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Shea Nagle '16, Ben Ligas '14, Scott Pillette '14, Sally Bourdon '15, Nicole LaBarge '15.
Levitt Research Group Examines Elevated Blood Lead Levels

Hamilton’s open curriculum encourages students to explore interdisciplinary studies, combining multiple subjects in an original and constructive manner.  When one group of students became aware of an issue plaguing the local community, they knew that by using their unique research interests they could tackle the issue comprehensively.  These Levitt Group Research Grant recipients will pursue their passion for aiding others while contributing to a larger body of scientific knowledge.  More ...

Chaise LaDousa with Paige Cross '13 and Anna Zahm '13 at the NEAA Conference.
Hamilton Represented at NEAA Conference

Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa and Hamilton seniors Paige Cross and Anna Zahm presented papers at the Northeastern Anthropological Association Conference.  More ...

Professor Chaise LaDousa, Melissa Segura ’14, Grace Parker Zielinski ’14 and Anna Zahm ’13.
Researchers Examine Relationship Between Language and Citizenship

Learning English is one of the most daunting tasks for newly arriving immigrants in the United States, and it can be a task that is accompanied by little support. Anna Zahm’13, Grace Parker Zielinski ’14 and Melissa Segura ’14, have spent their summers working to combat this problem by providing much-needed assistance to English language adult students at the Utica access site for the Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).  More ...

Peter Adelfio '13 and Benjamin Anderson '14.
Students Research Voter Turnout Among Kirkland Residents

Despite being the world’s oldest continuous democracy, the United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the developed world. Peter Adelfio ’13 and Benjamin Anderson ’14 have been awarded a Levitt Group Research Grant to study this paradox by conducting a controlled experiment on methods of increasing voter turnout. They’re being advised by James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner.  More ...

Katherine Delesalle ’14 and Emily Delbridge ’13
Students Research Local School’s History for Upcoming Play

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland first had the idea to create a theatrical piece with a focus on architecture after reading about a Berlin play which took inspiration from the Bauhaus architecture of the planned community at which it was performed. Holland brainstormed for locations to conduct a similar play at Hamilton College with Professor of Theatre Carole Bellini-Sharp, and the two decided the perfect location would be the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in the Cornhill section of Utica.  More ...

Levitt Center Summer Research Grants Announced

The Levitt Center has announced the 2012 Levitt Summer Research Fellowship recipients and Levitt Summer Research Group Grant Recipients. Twenty-one students will conduct research with 13 faculty members.  More ...

Paige Cross '13, Ana Baldrige '12, Prof. Chaise LaDousa and Chip Larsen '13.
Students Explore New Literacies for an Old City

Technological literacy is an invaluable personal skill in the information age, one that can open doors and allow individuals to escape the cyclical pattern of urban poverty. Chip Larsen ’13, Ana Baldrige ’12 and Paige Cross ’13 are spending their summer as Levitt Fellows with Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa on a project called “New Literacies for an Old City,” a reference to the social and economic landscape in the city of Utica.  More ...

William Rusche '13 and Andrea Wrobel '13.
Green Religion

Within the past 25 years, a new type of social movement has emerged in American culture: religious environmental groups. Their members apply religious texts and beliefs to environmental causes, raising environmental concern and benefiting sustainable practices. However, despite how diverse and numerous these groups have become, sociologists have yet to study them in detail.  More ...

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