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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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Tom Morrell '10
Tom Morrell '10 Publishes in Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Tom Morrell '10 recently published an article, “Atmospheric Implications for Formation of Clusters of Ammonium and 1−10 Water Molecules,” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. His co-author was George Shields, former Hamilton College chemistry professor and currently dean of the College of Science & Technology at Armstrong Atlantic State University. More ...
Emerson Summer Research Grants Awarded to 28 Students

Twenty-eight Hamilton students have been named recipients of the 2010 Emerson Summer Grants. The students receive a stipend and spend the summer working collaboratively with a Hamilton faculty member, researching an area of interest.  More ...

Geoscience seniors Lisa Feuerstein, Leila Malcom and Megan Fung in Baltimore.
Geosciences Seniors Present Posters at Baltimore Meeting
Lisa Feuerstein ’10, Leila Malcom ’10, and Megan Fung ’10 presented posters at the Northeastern/Southeastern Geological Society of America Joint Section Meeting held in Baltimore on March 15. All three were in the Geologic Education and History session of the conference. More ...
The Levitt Center is housed in KJ.
11 Students Awarded Levitt Summer Research Fellowships

Eleven Hamilton students have been awarded Levitt Summer Research Fellowships for 2010. The students receive a stipend and spend 10 weeks in the summer working intensively with a faculty mentor. Among this year’s projects are a study of U.S. auto industry reform, contraception in Rwanda, and the changing state capacity of post-Communist states.  More ...

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