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Kirkland Endowment

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Events

Hamilton Women Learn to Avoid the Wage Gap

Over the course of a lifetime, wage differences between men and women for the same work can amount to a loss of up to  $1-2 million per woman. Luckily, much of this wage gap can be closed if women negotiate for the salary that they deserve. On April 27, Hamilton College hosted its first WAGE Project workshop with coach Annie Houle.  More ...

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor to Perform

Two events featuring Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb 27. The events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.  More ...

Performance Artist Marina Abramovic to Lecture

Performance artist Marina Abramovic will give a lecture on “The Past, Present and Future of Performance Art” on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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 Fort Yates on the Lakota Sioux reservation in North Dakota.
Research Project Takes O'Dowd '11 to South Dakota

Caitlin O’Dowd ’11 has led a life largely driven by international travel. But the effect of having been immersed in so many foreign cultures is like that of a slingshot – despite the heavy pull of foreign relations on her social philosophy and background, O’Dowd is catapulting in a different direction with her research project funded by the Kirkland Endowment. She hopes to concentrate on domestic affairs in what will eventually be a one-year post-graduate research experience.  More ...

DSJP Service Associate Lauren Howe '13.
Four Students are DSJP Service Associates
Four Hamilton students were selected as Diversity and Social Justice Project (DSJP) Service Associates for 2010. The program is designed to support students who wish to make connections between their own disciplinary or interdisciplinary work and the mission of the DSJP. This year's recipients are Wai Yee Poon ’11, Lauren Howe ’13, Denise Ghartey ’12 and Caroline Davis ’11. The service associates are funded by DSJP with matching funds from the Kirkland Endowment. More ...
Caty Taborda '11
Taborda '11 Examines Women’s Rights in Colombia
For the past 40 years, war and civil unrest have taken a toll on Colombia. Families were torn apart, crops were destroyed, innocent people became victims of a huge-scale conflict. But women, although not often talked about, may have suffered most of all. Kirkland Summer Research Associate Caty Taborda ’11 is investigating the past, present and future of women’s rights in Colombia. More ...
Jori Belkin '11
Belkin '11 Examines Women's Roles in Bollywood Films
Watching a Bollywood film in India is more like a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show than a typical American viewing experience. Viewers participate: they yell, dance and sing along during the three-hour spectacle. But for Kirkland Summer Research Associate Jori Belkin ’11, her interest extends far beyond the theater; Belkin is researching the role and perception of women in Bollywood films. More ...
Meg Bolger '11
Bolger '11 Develops Safe Zone Workshop Materials

A small but significant meeting takes place on a recent Saturday afternoon; it is the Safe Zone workshop. People often with limited exposures to the gay community attend the workshop to be updated on appropriate vocabulary and learn about their own biases regarding the LGBT community. Megan Bolger ’11 is ensuring that this essential form of student-driven education lives on at Hamilton.  More ...

Seated from left, Wai Yee Poon, Sofia Guerron, Caitlin Lavin, Haley Riemer-Peltz. Standing: Galia Slayen, Kate Harloe, Lilly Gillespie.
Inaugural Kirkland College Scholars Selected
Ten students have been named the inaugural Kirkland College Scholars at Hamilton College. The new scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to the needs and interests of women. It perpetuates the legacy of Kirkland College, which was the women’s college, coordinate with Hamilton, from 1968 to 1978. More ...
Kirkland College Summer Research Associates Begin Their Work
The Kirkland Endowment is sponsoring three students to do work this summer on women's issues. Selena Carríon '10 will be working with Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel Nieves on South African female activists in the anti-apartheid movement. Robyn Gibson '10 is researching the black consciousness movement in South Africa, also working with Professor Nieves. Sushmita Preetha '11 will address NGO activism in Bangladesh, asking "at what cost?" She will work with Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Joyce Barry. More ...
F.I.L.M. Presents States of Unbelonging with Director Sachs
Hamilton F.I.L.M. (Forum for Images and Languages in Motion) series presents director Lynne Sachs with her film States of Unbelonging on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building. States of Unbelonging has been described as a "film about the challenges American Jews face when they confront the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict." More ...
Four Students Selected as DSJP Service Associates for 2008
Four Hamilton students were selected as Diversity and Social Justice Project (DSJP) Service Associates for 2008. The program is designed to support students who wish to make connections between their own disciplinary or interdisciplinary work and the mission of the DSJP. This year's recipients are Alex Hodgens '09, Sushmita S. Preetha '11, Emma Sandoval '11 and Amy Tannenbaum '10.  The Kirkland Endowment contributed to two of the awards. 

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