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Colgate’s Spanish debate team competes in Mexico City

August 27, 2014
The Colgate Spanish Debate team traveled to Mexico for a tournament.

The Colgate Spanish debate team traveled to Mexico to compete in the World Universities Debating Championships.

Competitive debate at Colgate is not limited to English. Nine members of the Spanish debate team traveled to Mexico City this summer to compete in the World Universities Debating Championships, an all-Spanish-language tournament. Read more


Easing the transition for incoming international students

August 26, 2014
Niki Keating, a staff psychologist in Colgate's counseling center, welcomes international students.

Niki Keating, a staff psychologist at Colgate’s counseling center, welcomes international students at the Campus Resources Fair.

From colorful posters providing information like “The Stages of Culture Shock” to homemade cookies and giveaways, various campus departments welcomed the incoming international students last Thursday in O’Connor Campus Center (the Coop). Read more


Shan Wu ’15 finds direction in assisting Professor Kaimal with book manuscript

August 25, 2014
Shan Wu '15 helped Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript as part of summer research.

Shan Wu ’15 helped Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript as part of summer research.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Shan Wu ’15, a double major in art history and the classics, from Hangzhou, China.

This summer I have been assisting Professor Padma Kaimal with her book manuscript Many Paths to the Divine. It analyzes one of the canonical monuments of Indic architecture: the eighth-century Kailāsanātha temple in Kanchipuram, a city in India’s southern-most state of Tamilnadu. Read more


Photos: Colgate greets Class of 2018 on arrival day

August 23, 2014

(View more images by university photographer Andy Daddio on the Colgate flickr site.)

Arrival day 2014. (Photo by Andy Daddio) Read more


Career Services provides more support, opportunities for summer internships

August 22, 2014
Alex and Erik Jurado '15 sift dirt for artifacts at an excavation site at Altica, Mexico.

Alex and Erik Jurado ’15 sift dirt for artifacts at an excavation site in Altica, Mexico.*

A Center for Career Services initiative to provide financial support for students on unpaid internships has tripled in size since a 2012 major overhaul to the program.

A total of $472,508 was awarded to 170 students through the Career Services unrestricted internship fund this summer, with an average grant of $2,779. The number of students funded increased 354 percent over 2012, when 48 were awarded a total of $173,192.

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Cheer members of the Class of 2018 as they arrive on campus

August 21, 2014
Cheer for the Class of 2018

Join the cheering section for the Class of 2018!!!

The big day for the incoming Class of 2018 is this Saturday, when first-year students arrive on campus to begin their Colgate careers.

Arrival day typically unfolds with juniors and seniors greeting new classmates with a chorus of clanging pots and pans at the entrance to Whitnall Field, where new students and their families unload their possessions and get help moving into the residence halls.

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Colgate students invited to take part in New York Six research conference

August 19, 2014

Colgate University students are invited to participate in the fourth annual New York Six Undergraduate Research Conference that will be held Saturday, September 20, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

The conference is sponsored by the New York Six, a consortium of upstate New York liberal arts institutions that comprises Colgate, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. Read more


Eli Goberdon ’16 brings to light techniques for lighting the stage and the screen

August 18, 2014
Eli Goberdon '16 and Junghyun Seo '16 worked with Professor Elodie Fourquet on a project to improve lighting in 3D environments.

Eli Goberdon ’16 and Junghyun Seo ’16 have been working with Professor Elodie Fourquet on a project to improve lighting in 3D environments.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Eli Goberdon ’16, a computer science major from Scranton, Pa.

I have a fascination with storytelling, especially storytelling through the use of computers. One way stories are conveyed through computers is 3D graphics software. Read more


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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Jane Trask ’16 studies Colgate’s past to inform future knowledge, as part of summer research

August 11, 2014
Jane Trask's summer research project was titled Colgate Envisioned, studying the university's past in order to inform the future.

Jane Trask’s summer research project was titled “Colgate Envisioned,” studying how the university presented its self-image in the past.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Jane Trask ’16, a history major from Springfield, Ill.

This summer, I’m researching Colgate’s self-image through its own published materials from 1832–1908. I’ve spent most of my time in the University Archives examining the course catalogues, yearbooks, viewbooks, photographs, prints, and other documents from this period to explore how Colgate has understood itself as a place and presented this understanding to the public. Read more


Boost Colgate in College Colors Spirit Cup

August 7, 2014

Raider Nation is participating in the 2014 College Colors Spirit Cup program throughout the month of August, and Colgate fans are part of the action.

Colgate fans, keep showing your colors!

Raider Nation is participating in the 2014 College Colors Spirit Cup program throughout the month of August, and Colgate fans are part of the action. Read more


Lauren Casella ’16 writes news and views for the Colgate community

August 5, 2014
Lauren Casella ’16 pauses outside Merrill House, home to the Colgate Scene and other elements in the Office of Communication.

Lauren Casella ’16, a religion and political science major from Wallingford, PA., pauses outside Merrill House — home base for the Colgate Scene. (Photo by Aleta Mayne)

This summer, I interned with the Colgate University Communications Office. The Communications team is responsible for all print and digital publications that represent Colgate to both our campus and global community. What piqued my interest in the internship was the opportunity to learn how Colgate told its story through its written and visual content.

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Plant power: summer research on traditional medicine

August 4, 2014
Peter Juviler ’15, Mae Staples ’15, and Kelly French ’15,

Peter Juviler ’15, Kelly French ’15, and Mae Staples ’15 in Colgate’s greenhouse, where they’ve been growing plants to study their medicinal properties.

Colgate students are sharing their experiences conducting research with faculty members on campus and in the field. This post is by Peter Juviler ’15, Mae Staples ’15, and Kelly French ’15, who are being advised by Frank Frey, associate professor of biology and environmental studies.

For centuries, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people have used plants to treat a variety of physical ailments. We are studying those plants that are native to New York State — specifically their ability to kill certain human-infecting bacteria. Read more