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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 ...
Students Organize Rally to Show Support for College President
Hamilton students organized a campus rally to show support for President Eugene Tobin. Tobin issued his resignation at a faculty meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Student leaders and several faculty members addressed the community gathering. More ...
Faculty Development Workshop for Sophomore Seminar Design, Version 2.0
Faculty and academic development partners - Heard from faculty about their experiences in past and present Sophomore Seminars - Heard from academic services departments such as ITS, Oral Communications, the Library, and the Writing Center about their specialized and individually tailored services - Discussed specific questions suggested by faculty about teaching issues - Discussed how we can work together to create the optimal learning environment for the students in your classes! More ...
Winslow Lecture to Feature Classicist David Scourfield
David Scourfield, professor of classics and head of the classics department at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, will deliver the Winslow Lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, Oct. 7 at 4:10 p.m. in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson building. The lecture, titled "Love, Death and the Ancient Imagination," is free and open to the public. More ...
President Tobin to Step Down
Eugene M. Tobin, president of Hamilton College since 1993, has announced his resignation, which will become effective June 30, 2003. The announcement was made at the college’s monthly faculty meeting on October 1. More ...
Heidi Ravven
Ravven Publishes Paper
Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven published a paper, "Spinoza's Individualism Reconsidered: Some Lessons from the Short Treatise," in Spinoza(Ashgate: Aldershot, 2002). More ...
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