In the National Limelight, 2011-2012

The Associated Press, as well as many other national and international news outlets, features lecture by former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev in celebration of the College’s new Oechsle Center for Global Education (“Gorbachev Sees ‘New World Order’ Developing,” Oct. 20, 2011).

National LimelightThe Los Angeles Times features most-played football rivalry (“In Many Ways, ‘The Rivalry’ between Lafayette, Lehigh is Unrivaled,” Nov. 19, 2011).

USA Today quotes Andrew Warshauer ’15 and Jonathan Frederick ’14 in a story about the world’s growing population written by the paper’s collegiate correspondent (“Students Ponder Population of Seven Billion,” Nov. 2, 2011).

The Chronicle of Higher Education article on the changing marketplace for professors highlights Lafayette as one of the few higher education institutions expanding its ranks during a weak economy and Mary A. Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, whose track record was important in the College’s initiative to strengthen interdisciplinarity. She is one of five professors hired in a cross-disciplinary role (“Fewer Paths for Faculty,” Sept. 22, 2011).

National LimelightCNN interviews Yaba Blay, visiting associate professor of Africana studies, about her (1)ne Drop Project, which explores racial identity (“Redefining Blackness,” Jan. 13, 2012).

Melissa Drennan ’12, Margaret Abelkop ’14, Ha Nguyen ’13, Lorre-Ann Fisher ’12 near Kumsusan Memorial Palace in North Korea.

Melissa Drennan ’12, Margaret Abelkop ’14, Ha Nguyen ’13, Lorre-Ann Fisher ’12 near Kumsusan Memorial Palace in North Korea.

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Lafayette as the first American college or university to offer a credit-bearing study-abroad program in North Korea and interviews Margaret A. Abelkop ’14, one of 17 students who participated (“The City of Pyongyang Was Actually Very Lively,” Sept. 4, 2011).

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education features the research of Chawne Kimber, associate professor of mathematics, on using math to examine social justice issues (“By the Numbers,” April 14, 2011).

The Boston Globe features research by Jamila Bookwala, associate professor of psychology, on relationships (“Singles Pick Friends Over Family on Holidays,” Dec. 26, 2011).

National LimelightMs. Magazine publishes an interview by Emily Musil Church, assistant professor of history, with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, which promotes women’s leadership in peace processes throughout Africa. (“A Ms. Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee,” Oct. 7, 2011).

National LimelightThe New Yorker reviews dance performance that includes original score by Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of bands (“Lafayette Music Professor’s Work Part of Ben Munisteri Dance Project,” June 12, 2011).

Inside Higher Ed interviews John Meier, director of research services and professor of mathematics, on writing as a tool to understand the ideas and logical structure underpinning the computations (“Writing About Math,” July 6, 2011).