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Kantrowitz ’82 Presents at Middlebury

Robert Kantrowitz ’82, professor and chair of mathematics, presented “Archimedes meets geometric series” in the mathematics seminar series on Sept. 23 at Middlebury College.  More ...

HOC members at the summit of Cascade.
46 Peaks? Mission Accomplished!

Every fall for the past 19 years, Hamilton students have flocked to the Adirondacks for 46 Peaks Weekend. Their goal – to have a Hamilton student summit every peak above 4,000 feet in the Adirondacks in the span of a weekend. From September 26-28, beautiful weather aligned with a talented group of leaders and scores of strong participants and for the first time ever, they succeeded – a Hamilton student stood atop every one of the 46 over the course of the weekend.  More ...

Rich Bernstein '80  with Hamilton Program in New York students and Professor Erol Balkan.
Rich Bernstein '80 Hosts New York Program Students

Hamilton students in the Program in New York opened their semester with a visit to Richard Bernstein Advisors, an investment advisory organization led by alumnus Rich Bernstein '80. The group traveled to Times Square, where they were met by program participant Katherine Gross '16, who is interning with Bernstein this semester. This semester's Hamilton program is being led by Professor of Economics Erol Balkan and the topic is Global Financial Networks.  More ...

Haim Goren
Israeli Professor Haim Goren Presents Annual Couper Library Lecture

Haim Goren, associate professor at Tel-Hai College in Israel’s Upper Galilee, presented the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Hamilton on Sept. 24. Established in 2005 to honor Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 and his wife Patsy, this annual lecture series features eminent speakers who present on topics pertaining to the Burke Library’s special collections.  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83 H'05
Civil Rights Attorney Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05 Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Mary L. Bonauto ’83 H’05, a leader of the campaign for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, is among 21 recipients of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is an attorney with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in Boston. Bonauto received an honorary degree from Hamilton in 2005.  More ...

Gene '49 and Loretta Romano
Kennedy Center’s Main Theatre to Be Named in Honor of Romano ’49

Hamilton will name its 175-seat theatre in the new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts for F. Eugene Romano ’49 in recognition of his lifetime giving which includes a $2.5 million donation for the center’s theatre. Romano and his wife, Loretta, together with their family, have dedicated much of their lives to improving the Mohawk Valley through their Utica-based businesses and their philanthropy to numerous local non-profit organizations.  More ...

Jonathan Vaughan
Hamilton Mourns the Death of Professor Jonathan Vaughan

In an email to the Hamilton community on Sept. 15, President Joan Stewart announced the death of James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan. He died on Sunday, Sept. 14, from complications of pneumonia.  More ...

Hamilton Well-Represented in Teach For America

Teach For America released its seventh annual list of the schools contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2014 teaching corps and Hamilton College is among the top 20 small colleges and universities. This is the second year Hamilton has been named to the list.  More ...

Wendy and Keith Wellin
Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP ’11, ’14 Dies at 88

Hamilton College President Joan Hinde Stewart announced the death of Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP’11, ’14 in an email to the Hamilton community. Wellin died in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 14, at the age of 88.  More ...

Caroline Clarke '14
Caroline Clarke ’14 Captures Communal Studies Award

When Caroline Clarke ’14 was choosing a topic for her senior thesis, she intended to write about the Millerites. She never expected that she would research the Shakers as well.  However, with the help of Christian Goodwillie, Hamilton’s director of Special Collections and Archives, Clarke fused the two research topics into one paper, titled “The Advent of the Disappointed: Why the Millerites joined the Shakers and why they quickly left.” Clarke’s research paid off when she won the Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award from the Communal Studies Association.  More ...

Caitlin Jacobs '07 Recognized by L.A. Times

Caitlin Jacobs ’07 has been recognized by the L.A. Times for her extensive work researching large cats on various Florida cattle ranches.  While on the ranches, Jacobs spent her time investigating type of predator was causing the cattle to die and how she could reduce the number of cattle deaths.  More ...

