• A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The BBC writes, “Some forests are more than 1,000 years old ... Paradoxically, humans have both protected them yet pose the biggest threat to their future.”
    May 21, 2019
  • lapis-ship sculpture
    In addition to celebrating Colgate’s Bicentennial, the university will also celebrate its 150-year association with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City with The Beauty of Sculpted Minerals, an exhibit now displayed in the Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum. Founded by professor Albert S. Bickmore in 1869 and led by former […]
    October 2, 2018
  • A map of seismometer locations
    Aubreya Adams, Colgate University assistant professor of geology, is one of 10 principal investigators from nine universities teaming up to deploy the single largest collection of seismometers ever assembled along the Alaskan Peninsula. Relying on $4.5 million in National Science Foundation grant funding and a fleet of airplanes and ships, the seismic experiment will place […]
    September 8, 2017
  • A person riding their bike on the trails
    Geography major Jenna Lilly ’17, of Miami Shores, Fla., has created a new map and signage system for the Harry Lang Cross Country, Fitness, and Hiking Trails, in an effort to help Colgate and the surrounding community to utilize the trails to their fullest potential.
    May 15, 2017
  • Sal Curasi ’15 , pictured here doing research in the field
    It’s relatively uncommon for alumni to publish their student theses in a professional journal, but even more so when it happens within the same department and in the same issue. Geography majors Sal Curasi ’15 and Wil Lieberman-Cribbin ’14 did research under the tutelage of Professor Mike Loranty and then wrote their honors theses. Environmental […]
    October 7, 2016
  • In an ecosystem of leadership, one seeks justice, mercy, dignity, empathy, and beauty. One listens and shares, partners and serves, and immerses oneself in the community. These were the themes — and the tangible advice — discussed by a slate of people who have dedicated their careers to doing good works at Cultivating Community Leaders: […]
    September 29, 2016
  • Group portrait of students, faculty, and alumni standing on the Highline in New York City
    Editor’s note: Last spring, Miranda Gilgore ’18 took part in Colgate’s public arts and humanities immersion trip to New York City. As she prepares for her summer months as a camp counselor in the Adirondacks, Gilgore reflected on the experience and how it has changed her outlook on her majors, her hobbies, and her long-term […]
    June 8, 2016
  • The National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Assistant Professor of Geography Mike Loranty a grant for his project “Disentangling Tree and Shrub Phenology in Siberian Taiga Ecosystems.” The funding will cover Loranty’s travel to the Northeast Scientific Station in Chersky, Russia, where he will monitor the timing — or phenology — […]
    April 11, 2016