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 Fort Yates on the Lakota Sioux reservation in North Dakota.
Research Project Takes O'Dowd '11 to South Dakota

Caitlin O’Dowd ’11 has led a life largely driven by international travel. But the effect of having been immersed in so many foreign cultures is like that of a slingshot – despite the heavy pull of foreign relations on her social philosophy and background, O’Dowd is catapulting in a different direction with her research project funded by the Kirkland Endowment. She hopes to concentrate on domestic affairs in what will eventually be a one-year post-graduate research experience.  More ...

Deborah Barany '11 and Anthony Sali '10
Neuro and Psych Students Publish in Experimental Brain Research

In 2009, Deborah A. Barany '11 and Anthony W. Sali '10 participated in Hamilton's Summer Science Research Program. Under the supervision of Psychology and Neuroscience professor Jonathan Vaughan, they investigated how people control movements in complex environments. A poster about the work was presented at the annual Psychonomic Society meeting in 2009.  More ...

Professor Stanley Opella, center, with Matt Baxter and Jason McGavin, in “The Bubble” an inflatable tent used to house Opella’s NMR instrumentation.
Baxter ’11 and McGavin ’12 Study at Center for NMR Spectroscopy

As part of their summer research with Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten, Matt Baxter ’11 and Jason McGavin ’12 spent 10 days working at the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy and Imaging of Proteins at the University of California San Diego. The Center is managed by Professor Stanley Opella, who is pioneering the use of bicelles (“bilayered micelles”) to study membrane proteins under physiologically relevant conditions.  More ...

Caitlin Taborda '11 in the Woollcott kitchen.
Senior Fellow Caitlin Taborda Studying Food Movements

Caitlin Taborda, Hamilton’s only Senior Fellow for the class of 2011, has begun her research on American food movements with regard to how different people make choices about the food they eat. Her project is titled “Local, Organic, and Sustainable Privilege: Understanding the Social Significance of Food Movements and the Socioeconomic Factors that Influence Participation.”  More ...

Kelly Fitzsimmons '10 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe
Smythe and Fitzsimmons ’10 Present at Parasitology Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe and Kelly Fitzsimmons ’10 recently presented papers at the Helminthological Society of Washington meeting in Washington, D.C. The Helminthological Society is the oldest parasitology society in the U.S. and this meeting coincided with the Society’s 100th anniversary.  More ...

Caitlin Burzynski ’12, Nina Kraus ’13,  Prof. Cotten, and Alex Dao ’12.
Cotten and Students Work at National High Magnetic Field Lab

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten and her team of Hamilton students spent 10 days this summer at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla., to study piscidin, antimicrobial peptides from fish. The team, comprised of Caitlin Burzynski ’12, Nina Kraus '13, Cotten, and Alex Dao ’12, used several state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments to obtain atomic-level information on samples of piscidin bound to lipid bilayers that mimic bacterial membranes.  More ...

DSJP to Host Annual Student-Faculty Conference
Debra Richardson, program director of the Utica Culinary Institute, will give the keynote speech at Hamilton's Diversity and Social Justice Project (DSJP) student-faculty conference that will take place on Sept. 23-24. She will give a talk titled, “Food Justice: Food as the Vehicle for Connecting Communities” on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The conference is free and open to the public. More ...
Jenn Santoro '11 inserts samples into the "dirt burner."
Jennifer Santoro ’11 Conducts Summer Research at Tulane
Environmental studies major Jennifer Santoro '11 explored another avenue of science when she did organic geochemistry research at Tulane University this summer. She worked under the direction of Dr. Brad Rosenheim at Tulane, with the support of an NSF Office of Polar Programs (LARISSA) grant to Eugene Domack, Hamilton’s J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences. More ...
Graepel '11, Adams '11 and Snyder
Snyder, Adams '11 and Graepel '11 Work on GBM Vaccine
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder, Taylor Adams ’11 and Kevin Graepel ’11 spent the summer working on the development of a carbohydrate-based vaccine for glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. More ...
Arielle Cutler '11
The Media's Effect on Women's Body Image

While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place a great emphasis on how women look. These beauty standards, largely proliferated through the media, have drastic impacts on young women and their body images. Arielle Cutler ’11, through a Levitt grant, spent the summer evaluating the efficacy of media literacy programs as a remedy to this vicious cycle.  More ...

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