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Tejerina-Canal Published Article in El Nuevo Horizonte
Professor of Spanish Santiago Tejerina-Canal published an article "A una parte del cristal: Profesionales españoles en Estados Unidos" in Carmen Flys Junquera and Juan E. Cruz Cabrera ed. "El nuevo horizonte: España/Estados Unidos (El legado de 1848 y 1898 frente al nuevo milenio)," (Madrid: Universidad de Alcalá, Biblioteca de Estidios Norteamericanos, 2001). This is part of the 1848 and 1898 commemoration of the Guadalupe-Hidalgo and Paris treaties among USA, Mexico and Spain. His article is part of the selected proceedings of the international conference that took place in five different sites: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Quezon City, Phillipines, Berkeley, Miami, and Madrid. He was guest speaker in Madrid as former president of ALDEEU (Spanish Professionals in America). More ...
Odamtten Presents Lecture at Syracuse University
Professor of English Vincent Odamtten gave a lecture in connection with the 45th anniversary celebration of Ghana's Independence titled "The Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah: Neocolonialism and Morality in an Age of Terror" at Syracuse University. More ...
Klinkner Finds Republicans Sending New Message
Hamilton Professor of Government Philip Klinkner was quoted in the Democrat & Chronicle for an article exploring the recent Republican attempts at wooing Latinos. The selection of Dora Irizarry as the GOP candidate for New York state attorney general has caused many to sit up and take notice. Klinkner believes, "Irizarry's selection may be more important among suburban Republicans and independents - moderates looking for clues that the GOP is inclusive - than among Latinos." More ...
Rojas Lectures at American Academy of Religion
Mary V. Rojas, visiting professor in religious studies and a Grinnell Consortium Fellow, has been granted a second year at Hamilton. In April, she gave a lecture to the Regional Academy of American Religion titled, "She Bathes in a Sacred Place: Didactics of Scratching Sticks in Native American Women's Rites of Seclusion." (Session: "Construction of Women's Religious Identity") More ...
Levitt Scholar Rebecca Karb '02 spoke to an economics class at Clinton High School.
What is a Living Wage?
On May 17 Levitt Scholar, Rebecca Karb '02 spoke to James Davis’s Clinton High School economics class about the implications of living wage legislation. She explained the effect of regional variations on the cost of living and the impact on employers of raising minimum wage rates. Becky’s presentation was based on her senior thesis in Public Policy with advisor, Associate Professor of Government Gary Wyckoff, for which she was granted honors. More ...
Levitt Scholar Shauna Sweet tells fellow scholar Carrie McNeill '02 about the Appalachian Trail.
Appalachian Trail Provides Adventure and Research
Shauna Sweet '03 described some of her experiences thru-hiking in her Levitt Scholar topic, "The Appalachian Trail as an American Pilgrimage." American narratives come together on the Appalachian trail: an adventurer on a perilous journey, a solitary sojourner into the wilderness, a rugged outdoorsman striking across the countryside. This trek along the east coast provided the basis for a sociological research project, and was also the topic of her presentations to school students. Shauna traveled to high schools in the local area including Mohawk, Waterville and Whitesboro, and gave a presentation during spring break at Gardiner High School back home in Maine. She will make another presentation to a biology class at her alma mater, Hall Dale High School in Farmington, Maine. More ...
Levitt Scholar Matt Eng '02.
Levitt Scholar Matthew Eng Talks on Factors That Affect Wages
Public Policy major Matthew Eng ’02 recently completed a senior thesis titled “Wage Determination in the Local Public Sector.” The project helps academics figure out what factors affect wages (employee characteristics, community demographics, etc.) and helps local communities determine fair wages for their municipal employees. The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Oneida County sponsored the project. However, Matt met on a regular basis with a CCE committee known as the Local Government Education Committee (LGEC). The committee consists of representatives from several local governments and community organizations in Central New York. Matt collected his data through interviews and a survey of municipal workers in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, and Montgomery Counties. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the theories used, statistical methods applied, and conclusions made in the project. More ...
H. Philip West Jr. '63 Featured in I>Boston Globe
The Boston Globe (5/29/02) profiled H. Philip West Jr., a 1963 graduate of Hamilton College and executive director of Common Cause in Rhode Island. Dubbed "the godfather of political reform in Rhode Island," by The Providence Journal, while at Hamilton West "began his own activism on a modest scale, working to make campus fraternities less exclusionary and pushing the local Methodist church to undertake community projects." More ...
Cheng Li
Cheng Li Awarded United States Institute of Peace Grant
Professor of Government Cheng Li received a research grant from the United States Institute of Peace, an independent institution established by the U.S. Congress to promote peaceful resolution of international conflicts. More ...
Boutin Publishes in Congressus Numerantium
Assitant Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin published an article "The Isometry Dimension and Orbit Number of a Finite Group", with Michael Albertson,in Congressus Numerantium 150 (2001), pp.79-85. More ...
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