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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


Intern’s research contributes to HIV/AIDS awareness in Tanzania

August 13, 2014

Colgate students are participating in internships in a variety of fields and locations this summer. This post is by Paul Sirma ‘15, a mathematical economics major from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania who is interning with Ifakara Health Institute.

Paul Sirma '15

Paul Sirma ’15 interned with the Ifakara Health Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

This summer, I interned with Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), an independent, non-profit organization that conducts a wide range of health-related research in Tanzania. I first started to develop an interest in public health during my first year at Colgate in my scientific perspectives class, CORE AIDS, taught by Jun Yoshino.  I was fascinated by how little I knew about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in my home city, Dar es Salaam.

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An easier route: Katie Williams ’15 researches optimal walking tour

August 11, 2014
Katie Williams '15, a history and geography double major from Washington, D.C., leads a tour for prospective students and their families. Williams conducted research for her Geographic Information Systems course to determine the best campus tour route.

Katie Williams ’15 leads a tour for prospective students and their families. Williams conducted research for her Geographic Information Systems course to determine the best campus tour route. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

Taking a tour is one of the best ways for prospective students to get a feel for campus, to learn about the student experience, and to discover what Colgate has to offer both inside and outside the classroom. It’s also a bit of a hike.

As a tour guide and summer intern with the Office of Admission, Katie Williams ’15, a geography and history double major from Washington, D.C., decided there had to be a better way for tour groups to tackle Colgate’s legendary hillside.

In true Colgate fashion, Williams turned this question into a research project for her Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course with Professor Peter Scull.

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Put on your dancing shoes for Hamilton National Dance Day

July 25, 2014
Terica Adams '12 teaches participants

Terica Adams ’12 teaches participants techniques of a style of dance called Danceball in the first workshop of Hamilton National Dance Day.

Whether or not you’re a dancer, are curious about dance, simply need a fun break, or want to support a good cause, Hamilton National Dance Day (July 25–26) will provide the opportunity to join the nation in dance and support future local dance programs. Read more


Jodi Forward ’15 receives prestigious grant from American Cancer Society

July 21, 2014
Jodi Forward '15 of Colgate University

Jodi Forward ’15 of Colgate University

Jodi Forward ’15, a Sherborn, Mass.,  resident and neuroscience major at Colgate, is working as an intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Forward is an American Cancer Society Junior Research Fellow under the guidance of Elisabeth Battinelli.

“I ended up at Brigham and Women’s Hospital through the Fuller Fellowship of the American Cancer Society,” said Forward. “Once I was accepted as a fellow, the program placed me in a laboratory based on my interests. I am from a town outside of Boston, so I was placed in a location near home.”

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Flaherty Film Seminar turns Colgate “Inside Out”

June 26, 2014
Colgate has hosted the Flaherty Film Seminar for seven years.

Colgate has hosted the Flaherty Film Seminar for seven years.

Last week, a different group of students filled Colgate’s residence halls and dining facilities when film professionals traveled from around the world to attend the Flaherty Film Seminar. Read more


Professor Susan Thomson co-writes New York Times op-ed about Rwanda

June 17, 2014
Susan Thomson studies and writes about Rwanda at Colgate

Susan Thomson studies and writes about Rwanda as part of her research at Colgate.

Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Susan Thomson held numerous events this past semester that examined the genocide in Rwanda that happened 20 years ago.

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Colgate professors create video about benefits of liberal arts education

June 5, 2014

Colgate professors Spencer Kelly and Yukari Hirata have produced the first in what will be a new series of videos designed to communicate the broad societal benefits of a liberal arts education, as well as the particular ways Colgate students learn and grow.

This first episode of the Looking Through the Liberal Arts series addresses “How Learning a Language Transforms You.” Read more


Colgate appoints Rachel Reuben vice president for communications

June 2, 2014

Rachel ReubenColgate University President Jeffrey Herbst today announced the selection of Rachel Reuben as vice president for communications, effective July 28.

Reuben will join Colgate from Ithaca College, where, as associate vice president for marketing communications since 2010, she has overseen strategic marketing and branding of the college, as well as advancement and athletic communications, media relations, social media, digital strategy, recruitment marketing, and editorial and creative services.

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Jessica Hall ’14 awarded a Fulbright for teaching in South Korea

May 27, 2014

Jessica Hall ‘14, of Gallatin, Tenn., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to South Korea.

Hall, a double major in English literature and anthropology, has had a strong interest in South Korean music and theater since high school. Her senior thesis in anthropology focused on Korean popular music and the fan communities that have developed around it.

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Emma Ellis ’14 awarded a Fulbright to teach in Mongolia

May 27, 2014

Emma Ellis ‘14, of Northwood, N.J., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Mongolia.

Ellis, an English major with a concentration in creative writing, was a peer consultant at Colgate’s Writing and Speaking Center, where she found helping students to effectively communicate their thoughts to be inspiring and personally gratifying. Ellis said she hopes to have similar impact on her students in Mongolia.

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Margaretta Burdick ’14 awarded a Fulbright to teach in Turkey

May 23, 2014

Margaretta Burdick ‘14, of Bedford, N.Y.,  has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Turkey, where she will serve as an English teaching assistant in a university setting.

A double major in political Science and psychology, Burdick first experienced Turkish culture during a brief trip to Istanbul while she was on Colgate’s Geneva Study Group, where she also did a major research paper on Turkey’s possible accession to the European Union.

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Fulbright award helps Neal Barsch ’14 study new banking technologies for rural poor in Philippines

May 22, 2014

Neal Barsch ‘14, of Englewood, Colo., has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to travel to the Philippines to study the use of mobile banking technologies for rural populations.

An economics major with a minor in music, Barsch will examine the feasibility of bringing mobile financial services, such as branchless banking, to the rural poor by using the existing infrastructure of the country’s ubiquitous Sari-Sari stores.

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Colgate’s Marjorie Bradley Kellogg earns award from NYC Theatre Development Fund

May 15, 2014
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg was honored by the Theatre Development Fund. (Photo courtesy of Live Design)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, associate professor of English and scene designer at Colgate, was recently awarded The Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. The prestigious award was presented by the Theatre Development Fund earlier this month at the Hudson Theater in New York City.

Kellogg was presented with the award by Kenny Leon, the director whose most recent Broadway work includes  Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Raisin in the Sun, and Fences.

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