• Gaby Bianchi ’19 sits among flowers at the Fiver Children's Foundation
    This summer, members of the Colgate community gathered in the Ho Science Center atrium for the 2017 Upstate Institute Summer Field School poster presentations. Colgate’s Upstate Institute provides connections between the university and the regional community to engage students, faculty, staff, and residents in research and a reciprocal transfer of knowledge. Twenty-seven students were ready […]
    August 23, 2017
  • Illustration of genetic engineering
    The technologies in science fiction films like Gattaca and Blade Runner may seem light-years away, but the development of a gene-editing technique called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is bringing our society closer to these futuristic worlds than ever before. During her talk titled “CRISPR: The Genome Editing Revolution” on June 29, Assistant […]
    August 9, 2017
  • Blume-Kohout NSF grant
    Merit-based financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants is intended to ease the burden of a student’s debt load, but is it possible to have too much a good thing? Some studies suggest that students who receive merit-based aid may be deterred from pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) […]
    July 27, 2017
  • Erin Cooley research
    Spot the difference: A group of people or people in a group? While these phrases might seem interchangeable at first glance, recent research by Erin Cooley, assistant professor of psychology, shows that humans interpret these similar statements in unexpected ways. Cooley’s research investigates the topic of mind perception — the idea that we can ascribe […]
    July 20, 2017
  • The Doric columns of Memorial Chapel. The Latin inscription on James C. Colgate Hall. The university motto. Students and faculty encounter these vestiges of the classical world on campus almost daily. As the university’s bicentennial approaches, a spring seminar course and current exhibition highlight these classical traditions alongside the history of Colgate. Deo ac Veritati: […]
    July 1, 2017
  • Five Royal Goldweights Ghana, ca. 16th–18th century Brass, Photography by Eileen Travell
    A British iPad drawing, beaded Cameroonian sculpture, battle helmet–turned-lyre, and an Impressionist oil painting all may have been created oceans apart, but these works have come together in Hamilton, N.Y. They’re four of many pieces on display in the Picker Art Gallery’s exhibition Colgate Alumni Collect, which merges the artistic mindsets of four alumni who collect […]
    June 12, 2017
  • Reunion tents at night from above
    After a dreary week of rain, nearly 2,400 Colgate alumni and friends brought sunshine to the Chenango Valley for a reunion weekend full of nostalgia. The energy was palpable and the smiles infectious as reuniongoers from the 2s and 7s revisited old stomping grounds — and visited with each other — on their beloved hill. […]
    June 6, 2017