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The Lafayette

Faculty Artist Spotlight

The trio of faculty and staff plays music together on Wednesdays. (Photos by Adam Atkinson for Lafayette Communications)

Scientific symphonies

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer March 22, 2024

David Husic, Mary Roth and Jeff Norman may teach in different departments, but they have one thing in common: their love of playing live music. The trio meets every Wednesday for an hour to play old-time...

Professor Daniel Quirós has authored four books, including novels Verano Rojo and Lluvia del Norte.

Spanish professor Daniel Quirós synthesizes culture with creative writing

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 16, 2024

Daniel Quirós is not just a professor, but also a published fiction author of multiple books. Quirós’ books include a short story collection, a fiction novel about a Costa Rican man living in the...

Professor Steven Bellettos new novel involves global travel and a fast-paced plot.

Faculty Artist Spotlight: ‘For You I Would Make an Exception’

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor October 27, 2023

Earlier this month, English professor Steven Belletto published "For You I Would Make an Exception," his first published novel after several academic works.  The novel centers around Pennsylvania-based...

Professor John Shaw finds writing mystery novels rewarding as an educator and author.

Faculty Artist Spotlight: Psychology professor John Shaw lives double life as mystery novelist

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor September 15, 2023

Does the name John Shaw III ring a bell? You might know him as an associate professor of psychology, but that name can also be found on the front cover of two published mystery novels.  Fifteen years...

Professor Karina Skvirsky created collages to display the technologies of the Incans and the Cañari. (Photo courtesy of Karina Skvisrky)

Faculty Artist Spotlight: Exhibition by professor Karina Skvirksy blends art, archaeology

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

Professor Karina Skvirsky, the head of the art department, traveled to Argentina last weekend to showcase her artwork at Arteba, one of the most important art fairs in Latin America. This collection...

Professor Alex Brown and collaborator Ben Cato released debut alternative rock EP Fake It Til You Fake It Better. (Photo by Rob Dixon)

Faculty Artist Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering Professor Alex Brown releases alternative rock EP

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor September 2, 2022

When Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alex Brown is not teaching a class on dynamics and control theory, he can be found singing and playing the guitar, bass and keyboard. His musical duo...

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