• Several articles by Assistant Professor of Art History Nadya Bair have recently been published in books and a journal.

  • Christina Florakis ’19 has been named the recipient of this year’s Levitt Center Post-Graduate Social Innovation Fellowship. Next year, Florakis will travel to Chios, Greece, to work on improving communication between Greek citizens and refugees. She is majoring in cognitive science, an interdisciplinary concentration of her own design that mainly combines elements of sociology and psychology.

  • Tsion Tesfaye ’16 has been selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding for graduate study at Stanford. The program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

  • A group of Hamilton students recently joined other students, faculty, and activists for the 2018 Seneca Falls Dialogues: “Race and Intersecting Feminist Futures.” Assistant Professor of Literature Pavitra Sundar brought her class, “Indians, Aliens, and Others,” to the conference with support from a Social Innovation and Transformational Leadership Grant from the Levitt Center.

  • Cyrus Boga ?90 recently returned to Hamilton College to speak to students as part of his Levitt Center Workshop series, “Novamaya- Designing a Social Innovation Project.”

  • As Ishan Mainali ’21 grew up in what he calls a “Kathmandu bubble” he only heard vague explanations for his homeland’s social and economic problems. Then he came to Hamilton and became involved in the Levitt Center’s Social Innovation Lab where his work finally gave him “the knowledge and vocabulary to think about social problems and ... potential innovative solutions.”

  • This summer, Kyra Richardson ’21 joined 23 students from around the world at Osakikamijima island in Japan for a two-week program. The Human Ecology Lab and Island Odyssey (HELIO) focuses on the intersection of human ecology and Japanese higher education. Over 10 days, students participated in workshops, trainings, and hands-on meetings with local communities in Japan.

  • Through funding from the Levitt Center, Arthur Williams ’16, a native of Jamaica, will create a socially oriented agricultural enterprise called FreshLife.

  • Five Hamilton students attended the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange, a conference that invites educators, social entrepreneurs, and students to discuss the importance of social innovation and how to cultivate unique ideas for change. With over 700 participants from around the world, the conference was held in Boston from April 5-7.

  • With a passion for thinking creatively and a desire to incite change, 16 students attended the Social Innovations Fellows program hosted by the Levitt Center from Jan. 8 - 12, gaining guidance on their own social innovation projects.

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