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Wu and Bradfield in Journal News Article
Stephen Wu, assistant professor of economics, and James Bradfield, professor of economics, are quoted in a Journal News (North edition) article about the stock market and consumer confidence. "A lot of this is all about expectations and psychology and not much more than that," Wu said about the interrelationship between low consumer confidence and the Dow Jones industrial average closing lows and vice versa. "Publicly traded companies often raise money to invest in their operations by selling new issues of their own shares. But when the market is as poor as it is now, that becomes a less attractive option," said Bradfield. This causes 401(k)s and pension plans to erode, nevertheless, many people have taken advantage of the slump to borrow money for cars and houses or to refinance homes with the currently low interest rates. More ...
Doug Massey
Levitt Lecture to Address Mexican Immigration
Douglas Massey, outgoing president of the American Sociological Association, will present “Mexican Immigration: Consequences of Failed U.S. Policies” on Monday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Chapel. Massey will examine how the social and economic fabric of Mexico and the U.S. has been affected by U.S.immigration policies. This lecture is part of a series on "immigration and global citizenship" sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. More ...
Ferriss Will Give Fiction Reading
Former faculty member Lucy Ferriss will read from her recent fiction work on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Fillius Events barn. The reading is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department as a part of its Fall 2002 Reading Series. Ferriss is a former Hamilton faculty member and the author of six volumes of fiction, most recently the novel, Nerves of the Heart, available now from the University of Tennessee Press. Ferriss is currently writer-in-residence at Trinity College. More ...
Robert Moses '56
Robert Moses '56 Gives Keynote at Social Justice Conference
Robert P. Moses '56, H'91, author, mathematician and civil rights activist, gave the keynote address at the "Making Change - Working for Social Justice Conference" organized by the Kirkland Project. His talk was on "The Presumption of Innocence, Sharecropper Education and America's Ideals." More ...
The Doctors of Jazz performed in the Fillius Events Barn on Friday and in Wellin Hall on Saturday.
Hamilton's Doctors of Jazz in a Summit Reunion
A unique jazz event reunited a group of Hamilton College honorary degree recipients and members of the ensemble Soprano Summit during Fallcoming Weekend. Led by reedmen Kenny Davern H'00 and Bob Wilber H'98, the concert featured drummer Bob Rosengarden H'99, pianist Dick Hyman H'02, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and bassist Keter Betts. The group performed on Friday evening in the Fillius Events Barn and again on Satruday evening in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. This event was sponsored by the Hamilton College Jazz Archive and dedicated to the memory of Milton F. Fillius Jr. '44, H'96. More ...
Cheng Li Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor
Cheng Li, China expert and professor of government, was quoted in this article which focused on the "fourth generation" of China's leaders and the handover of leadership. More ...
Author, social critic Barbara Ehrenreich
Author Barbara Ehrenreich to Give Tolles Lecture
Author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich will give the Winton Tolles Lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in the College Chapel. Ehrenreich is the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Metropolitan Books, 2001). The book was her response to the questions: “How does anyone live on the wages available to the unskilled? And how, in particular, were the 12 million women about to be booted into the labor market by welfare reform in 1998 going to make it on $6 or $7 an hour?” More ...
Cheng Li in Reuters Article
Professor of Government and China political expert Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters article on Jiang Zemin promoting his political protégés and the potential resentment. “If the Shanghai Gang promotes too many of their protégés to higher posts, the potential political backlash against favoritism will be too strong to ignore,” Li said. Jiang during his years as Party chief surrounded himself with friends from Shanghai. Many did not like the preferential policies granted to Shanghai as the disparity grew between the prosperous east and the impoverished western hinterland. More ...
Tripp Jones Profiled in the Boston Business Journal
Hugh "Tripp" Jones, a 1988 graduate of Hamilton College, was profiled in a Boston Business Journal article. Jones started Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) along with software mogul Mitchell Kertzman in 1996. "It's amazing the number of people you talk to -- who are active in Democratic and Republican politics -- who said it would be nice if we had a place with credibility to ground the public debate in fact," said Jones. MassINC now serves that function. Issues such as crime, education and affordable housing are tackled by MassINC. More ...
Shields Speaks at Conference
Professor and Chair of Chemistry George Shields spoke at an Oct. 3 summit on "Delivering Technology Leadership for Life Sciences." The conference was jointly sponsored by SGI and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute to examine the impact of emerging technology on life sciences research, focusing on issues such as safeguarding against bioterrorism and advancing the drug discovery process. Shields who is the director of the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY) discussed the "Formation of MERCURY and Acquisition of High-Performance Computers to Support Research in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry across New York and New England." More ...
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