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Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
NPR Features Weir '12 and Wu Study

NPR’s science correspondent Shankar Vedantam featured a study on character versus performance and compensation in the National Football League (NFL) that began as Kendall Weir’s senior thesis by under the direction of Professor of Economics Stephen Wu. The Dec. 18 broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition highlighted the results of Weir ’12 and Wu’s paper titled “Criminal Records and the Labor Market for Professional Athletes” published in The Journal of Sports Economics.  More ...

Front: Professor Myriam Cotten Sophie Mayeux '15 Deanna Cho '15 Sandy Wu '16 Ashley Carducci '15 Andy Chen '16, back: Sydney Feinstein '15 Hannah Ellerbrock '15 Alex Kaplan '16 Professor Ken Dill Mason Schoeneck '15 Kevin Boettger '15
Stony Brook Professor Ken Dill Visits Campus as Morris Fellow

Ken A. Dill, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Chemistry at Stony Brook University, visited Hamilton on Dec. 4-5, as the College’s second Robert S. Morris Class of 1976 Visiting Fellow.  More ...

The Captain Hits it Out of the Park at Hamilton

Despite the heavy snowfall on Dec. 10, thousands of spectators filled the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House to hear Derek Jeter, five-time World Series champion and member of MLB’s 3,000-hit club, participate in a moderated question and answer session. The former New York Yankees captain and shortstop retired at the end of this season after 20 years with the Yankees.  More ...

Great Neck Schools Superintendent Tom Dolan ’78 Makes Plans to Retire

Toms Dolan ’78 recently announced plans to retire as superintendent from the Great Neck School District, a post he has had since July of 2009.  Dolan received a standing ovation from community members following his announcement at the Great Neck Schools Board of Education meeting.  More ...

Harold Reynolds and Derek Jeter share a joke during the Q&A.
Derek Jeter is a Hit at Hamilton

Throughout his 20-year career with the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter had the reputation as a “gamer” – always the player who gave 110 percent and played harder than anyone else. The former Yankees captain and shortstop proved that label still holds when he slogged through snow, ice and a Nor’easter to keep his date at Hamilton College as a guest in the Sacerdote Great Names series on Dec. 10.  More ...

Six Receive Class of 1979 Travel Awards

Six students 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 ...

Danny Lustberg ’14, and Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology.
Lustberg ’14 and Weldon Present at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Danny Lustberg ’14, and Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. Meghan Hind, a student at Harvard University was a coauthor of the presentation.  More ...

Corinne Bancroft '10 and Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz and Bancroft ’10 Present at NCTE Convention

Peter J. Rabinowitz and Corinne Bancroft ’10 were invited to lead an interactive session at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference on Nov. 21, in Washington, D.C. Rabinowitz is the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Comparative Literature.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones and Walker ’07 Co-Author Book Chapter

Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, and Kimberly Walker ’07 published a chapter in International Perspectives on Participation. The book is volume 15 in the series Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.  More ...

Kathleen McGrory '05 Featured for her Journalistic Success on MuckRack

Kathleen "Kat" McGrory '05, a reporter at the Miami Herald since 2006,
was recently featured on MuckRack.com for her success in journalism.
McGrory was recognized as Florida’s Young Journalist of the Year in
2008, and won a National Education Writing Award in 2009.  More ...

Brad Smallwood '90 talks to students in the Red Pit.
Brad Smallwood ’90 Likes Career at Facebook

Brad Smallwood ’90, head of measurement and insights at Facebook, returned to Hamilton on Dec. 3 to talk to students about his career at the social media giant. The discussion was hosted by the Maurice Horowitz Career and Life Outcomes Center.  More ...

Jay Williams
Williams '54 Exhibits Thomas Nast Prints in Texas

“Thomas Nast’s Winter Scenes,” an exhibition of prints from the collection of Jay Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religion emeritus, will be on display Dec. 4- Jan. 4 at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. A special opening preview party will be tonight (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. as part of the museum’s “Christmas at the Mansion” celebration.  More ...

Alison Ritacco, Prof. Brent Plate, Prof. Robert Knight and Hannah Grace O'Connell at the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, N.Y., in 2013
Documentary by Knight and Plate Screened at Religion Conference

A documentary film titled “In God’s House: The Religious Landscape of Utica, NY,” had its first public screening in November at the American Academy of Religion meeting in San Diego. Plate was on hand to present the film and answer questions.  More ...

The Pacific Crest Trail as it winds through Washington State.
Talaia-Murray ’12 Recounts 2,600 Mile Hike to HOC

Recent alumna and Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker Manique Talaia-Murray ’12 returned to Hamilton on Dec. 1. to talk about her experience hiking 2,600 miles along the West Coast over the course of six months.  More ...

Michael Kingston ’96 Pursues Dream of Writing Wrestling Comics

Independently, using Kickstarter as a way to raise funds, Kingston has been working hard to pursue his passion of writing wrestling comics. Kingston was successful in the production of not one, but two books in his wrestling comic series titled, Headlocked, about a young former college theater major following his dream of becoming a professional wrestler.  More ...

DHi Staff, Students Present at Bucknell Conference

Several members of the Hamilton community presented during the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference. The inaugural conference, held Nov. 14-16 at Bucknell University, focused on “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research.”  More ...

Jackie Marie Brown ’04 Turns Biology into Art

Jackie Marie Brown ’04, was recently a featured artist on the “365 Artists 365 Days Project” website.  More ...

Janelle Schwartz '97
Schwartz ’97 Publishes Column in Adirondack Almanack

The first installment of a bimonthly column by Janelle Schwartz ’97, visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing and general director of the Academic Program in the Adirondacks, was published on Nov. 16 in The Adirondack Almanack.  More ...

Congressman Matt Cartwright ’83 Elected Regional Whip

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright ’83 was elected Regional Whip today by his Democratic colleagues. “Now more than ever we must be unified in putting forth an agenda that will create jobs and improve our economy, support our veterans, protect the environment, and strengthen Social Security and Medicare,” said Cartwright in a news release.  More ...

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