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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Welsh has received a prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award, a $120,000 grant for research and education from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The grant will fund his proposed project, Characterization of Enzymes that Build and Degrade Spore Cortex Peptidoglycan.

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  • Shoshana Keller, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, was invited to lead a session for Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies as part of its Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship program.

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  • In preparation for a new volume titled Genealogy: A Genealogy (ed. Erlenbusch-Anderson and Lorenzini) with Columbia University Press, A. Todd Franklin, professor of philosophy and Africana studies, and other contributors met online January 12 and 13 for a workshop devoted to each author presenting their chapter and discussing it with fellow contributors.

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  • As Associate Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend was investigating how infectious disease affects the problem-solving performance of American crows, she was surprised to discover how few studies compared the effects of disease on cognition in other species.

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  • More than a dozen professionals from museums in central New York came together on College Hill in November to talk about their collections and missions with faculty and other members of the College community interested in Hamilton’s new curatorial studies initiative.

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  • In July, Professor Emeritus of French John C. O'Neal presented a paper in French on occupational illnesses in 18th-century Europe, honoring the late Gabriel Richet of the French Academy of Medicine, whom he mentioned as a partner in this project.

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  • Hamilton College was well represented among presenters at the recent New York State Health Association (NYSCHA) New England College Health Association (NECHA) 2023 Combined Annual Meeting in Albany. Six employees from the College, including five administrators and a faculty member, presented and co-presented six sessions across the three-day event.

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  • Currently on sabbatical leave in Asia, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Zhuoyi Wang has delivered 16 invited talks since the summer of 2023.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology Rhea Datta recently published a paper in the journal Development. Titled "Multi-level regulation of even-skipped stripes by the ubiquitous factor Zelda*", the paper examines how particular, short, DNA sequences are regulated so that gene expression can be precisely controlled during embryonic development.

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  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas, and Alissa Trotz from the University of Toronto, recently co-authored an article featured in the November 2023 issue of Small Axe: Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

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