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Karen Pogonowski '02
Levitt Fellow Finds Local Working Poor Face Bleak Future
The working poor of Oneida County face a bleak future, according to a survey by Hamilton College Levitt Fellow Karen Pogonowski. During the summer she interviewed Food Bank clients and surveyed welfare recipients at offices in Utica and Rome, using a questionnaire developed by the Children’s Defense Fund. She also analyzed data from the Head Start surveys conducted last spring by Erin Reid ‘01. This week Karen reported to an assembly of students and faculty the results of these surveys which were part of her research as a Levitt Fellow. Sponsored by the Levitt Public Affairs Center, she worked with Associate Director of Community Programs, Judith Owens-Manley. More ...
Little Shop of Horrors
Untitled at Large, Hamilton's student-run theatre group, will present Little Shop of Horrors in three performances this weekend. Shows will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m., all in the Fillius Events Barn. Funded by Student Assembly, donations encouraged. More ...
Jay Williams Gallery Talk
Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies Jay Williams will give a gallery talk on Friday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. The topic is "Thomas Nast: Image Maker." Williams' talk coincides with the Emerson Gallery's exhibit "Christmas with Thomas Nast," which features woodblock prints of Santa Claus from Williams' private collection. More ...
Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols
A Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. A traditional candlelight service to hear familiar carols and readings of the season with the music of the College Choir, Anthony R. Reeves, director. Families welcome. More ...
HAVOC Giving Tree
HAVOC GivingTree
HAVOC is presenting its annual holiday event, The Giving Tree. Beginning December 3, there will be trees in both Cafe Opus and Beinecke. These trees will have ornaments, and each of these ornaments details a gift request from a needy family in the greater Utica area. (i.e. gloves and hat for a 6-year-old girl, or crayons and coloring books for an 8-year-old boy, etc.) Next to each of these trees will be a box for the gifts. Please wrap the gifts that you supply and also ATTACH THE ORNAMENT, so that we know what is inside and who to bring it to! The deadline for the gifts is December 11, so that we have adequate time to deliver the gifts. If you do take an ornament, please remember: that gift is now your responsibility. You may take as many or as few ornaments as you like, but if you take an ornament, please follow through with the gift. Contact kwilliam@hamilton.edu with questions. More ...
U.S.-China Relations
On Nov. 25, Cheng Li, professor of government, appeared as a featured guest on China Forum, a program on channel 46 in the Washington DC area. The half-hour interview focused on U.S.-China relations and China's entry into the WTO. More ...
Friday Think Tank Will Feature Luciano
The Nov. 30 Think Tank will feature English Professor Dana Luciano on the topic "Disaster, Public Grief, and Memorial." Think Tank will be held at noon in KJ 222. All are welcome. Luciano says,"My talk will outline some of the ways that we understand public grief. I will focus on trauma brought about by large-scale disaster (war, genocide, fire, bombing, natural disaster, etc) and will consider rituals and measures designed to cope with the emergence of a traumatized public. The discussion will highlight mourning rituals and modes of memorial that developed in the wake of the September 11th bombing of the World Trade Center." Bag lunches will be provided. (Please RSVP with your meal card number). More ...
Author, Activist Amber Hollibaugh to Visit Hamilton
Amber Hollibaugh, a political activist, essayist and award-winning filmmaker will visit Hamilton College on Nov. 28-30 for three events. All are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Kirkland Project as part of its Body in Question series. More ...
Raybeck Quoted in USA Today
Professor of Anthropology Doug Raybeck was interviewed for a page one USA Today article about the popularity of war movies after the September 11 attacks. "Movies that reflect heroism and striving for a good cause...will do very nicely," Raybeck predicts. "Downers won't do well. People want to feel good," he says. More ...
Levitt Scholar Talk on Welfare Reform in Oneida County
Karen Pogonowski '02 will present her research, "Welfare Reform, the Working Poor and Planning for the Future in Oneida County," on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4:15 p.m in the Kirner-Johnson auditorium. More ...
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