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Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Discusses Guyana’s Elections on Jamaica Radio

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on Jamaica Radio’s NewsTalk93FM for a discussion of Guyana’s national elections on May 11. He addressed the significance of the elections for Guyana’s future and the prospects for political and social change.  More ...

Professors Max Majireck, Courtney Gibbons, Shelley Haley and Susan Mason.
Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 11. Professor of Classics Shelley Haley was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Max Majireck, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Steve Goldberg's  African-American Art and Black Historical Experience class.
African-American Experience in Art Explored in New Class

This semester marks the introduction of a new course in the college’s Art History department: African-American Art and Black Historical Experience. The proseminar, taught by Professor Stephen J. Goldberg, is the first in the College’s history to reevaluate Western art from the African-American perspective.  More ...

Kayla Cody ’15 and Kiana Sosa ’15 Awarded Bristol Fellowships

Kiana “Kiki” Sosa ’15 and Kayla Cody ’15, both Boston Posse Foundation scholars, have been awarded Hamilton’s prestigious Bristol Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to encourage Hamilton students to experience the richness of the world by living outside the United States for one year and studying an area of great personal interest. Cody and Sosa will each receive a $30,000 award.  More ...

Faculty Dissect Europe in Crisis

The age-old adage of “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” appears to be playing itself out yet again in Europe. From the return of “the German question,” to civil unrest in the former USSR, or the resurgence of political scapegoating and economic disarray, current conditions are raising concern from the global community. On April 2 the Government Department hosted a roundtable panel of four Hamilton faculty members to address key elements of the continent’s contemporary crisis.  More ...

Hamilton to Host “Europe in Crisis” Panel Discussion

Hamilton will host a faculty panel discussion, “Europe in Crisis,” on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Publishes Book Review in Caribbean Arts Journal

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas published a book review in the latest issue of The Arts Journal (Guyana and the Caribbean). He reviewed The Sky's Wild Noise: Selected Essays, a book published in 2013 by Guyanese writer Rupert Roopnaraine. Westmaas deemed the book an “almost complete witness to Roopnaraine’s discerning mind in the field of arts, literature, and politics.”  More ...

Barbara Gold and Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Gold and Rabinowitz Present in London

Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, and Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz gave a lead-off talk titled “22 Years of Feminist Theory and the Classics” at a conference on “Classics and the New Faces of Feminism.” The conference was held Jan. 31 at the Institute for Classical Studies in London.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Critiques Global Inequity on Atlanta Radio

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on WRFG Radio Atlanta in a Jan. 24 discussion on poverty and the global political economy. In the backdrop of the Davos World Economic forum Westmaas highlighted the growing gap between the super-rich and big capital on the one hand and the poor and global inequality on the other.  More ...

Shelley Haley
Haley Invited to Participate in Mellon Workshop

Shelley Haley, professor of classics and Africana studies, was invited to be a guest facilitator for a Mellon workshop on “Sex and Gender in Past Societies: New Theories and Approaches.”  More ...

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