This summer, the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y. staged the world premiere of Blue, an opera exploring police brutality in black communities. A pre-show discussion with Colgate professors on topics such as institutionalized racism preceded each of the production’s seven performances, and several of the shows included post-show talkbacks as well.
Colgate Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Lauren Philbrook is working with two student researchers to study how environmental factors and bedtime routines impact the sleep quality and patterns of young children.
According to experts in the field, 90 percent of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years. To ensure digital literacy in New York State, two Colgate University librarians, Jesi Buell and Joshua Finnell, seek to expand the skills of regional librarians.
By 2022, it is projected that New York State will have a shortage of 10,000 teachers. To help address the deficit, two Colgate University professors have been tasked with building and enhancing the high school physics teacher education program.
During the summer, Colgate students are applying their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings. Microbiology major Rebecca Gowen ’19, from Philadelphia, Pa., describes her summer research, conducted through the Beckman Scholars Program.