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Andre Burnham ’18 and Fiona McLaughlin ’19.
Queen Bees and Wannabees: Examining Bee Fitness

Over the past decade, bees have been dying and colonies collapsing in unprecedented numbers, posing a threat not only to the bees themselves, but to the many crops they pollinate. Scientists are still working to understand all the factors that pose risks to bees. This summer, Andre Burnham ’18 and Fiona McLaughlin ’19 are contributing their own research to this important question by comparing the fitness of locally raised queen bees and queen bees imported from California.  More ...

Emma Reynolds '17
Planting a Love of Poetry

Emma Reynolds ’17 is spending this summer pursuing one of her passions – poetry. The comparative literature concentrator is doing Emerson Grant-funded research on the construction of poetry syllabi at the college and high school level.  More ...

Samantha Donohue '18
Donohue ’18 Examines Muslim Women in the Media

Passionate about storytelling, Samantha Donohue ’18 crafted a summer research project that plays to that interest. Her work, funded by the Emerson Foundation, looks at the portrayal of Muslim women across several platforms in the U.S. and New Zealand: television, social media and virtual realities. Donohue will spend part of her summer and her junior year in New Zealand, where she will visit a mosque and speak with the Muslim Students Association at the Victoria University of Wellington, among other research.  More ...

Fain Riopelle '17
Writing Right for College

The adjustment to college life is something that many remember as perhaps overwhelming and, at times, confusing. As a Writing Center tutor, Fain Riopelle ’17 has tracked this transitional period by reading first-year students’ essays.  Through an Emerson research grant this summer Riopelle hopes to identify common issues with high school writing and create a curriculum that addresses them.  More ...

Anna Do '18
Anna Do ’18 Examines Sex Trafficking Through Levitt Grant

While Hamilton students seem to scatter across the globe every summer, Anna Do ’18 is staying close to home and delving into the issue of sex trafficking in the United States. Funded through a Levitt Center grant, Do seeks to raise awareness and create a safe space for survivors of sex trafficking in her native Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Elisa MacColl '16
MacColl ’16 Finds Niche With L.E.K. Consulting

Elisa MacColl ’16 will take her biology background to Boston management consulting firm L.E.K. in September where she will combine her science research experience with business. MacColl was valedictorian of the Class of 2016.  More ...

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Lilly Pieper ’18 Awarded American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship

Lilly Pieper ’18 has been awarded a 2016 American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship to support her research with Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Coppard’s research group on the “Evolution and expression of venom genes in sea urchin pedicellariae.”  More ...

Adam Van Wynsberghe
Van Wynsberghe Presents Seminar at Union College

Associate Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe presented an invited seminar titled “Development of a multi-scale sampling methodology to examine the favored ligand binding pathways of influenza neuraminidase” at Union College on May 12.  More ...

2016 Levitt Summer Research Grants Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2016 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016 Presenters: L-R Brisa Camacho-Lovell '16, Nora Klemmer  '17, Carlos Fineman '17, Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera, Emma Raynor '18, James Bryan '16
Russian Elites Support Putin’s Syrian Intervention

As one of the few surveys of Russian elites - perhaps the only publicly available survey -  conducted since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, the newly released Hamilton College Levitt Poll, titled The Russian Elite 2016, represents a unique resource. Survey data on whether Russian elites support the more muscular foreign policy that has been pursued during Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term (2012-present) have been largely unavailable–until now.   More ...

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