• Trees along willow path with their trunks wrapped in lights
    What activates your inner nerd? President Brian W. Casey is a self-confessed campus architecture nerd. Casey presented on his obsession during Brown Commons’s inaugural Nerd Nite lecture, “Set in Stone: The Role Architecture Plays in Institutions of Higher Education.” Surrounded by a group of professors, students, and members of the Hamilton community, Casey made a […]
    April 5, 2018
  • A view of the aurora borealis from campus
    Editor’s note: Wondering what’s happening in the classroom at Colgate? Here’s a real-time glimpse into academic life on campus — a syllabus from a course underway this semester. CORE 106 Saving the Appearances: Galileo, the Church, and the Scientific Endeavor Jeff Bary, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy MW 2:45–4:00 p.m., Lawrence 20 Course description […]
    March 30, 2017
  • (Editor’s note: the following commentary is from Professor Jeff Bary on Colgate Community Reads. Kiese Laymon, whose book was an integral part of the program, will be on campus on October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel.) In September 2014, Colgate students occupied the university’s administration building for 100 hours. They demanded a […]
    October 26, 2015
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America book cover
    An interdisciplinary series of events kicks off this week, addressing themes raised in this year’s Colgate Community Reads book, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon. Colgate Community Reads 2015 is intended to transform the traditional first-year summer reading assignment into a community-wide discussion, according to Jeff Bary, associate professor […]
    September 23, 2015
  • President Barack Obama works on his Iran nuclear deal speech in the Oval Office, Aug. 5, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
    Lawmakers continue to deliberate the finer points of the Iran nuclear deal, and media outlets are publishing stories on a daily basis, using words like “isotope,” “centrifuge,” and “uranium enrichment.” Colgate turned to a team of faculty to explain some of those words — and a bit of the science that is so critical to […]
    September 2, 2015
  • This is an artist’s impression of the triple star system GG Tau A
    An international collaboration of astronomers that includes Jeff Bary, Colgate associate professor of physics and astronomy, has published an article about the discovery of a “planet-forming lifeline” in a nearby triple-star system in the journal Nature. Using the recently commissioned Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) located in the Atacama desert in Chile, the group, led […]
    November 5, 2014
  • People wait to get water from a tanker truck at a high school near Charleston, W.Va. (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)
    Editor’s Note: This post is by Colgate professor of physics and astronomy Jeff Bary, a West Virginia native who still has family there. He recently organized a campus series about central Appalachia and has extensive knowledge of the region. He is available for media inquiries at 315-228-7693 or jbary@colgate.edu. Sixteen percent. That is the percentage […]
    January 14, 2014
  • Jeff Bary, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, talks about how his passion for astronomy developed, his research interests, favorite course to teach, and more in this Q&A. An astronomer is born. When I was nine, a friend gave me a book about astronomy titled What’s Up There? by Dinah Moche, which I read countless […]
    December 18, 2013
  • Appalachia is a region deeply connected to the history of the United States, yet rarely makes the headlines. Jeff Bary, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, aims to change that by introducing a multidisciplinary series to Colgate honoring Appalachian culture and, more importantly, bringing awareness to what he considers a social and environmental crisis known […]
    September 18, 2013