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Jennifer Potter Hayes K '73 Awarded Fulbright Grant to Korea
Jennifer Potter Hayes K ’73 has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to the U.S.-Korea International Education Administrators program. Hayes is currently employed as a program developer and career advisor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she works with graduate international students. She was formerly Director of Alumni Programs at Hamilton College and prior to that, Registrar.
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Publishing of book
Visiting Instructor of Japanese Minae Yamamoto Savas is the co-translator of the new book entitled Virtual Kyoto, edited by Yano Keiji, Isoda Shigeru, Nakaya Tomoki, and Philip Brown (Nakanishiya Shuppan, Kyoto, 2007). This book introduces historic Kyoto’s past, present and even explores its future in virtual time and space. It is a part of the on-going larger interdisciplinary research project launched by Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. The project is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Science, Education, and Culture. More ...
Jeffrey J. Cohen Lectures on Green Children and Postcolonial England
Medievalist Jeffrey J. Cohen, Professor of English at George Washington University, delivered a well-attended lecture on March 29 entitled, "Through a Monster's Eyes: The Landscape of Postcolonial England." Professor Cohen discussed his recent research on the green children of Woolpit, and explored what their lives and stories can reveal about twelfth-century English identity. The lecture was sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and the Dean of the Faculty. More ...
Professor Norton to Present at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Dance faculty member Leslie Norton, with ballet celebrity Frederic Franklin, will appear on July 13, 2007 at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA as part of Jacob's Pillow's "Author Event Series," a series also known as "Pillowtalks." With the assistance of Mr. Franklin, Professor Norton has authored a book entitled Frederic Franklin: A Biography of the Ballet Star. The book will be published by McFarland & Co., Inc. in June of this year. A booksigning will follow the presentation and interviews of Mr. Franklin and Professor Norton. Mr. Franklin was a legendary star with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1938-57. Subsequently, he was a prolific ballet master, staging the Ballet Russe classics for major ballet companies throughout North America and Europe. Remarkably, at the age of ninety-three, he continues to revive historically important twentieth-century ballets (most recently, for England's Royal Ballet) and to perform principal character roles with American Ballet Theatre. Jacob's Pillow ranks as one of the most acclaimed and prestigious dance festivals in the world. During its ten-week summer season, it books ballet and modern companies of lofty international renown and attracts tens of thousands of dance enthusiasts. The date for the Franklin/Norton presentation coincides with a Jacob's Pillow performance by the Royal Danish Ballet of Copenhagen, so there should be a large collection of balletomanes onsite. More ...
de Swaan Presents at Visual Studies Workshop
Sylvia de Swaan presented a slide talk about her work at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y., on Wednesday April 4, as the community service component of her 2006 photography fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her presentation, which was free and open to the public, included selections from her work of the last 15 years. She placed special emphasis on her ongoing project "Sub-version," which on a range of contemporary issues - terror, surveillance, mass media, post millennial anxiety, dual realities, shadowy threats and ominous rumors.
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Students in D.C. Program Meet Justice Ginsberg
On Friday, April 15, the Hamilton students currently participating in the college’s Washington D.C. program attended a small group lecture with Justice Ginsberg and students from Cornell and American University. The meeting took place in the Supreme Court’s Lawyers Lounge. Justice Ginsberg spoke for a short while about Belva Lockwood, one of her heroes. Lockwood became the first woman admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court in 1879. Ginsberg recently wrote a forward for the recent book Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President by Jill Norgren. More ...
Rivera Presents at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference
Assistant Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera presented a paper titled "Parliament as Teacher in Post-Communist Russia: Can Democracy be Learned?" at the Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, held at Barnard College in New York City on March 31. More ...
Berea College Hosts Muirhead Exhibition

Berea College hosted a one-person show, “Northern Climate, the Etchings of Bruce Muirhead,” in the college’s Upper Traylor Gallery. The show opened on March 2 and will close on Friday, April 27. The etchings of Professor of Art Muirhead are also the focus of"Robert Bruce Muirhead, Prints, 1969-2006, A Catalogue Raisonne," a book just published by the Amity Art Foundation.  More ...

Ellingson Publishes The Megachurch and the Mainline

The Megachurch and the Mainline: Cultural Innovation, Change, and Conflict in Mainline Protestant Congregations, a book written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson, will be in book stores on May 1. This examination of a religion in flux—one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America and to the broader pathways of religious change is published by the University of Chicago Press.  More ...

Three Juniors Spend Semester at New England Center for Children

Three Hamilton juniors have spent the spring semester participating in the Hamilton-New England Center for Children (NECC) Cooperative Educational Program, in Southborough, Mass. Sociology concentrator Amanda Iturbe and psychology concentrators Jennifer Franco and Katherine Ribble have worked directly with children with autism or other developmental disabilities, while taking advanced courses in applied behavior analysis. In this program, Hamilton juniors spend a semester in full-time residence at NECC, where they earn full academic credit and work intensively with children who have special needs.  More ...

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