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D.C. Sniper: America’s Newest Terrorist
U.S. citizens have been living in fear since the September 2001 terrorist attacks, and the newest rein of terror, D.C.’s sniper, has generated increased fear for personal safety. Douglas Raybeck, professor of anthropology, says, “While this sniper may have nothing to do with Islamic extremists, he is playing upon similar fears and upon a context of significant unease. His acts are terrifying: he is a terrorist." More ...
Li quoted in Reuters
Professor of Government and China expert Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters article about how the children of Chinese leaders today are different from their predecessors because they are avoiding the political spotlight. They were once assured tickets to power and riches, which changed after a series of scandals in the 1990s that sparked a crackdown on corruption. The children had come of age amid unprecedented economic reform that saw them put in control of key industries and deep pools of public fund with little oversight. “Public resistance to, and the institutional restraints on, tazai [the children], mishu (personal assistants) and other personal networks has been stronger than ever during the past few years,” Li said. The children of the political elite and their spouses had incomes as high as 120 times the national average with 78 percent of them suspects in fraud cases involving more than five million yuan. More ...
Hesperus will perform on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Hamilton Performing Arts Presents Period Music Group Hesperus
The Hamilton College Performing Arts continues its Classical Connections Series with the period instrument group Hesperus in a program titled American Roots: Popular Music from 18th-Century America on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton College campus. More ...
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 ...
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