During the summer, Colgate students applied their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings, and they continue to update the university community on their experiences. Here, Patrick Needham ’20, biochemistry major from Vermilion, Ohio, writes about his work with neurology patients in Leh, Ladakh, India.
While preparing to enter the Soil and Water Sciences PhD program at the University of Florida this fall, Michael Francis James ’17 worked with a committee of colleagues in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago to stage the nation’s first Pride Arts Festival. He continues to advocate for legal reform on behalf of LGBTQ citizens.
How do people experience government promoted ideas of peace after mass atrocity? Susan Thomson, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, explores this question and more in Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace (Yale University Press).
Professor Teo Ballvé has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to spend the next year in Colombia researching how environmental peacebuilding can help strengthen a nation recovering from decades of conflict.
“How we acquire our moral beliefs is one question. What makes them true, if they are true, is another.” For Associate Professor of Philosophy Jacob Klein, these difficult questions are at the core of the liberal arts education.