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Kassandra Zaila '15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference on July 14.
Zaila ’15 Presents Thesis Findings at Genetics Conference

Kassandra Zaila ’15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference 2016 in Orlando, Fla., on July 14. She showcased her senior thesis findings in an oral presentation titled “Diversities of endosymbiotic Rickettsia in the fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.”  More ...

Dodds ’89 Presents at Pa. Bar Institute Program

Lawrence D. Dodds ’89, partner of the law firm, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, recently presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Snapshots of Special Education Program. He spoke on “Divorced Parents and the IDEA – From Evaluations and IEPs, to Field Trips and School Events.”  More ...

Play Written by Jenna Langbaum ’15 to be Featured in Fringe Festival

The play Jenna Langbaum ’15 wrote for her senior project at Hamilton, The Night of Blue and Salt, will be featured in the New York International Fringe Festival in the Iati Theatre in New York City this August. She will be directing it, and will also be performing in it along with two other Hamilton College alumni, Andrew Gibeley ’16 and Anna Jastrzembski ’14.    More ...

Steve Cunden '18 with Baxter at TechBridgeWorld.
Steve? Meet Baxter, Your Lab Partner.

Steve Cunden ’18 has an unusual lab partner this summer. Baxter is pretty quiet and lacking personality, but he is very intelligent. Cunden is an intern at TechBridgeWorld lab at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, and Baxter, his partner, is a robot.  TechBridgeWorld, founded by Mary Bernardine Dias ’98, is a lab dedicated to bringing robotics to underdeveloped/developing countries and disadvantaged communities.  More ...

Stephen Knapp ’69 is Subject of Documentary

Alumni artist Stephen Knapp ’69 is the subject of a short documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joel W. Dein. The film captures the fascinating and unique art that Knapp has been creating for nearly 45 years.  More ...

Phyllis Breland '80
Breland ’80 Presents CICU Webinar

Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion Phyllis Breland ’80 presented a webinar titled “Routine for Learning” on July 15. The presentation was part of the NYGEAR UP summer webinar series presented by The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York.  More ...

Exhibition Features Art by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78

Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery will be exhibiting four large format drawing installations and eight portrait studies by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78. The gallery is located in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.

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Tatenda Chakoma '18, right, with Dr. Leif Havton at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology.
Learning With the Best

Tatenda Chakoma ’18 is exploring a possible future in neuroscience as he interns at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology this summer. This internship is a summer program run by Hamilton alumnus Dr. Bruce Dobkin ’69. Each year he selects one Hamilton neuroscience student to do biomedical training and research at UCLA Neurology. Chakoma’s internship is supported by the Sandra Solomon Internship Fund, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Alan Bryce ’71 Nominated for Award

The Centerstage Theatre play in Seattle, For All That, received a nomination for a Gregory Award for outstanding new play. The play was written by Alan Bryce ’71.  More ...

Media Have Vilsack '72 on Clinton's VP List

Rumors suggest that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential candidates includes Hamilton alumnus and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ’72. Although Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tops the list, many outlets point to Vilsack as “the person on the list she can most trust” and “the safest pick of all.”  More ...

John H. McKoy ’66 Publishes Fictional Book

John H. McKoy ’66 published a new fictional book, “Son of Maya.” His book, which is published by AuthorHouse, is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and AuthorHouse.  More ...

Kolb ’02 and Schell ’03 Cast in Rome Capitol Theatre's Carousel

David Kolb ’02 and Katrina Schell ’03 will appear in the the Rome Capitol Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.  The show will run from July 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Kolb will play the role of Mr. Snow and Schell is cast as Carrie Pipperidge. Music professor Rob Kolb is music director for the local production.  More ...

Nelly Alba '16
Nelly Alba ’16 to Join Teach for America

Recent graduate Nelly Alba '16 is continuing her passion for education by joining Teach for America. Alba was offered a position as a special education teacher in English Language Learner classrooms in Lawrence, Mass. Some of her responsibilities will include evaluating how Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are implemented in classrooms.  More ...

Peter Kazickas ’15 Creates Twist App

Peter Kazickas ’15 created the Twist App, a new social app that is so far exclusively available in the Hamptons. It is a dating app that gives people the opportunity to match up with other people who will be attending the same event as them, in hopes to increase the chances for matches to meet up.  More ...

Exhibition Featuring Photography by Michael Diana ’15

Michael Diana ’15 is a photographer whose work will be displayed at his exhibition "In Whom We Trust: At the Crossroads of Faith and Community." The exhibit will be opening on July 7, 2016 in Rotterdam Junction, New York at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.  More ...

Everett W. Young ’98 Director of Startup Leadership Program

Everett W. Young ’98 is currently a fellow and a regional director of the Startup Leadership Program. He is also the co-director of the San Francisco Chapter of the Hamilton Venture Network, an organization that has a resource of networks and events, which allow Hamilton College entrepreneurs to connect.  More ...

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Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 Appointed Distinguished Professor

Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 has been appointed Distinguished Professor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was chosen for this academic honor due to his outstanding contributions to the school, his students and his discipline as both a teacher and a scholar.  More ...

Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 Publishes Book

Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 recently published a new book in the education field, titled, The Misdirection of Education Policy: Raising Questions about School Reform. Her book, published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, is available to be ordered online through Rowman & Littlefield, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.    More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16
Time to Give Back

Faced with choosing between a full-time position in a prestigious global communications marketing firm or work with a non-profit organization, Njideka Ofoleta ’16 went with her gut and took a fellowship with the Newman’s Own Foundation. “I wanted an opportunity to give back for a year,” said Ofoleta, a Posse Foundation Scholar from Miami.  More ...

David Paragamian ’85 Named Managing Director of Razorfish Health

Razorfish Health, a division of the world’s largest communications network, Publicis Health, selected David Paragamian ’85 to be a managing director. Razorfish Health offices are currently located in New York, Philadelphia, and London. With his new role, Paragamian will be managing its businesses across the U.S.   More ...

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