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Portes and Hamilton Professor Paul Hagstrom
Alejandro Portes Speaks on Second Generation Immigrants
Alejandro Portes, director of the Princeton Center of Immigration and Development and former president of the American Sociological Society, spoke of his ongoing study of second-generation immigrants in the Chapel on Wednesday. Portes’ study showed that “the settlement process of second generation immigrants sets the course of adaptation, setting the character of immigrant’s ethnic communities.” Portes was the latest speaker in the Levitt Center’s year long lecture series on immigration and global citizenship. More ...
Phil Memmer
Poet Phil Memmer to Read at Hamilton
Poet Philip Memmer will read from his work on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College, as a guest in The Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture “Masculinities” series. The reading is free and open to the public. More ...
"Masculinities" Film Series to Screen Baby Boy
Baby Boy, directed by John Singleton will be the next film shown in The Kirkland Project “Masculinities” series, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirner-Johnson 109 (Red Pit). Screenings are free and open to the public. More ...
Cafruny Speaks as Part of Presidential Lecture Series
The Presidential Lecture Series for Endowed Chairs presented a lecture by Professor Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs titled, "Vassals, Tributaries and Barbarians: The American Empire in the 21st Century," on Feb. 6. More ...
Li Publishes Articles in China Leadership Monitor and Critical Asian Studies
Cheng Li, professor of government and Woodrow Wilson fellow, published three articles. "A Landslide Victory for Provincial Leaders" and "The Emergence of the Fifth Generation in the Provincial Leadership" appeared in the China Leadership Monitor (published by Stanford University), Winter, 2003 and Spring 2003. "Dialogue with the West: The Political Message of Avant-Garde Artists in Shanghai" (co-authored with Lynn White) appeared in Critical Asian Studies, March 2003 (Vol. 35, No.1.) More ...
Wu Research Featured on Minnesota Public Radio
A report on Minnesota Public radio cited Hamilton College research in a new study. “Researchers at Hamilton College studied 4,000 married couples aged 51-61 who experienced a major health shock… They found the effect on net worth was much stronger when the wife got sick than when her husband fell ill. For sick husbands, household wealth fell $1,500, but for sick wives, it dropped $6,500.” The discrepancy in the figures between women and men was because husbands are more likely to go out to eat and hire someone to do chores when their wives fall ill. Insurance alone may not cover the expenses of a health shock such as a heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung disease, or diabetes. More ...
Greengard ‘48 in the New York Daily News
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard ’48 and his family were recently featured in the New York Daily News for their outstanding accomplishments. Greengard shared the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine. Ursula von Rydingsvard, his wife, is a renowned modern artist. His children all excel in their chosen occupations, maybe even considered geniuses in their respective fields: Leslie, a mathematician, Ursula, a former producer for CNN, and Claude, the head of IBM”s Silicon Valley research committee. He attended Hamilton College with government money awarded from the G.I. Bill, and graduated the college in only two years. More ...
Hamilton Poll Featured in New York Post
The New York Post featured the Hamilton College immigration poll, conducted by Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert in a recent article. “Americans are reluctant to accept new immigrants, and more than half of all Americans feel that the United States is not taking adequate steps to ensure that terrorists are kept from legally entering the country. These are two of the many findings of a recent poll on immigration conducted by Hamilton College and Zogby International.” More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Presents a Teaching Unit at EXEAS
Asian Studies Chair Thomas A. Wilson presented a teaching unit on comparative sacrifice in ancient Asia at the Expanding East Asian Studies (EXEAS) Teaching Collaborative at Columbia University. More ...
Gold Chairs Panel and Presents Paper at the American Philological Association
Professor of Classics Barbara Gold attended the annual meeting of the American Philological Association in New Orleans in January where she presented the paper, "Coordination, Cooperation and Localization in the Classics World of North America," at the Presidential panel on "The Organization of Classics in North America." Gold organized and chaired the panel, "Journals, Publishing, Refereeing, and Senior/Junior Faculty: Duties and Responsibilities." While there, she also attended numerous events associated with the journal she edits, the American Journal of Philology. More ...
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