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Perceptions of Self/Group Similarities Colloquium
A colloquium, "Perceptions of Self-Group Similarities: Social Projection or Self-Stereotyping?," will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 4:10 p.m. in Science 318. Special guest is Joachim Krueger, associate professor of psychology, Brown University. Sponsored by the Hamilton College chapter of Psi Chi and the psychology department. Reception at 2:45 p.m. More ...
Barbara Ehrenreich
Ehrenreich Gives Tolles Lecture
Author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich gave the Winton Tolles Lecture to a filled Chapel made up of both Hamilton and area-community members. Ehrenreich is the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Metropolitan Books, 2001) which is an assigned reading in more than eight Hamilton classes this semester. More ...
Winslow Lecture to Feature C.J. Rowe
The Departments of Classics and Philosophy present the Winslow Lecture, featuring C. J. Rowe speaking on Men and Monsters: Plato and Socrates on Human Nature, on Monday, Oct. 14, at 4:10 p.m. in the Red Pit. Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham, England. More ...
Flu Shot Clinic in December
The Office of Personnel Services is coordinating a Flu Shot Clinic on campus again this year for employees and dependents over 18 years of age. The shots will be administered by the Oneida County Health Department on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Personnel Services, second floor of the Philip Spencer House, at a cost of $10 per person. Employees who would like to receive a shot should contact Julie Wagner at ext. 4302. Those who are unsure if they should receive a flu shot this year should contact their family physician. More ...
Visiting Pembroke Scholar to Lecture On Wednesday, Oct. 9
Dr. Helen Small, Visiting Pembroke Scholar from Oxford University, will visit the Hamilton campus from October 8 through 18. Dr. Small, the author of Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865 (Clarendon Press) and the editor of The Public Intellectual (Blackwell Publishers), specializes in 19th century English literature and science. Dr. Small will give a lecture, "Chances Are: Thomas Hardy and the Individual at Risk," on Wednesday, October 9, at 4:10 p.m. in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is sponsored by the President's Office and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. More ...
Panelists at Social Justice Conference
Alumni Panel Part of Social Justice Conference
A panel of the Social Justice Conference brought together alumni from diverse backgrounds in grassroots activism and government bureaucracy with a common theme – how to effectively bring about social change. The panel was moderated by Nathaniel Hurd '99, associate, Iraq Sanctions Project, Center for Economic and Social Rights. More ...
Maurice Isserman, the William R. Kenan Professor of History
Isserman Interviewed for Christian Science Monitor
Maurice Isserman, the William R. Kenan Professor of History, was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for an article about college antiwar protests (Oct. 8, 2002). Isserman said today's dorm-room discussions about U.S. action in Iraq "are probably pretty much like those of 1964" - before President Johnson dramatically escalated the American presence in Vietnam. Isserman is author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s. More ...
James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner
Klinkner Kicks Off Faculty Lecture Series
James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner gave a lecture titled "Is the Old Racism Really Dead" as the first guest in Hamilton's Faculty Lecture Series. He presented data he had collected concerning racial attitudes in Alabama and South Carolina based on a referenda in the two states that would remove a long dead law prohibiting blacks and whites to marry. Edgar B. Graves Professor of History Alfred Kelly asked Klinkner about what had drawn voters to the polls in each instance and if the draw had skewed his data. Klinkner admitted the electorate tends to skew more strongly toward the educated, but that both ballot items were included in high turn out elections, leaving the data relatively unskewed in that way. The next lecturer in the Faculty Lecture Series is scheduled for October 25. More ...
William Julius Wilson with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Todd Franklin
William Julius Wilson Speaks on Racism in Chicago Neighborhoods
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, spoke Monday evening to a packed Hamilton Chapel. His lecture was titled "Roots of Racial Tensions: Immigration and the Realities of Today's Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods." Wilson concluded, “If you want to change things, don’t try to get people to change their attitude, create situations which minimize racial tension- the best way to fight racism in American is to achieve low unemployment.” He is the second speaker in the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s year-long series on Immigration and Global Citizenship. More ...
Stacey Boyd '91, Founder of Project Achieve, in Washington Post
Stacey M. Boyd, a 1991 graduate of Hamilton College, is featured in a Washington Post article (Oct. 8, 2002) about young entrepreneurs. While in business school she founded a successful charter school and created a computerized way of aligning each student's lessons with state standards. She now has her own company in San Francisco, Project Achieve, which is involved in a $3.5 million, federally funded effort to place her lesson-tracking system throughout the country. More ...
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