“[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
“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
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.
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.
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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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.
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
Colgate keeps finding memorable and educational ways to mark the 13th.
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.
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.
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
Every day for 26 years, Justin Jackson ’78 may have been “someone else” — but he was still a Colgate alumnus.
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.
President 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.