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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 ...
Jensen Presents Paper at Duke University Conference
Professor of Economics Elizabeth Jensen co-authored a paper with Jean R. Sternlight,University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, "Using Arbitration to Eliminate Consumer Class Actions: Efficient Business Practice or Unconscionable Abuse?" The paper will be presented at a conference called "The Coming Crisis in Mandatory Arbitration: New Perspectives and Possibilities" at Duke University School of Law on Oct. 4-5. More ...
Rabinowitz Contributes Article to International Piano
Professor of Comparative Literature Peter Rabinowitz contributed a "back-page" op-ed piece to International Piano 6 (No. 23) (September/October 2002). More ...
Hamessley Presents Paper at Women in Appalachia Conference
Associate Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley presented a paper at the Fourth Annual Conference "Women in Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments" held at Ohio University, Zanesville. The talk, "The Coon Creek Girls and the Construction of an Appalachian Image," examined this first all-girl string band, led by Lily May Ledford of Pinchem Tight Holler, Ky. Their story is illustrative of the way that music producers created an Appalachian identity for their acts through decisions about music, instrument choice, dress, demeanor, and the group's name. These representations of the "hillbilly gal," with its humorous intent, were popular with audiences, but quite problematic for the band members. More ...
Bakari Kitwana
Author, Editor Bakari Kitwana to Lecture in Masculinities Series
Author and editor Bakari Kitwana will deliver a lecture "Thuglife and the Hip Hop Generation: Representations of Black Masculinity in Popular Culture," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 pm. in the Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College. Kitwana’s appearance is the next in the Kirkland Project “Masculinities” series. A reception and book signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Black Student Union, this program is free and open to the public. More ...
Keller Participates in Israeli-Palestinian Crisis "Teach-in"
Associate Professor of History Shoshana Keller participated in a national "Teach-in on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," sponsored by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, at Temple Emanu -El, Utica, NY, Sept. 30. More ...
Gelles Gives Paper
In September, Soledad Gelles, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, presented a paper titled "Ficciun y finanzas: gÈnero, prensa periÛdica y modernidad en el Per™, 1870-1890," at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis. More ...
Stevens' Book Nominated for C. Wright Mills Award
Earlier this summer, Mitchell Stevens' book, Kingdom of Children was nominated as a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Stevens also presented two papers: "Love, Numbers and the Social Organization of Value in Higher Education," at the University of Arizona last spring; and "Rankings as Symbols: U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Colleges and Law Schools," at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in August. More ...
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