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Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer shown at summit of Mount Everest. He will speak at Lafayette College's 180th Commencement in May 2015.

February 27, 2015

Blind Adventurer, Author, and Filmmaker Erik Weihenmayer to Speak at Lafayette’s 180th Commencement

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Erik Weihenmayer, renowned adventurer, author, filmmaker, and international speaker, will be the principal speaker at Lafayette College’s 180th Commencement on Saturday, May 23, and will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. “I am delighted that Erik Weihenmayer will address our graduates and parents at Commencement,” said Lafayette President Alison Byerly. “His […]

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February 26, 2015

Lafayette College Theater Presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

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Lafayette College Theater presents Dancing at Lughnasa on Wednesday, March 4 through Saturday, March 7 at 8-10:30 p.m. on the main stage of the Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St. General admission is $6; students $2. Dancing at Lughnasa steps into the past and out again, leaving us with an indelible portrait of […]

Film director and writer, Justin Simien, visits Lafayette College Feb. 18-19 with "Dear White People" film screening, Q&A.

February 11, 2015

Acclaimed Film Director, Community Discussions at Lafayette

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Black Heritage Month continues at Lafayette College with an Easton community discussion, guest speakers, an art exhibit, and film screening. All events are free and open to the public. Highlights include the critically acclaimed 2014 film, Dear White People, that will be screened 7-9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Colton Chapel, followed by a discussion […]

Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for The New Yorker and award-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, will deliver Lafayette College’s annual Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture.

January 27, 2015

‘Sixth Extinction’ Author Elizabeth Kolbert Visits Lafayette

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Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for The New Yorker and award-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, will deliver Lafayette College’s annual Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.  5 in Colton Chapel. A book signing will follow. The talk is free and open to the public. Over […]

Keynote speaker for Black Heritage Month at Lafayette College is investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell, who helped bring the assassin of civil rights leader Medgar Evers to justice.

January 23, 2015

Black Heritage Month at Lafayette Explores ‘Black Bodies, Black Lives’

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Keynote Speaker Jerry Mitchell: “Chasing after the Real Ghosts of Mississippi” Lafayette College will celebrate Black Heritage Month with guest speakers, film screenings, an art exhibit, and community discussions. All events are free and open to the public. The month’s keynote talk will be presented by Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter with the Jackson, Mississippi, […]

Robert Mattison curated Franz Kline exhibition at Allentown Art Museum

October 29, 2014

Lafayette Professor Curates New York Exhibit

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   An exhibit curated by Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, titled Why Nature? opens Thursday, Oct. 30 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and runs until Dec. 6 at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York. Why Nature? focuses on the symbiotic relationship of nature and abstraction through the […]

Roger A. Demareski of Princeton University has been named vice president for finance and administration at Lafayette College.

October 20, 2014

Lafayette Names Roger Demareski Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Roger A. Demareski of Princeton University has been named vice president for finance and administration at Lafayette College. The appointment is effective November 17. Demareski brings 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, capital budgeting and operations, and other financial and administrative functions. He has served as assistant vice president for facilities operations at Princeton since […]

New biography by Laura Auricchio, "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered"

October 10, 2014

Author of New Marquis de Lafayette Biography Speaks at College

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Laura Auricchio, author of the newly released book “The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,” will deliver the 2014 Lafayette Birthday Lecture at Lafayette College from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in Skillman Library, Gendebien Room. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available for sale at the campus […]

Kimberly Marten, the Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and deputy director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute will present “Is Another Cold War Inevitable? Observations on Vladimir Putin's Foreign Policy," at Lafayette College.

October 8, 2014

International Political Scientist Kimberly Marten to Speak at Lafayette

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Kimberly Marten, the Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and deputy director of Columbia University’s Harriman Institute will present “Is Another Cold War Inevitable? Observations on Vladimir Putin’s Foreign Policy,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in Colton Chapel at Lafayette College. Her talk, sponsored by the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series, is […]

Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., presents “Tangled Texts in Early Modern England,” at Skillman Library, Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

October 3, 2014

Curator of Manuscripts and Ancient Handwriting Expert Presents Lecture at Lafayette

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Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., presents “Tangled Texts in Early Modern England,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library at Lafayette College. Her talk is the 2014 Paul and June Schlueter Lecture in the Art of the Book. It is free […]