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Meghan Woolley '13.
Meghan Woolley ’13 Exploring Arthurian Legend Under Emerson

The subject of medieval times frequently conjures up images of knights, chivalry and the iconic and mysterious King Arthur. Most historians agree that King Arthur is probably only a legend, yet his image pervaded medieval history and politics. Meghan Woolley ’13, a recipient of a 2011 Emerson Summer Grant, will spend the summer exploring the role of Arthurian legend in English monarchies of the 12th to 16th centuries.  More ...

Thomas Cheeseman '12
Cheeseman '12 Exploring Law and Morality Issues Under Levitt Grant

Throughout history, the interplay of morality and law has proved to be a point of debate and intense interest for philosophers. Specifically, does one concept determine the other? And if so, does law establish what is moral or should it be the other way around? The issue is even more perplexing in modern society, where religion plays a much smaller role than in most other cultures in history. Thomas Cheeseman ’12 is studying the complex philosophical principles regarding law, morality and religion under a Levitt Research Fellowship Grant with Professor of History Doug Ambrose.  More ...

Class of 2011 Sigma Xi initiates.
Sigma Xi Initiates 27 New Associate Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, initiated 27 members of the Class of 2011 to associate membership at the annual banquet in the Science Center Atrium on May 20. Family members in attendance heard a program of brief observations by mentors about the students and their research.  More ...

Charlotte Cosgrove '13 and Alexandra Arenson '13.
Arenson ’13 and Cosgrove ’13 Tackle Language Comprehension

Rising juniors Alexandra Arenson ’13 and Charlotte Cosgrove ’13 will spend the summer with Professor Jeremy Skipper  studying speech and the parts of the brain that affect it.  Their project, “The Phantom Text Effect,” concerns the processes of speech comprehension in the brain among adult English speakers.  More ...

From left Alex Dao, Nate Schneck, Billy Wieczorek, Myriam Cotten, Daryl Berke, Matt Baxter and Wynn Stateman.
Students Present Posters at Biophysical Society Meeting

Six students  presented posters at the 55th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting that took place in March in Baltimore.  Matthew Baxter ’11, Daryl Berke ’11, Alex Dao ’12, Jason McGavin’12, Nathan Schneck ’11 and William Wieczorek ’11  presented work as part of sessions on “Membrane Active Peptides” and "Interfacial Protein-Lipid Interactions.”  More ...

Jimmy Alexis '13 and Camron Waugh '13
Students to Explore the Role of Field Trips in DC Schools

In a weakened school system that faces continual budget cuts, co-curricular field trips are usually among the first programs that schools discontinue. In Washington, D.C., this rings especially true, as an increasing number of middle schools are deciding to drop field trips from their curriculum.  More ...

Yinghan Ding '12 at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Mexico.
Yinghan Ding '12 to Complete Climate Finance Project Under Levitt Grant

Many people agree that climate change is a serious and immediate threat facing the planet, but far fewer offer the initiative, dedication and hard work that it takes to enact change. Yet this is exactly how Yinghan Ding ’12, recipient of a 2011 Levitt Research Fellowship Grant, plans to spend his summer, alongside Lecturer in Economics Margaret Morgan-Davie. Ding will conduct research on climate finance support in developing countries.  More ...

Students spend part of the summer working on research with a faculty member.
Emerson Summer Research Grants Awarded to 22 Students

Twenty-two students have been awarded 2011 Emerson Summer Research grants.  The students receive a stipend and spend the summer working collaboratively with a Hamilton faculty member, researching an area of interest. The Emerson recipients and their projects will be featured in stories on the Hamilton website in the coming weeks.  More ...

27 Students Elected to Sigma Xi

The Hamilton College chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elected 27 students to associate membership on May 4. One alumnus who was elected to associate membership in his senior year was promoted to full membership.  More ...

Alex Benkhart '11
Alex Benkhart '11 Awarded Fulbright Grant to Japan

Alexander Benkhart ’11 has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Japan. He will spend the 2011-12 academic year studying depictions of homosexuality in Japanese popular culture, and the relationship between the concepts expressed in popular culture and the identity politics of the Japanese gay rights movement. As an integral part of his research, he will continue to engage in intensive language study to familiarize himself with the vocabulary and methods of expressing and describing sexuality in the Japanese language.  More ...

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