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Megan Fitzgerald '16
Megan Fitzgerald ’16 is Intern on Ischemic Stroke Victim Study

As hemophiliacs know, it can be quite dangerous when blood doesn’t clot. Yet, it can equally threatening when it does. Ischemia, the process of blood clots forming within the body, can be fatal if the clot blocks an artery or otherwise prohibits blood flow. Megan Fitzgerald ’16, a neuroscience major, is an intern assisting with a study of ischemic stroke victims as part of the Inova Neuroscience Research Program in Falls Church, Va. Fitzgerald’s internship is funded through the support of Drew Days ’63.  More ...

Sarah Izzo '15
Sarah Izzo ’15 Examines Judicial System through Neuroscience Lens

For her Levitt Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Sarah Izzo ’15 is working on a project with Professor of Philosophy Rick Werner titled “Brains on the Stand: The Implications of Emerging Neuroscience Research on our Judicial System.” Izzo is examining new neuroscience research on topics like decision-making and free will as well as associated technological advances (such as improved precision in lie detection).   More ...

Sophia Millman '16
Millman ’16 Examines the Future of Symphony Orchestra

In 2011, during its 50th season, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO) declared bankruptcy. The SSO’s dissolution upset many members of the Central New York community, especially the musicians and patrons who for the last half-century had treasured the SSO’s talent and presence. Unfortunately, the SSO’s collapse is representative of a national decline in live orchestral performance.  More ...

Pre-orientation leaders gather equipment at the Glen House.
eXploration Adventure: Inaugural Year for Interest-Specific Pre-Orientation Program

For the past 30 years, Hamilton’s Adirondack Adventure (AA), part of the optional first year pre-orientation program, has helped students grow as individuals and find their place at the College. For those not too keen on “roughing it” through the Adirondacks or across the Finger Lakes, then Outreach Adventure (OA), the community service-oriented program has been a better option since its introduction. The newest pre-orientation program, eXploration Adventure (XA), offers students the opportunity to explore a topic about which they are passionate.  More ...

Abigail Keim '15
Abigail Keim ’15 Interns at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Abigail Keim ’15, with support from the Dan Fielding ’07 Fund, is applying her interest in psychology by interning at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence this summer. The Center for Emotional Intelligence is a research laboratory at Yale University that examines, as Keim put it, “the extent to which emotional intelligence currently affects people’s actions, experiences, and relationships.”  More ...

A screenshot from a video taken from the DJI Phantom 2.
Hamilton Purchases Mini-Copter

Hamilton is now the proud home of a DJI Phantom 2. The device is a “high performance, reliable, and easy to use small unmanned aerial system (UAS), [designed] for commercial and recreational use,” as the product’s website states.  More ...

McKenna Kelly, Jacob Wagner, Matt Magruder, Marie Murray.
Hamilton Students Gain Clinical Experience at Burke Rehab Center

Four Hamilton students who plan careers in medicine are gaining valuable clinical experience working directly with patients at the Burke Rehabilitation Center, in White Plains, N.Y. The students, McKenna Kelly ’15, Marie Murray ’15, Matt Magruder ’15 and Jacob Wagner ’15 have been working as nurses’ assistants at the hospital since the end of May.  More ...

Sawyer Konys,  Shannon Boley and Jasmin Thomas.
From Church to Mosque: Rebirth of Spiritual Spaces in Utica’s Second Ward

Approaching 501 Park Street in Syracuse, a visitor would see what looks like a Catholic church. Though this site was once home to the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, the building is now being converted into a mosque. As neighborhood demographics change, the need for specific religious spaces tends to shift as well. This summer, three students are working on a Levitt Group Research Project, “Sacred Spaces in Transition.”  More ...

Music professor Lydia Hamessley teaches an online music class to alumni in 2013.
Hamilton Awarded $250K Mellon Grant to Help Develop edX Offerings

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hamilton College $250,000 to support the development and production of online offerings through edX, a non-profit, research-drive organization founded by MIT and Harvard and focused on online learning.  More ...

President Joan Hinde Stewart with Volunteer of the Year George Baker '74 and Alumni Association President John Hadity '83.
A Look Back at Fallcoming

Fallcoming 2013 was one for the record books as sunny skies and perfect autumn temperatures marked the weekend. Among highlights were the dedication of the Milton '44 and Nikki Fillius Jazz Archive, George Baker '74 honored as Volunteer of the Year, and numerous athletic contests.  More ...

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