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Reunions '11

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Reunions '11 Alumni Colleges

Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday

Thursday, June 2

2 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Nature Walk in Root Glen

You will be guided along the mile-long red shale path by Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology, to enjoy the quiet beauty of the glen. Novice and skilled naturalists, as well as anyone in between, are welcome.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center

2 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Bicentennial History of the College

In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton College students was to be systematic, invariable and unchanging. Nevertheless dramatic changes came to the Hill affecting the curriculum, admission, social life and identity. Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History and author of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, will discuss the contest between the forces of change and continuity in Hamilton’s second century.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

3 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Legacy of Trees on the Hamilton Campus

The College Arboretum consists of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for scientific and educational study. Plants are cultivated, labeled, catalogued and mapped, providing ample opportunities for exploration. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P’01 will lead a 75-minute tour along flat ground.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center

4:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton’s Cemetery

A tour and talk led by Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz.
Meet at the College cemetery entrance between Bristol Center and Minor Theater
 

 

Friday, June 3

10:30 a.m
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Nature Walk in Root Glen

You will be guided along the mile-long red shale path by Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology, to enjoy the quiet beauty of the glen. Novice and skilled naturalists, as well as anyone in between, are welcome.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center

11 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Why Translation Matters

When a book or a poem in translation leaves its author it takes on a life of its own. It becomes an interpretation, one of an infinite number of possible performances. Elegant or clumsy, crude or polished, a translation is as much an original work of art as the source text. On every page a translator makes critical artistic choices that reflect his or her own emotional and esthetic connection to the work. Greg Bathon ’56 will show how these choices shape the reader's experience. Greg has an MFA in writing, and after he retired from a life in business overseas he founded a prominent translation service.
Science G041

10:30 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale

One of the most controversial subjects in the U.S. energy field today is hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" tight rock formations such as the Marcellus Shale to stimulate the production of natural gas. Energy companies are confident that the procedure is safe, but several recent incidents of groundwater and surface water contamination in Pennsylvania have raised concerns that it may not be as safe as the companies claim. Steve Wood '98 and Associate Professor of Geosciences David Bailey will provide an overview of the situation and discuss the potential environmental problems associated with the drilling, fracking, and the production of natural gas.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center

11 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Sustainable Investments

Since co-founding Generation Investment Management in 2004, David Blood ’81 and team have worked to embed sustainability into mainstream capital markets. Generation bases its investment approach on the idea that sustainability factors — economic, environmental, social and governance criteria — will drive a company’s returns over the long term. In this session learn how integrating sustainability issues with traditional analysis can lead to superior investment returns.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

11:30 a.m.
alumni college
The Legacy of Trees on the Hamilton Campus

The College Arboretum consists of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for scientific and educational study. Plants are cultivated, labeled, catalogued and mapped, providing ample opportunities for exploration. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P’01 will lead a 75-minute tour along flat ground.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
 

1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
In My Right Mind: How Photography Balances the Scientific Brain

Physician Richard Perkins ’61 will detail how photography has been a life- and sanity-sparing diversion for him since childhood and how it has grown into a potential second career. Dick will take the audience through some basic photographic principles and, with the aid of visual materials, will illustrate his journey.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Financial Success - It's Not About The Money

Join us for a panel with 1976 classmates Brian Gelber, Rob Morris and Henry Bedford. Brian serves as the chairman and president of the Gelber Group in Chicago and has been featured in works such as Jack D. Schwager’s Market Wizards for his expertise as a trader. Rob is managing partner of Olympus Partners, a $3.1-billion private equity firm he founded in 1988. Henry served as a senior portfolio manager for Moore Capital Management and as a trader with Caxton Associates and Goldman Sachs. Each panelist will share insights on several topics, including the management of Hamilton’s endowment. The session will be moderated by Walt Stugis, a vice president and principal consultant with the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence.
Science G042

1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Bicentennial History of the College with Maurice Isserman

In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton College students was to be systematic, invariable and unchanging. Nevertheless dramatic changes came to the Hill affecting the curriculum, admission, social life and identity. Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History and author of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, will discuss the contest between the forces of change and continuity in Hamilton’s second century
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
History of Terrorism

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States is still fighting in multiple locations in an effort to prevent future terrorism, yet many people still have difficulty understanding the nature of the threat. Jon House ’71, professor of military history at the Army’s Command and General Staff College and a former intelligence analyst in the Pentagon, will survey the history and enduring issues associated with this phenomenon.
Kirner- Johnson 202

2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Getting to Green: An Introduction to Sustainable Design

After Hamilton, Lindsay Suter ’86 studied design in Denmark, England and at Yale’s School of Architecture, and went on to teach furniture and product design, architectural history and studio courses at the California College of Arts & Crafts, Roger Williams University and Yale University. Formed in 1998, his design firm focuses on integrating traditional and vernacular methods with sustainable design principles in both architecture and furniture manufacture.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Class of 1966 Short Presentations

Bob Bilheimer will talk about his documentary films and show some clips from A Closer Walk and Not My Life, which give a virtual oral history of two of the defining human rights issue of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Andy Horton will discuss screenwriting and share clips of his Brad Pitt film Dark Side of the Sun. Roger Howlett will describe his work at Childs Gallery in Boston and his current project writing the biography of the gallery through stories of the acquisition of works of art there. John Nichols will speak on his work teaching and writing about Native American culture past and present.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Healthcare in the 21st Century

