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Colgate at 200!
Premiered April 27, 2019​

Experience Colgate's Bicentennial in the Ho Tung Visualization Lab with an immersive fulldome production of Colgate's history. Robert Garland, Roy D. And Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, and Joseph Eakin, Technical Director and Designer of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarium, using the resources of the Colgate Special Collections and University Archives, have assembled an exciting visual representation of Colgate’s history.

Written by: Robert Garland, Isabella Crowley '17, Joe Eakin, Alex Burnett, Emily Meulbroek

Produced & Edited: Joe Eakin

Narration: Heidi Ziemer, Anthony Aveni, Imani Ballard '18, Emily  Kahn '19, Jim Smith '70

Bicentennial Research: Jane Trask '16, Lauren Siano '16, Isabella Crowley '17, Francis Magliore '17, Oneida Shushe '19, Jack McKay '17, Alex Burnett, Joe Eakin, Robert Garland, Robert McVaugh

Illustrations & Original Artwork: Beth Caruana '21

Photo Editing: Dakota Thomas, Matt VonDauber

Photography: Karen Alley '12, Sarah Byer '15, Francis Criscione '21, Thomas J. Balonek, Joe Eakin, Ben Gorton

Videography: Francis Criscione '21, Alex Burnett, Ben Gorton, Joe Eakin, Ahmad Khazaee, Brian Ness

3D Models: Michael DiGiogio '18, Desmond Tuiyot '20, Jacob Feldman '19

Original Music: Francis Criscione '21, Venus Twins

Sound Editing & Mixing: Francis Criscione '21

Funding provided by: Bicentennial Committee, Information Technology Services, Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, Division of Natural Sciences & Math, Ho Tung Visualization Lab

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Socrates on Death Row
Premiered October 27, 2016​


Travel back in time to 399 BCE and meet one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Socrates.  This original production written by Professor Robert Garland and produced by Colgate students and staff takes a look at the end of Socrates' life and the dark days of Democracy.

Written & Directed by: Robert Garland. Producer & Editing: Joe Eakin. Narration: Alan Cooper. Actors: H.C. Selkirk.​

Animations & 3d Modeling: Cameron McKenzie, Daniel Galvez, Mark Ma '18, Michael DiGiorgio '18, Sara Cummings '18, Dakota Thomas, Joe Eakin. Original Artwork: Faith Ruppert, Sam Galvez, Luna Zagorac '16, Erica Nathan '18

Original Music: Ron "Starman" DiIulio Productions

Additional Music & Sound Design: Jacob Feldman '19

Funding provided by: Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, Ho Tung Visualization Lab, Information Technology Services

Flight into the Cell


Flight into the Cell travels from outside the body into a lung epithelial cell to show the inner workings of this fantastice factory.  Working Hamilton Central School Biology teacher, Mark Arquiett and Colgate Biology professor, Ken Belanger, and Colgate students produced this fantastic voyage.  


Animators include Colgate students: Avi Das '12 and Ian Dywer '14 and Rochester Institute of Technology students: Cameron McKenzie '15  and Alex Burnett '15, and Daniel Galvez .  


Narrated by Alessandro Trinca and edited by Joe Eakin and Alex Burnett.


Funding provided by: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology, Information Technology Services, and Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University.

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Making of a Star and Her Entourage


The Making of a Star and Her Entourage is an original production produced by students and staff and funded by a Chandra X-ray Telescope grant by Colgate professor Jeff Bary.


The Making of a Star and Her Entourage traces the evolution of humankind’s understanding of the universe. Discover the long journey beginning with the Earth-centered model of the universe in which the Sun was considered a planet to our current understanding that the Sun is a star centered in the Solar System and is one of billions that reside in the Milky Way.


Visuals were completely produced by students from Colgate, RIT, & Sherburne-Earlville High School: Colgate students - Abi Conklin '13, Alex Crawford '12, Karen Alley '12, Caitlin Grossjung '13, Matt Johnson '15, Ian Dwyer '14, Sarah Byer '15, Brett Rojec '14; RIT student - Alex Burnett '15; Sherburne-Earlville High School - Daniel Galvez. Music produced by Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun. 5.1 Surround Sound Mixing & Design by Astral Projections. Written by: Jeff Bary, Joe Eakin, Karen Alley '13, Alan Dowling '15, Carrie Burgess '14, Tiers Congdon. Narration by: Anthony F. Aveni, Tiers Congdon. Funding provided by: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Smithsonian Institution, Colgate University, Ho Tung Visualization Lab.

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