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  • 3D scan of a cuneiform tablet
    Call it modern Mesopotamian claymation. With the help of the latest Artec3D equipment, archivists and instructional technologists have teamed up to produce 3D scans and models of the university’s collection of 4,000-year-old Sumerian cuneiform tablets. Cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, was developed by the ancient Sumerian people of Mesopotamia. Recognizable for its […]
    November 18, 2016
  • Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Ho Tung Visualization Lab’s domed screen.
    Some say that the death of a great philosopher in Colgate’s Ho Tung Visualization Lab on October 27 was a miscarriage of justice and a stain on Athenian democracy. Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Vis Lab’s domed screen by actor H.C. Selkirk, didn’t require the response of law enforcement, but it did draw a crowd […]
    November 10, 2016
  • From gas-giant Bespin to forest-moon Endor, fictional planets of the Star Wars galaxy have a number of similarities with actual planets in our own universe, and for the next three Friday nights at the Colgate University Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory, the public is invited to join a galactic exploration of how planets in a galaxy […]
    December 1, 2015
  • Using the night sky to explain the culture of different societies is a practice familiar to Professor Anthony Aveni. In early December, the distinguished astronomy and anthropology professor co-hosted a symposium intended to spark a dialogue about Native American sacred sites and exploring their connections to cosmic events.
    December 17, 2014
  • Seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson deliver an exuberant lecture to a standing-room crowd at Memorial Chapel is an amazing experience, and hundreds of students took advantage of that Monday night. Now imagine being a physics or astronomy major with the opportunity to share your research with the acclaimed astrophysicist.
    February 26, 2013
  • The hallway outside the Ho Tung Visualization Lab holds an impressive collection of fluorescent minerals that delight visitors coming to the lab for one of its unique shows. Matt Shramko ’13 and his father, Steven, donated 70 of the minerals to Colgate, a natural evolution of their longtime interests in geology.
    November 6, 2012