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Young alumnae in film and media careers talk about life after Colgate

April 10, 2014

“[A] cosmic Colgate connection is how I found myself working [in the film industry after college],” remarked Carolina van der Mensbrugghe ’10 during a Film and Media Studies Brown Bag luncheon last Friday. Read more


Arnoldas Pranckevicius ’02 discusses Ukrainian crisis

April 7, 2014
Pranckevicius at the Cambridge Baltic Conference 2013 last fall

Pranckevicius at the Cambridge Baltic Conference 2013 last fall

“So far, the reaction of [the international community] has been too slow and too timid and too little,” Arnoldas Pranckevicius ’02 asserted in his lecture “Ukrainian Crisis: A Key Challenge to the European Security Order.” Read more


Colgate faculty members share knowledge of Ukraine, Russia in timely panel discussion

March 4, 2014

As events in Ukraine unfold at a rapid pace, Colgate faculty members with expertise in the region are bringing the latest issues to the forefront in the classroom and special panel discussions.

The video above is from a session held February 26 titled Conflagration in Ukraine.

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Summer internship blog series: Students become advocates at the United Nations

August 23, 2013
(Left to right) Elise Van Gelder ’15, Sam Linnerooth ’14, and Charity Whyte ’16 at the United Nations in New York City.

(Left to right) Elise Van Gelder ’15, Sam Linnerooth ’14, and Charity Whyte ’16 at the United Nations in New York City.

Colgate students, interning this summer at companies such as NBCUniversal, Hukkster, Nike, and Facebook, are sharing their experiences. This post is written by Charity Whyte ’16, with contributions from fellow interns Sam Linnerooth ’14 and Elise Van Gelder ’15 — they spent their summer at the United Nations.

Elise and I spent the summer in New York City, interning at the United Nations (UN). We worked for the Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Ageing to the UN under the coordination of Gray Panthers. This intergenerational education and advocacy organization, chaired by Jack Kupferman ’77, is dedicated to achieving social and economic justice and peace for all people.

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13 undergraduate summer research projects at Colgate

July 13, 2013
Research happens all year-round at Colgate. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

Research happens all year-round at Colgate. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

In celebrating the Year of ‘13, we are posting a story or list that pertains to our lucky number on the 13th of each month. This month, we’ve compiled a list of summer research projects. There are more than 100 students on campus conducting research, including some who just finished their first year at Colgate, so this is only a small sampling of the academic work happening right now on campus. (See a complete list.)

1) Faith Benson ‘14, international relations major, is working with Bruce Rutherford, associate professor of political science.
Project: The Effect on Gender Roles in Human Trafficking in the Middle East

2) Joshua Hair ‘14, geography, is working with Peter Scull, associate professor of geography.
Project: Church Forests in Ethiopia: A Land Cover Change Analysis Using Historical Aerial Photography

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Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers Global Leaders lecture

May 20, 2013
Hillary Clinton

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York

Update: Click here for details on the speech.

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, will deliver the next lecture in the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate. She will address the university community on Friday, October 25, in Sanford Field House. For more information, visit colgate.edu/globalleaders.

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Israeli ambassador Ido Aharoni talks about politics and innovation at Colgate

April 17, 2013

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, consul general of Israel, visited campus recently to talk about his Middle East politics as well as his nation’s leadership in business innovation. At Colgate, both subjects always draw a crowd. Read more


Former Mexico President Felipe Calderón delivers Global Leaders lecture

April 13, 2013
Felipe Calderón

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón (right) answers a question from Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst at the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

Colgate keeps finding memorable and educational ways to mark the 13th.

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Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón to deliver next Global Leaders lecture

February 22, 2013
Felipe Calderón, 56th President of Mexico

Felipe Calderón, 56th President of Mexico

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón will deliver the next lecture in the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate on Saturday, April 13. His public remarks will begin at 5 p.m. in Colgate Memorial Chapel and serve as a capstone for Spring Family Weekend, which begins on April 12.

Calderón served as the 56th president of Mexico, holding office from 2006 until 2012. Today, he is the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Colgate first-year asks Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer about Mideast peace

October 25, 2012

When Jake Lightman ’16 attended a lunchtime talk with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to both Israel and Egypt, he wanted to know why the Middle East peace process has stalled, and why the Arabs seem to suffer the blame.

“So I asked him,” Lightman said without a touch of irony.

Such a thing is de rigeur at Colgate. During Lightman’s first semester alone more than a dozen internationally known authors, historians, and diplomats have held small-group gatherings with students and addressed their questions directly. Next month, Salman Rushdie will speak with the English department’s International Living Writers class about his life and his new memoir Joseph Anton. Rushdie, the author of 16 books, lived in hiding for a decade after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini sentenced him to death.

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Professor Jacob Mundy on militia politics in Libya

September 13, 2012

Prof. Jacob Mundy in Zintan, Libya

Jacob Mundy, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Colgate, called the Sept. 11 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi and the resulting death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens a “rude wake-up call to the coalition of states that was too-quick to say ‘mission accomplished’ following their humanitarian intervention last year.” Read more


Colgate helped prepare spy for the Cold War

March 30, 2012
Justin Jackson ’78

Justin Jackson ’78

Every day for 26 years, Justin Jackson ’78 may have been “someone else” — but he was still a Colgate alumnus.

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Fellowship applicants lauded for intellectual curiosity

May 6, 2011

Students who applied for nationally competitive fellowships this past academic year were recognized for their intellectual curiosity and global engagement at a recent celebration in the Ho Science Center.

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Colgate among top Fulbright producers

December 1, 2010

Every year, 600 colleges and universities submit applications for Fulbright fellowships. When the Chronicle of Higher Education published the program’s list of top producers this fall, Colgate tied for eighth place among bachelor’s institutions.

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President Bill Clinton offers wide-ranging address

October 29, 2010

video iconPresident Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of 5,000 students and their families, faculty and staff, and community members in Sanford Field House Friday night as part of The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.

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