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The Dream Team, from left, Matt Farrington, Diane Paverman, Pete Lauro, Spencer Gulbronson and Prof. Stuart Hirshfield.
Can Computers Recognize a User's Brain "Signature"?

The total number of students on Hamilton’s campus may be smaller than an entire graduating class at big research universities, but that doesn’t mean Hamilton’s research opportunities are any more limited. In fact, as Matthew T. Farrington ’12, Diane Paverman ’13, Spencer Gulbronson ’12, Peter Lauro ’12 and alumnus Sam Hinks ’11 are discovering, research at Hamilton is just as engaging as it can be at large universities. The students are working with Professor of Computer Science Stuart Hirshfield to determine if computers can recognize the unique “signature” of a user’s brain.  More ...

As members of the Senate, students vote on a bill during Prof. Andy Milstein's Senate simulation.
Students Re-Create Senate for Micro-Scale Simulation

Students enrolled in government 219 and 221, both taught by Visiting Instructor of Government Andy Milstein, got a feel for such slow-moving and hard-earned developments  in Congress during a weeks-long simulation of the legislative process. The experiment ended on Nov. 29 with a meeting to present and vote on the bills that the students designed.  More ...

Catherine Prescott '12
Faculty, Students Publish in Journal of Archaeological Science

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, Associate Professor of Geoscience Dave Bailey, Professor of Anthropology Tom Jones,  Catherine Prescott ’12, Elizabeth Scholz ’13, recent graduate Nick Stagliano ’11 and Chelsea Lewis ’13 published their article titled “pXRF: A study of inter-instrument performance” in the Journal of Archaeological Science.  More ...

(l-r) Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang with  Ravi Jariwala, Chun Yee Lau, Tani Leigh and Barsha Baral.
12 Students Present Research at NY 6 Undergraduate Conference

Hamilton was well-represented as 12 students presented the results of their research at the New York 6 Undergraduate Research Conference this month at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.  More ...

Keo Xiong '12
Senior Fellow Keo Xiong Studying Hmong-American Feminism

As Hamilton’s only Senior Fellow in the class of 2012, Keomanisod Xiong ’12 will spend this academic year researching efforts toward gender equity in the Hmong-American community. She will complete a project titled “Hmoob-Meskas: Two Clashing Perspectives on Gender and the Implications of a Hmong Feminism in a Hmong-American Community,” with the help of advisors Anne Lacsamana, associate professor of women’s studies and Professor of Anthropology Bonnie Urciuoli.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten Presents at NMR Conference

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten presented a poster at the 7th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in Chamonix, France, Sept. 11-15.  More ...

Mariela Meza '13 with Guatemalan women.
Finding Self-Worth for Guatemalan Women

A combination of social oppression, poverty and discrimination has kept Mayan women in Guatemala from raising their voices and using their full potential. Deaf women in particular are stripped of their rights and made to believe that they have no worth. This summer Mariela Meza ’13 interviewed Guatemalan women in the highland community of Nahuala in an effort to prove that they can be valuable contributors to their community. Meza’s work was funded through an Emerson Summer Grant.  More ...

Nick Richards '12
Richards ’12 Researcher in Nature Article

Nick Richards ’12 was a member of a research team whose article, “CTCF-binding elements mediate control of V(D)J recombination,” was recently published in Nature, an international weekly science journal. The article presents the results of work conducted at the Departments of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital/Immune Disease Institute.  More ...

Rebecca Ross '14 and Guatemalan women.
Reducing Poverty Through Gender Equality

In impoverished countries such as Guatemala, education and other opportunities for women and girls could help substantially in improving the state’s overall economic health. However, Guatemalan women, particularly those belonging to the Mayan tribe, are all but ignored when it comes to proper education and healthcare. Rebecca Ross ’14 spent the summer in Guatemala, analyzing the conditions facing Mayan women and studying the concept of battling poverty through gender equality.  More ...

Austin Walker '12 talks with a Kenyan student.
Assessing Issues Facing Kenyan Youth

“What are you thinking?” That question, voiced or simply pondered, is a common query considered by most of us from time to time. Austin Walker ’12 spent most of his summer posing similar questions to Kenyan youth. Specifically he was focused on uncovering what young people view are the most pressing issues facing them and their country. Walker worked with Professor of Government Steve Orvis with funding from a 2011 Levitt Research Fellowship Grant.  More ...

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