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Ben Mandell ’14 spends summer as assistant director/producer of LONEtheater

September 1, 2014
Ben Mandell '14 played a role in the performance titled "Pact," part of LONEtheater, for which he also served as assistant director/producer.

Ben Mandell ’14 played a role in “Pact,” part of LONEtheater, for which he also served as assistant director/producer.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Ben Mandell ’14 who, after graduating with a theater major and Spanish minor, discovered a unique type of theater that combined both of his academic pursuits.

LONEtheater was a theatrical experience different than any other. Read more


Founders’ Day address by Professor Ray Douglas

August 29, 2014

(Note: This is the Founders’ Day convocation address delivered by Ray Douglas, professor of history, on August 27 in Memorial Chapel.)

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Video: A special guest joins the Class of 2018

August 29, 2014

Members of the Class of 2018 received a huge welcome during arrival day last Saturday, and Raider was among those who enjoyed the day and shared a big Colgate hello.


Professor Bruce Hansen looks at the ability to process a scene

August 29, 2014
Bruce Hansen, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience

Bruce Hansen, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience

It takes humans about 27 milliseconds (or less) — approximately one-tenth of the time it takes to blink your eyes — to comprehend the meaning, or “gist,” of a scene. Read more


Colgate’s Spanish debate team competes in Mexico City

August 27, 2014
The Colgate Spanish Debate team traveled to Mexico for a tournament.

The Colgate Spanish debate team traveled to Mexico to compete in the World Universities Debating Championships.

Competitive debate at Colgate is not limited to English. Nine members of the Spanish debate team traveled to Mexico City this summer to compete in the World Universities Debating Championships, an all-Spanish-language tournament. Read more


Easing the transition for incoming international students

August 26, 2014
Niki Keating, a staff psychologist in Colgate's counseling center, welcomes international students.

Niki Keating, a staff psychologist at Colgate’s counseling center, welcomes international students at the Campus Resources Fair.

From colorful posters providing information like “The Stages of Culture Shock” to homemade cookies and giveaways, various campus departments welcomed the incoming international students last Thursday in O’Connor Campus Center (the Coop). Read more


Seven tips for students to consider after finishing a summer internship

August 26, 2014
Students share information about their internships during a Summer Expo session.

Students share information about their internships during a Summer Expo session.

This summer, Colgate’s internship blog series followed students working around the world for notable companies in a variety of fields. From Lithuania and Nova Scotia to New York City and Hamilton, Colgate students gained valuable professional skills and spent time exploring the Real World.

Reaping the benefits of a summer internship can extend beyond the time spent working for the company. Here are some tips to get the most out of an internship: Read more


Shan Wu ’15 finds direction in assisting Professor Kaimal with book manuscript

August 25, 2014
Shan Wu '15 helped Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript as part of summer research.

Shan Wu ’15 helped Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript as part of summer research.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Shan Wu ’15, a double major in art history and the classics, from Hangzhou, China.

This summer I have been assisting Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript Many Paths to the Divine. It analyzes one of the canonical monuments of Indic architecture: the eighth-century Kailāsanātha temple in Kanchipuram, a city in India’s southern-most state of Tamilnadu. Read more


Photos: Colgate greets Class of 2018 on arrival day

August 23, 2014

(View more images by university photographer Andy Daddio on the Colgate flickr site.)

Arrival day 2014. (Photo by Andy Daddio) Read more


Career Services provides more support, opportunities for summer internships

August 22, 2014
Alex and Erik Jurado '15 sift dirt for artifacts at an excavation site at Altica, Mexico.

Alex and Erik Jurado ’15 sift dirt for artifacts at an excavation site in Altica, Mexico.*

A Center for Career Services initiative to provide financial support for students on unpaid internships has tripled in size since a 2012 major overhaul to the program.

A total of $472,508 was awarded to 170 students through the Career Services unrestricted internship fund this summer, with an average grant of $2,779. The number of students funded increased 354 percent over 2012, when 48 were awarded a total of $173,192.

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Cheer members of the Class of 2018 as they arrive on campus

August 21, 2014
Cheer for the Class of 2018

Join the cheering section for the Class of 2018!!!

The big day for the incoming Class of 2018 is this Saturday, when first-year students arrive on campus to begin their Colgate careers.

Arrival day typically unfolds with juniors and seniors greeting new classmates with a chorus of clanging pots and pans at the entrance to Whitnall Field, where new students and their families unload their possessions and get help moving into the residence halls.

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Colgate students invited to take part in New York Six research conference

August 19, 2014

Colgate University students are invited to participate in the fourth annual New York Six Undergraduate Research Conference that will be held Saturday, September 20, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

The conference is sponsored by the New York Six, a consortium of upstate New York liberal arts institutions that comprises Colgate, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. Read more


Eli Goberdon ’16 brings to light techniques for lighting the stage and the screen

August 18, 2014
Eli Goberdon '16 and Junghyun Seo '16 worked with Professor Elodie Fourquet on a project to improve lighting in 3D environments.

Eli Goberdon ’16 and Junghyun Seo ’16 have been working with Professor Elodie Fourquet on a project to improve lighting in 3D environments.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Eli Goberdon ’16, a computer science major from Scranton, Pa.

I have a fascination with storytelling, especially storytelling through the use of computers. One way stories are conveyed through computers is 3D graphics software. Read more


Join the Colgate community for Living Writers on ColgateX

August 17, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, professor Frederick Busch designed Living Writers as a way to bring students together with famous writers.

Today, professors Jane Pinchin and Jennifer Brice continue to teach Living Writers, which they revamped in 2009 for a new generation of undergraduates, and a new generation of online book lovers.

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Professors team up to show Colgate first years The ’Gate Way

August 15, 2014

Some students adjust to college easily and naturally, while others struggle and even falter. A new online non-credit “course,” comprised of 13 short videos made by Colgate faculty, is designed to minimize the mystery about what it takes to succeed. The series also includes many student-produced video responses featuring current students and alumni. Read more