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Derek Jones Serves as External Examiner
On May 14, Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, was an External Examiner for Panu Kalmi who was a candidate for the Ph.D. at the Copenhagen Business School. The Ph.D. defense topic was "On the (In)stability of Employee Ownership: Estonian Evidence and Lessons for Transition Economies." (In many Scandinavian countries the Ph.D. defense is a public procedure lasting for a couple of hours.) More ...
Tobin Op-ed In Philadelphia Inquirer
Hamilton College President Eugene M. Tobin wrote an op-ed titled "Mix of ideas is another aspect of diversity on college campuses," that appeared in the May 13 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Tobin argued that "purely representational diversity can never be the only means for achieving the plurality of ideas necessary for a meaningful college education and for a fulfilling life." More ...
Faculty Development Workshop on Sophomore Seminar Design
In this two-day hands-on workshop faculty worked with their colleagues to design, develop, and/or fine-tune the core elements and pedagogy for their Sophomore Seminar courses/clusters. More ...
Reunion Service of Remembrance
The 2002 Service of Remembrance, held in honor of deceased alumni from this year’s reunion classes, is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Jones III ’86, Adam Lewis ’87, and Sylvia San Pio Resta ’95, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. More ...
Marge Dandridge, Secretary to the Dean of Students, receives a standing ovation.
Marge Dandridge Honored at Class & Charter Day
Marge Dandridge, secretary to the Dean of Students and a Hamilton employee for 28 years, was honored during Class & Charter Day ceremonies on May 10. In his remarks, President Eugene Tobin recognized Dandridge, noting "Marge has served this College for almost three decades with uncompromising graciousness, competence, and limitless patience. Somehow, we will manage to continue Class and Charter Day next year, but it will not be easy - and it will never quite be the same." More ...
Hinks Speaks about Antislavery: Images and Ideology
Assistant Professor of History Peter Hinks participated in "Freedom, Race, and Bondage: A Conference in Honor of David Brion Davis" held at Yale University, May 7-9. Hinks was on a panel, "Antislavery: Images and Ideology," and presented a paper titled "Timothy Dwight, Slavery, and Race." More ...
President Tobin on Diversity
An editorial written by Hamilton College President Eugene Tobin was recently published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, in which Tobin challenges and attempts to redefine common perceptions regarding diversity. Tobin claims that, "...purely representational diversity can never be the only means for achieving the plurality of ideas necessary for a meaningful college education and for a fulfilling life." More ...
"Dyslexic Achievers"
Fortune Magazine has examined the successes of prominent CEOs and top executives to show that even a challenge as great as dyslexia can be met and overcome. Featured is celebrated trial attorney David Boies, whose son, battling with dyslexia all his life, graduated from Hamilton summa cum laude. Boies comments, "In this environment you get young children who think they are masters of the universe, and children who think they are failures, when they're 10 years old. They're both wrong. And neither is well served by that misconception." More ...
Silversmith and Brewer Publish Articles in Journal of Luminescence
Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer had two articles published in the Journal of Luminescence. Both articles were based on research done with Hamilton students. The titles of the articles are "Fluorescence line-narrowing and decay dynamics in sol-gel glasses containing Eu3+" by A.J. Silversmith, D.M. Boye, R.E. Anderman* and K.S. Brewer; and "Red-to-green upconversion in Er-doped SiO2 and SiO2/TiO2 sol-gel silicate glasses" by D.M. Boye, A.J. Silversmith, J. Nolen*, L. Rumney*, D. Shaye*, B.C. Smith*, and K.S. Brewer. More ...
Rubino Compares 'Star Wars' to Virgil
Professor of the Classics Carl Rubino was recently quoted in an article from The Bergen County Record debating the true inspiration for the Star Wars films. While many sci-fi writers claim that George Lucas' source for many of his ideas and characters came from earlier pulp magazines, Rubino remains staunch in his belief that the classics played the most important role in providing inspiration for the films. Rubino was quoted as saying, "You see Star Wars and you read Virgil, and you see the similarities right away." More ...
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