Over spring break, Jessica Huang ’14 and Michael Manansala ’14 put the capstone on a research project that they’ve been working on for much of their Colgate careers. Traveling to Kansai, Japan, the seniors presented their research titled “Does observing or producing different types of hand gestures help second-language auditory learning of Japanese short and long vowels?” Read more
Douglas Johnson, associate professor of psychology, has received the 2014 Jerome Balmuth Award for Teaching and Student Engagement. Faculty, staff, students, university trustees, and friends joined the celebration, which took place March 27 at the Colgate Inn.
Established through a gift from Mark Siegel ’73, the Balmuth Award recognizes a faculty member whose teaching is “distinctively successful and transformative.” It is named in honor of the legendary Jerry Balmuth, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of philosophy and religion emeritus.
Two interdisciplinary science research projects featuring collaborations among faculty from Colgate and from around the world have been awarded funding by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate.
The projects support the core mission of the institute, which aims to foster the creation of new knowledge that is obtainable only through the development of sustained interdisciplinary research.
Major grants and Picker Research Fellowship awards for 2014-15 are funding dozens of faculty research projects both on and off campus, with subjects ranging from Middle English punctuation to Russian climate science to the creation of an experimental documentary.
For biology professor Endga Hagos, his major grant funding will help continue research into the workings of the cancer-suppression gene Kruppel-like factor 4, a known tumor suppressor that plays a major role in the prevention of colon cancer.
Colgate University has joined the online learning platform edX as a contributing member, through a unique partnership with our liberal arts neighbor, Hamilton College. Colgate’s Douglas Hicks, provost and dean of faculty, and Kevin Lynch, chief information officer, discuss how this collaboration places Colgate at the forefront of utilizing online technologies to enhance our residential liberal arts mission. Read more
In the lead-up to next month’s national elections in Afghanistan, democracy advocate and former Afghan government official Nargis Nehan visited campus last month to deliver two Project Afghanistan lectures. Before addressing students, Nehan sat down with President Jeffrey Herbst to discuss the current state of Afghan politics, drug policy, the country’s position as a buffer between rival powers, America’s post-conflict role in Afghan redevelopment, and 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.
Twenty years ago, Susan Thomson, now a Colgate professor, was in Rwanda during the genocide that still shapes the narrative of that country. Her book — “Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda” (University of Wisconsin Press) — examines grassroots resistance to the postgenocide policies established by Rwandan government officials.
She discussed her book and her experiences in Rwanda during the height of the violence at one of several events organized by the Peace and Conflict Studies and the Africana and Latin American Studies programs.
Associate Professor of Biology Barbara Hoopes, who is recognized for her recent studies of how genetic variation affects different breeds of dogs, found herself in a different kind of spotlight this weekend as she took her love of dogs to a new setting — the Westminster Kennel Club’s first-ever master agility competition.
According to The New Republic, when a team uncovers the oldest known temple in the Roman world, it’s a Big Deal (caps intended). For Colgate archaeologist Albert Ammerman to be part of the discovery is a Really Big Deal.