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Fifteen Students Selected as Upstate-Global Collective Summer Student Research Fellows for 2017

Fifteen students have been selected for summer research positions through the Upstate-Global Collective program, which provides opportunities for students to engage with faculty from outside their home institution.  These finalists were selected from an exceptionally strong pool of over 65 students who applied to be considered for these positions.  The list of student researchers and faculty mentors are provided below, along with a brief description of the projects:

1. "Understanding the Attitudes and Beliefs that affect the Choice to Consume Meat versus a Plant-Based Diet in Older Adults," a research project through the "Care and Support in Aging Communities, with a focus on end of life care" working group, conducted by Hamilton student Taylor Coursey with Hobart and William Smith faculty sponsor Jamie Bodenlos.

2. "Detention Centers and the Rights of Migrants in EU today," a research project through the "Refugees on the Move: The Global Refugee Crisis and Local Refugee Lives" working group, conducted by Hobart and William Smith student Elizabeth Dunne with Union faculty sponsor Çiğdem Çıdam.

3. "News Coverage for Urban Marginalization," a research project through the "Marginalized Communities and Urban Centers" working group, conducted by Skidmore student Kali Villarosa with St. Lawrence faculty sponsor John Collins.

4. - 7. "Utica Refugees Summer Research Associates," a research project through the "Refugees on the Move: The Global Refugee Crisis and Local Refugee Lives" working group, conducted by four students: Skidmore student Ricardo Rios, Union student Clifford Elike, Hamilton student Corinne Crisfield, and Hobart and William Smith student Sarah Walters, with Hamilton faculty sponsors Paul Hagstrom, Chaise La Dousa and Erol Balkan.

8. "The Syrian Community in Geneva, NY: Past and Present," a research project through the "Refugees on the Move: The Global Refugee Crisis and Local Refugee Lives" working group, conducted by Hobart and William Smith student Alec Rhodes with faculty sponsor Ervin Kosta.  

9. - 12. "2017 C.A.R.E. (Community Action, Research, & Education) Summer Fellows," a research project through the "Care and Support in Aging Communities, with a focus on end of life care" working group, conducted by four students: Colgate student Yohary Fabian, Union students Sydney Keane and Kristen St. Andrews, and Skidmore student Elisa Smith with faculty sponsors Carol Weisse (Union) and Crystal Moore (Skidmore).  

13. "Effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement in seeking justice for Palestinian refugees through delegitimization of Israel," a research project through the "Immigration and Human Rights: Border Issues to the North, South, and Beyond" working group, conducted by Hamilton student Benjamin Stoloff with St. Lawrence faculty sponsor Ronnie Olesker.  

14. - 15. "Translingual and Transcultural Experiences of Multilingual International Students at New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Schools," a research project through the Multilingual Liberal Arts Board, supported by the NY6 ML-ESOL working group, conducted by Colgate students Priya Dhawka and Annie Wang with faculty sponsor Suzanne Spring.  

Students and faculty sponsors will present their research as part of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Upstate Undergraduate Research Conference scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Skidmore College.  A separate Upstate-Global Collective Research Symposium is scheduled for that Friday, September 22, 2017.  More details will be announced soon.