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Lilly Pieper ’18 Awarded American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship

Lilly Pieper ’18 has been awarded a 2016 American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship to support her research with Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Coppard’s research group on the “Evolution and expression of venom genes in sea urchin pedicellariae.”  More ...

Simon Coppard
Coppard Publishes Research in Zootaxa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Coppard recently published an article titled “A new genus of mellitid sand dollar (Echinoidea: Mellitidae) from the eastern Pacific coast of the Americas” in the journal Zootaxa.  More ...

Jason Townsend
Townsend Co-Authors Article on Pest Control by Birds

“Field-scale habitat complexity enhances avian conservation and avian-mediated pest-control services in an intensive agricultural crop,” an article co-authored by Supervisor of Introductory Laboratories Jason Townsend, was recently published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.  More ...

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the most recent guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
Three Renowned Scientists Present on Campus

In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Ballard and Michael Mann.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Travels Across Region to Discuss Monarchs

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, discussed threats to the monarch butterfly population in lectures in Ithaca, Fayetteville and Canastota, N.Y.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

Second graders make their own slime in chemistry.
Time for Slime

Hamilton College students are currently on spring break but that didn’t prevent science faculty from mesmerizing some other willing students with awe-inspiring demonstrations this week.  More ...

NY Times Publishes Williams' Letter on Monarch's Challenges

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, titled Challenges Facing the Monarch Butterfly on March 7. In response to a Feb. 28 article titled Monarch Butterfly Migration Rebounds Easing Some Fears, Williams pointed out that, “...this year’s measurement remains less than a quarter of what it was 20 years ago.”  More ...

Levitt Public Health Program Presents Series on Health Care/Hospitals in Utica

The Levitt Center's Public Health Program will present a three-part series of lectures on the topic “Examining Health Care and Hospitals in Utica.” The Levitt series is in conjunction with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman’s Introduction to Public Health course in which students are given a specific issue or problem and spend the semester conducting research on it. This semester's topic is "Do we need to build a new hospital in Utica?"  The series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with Scott Perra, president and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, discussing “The Future of Utica, NY, Hospitals.” His talk will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Events Barn.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Co-Authors Article on Monarch Breeding Population

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, was a co-author of an article published in the current issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.  More ...

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