Death by DNA

John S. Shaw III

Associate Professor and Acting Psychology Department Head
John S. Shaw III, 2016

The Joy of Set

Elizabeth McMahon

Professor of Mathematics
Princeton University Press, 2016

Couple Relationships in the Middle and Later Years: Their Nature, Complexity, and Role in Health and Illness

Jamila Bookwala

Dean of Curriculum and Research
American Psychological Association, 2016

The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Life

David Shulman

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Sage Publications, 2016

Ron Chernow

speaker spotlight

The Marquis de Lafayette has loomed large in Ron Chernow’s celebrated nonfiction, and now the famed biographer will loom large at the College that bears Lafayette’s name. Chernow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and commentator on politics, business, and finance, will be the featured speaker at Lafayette’s 182nd Commencement Saturday, May 20. Chernow served as the historical consultant on the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton, which was inspired by his biography of Alexander Hamilton. “Having written biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, I have twice written about the Marquis de Lafayette and am therefore especially pleased to be honored by Lafayette College,” he says. The College will present Chernow with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

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