Feb. 5, 2018
Twenty-three Vassar sophomores—a record number—are applying for admission to the dual degree program at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. The successful candidates will spend their junior year at Thayer, return to Vassar to complete their bachelor’s, and then spend a fifth year at Thayer to earn a bachelor’s in engineering.
Aug. 15, 2017
Working under the auspices of Vassar’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute, George Whiteside ’18 and Dylan Horowitz ‘19 adapted an impulsivity test so that it can be administered not only on smart phones but also on smart watches and voice-activated virtual assistant devices such as Google Assistant.
Jul. 31, 2017
Under the auspices of Vassar’s Ford Scholars program, Gabriela Mandeville ’19 and Hispanic Studies Prof. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert traveled to St. Lucia and Dominica to talk to forest rangers, government officials, and others responsible for protecting the Amazon parrots that have made a comeback from the brink of extinction.
Jul. 14, 2017
Take a brief video tour of Eastern California geological formations starting at Zabriskie Point and ending at Rainbow Basin. The video, with awesome drone footage, was taken during a spring break study trip with students in Jeff Walker’s Volcanoes and Civilization class and Kirsten Menking’s Geomorphology class.
Apr. 12, 2017
With diplomatic relations reestablished between Cuba and the United States, the pace of change in Cuba is accelerating. This year’s annual International Studies travel course explored the areas where the impact of that change is most profoundly felt—the environment, the economy, and the tourist sector—and asked how this new phase in Cuba’s revolution fits into the larger trajectory of post-1959 Cuban history.