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de Swaan Presents at Visual Studies Workshop
Sylvia de Swaan presented a slide talk about her work at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y., on Wednesday April 4, as the community service component of her 2006 photography fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her presentation, which was free and open to the public, included selections from her work of the last 15 years. She placed special emphasis on her ongoing project "Sub-version," which on a range of contemporary issues - terror, surveillance, mass media, post millennial anxiety, dual realities, shadowy threats and ominous rumors.
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Students in D.C. Program Meet Justice Ginsberg
On Friday, April 15, the Hamilton students currently participating in the college’s Washington D.C. program attended a small group lecture with Justice Ginsberg and students from Cornell and American University. The meeting took place in the Supreme Court’s Lawyers Lounge. Justice Ginsberg spoke for a short while about Belva Lockwood, one of her heroes. Lockwood became the first woman admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court in 1879. Ginsberg recently wrote a forward for the recent book Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President by Jill Norgren. More ...
Rivera Presents at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference
Assistant Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera presented a paper titled "Parliament as Teacher in Post-Communist Russia: Can Democracy be Learned?" at the Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, held at Barnard College in New York City on March 31. More ...
Berea College Hosts Muirhead Exhibition

Berea College hosted a one-person show, “Northern Climate, the Etchings of Bruce Muirhead,” in the college’s Upper Traylor Gallery. The show opened on March 2 and will close on Friday, April 27. The etchings of Professor of Art Muirhead are also the focus of"Robert Bruce Muirhead, Prints, 1969-2006, A Catalogue Raisonne," a book just published by the Amity Art Foundation.  More ...

Ellingson Publishes The Megachurch and the Mainline

The Megachurch and the Mainline: Cultural Innovation, Change, and Conflict in Mainline Protestant Congregations, a book written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson, will be in book stores on May 1. This examination of a religion in flux—one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America and to the broader pathways of religious change is published by the University of Chicago Press.  More ...

Three Juniors Spend Semester at New England Center for Children

Three Hamilton juniors have spent the spring semester participating in the Hamilton-New England Center for Children (NECC) Cooperative Educational Program, in Southborough, Mass. Sociology concentrator Amanda Iturbe and psychology concentrators Jennifer Franco and Katherine Ribble have worked directly with children with autism or other developmental disabilities, while taking advanced courses in applied behavior analysis. In this program, Hamilton juniors spend a semester in full-time residence at NECC, where they earn full academic credit and work intensively with children who have special needs.  More ...

Computer Science Students Assist Non-Profit Organizations
That the content of many websites is inaccessible to visually impaired computer users is not surprising. But surfers with vision problems can view sites using special software that reads web pages aloud - if sites are properly designed and coded. Students in a section of the computer science department's innovative new course “Explorations in Computer Science” led by Assistant Professor of Computer Science Brian Rosmaita learned how to increase accessibility and usability, focusing on the sites of a half dozen non-profit Utica-based organizations. More ...
21 Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty-one members of Hamilton's class of 2007 were elected this month to the Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society. They are: Riada Asimovic, Rachel Bennek, Melissa Coffey, Elizabeth Debraggio, Sara Feuerstein, Elizabeth Gilliams, Laura Hartz, William Hoffman, Joseph Jansen, Kaitlin Jones, Theodore Krolik, Lindsay Martin, Sean Navin, Dillon Prime, Michael Simonelli, Shannon Stanfield, Emily Starr, Jonathan Stults, Ingrid Tharasook, Bridget White and Tyler Zink.

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Hamilton's First Summer Service Trip Takes Students to New Orleans
A group of Hamilton students traveled to New Orleans for 10 days to contribute to post-Hurricane Katrina cleaning and rebuilding efforts. This trip focused on the storm's impact on schools and the education system in and around New Orleans, and the students volunteered at the New Orleans Science and Math Charter High School. The school had been flooded with 8-feet of water for weeks after the hurricane and, two year later, still remains without power. Participants were: Tamim Akiki '08, Mike Flanders '09, Sarah Gulack '09, Shane Knapp '09, Ashley Langer '09, Stacey Ng '10, Doug Paetzell '09, Emily Pallin '08, David Schlifka '09 and Stephanie Tafur '10.
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