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LaDousa’s Book Published for South Asian Market

Hindi Is Our Ground, English Is Our Sky: Education, Language and Social Class in Contemporary India by Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa has been published by Cambridge University Press for the South Asian market. It was published by Berghahn Books for the North American and European markets earlier this year.  More ...

A Sinixt Pithouse in the Slocan Valley.
Piecing Together the Past: Artifacts from 2,700 Year Old Village

Although many people might not find archaeology as exciting as it’s portrayed in the Indiana Jones franchise, Morgan Biggs ’16 does. Biggs, an archaeology major, is working with Assistant Professor of Archaeology Nathan Goodale to analyze artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project (SNAP). Last summer, Biggs attended Hamilton’s field school, led by Goodale, and excavated artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in southeastern British Columbia, Canada.  More ...

Benjamin Anderson '14
Anderson ’14 to Study at Georgetown Law

When Ben Anderson ’14 first set foot on the Hamilton campus four years ago he had no idea what he wanted to do after college. It’s one of the reasons he chose Hamilton. Hamilton’s open curriculum encouraged Anderson to explore many disciplines, providing insight along the way. Anderson explains, “The open curriculum helped me zero in on what I was interested in.” As a result, Anderson discovered his passion for government, eventually deciding to study at Georgetown University Law Center next year.  More ...

From left Nathan Goodale, Doug Ambrose, Rob Hopkins, Frank Sciacca and Adam Van Wynsberghe.
Hamilton Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 12. Associate Professor of Russian Franklin Sciacca, Associate Professor of Music Rob Hopkins,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe and Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology, received awards. Professor of History Doug Ambrose was named recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

From left Robert Simon, Chaise LaDousa, Myriam Cotten. Rob Martin, Dan Chambliss, Nancy Rabinowitz. Missing from photo Heidi Ravven.
Seven Faculty Members Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Seven Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 12. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

LaDousa Publishes Book on India’s Hindi/English Division

Hindi Is Our Ground, English Is Our Sky, a book by Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa, was recently published by Berghahn.  More ...

Nine Students Awarded Class of '79 Travel Grant

Nine Hamilton seniors have been selected to receive the Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award, established by the alumni of Hamilton's Class of 1979, offers financial assistance to Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world.  More ...

Students place the string as they create Nazca Lines.
Anthropology Class Investigates Frauds and Fantastic Claims

If you were wondering about that series of pink flags that were later supplanted by white chalk designs on the area between Admissions and the Taylor Science Center, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Khori Newlander ’04 can explain. It was all part of a project for his course “Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology.”  More ...

Douglas Raybeck
Raybeck Publishes Book Chapter

Douglas Raybeck, professor of anthropology emeritus, contributed a chapter in a new book titled Extraterrestrial Altruism. The chapter, “Predator: Prey Models and Contact Considerations,” focuses on whether or not “an intelligent alien will be beneficent, neutral or hostile.”  More ...

Maggie Haag '15, left, teaches English to refugees at Conkling School in Utica.
Hamilton Student Teaches Literacy Via Technology

Utica has the fourth highest concentration of refugees of all cities in the United States. Many of these immigrants struggle to adjust to American culture and language. Through a Kirkland Summer Associate project, Maggie Haag ’15 is trying new ways to use technology to teach refugees English and help them to understand American culture.  More ...

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