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Douglas Santoro '14 in the lab.
Douglas Santoro ’14 Studies Toxic Effects of Garlic Mustard on Nematodes in Glen

The glens around campus are some of the most unique features of Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus.  Filled with a variety of trees, wildlife, and nature paths, students often take advantage of the beautiful scenery.  However, keen eyes in the biology department took notice of an invasive plant and began investigating its negative impact on the glen environment.  More ...

 Bryce Timm, Christina Choinski, Professor Robin Kinnel, Sky Aulita, Laura McCormick.
Students Utilize Bacteria Derivation to Battle Cancer

Substantial improvements in cancer detection and treatment have been made over the years, and Hamilton students are concentrating in that research area as well.  Traditional cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, are relatively invasive and attack cancerous and non-cancerous cells alike.  These techniques may diminish or eliminate the cancer, but not without potentially detrimental side effects that leave the body distressed and fatigued.  New therapies are being developed to specifically target cancerous cells in order to have safer and more efficient treatments.

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Eleanor Fausold '13
New York Times Publishes Fausold '13 Letter

Eleanor Fausold ’13 penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times in response to an op-ed titled “Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?” Referencing her senior thesis research on the costs and benefits of charging a fee for both paper and plastic bags in New York City, Fausold answered the article’s title question with, “The answer is overwhelmingly yes!” The letter appeared on the publication’s website on the day she graduated from Hamilton, May 26, and in print on the following day.  More ...

Members of the Class of 2013 who were initiated to associate membership in Sigma Xi.
Sigma Xi Initiates 18 New Associate Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, initiated 18 members of the Class of 2013 to associate membership at the annual banquet in the Taylor Science Center Atrium on May 24.  More ...

Eugene Domack
DEC-funded Sylvan Beach Research Recognized

Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professorship of Environmental Studies, and students under his direction, have determined why Sylvan Beach has been eroding for the past century and have discovered how to address the situation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local politicians on May 21 was held to open the beach for the season and to recognize the contributions that Domack and his team have made toward solving the problem.  More ...

Levitt Post-Election Poll Shows Partisan Divide Persists

Despite the hope that President Obama’s clear victory last November might lead to a reduction in partisan polarization, the results of a new survey conducted by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center at Hamilton College indicate that American are as divided as ever.  More ...

Sigma Xi Elects 18 Members of Class of 2013 to Associate Membership

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elected 18 students to associate membership on May 7.  More ...

Matthew Combs '13, Ethan Ayres '13, Ashleigh Smythe and Rebecca Knipp '13
Biology Students Present to Helminthological Society

Senior biology majors Rebecca Knipp, Ethan Ayres and Matthew Combs presented at the annual meeting of the Helminthological Society of Washington, the nation’s oldest parasitology research society.  The Society met on April 27 at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe also attended.  More ...

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Emma Zanazzi, Jose Olivares, Keri Lloyd, Russ DeGrazia, Sam Franco.
Government Class Holds Mock Election Debate

The students in Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera’s introductory comparative politics course (Government 112) participated in a mock election debate in the fictitional country of West Europa on April 30 in the Kennedy Auditorium.  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 ...

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