Dr. Rob Dretler '72 Covering the Emory Ebola Scare

Dr. Rob Dretler ’72 has been covering the Emory Ebola scare as an Infection Disease Specialist of Atlanta. While in Emory working to fight Ebola and save lives, two Americans caught the disease and were immediately brought back to the U.D. for treatment. Dr. Dretler now says that “They’re immune.”  More ...

John L. Murad, Jr. ’80 is Upstate New York Super Lawyer 2014

John L. Murad, Jr. ’80, has been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer for 2014. Mr. Murad is a partner in the Litigation Practice of the Syracuse, NY-based law firm of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, which is currently celebrating its 125th Anniversary. He has successfully tried cases in State and Federal Court for more than 25 years, obtaining jury verdicts in favor of healthcare institutions and practitioners, product manufacturers, employers, petroleum distributors, and municipalities.  More ...

How College Works
InsideHigherEd Features Second Chambliss Op-Ed

This summer InsideHigherEd published two opinion pieces by Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel F. Chambliss, both related to his research and resulting book How College Works. “Learn Your Students’ Names” appeared on August 26 and was preceded by “Beauty in Ugly Dorms” on June 25.  More ...

How College Works
The Chronicle "Book Club" Features How College Works

How College Works, a book co-authored by the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss, continues to receive attention in the national media, this time as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Book Club” selection. Chambliss, along with his co-author and former student Christopher Takacs ’05, will initiate discussions of the book’s chapters by supplying weekly entries on the publication’s site for six weeks. They will also be tweeting with the hashtag #ChronBooks.  More ...

Meredith Garner '15 and Lisbeth DaBramo '15
Courtney Smith ’86, P’16 Hosts Hamilton Interns in W.V.

Courtney Smith ’86, P’16 has created several internship opportunities for Hamilton students this summer through the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation in Lewisburg, W.V. As the executive director of the foundation, Smith contacted local nonprofits to see if any of the organizations would be interested in taking on summer interns. Several offered to host interns and Meredith Garner ’15, Liz DaBramo ’15, and Medjine Lucien ’16— were selected.   More ...

Chemistry Students Present at MERCURY Conference

Patrick Marris ’16, Mia Kang ’17 and Richard Wenner ’17 presented the results of their summer research projects during the 13th annual Molecular Educational Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY) conference. The conference was held July 24-26 at Bucknell University.  More ...

Dima Kaigadorov '16 in the office at his internhip at IOS partners.
Dima Kaigorodov ’16 Interns With IOS Partners

Dima Kaigorodov '16 is one of a long list of students who have interned or are currently working with IOS Partners including Amy Marchesi ’13, Eric Boole ’13, Fletcher Wright, Jimmy Nguyen ’14, Emily Rivera ’16, Meg Alexander ’15 and Adi Fracchia ’14. Katie McGuire ’11 started as an intern in the summer of 2010 and subsequently joined the company and started the Washington intern program.   More ...

Dan Hurwitz '10
Dan Hurwitz Produces Latest New York Comedy Show

Dan Hurwitz ’10, is co-creator of one of newest independently run comedy show in New York City: “Live @ the Apt.” Recently featured in the New York Times, “Live @ the Apt” is a comedy show that is hosted in Hurwitz’s apartment. The informal atmosphere has resonated with the audience and performers alike --  Hurwitz has had to rent larger venues to accommodate the increasing crowds. His show has booked comedians such as Zamata of “Saturday Night Live” and Dan Soder of MTV’s “Guy Code.”  More ...

Writing Center
Record-Breaking Support Marks 2013-14 Fundraising Year

Hamilton has closed the books on another successful fundraising year, breaking several records in the process. Total contributions surpassed $25 million for the fifth time in the college's history. The Annual Fund reached a new height with more than $6.81 million in gifts, up from $6.6 million last year, and the total number of donors to the college, 11,089, was the highest in Hamilton's history.  More ...

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