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Alumni News

5th Annual Interview Mojo Helps Seniors Hone Skills

Some 55 nattily attired Hamilton College seniors took part in a dress rehearsal for life Sunday afternoon; they engaged in the Career Center’s Interview Mojo, which unfolded in the Fillius Events Barn and Tolles Pavilion. A platoon of staff, faculty, alumni, community members – and one parent – played the role of prospective employers and conducted mock interviews with the students, who were advised to come dressed for success. Some had been on interviews or practice interviews, some had not.  More ...

First Online Courses Debut via edX

A few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hamilton and Colgate jointly announcing their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX,  two online interactive courses led by Hamilton professors will be launched.  More ...

Hamilton D.C. Students Meet with Alumni at Williams & Jensen

A little real world experience before graduation gives students a definite advantage and Hamilton’s Program in Washington D.C. allows students to do just that. In addition to taking classes and writing a thesis, each of the eight students on the program heads to the office each morning, fulfilling the internship portion of the experience.  More ...

Kate Emlen with her daughter and son
Kate Emlen K'72 Opens at Thos Moser

Kate Emlen K’72 is showing her recent painting in an exhibit Figures and Landscapes at the Thos Moser Showroom in Freeport, Maine. The opening reception is on Thursday evening, January 22nd, from 6 to 8. Thos Moser is a furniture maker whose showroom in Freeport is a long-time venue for some of Maine's premier artists. The focus of Emlen’s work is the unique beauty of Maine’s and Brittany’s landscapes. She shows at Prince Street Gallery in New York, George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine, and Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine, among others.  More ...

Abby Googel with her ten student team.
Hamilton Alum Leads Charge for an Equestrian Team at Loomis Chaffee School

Abby Googel ’12 was recently featured in Equestrian Quarterly for her work in establishing an equestrian team at Loomis Chaffee School, a renowned boarding school in Windsor, Conn.  More ...

Allie Pohl '07 Presents Art Installation at SCOPE Basel 2014

Allie Pohl ’07 presented an installation from her Ideal Woman series at SCOPE contemporary art show in Miami, FL during Art Basel 2014. The annual exhibition, which ran from December 2-7th, featured several life-sized sculptures by Pohl, each is a variation of the feminine form that has become her signature series, Ideal Woman. Pohl’s Designer Ideal Woman was selected by NYLON Magazine as one of the top ten pieces to see in Miami during Art Basel 2014.   More ...

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 ...

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