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Lydia Rono '11
Lydia Rono ’11 Awarded Davis Peace Project Fellowship for School Building Project in Kenya
Lydia Rono ’11 has been awarded a Davis Peace Project Fellowship program grant of $10,000. Through her project, titled Education for Peace, she hopes to build one secondary school classroom and one rest room in Barekeiwo Village in Kenya, thus qualifying Barekeiwo High School for Kenyan government educational funding. This would supplement the one classroom and one staff room already built by the community. More ...
Kevin Rowe '10
Kevin Rowe '10 Presents at Conference
Kevin Rowe '10 presented a poster at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco on April 1. The poster was a summary of his government thesis, titled "Community and the Cosmopolis: Planning the American City After Modernism." The trip was funded by the Class of 1979 Travel Award. More ...
Jeffrey Harris '10
Talkwheel, Brainchild of Jeff Harris '10, Turns Into Success
Through his interface on the web, Jeff Harris ’10 noticed a void on the Internet when it came to the ability to have group conversations. So he did what any budding software entrepreneur would do – he moved to Silicon Valley and built a discussion platform that makes group conversation and overall collaboration possible. The result is Talkwheel, a company Harris founded alone, but has since built a team to include the brightest and smartest minds of Silicon Valley. In March Talkwheel added three new members including the lead architect from IBM’s Lotus Notes, who is coming on as vice president of product development. More ...
Hamilton's Mississippi Habitat for Humanity ASB group in Roanoke, Va.
Alumnus/Parents Provide Southern Hospitality to ASB Group
Steve Talevi ’79, P’10 and his wife Jacqueline opened their home to a group of Hamilton students on an Alternative Spring Break trip in March. The students, who volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi, spent a night at the Talevi’s home in Roanoke, Va., as a halfway point on their way back to campus. The ASB group included Jennifer Talevi ’10. More ...
Economics Students Offer Income Tax Help Through VITA Program
Eleven students in Policy, Poverty and Practice (Econ 235) are acquiring valuable life skills this semester – skills that they otherwise would not be able to learn in a classroom. Students enrolled in the class are required to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, a joint project of the Economics Department and the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. The program offers free tax help to low- and moderate-income (generally $49,000 and below) families who cannot prepare their own tax returns. More ...
Kevin Rowe '10
Seniors Kevin Rowe and Max Wall Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowships
Hamilton seniors Kevin Rowe and Max Wall have been awarded prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for 2010-11. Rowe’s project is titled “Farm to Table: New World Cities and the Changing Landscape of Cuisine” and Wall’s is “Preserving Cultures: Exploring Fermented Foodways.” The two were among only 40 national winners of the Fellowships. This year, 150 finalists competed on the national level, after their institutions nominated them in the autumn. Each fellow receives $25,000 for a year of travel and exploration outside the U.S. More ...
Nate Schneck and Sky Zhang. Photo courtesy of Steffani Nolte, Morning News.
ASB Group in South Carolina Featured in News
A group of eight Hamilton students on an Alternative Spring Break volunteer trip to Mullins, S.C., were featured in a news article on the SC Now Web site (3/25/10). They're building a house as part of the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. More ...
Hamilton's Burgaw, N.C., ASB group with Mary McLean Evans '82, Dorothy Murray Belshaw '87 and Dan Lascell '92.
Burgaw, N.C., ASB Group Welcomed by Local Alumni
A group of nine Hamilton students traveled to Burgaw Elementary School near Wilmington, N.C., on their Alternative Spring Break trip, March 21-27. Through this outreach program, they’re helping students with homework and participating in after-school activities. Students on the trip are Trang Nyugen '13, Jennifer Hightower '12, Kristen Scherb '13, Spencer Gulbronson '12, Clare Browne '12, Joelle  Adler '13, Meghan Woolley '13, Ada Horne '13, and Meghan Carter '12. They were featured on Burgaw's school Web site. More ...
Jason McGavin 12 and Matthew Baxter '11
Students Present Posters at Biophysical Society Meeting
Matthew Baxter '11, Jason McGavin '12 and William Wieczorek '11 presented posters at the annual Biophysical Society meeting that took place in February in San Francisco. Their presentations were part of a session on Membrane Active Peptides. More ...
Gwen Simmons '10 at Geological Society meeting.
Gwen Simmons '10 Presents Paper at Geological Society Conference
Gwen Simmons ’10 presented a poster at the Northeastern/Southeastern Geological Society of America Joint Section Meeting held in Baltimore on March 15. She was in the Modern Surface Processes Session of the conference. Simmons' poster was titled “Beach Nourishment on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.” The work was based on her senior thesis with Prof. Cynthia Domack in the Hamilton College Geosciences Department.
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