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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 ...

Lexi Nisita '12
Nisita '12 Examines Emilie du Châtelet's Influence on Feminism
To modern-day feminists, the canon of authors and thinkers who contributed to the movement are well known and oft-repeated; Woolf, Gilbert and Gubar and de Beauvoir are a few. But Lexi Nisita ’12, in conjunction with an Emerson grant, is seeking to add one more name to this list: Emilie du Châtelet, a philosopher better known as Voltaire’s longtime companion.
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Theresa Allinger '11 examines a 450-year-old deep water coral specimen.
Allinger '11 Examines Deep Sea Corals
Deep Sea corals grow very slowly and hence contain a record of changing oceanographic conditions over time. This summer Theresa Allinger '11 is conducting a geochemical analysis of these deep water corals from Antarctica that grew at 1500 feet below the surface of the Ross Sea. More ...
Stevie Brandon '11
Revolutionary Medicine and the Medical Revolution
The French Revolution is truly one of the most idealized and glorified events in French history, having transformed the then-archaic governmental structure into one that fit with more modern values. But Stevie Brandon ’11, advised by Professor of History Esther Kanipe and supported by an Emerson grant, is analyzing an oft-ignored hierarchy that the Revolution changed forever: the French medical system.
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Tucker Keren '13, Steve Kemp '11 and Barbara Tewksbury.
The Fine Lines of Egypt’s Desert
Most people use the program Google Earth to zoom in on their houses, fly through the Grand Canyon, or maybe to see if their neighbors have pools. But from the geosciences lab of Barbara Tewksbury, Tucker Keren ’13 and Steve Kemp ‘11 are using the program to analyze some fascinating linear features in the southwest corner of the Egyptian desert several hundred kilometers west of Aswan. More ...
Olivia Lin '12
Lin ’12 Documentary Focuses on China’s Left-Behind Parents
Still highly controversial, China’s One-Child Policy has had many effects on the population. One of the least-known is what Olivia Lin ’12 calls “left-behind parents,” or parents who are left in China because their only child is studying in another country. Guided by Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Zhuoyi Wang, Lin is filming a documentary about left-behind parents through an Emerson grant. More ...
Maddy Gunter '11
Gunter ’11 Research Combines Interests in Archaelogy and Geosciences
Madeleine Gunter ’11 has had a busy and unconventional summer. An archaeology and geosciences double major, Gunter returned from several weeks on an archaeological field project off Ireland’s western coast, only to begin a micropaleontology project that will become her thesis for geosciences. Gunter is working through the data she collected on the composition of Early Medieval Christian tombstones, and using diatoms to predict Antarctic paleoenvironments. More ...
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