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Hamilton Sophomore Investigating Quirks in New Chemistry Equipment
Andy Vermilyea, a rising sophomore at Hamilton College, is nearing the completion of his 10-week summer science research project on the chemistry department's new ITC (Isothermal Titration Calorimeter). The ITC is the latest in calorimetry technology, but its accuracy has been called into question due to data incompatible with published results. Andy has undertaken the task of resolving this conflict. More ...
The Fred L. Emerson Foundation Awards College with Grant
The Fred L. Emerson Foundation, Inc. of Auburn, N.Y., has announced a $500,000 challenge grant to permanently endow student-faculty collaborative programs at Hamilton College. The grant carries with it a one-to-three challenge to Hamilton, meaning the college must raise $1.5 million in order to receive the foundation's full $500,000. Once fully funded, the Emerson Scholars Program will provide grants for approximately 20 students each summer to work closely with a faculty mentor. More ...
Networked Microscopy Classroom
Professor of Geology Eugene Domack, Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Geology Barbara Tewksbury and Associate Professor of Geology David Bailey were awarded $75,399 from the National Science Foundation’s CCLI program to support a networked microscopy classroom in the Geology Department. Domack also received a $25,000 grant from the National Science Foundation supporting an international conference examining global warming and geologic changes in the Antarctic Peninsula. This grant will be matched 1:1 by Hamilton’s Environmental Studies Program. More ...
Dick Patrick '73 Receives Running Hall of Fame Award
Dick Patrick, a 1973 graduate of Hamilton College, and a track and field writer for USA Today, was honored by the National Distance Running Hall of Fame with the George Sheehan Media Award on July 7. Patrick ran in the 15K Boilermaker Road race on July 8. More ...
Hamilton Sophomore Investigating Role of Neurotransmitter in Metamorphosis
Anna Arnold, a rising sophomore at Hamilton College, is participating in the school's summer science research program. Arnold has committed 10 weeks of her summer vacation to a neuroscience lab, working with Assistant Professor of Biology Herman Lehman. The project involves an insect neurotransmitter known as octopamine and the role it plays throughout development and metamorphosis. More ...
Professor in the News
Austin Briggs, Tompkins Professor of English Emeritus, taught at the week-long fifth annual James Joyce Summer School in July sponsored by the University of Trieste in the Italian city where Joyce wrote most of Dubliners, composed A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and began Ulysses. Briggs taught one of the three courses offered by the school (a seminar on Dubliners), and delivered the first in a series of fifteen lectures by scholars from Europe and the US, an address on "The Brothel as the Setting for the 'Circe' Episode of Ulysses." More ...
Mathematics Professor Published
Robert Redfield, Samuel F. Pratt Professor of Mathematics, had his paper titled,"Subfields of lattice-ordered fields that mimic maximal totally ordered subfields" published in the Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal (volume 51 (126), 2001, pp 143-161). More ...
Professor of Biology Elected Chair of Committee
Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller has been elected to chair the committee that administers the grants-in-aid of research program of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. More ...
Mary Dias '98 in Arctic for Robotic Project
Mary Bernardine Dias, a 1998 graduate of Hamilton College, is a member of a Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute team that is testing Hyperion, a new solar-powered experimental robot, in the Canadian arctic. More ...
Professor Teaches at Summer School in Italy
In July, Tompkins Professor of English Emeritus Austin Briggs taught at the week-long fifth annual James Joyce Summer School sponsored by the University of Trieste in the Italian city where Joyce wrote most of Dubliners, composed A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and began Ulysses. Briggs taught one of the three courses offered by the school (a seminar on Dubliners) and delivered the first in a series of 15 lectures by scholars from Europe and the United States, an address on "The Brothel as the Setting for the 'Circe' Episode of Ulysses." A recent review in the James Joyce Literary Supplement of the June 2000 Joyce Symposium held in London singled out Briggs as one of the three funniest Joyceans going; he notes that given the competition, this is much harder than being the funniest Miltonist. More ...
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