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Asad Javed ’15 Pursues His Love of Film

Asad Javed ’15 has a true passion for film.  “I’ve been dabbling with [film production] ever since I could count my age on my fingers,” he said,  At Hamilton he has managed to combine his diverse interests in creative writing, English, cinema and new media studies, theater, dance and Africana studies into his own film studies concentration.   This summer, Javed is immersing himself in the production industry, interning with Mindfile Multimedia.  More ...

Hannah Tessler '14
Born Chinese, Raised American

Hannah Tessler ’14 is connecting with children adopted from China to learn about their unique experiences being “raised American,” in her project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  With Associate Professor of Sociology Steve Ellingson, she will listen to others’ stories and “search for relationships between a child’s environment and their outlook on a variety of topics and issues.”  More ...

Alexander Hare '14 prepares to launch the "fish."
Alexander Hare ’14 Studies Lake Formation and Evolution

Alexander Hare ’14 is conducting his senior thesis project on the acoustic stratigraphy of Oneida Lake. This summer, he acquired many miles of seismic reflection profiles from the lake bottom, revealing the layering and geologic history of the largest inland lake in New York State.  More ...

Katherine Bickmore '15
Bickmore ’15 Examines the Femme Fatale in Art

The legacy of Kirkland College at Hamilton includes a strong tradition of creativity, feminism and a penchant for the arts. Katherine Bickmore ’15 seems to embody that legacy. An aspiring artist, Bickmore is using this summer to further develop her artistic skills and examine the portrayal of women in art from the mid-19th century to present day. In her Emerson Foundation Project, “The Degeneration, Deterioration, and Decay of Society: A Critique of the Femme Fatale in Art,” she is creating a series of paintings that examine the depiction of women in art as dark and seductive beings.  More ...

Jeff Sobotko ’14 in front of the White House.
Hamilton College Democrats Explore Careers in Politics and Government

Throughout the academic year, members of the Hamilton College Democrats keep themselves busy campaigning, organizing events and discussing current political issues at their bi-weekly meetings. This summer, many of them have channeled their energies into internships at a number of impressive political organizations and government agencies across the country. Three College Democrats in particular, Jeff Sobotko ’14, Fiona Wissell ’15, and Keara Fenzel ’14 have spent the summer gaining valuable professional skills and exploring their unique career interests first-hand.  More ...

Charles Allegar '14
Charles Allegar ’14 Researches International Economic Issues

Vulture funding, a term that refers to private entities investing in cheap, high-risk debt with the hopes of earning high returns when the debtor fails, can threaten the already vulnerable economies of poor countries.  As an example, Argentina has recently suffered losses due to vulture funding and is now recovering from the economic damage. This summer, Charles Allegar ’14 is interning with the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 U.S. organizations, 50 global partners and other members that challenge the actions of global financial authorities.  More ...

Adirondack Adventure offers trips that include hiking, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing.
Pre-Orientation Programs Welcome Class of '17

Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure (OA), Hamilton’s pre-orientation programs for new students, welcomed  308 members of the Class of 2017 on Friday, Aug. 16. This year marks the largest AA/OA participation ever, with 64 percent of first-year students participating in OA and AA.  More ...

Turner Trapp '15
How Mathematical Logarithms Aided the Royal Navy

Mathematical logarithms and history might seem unrelated to one another, but this summer Turner Trapp ’15 is conducting interdisciplinary research into the role mathematical developments have in history. In his Emerson Foundation project, “The Discovery of Logarithms, Their Application to Ballistics, and Their Role in the Royal Navy’s Rise to Dominance in the Age of Sail,” he is working with Professor of History Kevin Grant to examine how the development of logarithms relates to England’s rise to naval dominance.  More ...

Candice McCardle '15 poses in Chinatown near her internship at The Chinese-American Planning Council.
Candice McCardle ’15 Helps Chinese-American Community in NYC

Working as a grant writer this summer, Candice McCardle ’15 is helping the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) raise funds to support the many services they offer.  From youth and senior services to day care programs, the CPC benefits the community in New York City’s Chinatown.  More ...

From left John McGuinnis, Andy Chen, Professor Todd Rayne and Zachary Pilson
Levitt Research Group Developing New Energy-Generating Models

Andy Chen ’16, John McGuinnis ’16 and Zachary Pilson ’16 are applying the science behind a survivalist water-collecting technique to develop an alternative energy-generating device. With a Levitt Research Group Grant, the team is utilizing a method similar to solar stills to generate energy from falling condensation.  More ...

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