times (Pa.), Sept. 1
Madeline Stavis ’08, of Bryn Mawr, a Marquis Scholar, recently spent three weeks in Russia and Poland discussing memories of WWII and the Holocaust with veterans and survivors, and studying the effects of communism on post-communist countries. From May 20-June 6, the history and government and law major visited Warsaw and Krakow in Poland, St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia, and numerous smaller towns and villages.

Wayne Independent (Pa.), Aug. 9
Daniel Kucz ’07of Newfoundland is a big fish in a small pond this summer at civil engineering firm Cherry Weber & Associates, P.C. in Phillipsburg, N.J. The civil engineering major is a structural civil engineering intern at the small firm where everyone makes a significant contribution. Lafayette alumnus Scott Minnich ’97, a professional engineer with the firm, arranged the internship and is Kucz’s supervisor. Kucz is working on bridge inspection projects for the New Jersey Department of Transportation and assisting with quality assurance on other projects for the structural engineering department. “The experience I am gaining in the field is insurmountable,” says Kucz. “By aligning me with Cherry Weber & Associates, P.C., Career Services has nourished my hopes of becoming a professional engineer with a focus on structures, particularly bridges.”

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.), Aug. 7
Tim Daubert ’09, of Lebanon, Pa., is working on an EXCEL project with Yvonne Gindt, professor of chemistry. Daubert, a biochemistry major and Marquis Scholar, is studying the structure of proteins, specifically a protein called phycocyanin. The research Daubert is participating in could lead to great gains in medical research. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s could possibly be cured by learning more about the structure of proteins, Daubert says. Gindt received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research with Lafayette students on understanding protein folding and aggregation.

The Intelligencer Journal (Pa.), July 31
Amanda Eggleston ’06, a student at Lafayette College, was selected to compete in the second annual EPA P3 awards program, the P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) Awards, established by the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage innovations in sustainability in developed and developing countries.

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