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Sharif Shrestha '17 sketches out ideas in the Levitt Center.
Sharif Shrestha ’17 Works on Course Design With Prof. Majireck

Sharif Shrestha ’17 is staying on campus this summer working with assistant professor Max Majireck on a project at the crossroads of biological chemistry, education, economics and entrepreneurship. Shrestha is helping Majireck design certain elements of the chemistry 360 course, Organic Synthesis Toward Improved Human Health, a writing-intensive course aimed at helping students understand the professional realities of drug discovery and the behind-the-scenes elements of creating new drugs.  More ...

Asad Javed '16
Asad Javed ’16 Reimagines Moliere's Tartuffe Through Costume Design

Asad Javed ’16 is working this summer through an Emerson Grant to transpose the Moliere classic Tartuffe into a number of new settings, in a project titled “Unholy Vanities and Holy Prose: A Reimagination of Moliere's Tartuffe through Costume Design.” Javed, a French and  interdisciplinary studies (film) double major, is undertaking this project in creative collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland.  More ...

Marian Ackerman bands a crow as Jessica Sofen looks on.
Counting Crows

If prompted to identify animals that display high levels of intelligence, many people would probably name well-known exotic species, such as dolphins or chimps. However, one common species that many of us interact with every day may be among the most intelligent species on earth - crows. From tool-building and abstract thinking to complex social behavior, crows display intelligence to a degree that has been of great interest to scientists in recent years.  More ...

Jonah Boucher '17 works on a custom built remote operated vehicle at Bristol Pool.
Jonah Boucher ’17 Explores Meromictic Green Lake Chemistry

Jonah Boucher ’17 is undertaking research this summer with a team of students under  Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick analyzing various chemical and microbiological properties of Green Lake in Onondaga County, N.Y. Green Lake is notable for its meromictic properties, meaning that it is separated into two major layers of water, one well-oxygenated and one anoxic, that do not mix, even after the passage of long periods of time.  More ...

Rachael Feuerstein '16
Feuerstein ’16 Studying Holocaust Psychology

While many students undertake research projects over the summer, Rachael Feuerstein ’16 is using her vacation to pursue a particularly charged subject of study: the social psychology behind the Holocaust. Her project, "The Psychology of Evil and Perpetration: A Psychological Analysis of Why and How the Holocaust Happened," under the direction of Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven and funded through a Levitt Center grant, “aims to explain why ‘good’ people do bad things, or more generally, why people can do evil, such as commit mass genocide.”  More ...

Hamilton Reece Thompson '18
Hamilton Reece Thompson ’18 Studying Human Trafficking Through Kirkland Grant

Hamilton Reece Thompson ’18 is undertaking research this summer to uncover and illuminate the links in ideology that connect human trafficking with societal trends such as the medicalization of the human body, and the objectification and commoditization of women via advertising. Thompson is one of this year’s four Kirkland Summer Associates. He’s working on his research with Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Vivyan Adair.  More ...

Tara McKee
McKee Presents ADHD Poster

Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee presented a poster on May 30 at the 5th World Congress on ADHD in Glasgow, Scotland. The poster, titled “Social-Emotional Correlates of ADHD Symptomatology in College Students,” presented the results of research conducted last summer with the help of Joshua DeVinney ’15 and Courtney Hobgood ’15  More ...

From left: Michael Esterman, William Prinzmetal, Alexandra List and Alex Mitko '16
Alex Mitko ’16 Presents Poster at VSS Meeting

Alex Mitko ’16 presented a poster on May 18 at the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) annual meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The poster, titled “An EEG Study of Illusory Conjunctions,” was co-authored by Mitko and Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Boston University School of Medicine.  More ...

Six Female Science Students Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Six outstanding Hamilton women scientists have been named Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars for the upcoming summer.  The awardees this year are Alex Betrus ’18, Katherine Fuzesi ’17, Vi Pham ’18, Linnea Sahlberg ’17, Isabella Schoning ’16, and Emily Sears ’17.  More ...

Winners of the Three Minute Thesis 2015 from left first runner-up Sabrina Yurkofsky '15, second runner-up M.E. Ficarra '15 and champion Lisbeth DaBramo '15.
Three Minute Thesis Debuts at Hamilton

Senior chemistry major Liz DaBramo was the champion and Sabrina Yurkofsky and M.E. Ficarra were first and second runners-up, respectively, in the inaugural Hamilton College Three Minute Thesis competition held May 2 in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

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