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Undergraduate Research

Through independent projects, the Senior Program, and summer internships with faculty members, Hamilton provides an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in significant — often publishable — research at the undergraduate level.

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How College Works
New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

Emma Hedley '14
Emma Hedley ’14 Presents at Geological Society Meeting

Emma L. Hedley, a senior in the Geosciences Department, presented a poster titled “Beach Nourishment at Virginia Beach, Virginia” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.  Hedley’s work in coastal geology was presented as a poster in the Coastal/Marine Science session and her abstract was published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 46, No. 2.  More ...

William TIfft '14
William Tifft ’14 Presents at Geological Society Annual Meeting

William D. Tifft ’14, a senior in the Geosciences Department, presented a poster titled “A Reference Collection of Middle Devonian, Upper Hamilton Group Brachiopods from the Geer Road Quarry in Eaton, New York” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.Tifft's work in paleontology was presented as a poster in the Geologic Education session and his abstract was published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 46, No. 2.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten, Wieczorek ’11 and Hayden ’14 Publish Structures in Protein Data Bank

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten recently published four structures in the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB). The structures were released on January 22 after the accompanying peer-reviewed article was accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  More ...

Nine Students Awarded Class of '79 Travel Grant

Nine Hamilton seniors have been selected to receive the Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award, established by the alumni of Hamilton's Class of 1979, offers financial assistance to Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world.  More ...

Students meet with Mary Lee Hodgens, associate director of Light Work in Syracuse.
Interdisciplinary Art and History Class Will Culminate in Wellin Exhibit

On Feb. 1 of next semester, the Wellin Museum of Art will showcase two very special exhibitions side-by-side: In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, and Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad. What makes these exhibitions so special is that they will represent the culmination of two semester-long interdisciplinary courses that have been co-taught by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi.  More ...

Students place the string as they create Nazca Lines.
Anthropology Class Investigates Frauds and Fantastic Claims

If you were wondering about that series of pink flags that were later supplanted by white chalk designs on the area between Admissions and the Taylor Science Center, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Khori Newlander ’04 can explain. It was all part of a project for his course “Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology.”  More ...

Jeremy Brendle '14, Prof. Myriam Cotten and Kim Bogardus '14.
Cotten And Students Receive Instrument Time at NIST

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten and her research team received instrument time at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Samples were prepared at Hamilton by Kim Bogardus ’14, Jeremy Brendle ’14 and  Cotten and sent to collaborator Prof. Ella Mihailescu for analysis on MAGIK, a world-class instrument dedicated to me  More ...

Hare '14 and Weisman '15 on Antarctica Expedition

On Oct. 27, Alexander Hare ’14 and Isabelle “Izzy” Weisman ’15 sailed to Antarctica to continue ongoing research initiated by Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences and director of Larsen Ice Shelf System – Antarctica (LARISSA), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded and Hamilton College supported initiative. Domack’s former student, Amelia Shevenell ’96, is serving as chief scientist on this cruise.  More ...

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