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Arthur Williams '16
Williams ’16 Interns at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

This summer Arthur Williams ’16, with the support of the Joseph F. Anderson Fund, is interning at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, a nonprofit that offers workshops, courses, support services and financial networks to individuals looking to begin or expand small businesses. The Center, located in San Francisco, aims to provide these services to individuals who traditionally lack the resources and information necessary to pursue entrepreneurship as a means of financial self-sufficiency.  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 ...

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 ...

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