Max Stachura ’61 and Mike Ryan ’61 will review the changes in medicine throughout the last 50 years that have brought unimagined possibilities in visualization, robotic surgery, laser procedures and other techniques that shorten recovery times. As advances were made, health-care delivery has been consolidated and developed into large, multi-hospital systems that have affected the relationships between patients and doctors and hospitals. A discussion on changes that might be seen in the next 50 years will follow.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center

2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Challenges and Dilemmas in Humanitarian Response Work

Michael Klosson ’71, former U.S. ambassador to Cyprus, will focus on the dilemmas nongovernmental organizations such as Save the Children face in working to help vulnerable children in emergency circumstances, such as the recent earthquake in Haiti and floods in Pakistan, as well as in addressing hunger, and maternal and child mortality in circumstances of enduring poverty.
Kirner- Johnson 202

2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Changes in the Publishing World Throughout the Last 25 Years

Building on a successful career at Harper’s, Al Prettyman ’56 founded Emerson Hall Publishers in 1969 to publish books in the social and behavioral sciences that deal primarily with the black experience. Come hear Al share his insights into how technology and other influences are impacting the field of publishing.
Science G041

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE – CANCELLED
Tackling the Food Allergy Epidemic

More than 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies — a figure that some studies show has doubled over the past decade, especially among children. Hugh Sampson ’71, the Kurt Hirschhorn Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will discuss theories about why food allergies are on the rise and describe promising new treatments now in clinical trials.
Kirner- Johnson 202

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Heads Up - Our Psychedelic Future and the Coming Neurosingularity

The Lancet, Scientific American, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Monitor (American Psychological Association) all report that psychedelics are making a comeback, not as previously on the street but now in university research labs and medical schools. Tom Roberts ’61 will discuss these various indications for psychotherapy (e.g., PTSD, death anxiety and addictions) and speculate on implications for cognition and intelligence, values and motivation, and boosting the immune system. Do entheogen-induced mystical experiences portend a transition from our current era of text-based religion to a future era of direct primary religious experience?

http://niu.academia.edu/ThomasRoberts
http://niu.academia.edu/ThomasRoberts/Talks/46217/The_Fruitful_Mind
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center

4 p.m
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Social Media - Here to Stay or Will it Fade Away?

Steve Haweeli ’76, founder and president of WordHampton Public Relations, will give an overview of the social media revolution and coming trends.
Science G041

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Red Summer, the Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country. Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity and determination never seen before. Join Cameron McWhirter ’86, who will discuss his new book Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
TV Sitcom Pilot Kosher Pig

Moon Cho ’91 will present her pilot for Kosher Pig, an independent family sitcom that takes a hilarious look at Chinese and Jewish American cultures and identity in contemporary America.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
From College Hill to Capitol Hill: A Discussion of American Politics

Members of the Class of ’06 Paul Bleiberg, legislative director; Congressman Reid Ribble (R-Wis.); Ann Horwitz, 2008 campaign staffer, John Edwards for President; and Ian Mandel, senior associate at New Partners Consulting, will discuss their careers in politics, the upcoming presidential election and other political hot topics. Moderated by Jon Kuhl '06, speaker and congressional affairs manager, Envision EMI.
Kirner-Johnson 101

 

Saturday, June 4

3 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Life in Politics

Join former Delaware Governor Mike Castle '61, for a discussion of his long and illustrious political career. Castle served two terms as governor, from 1985 to 1992. He is the longest-tenured representative in the state’s history, holding office from 1993 to 2011. Castle was also a member of the Delaware General Assembly, first in the State House of Representatives and then in the State Senate.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027

3 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Hamilton Then and Now: A Discussion Sponsored by the Class of 1991

The Sterile Cuckoo, based on the novel by John Nichols ’62, filmed on College Hill in 1968 with Hamilton and Kirkland student extras, marks a seminal moment in the life of the College. Replete with images and scenes from campus, the movie is a testament to what we all hold most dear about our experience on the Hill.  Alumni may recall houseparties and love stories similar to the ones depicted in the movie. That was then. Join members of the Class of 1991 and current Hamilton students for a discussion about the Hamilton depicted in The Sterile Cuckoo, Hamilton in 1991 and Hamilton today.
Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

3:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Urban Redevelopment and the Process of Revitalization

Hamilton alumni have experienced the complex tragedy of urban blight from different perspectives. The panelists Patricia Louis-Sampson '81, Bill Purcell '76 and Chuck Tint ’76,  will describe the varied and important roles they have played in its resolution and the practical issues that need to be addressed.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Voyage of Life: A Poetry Reading

Jay Williams '54 P'83, GP'11, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religion, has taught at Hamilton for 51 years, offering courses in both Western and Eastern religious thought. In this presentation, however, he turns from facts, theories and beliefs to read some of his own poetry. The reading will be organized around Thomas Cole’s four pictures, The Voyage of Life, on display at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and will ask the basic question that never quite goes away: Who, after all, am I?
Emerson Gallery, Christian A. Johnson Hall

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Fruit of the Vine Reading and Book Signing

Cynthia Kolko ’91 will talk about and sign copies of her debut novel Fruit of the Vine, a story of responsibility and renewal set among the vineyards of rural New York State. Samplings of local wines will be provided.
College Store, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Mother Nature's Cololquium

This Class of 1996 panel brings together alumni who are exploring careers, hobbies and personal interests that focus on nature. From the holistic to organics to green design and environmental protection, alumni have delved into fields that aim for a cleaner self and a cleaner Earth. Join us as we discuss some thought-provoking topics.
Kirner-Johnson 101