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Richard Nelson '72 Scores with "Franny's Way"
Richard Nelson, a 1972 graduate of Hamilton, wrote and directed a new play, "Franny's Way," that is receiving accolades in New York's theatre world. In a New York Times review (3/28/02), the play is described as "Richard Nelson's sensitively drawn portrait of love in the age of J. D. Salinger... 'Franny's Way,' which opened Tuesday night at the Atlantic Theater in a Playwrights Horizons production, reaffirms Mr. Nelson's distinctive gifts as a creator of memory plays that sting." More ...
Shelley Haley, professor of classics
Haley Interviewed by Chicago Tribune
Professor of Classics Shelley Haley was featured in a Chicago Tribune article about interracial marriages (3/27/02). In "The new mix: more black women and white men are settling what some consider the final frontier of interracial marriage," Haley talks about her own marriage of 27 years to a white man. More ...
Tejerina-Canal Edits Book
Professor of Spanish Santiago Tejerina–Canal has edited a book, Del rascacielos a la catedral: un regreso a las raices (University of Leon Press, 2001), an interdisciplinary volume dealing with Leonese, Spanish, Latin American, Hispanic and American issues on politics, medicine, biotechnology, art, natural sciences, pedagogy, linguistics, women and cultural studies, economics, history and literature. Besides serving as editor and translator, Tejerina-Canal also contributed to the volume with a welcome note, introduction to the international symposium, the prologue and final article of the book, “Entre Napoleon y Ortega: Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.” More ...
Valentine Sheldon '91 Featured in WSJ Article
Valentine Sheldon, a 1991 graduate of Hamilton, is among entrepreneurs featured in a Wall Street Journal article (3/27/02) about small businesses that are succeeding despite the economy. More ...
Dr. Richard Shore as Sierra Club Founder John Muir
Dr. Richard Shore to Perform One-Man Show about Life of John Muir
Dr. Richard Shore will perform a one-man show about the life, ideas and adventures of Sierra Club founder John Muir on Wednesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel at Hamilton College. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the environmental studies program. More ...
Mitchell Stevens' book, Kingdom of Children
Stevens' Book in New York Review of Books
Sociology Professor Mitchell Stevens' book, Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement (Princeton University Press) is reviewed in the latest edition (April 11) of the New York Review of Books. The book was reviewed by Howard Gardner, who teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. More ...
Hinks Speaks at Yale University
Hamilton College Professor of History Peter Hinks gave a talk, "To Give Them Liberty and Stop Here is to Entail Upon Them a Curse: Slavery, Emancipation and Yale, 1775-1817," in March at Yale University. More ...
Professor of Geology Eugene Domack
Antarctic and Global Warming
Professor of Geology Eugene Domack was interviewed for an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard about the recent disintegration of an ice shelf and the Apr. 3-5 Antarctic and global warming conference to be held at Hamilton College. More ...
Alison Lin '03 is Truman Scholarship Finalist
Alison Lin, a Hamilton junior from Westerville, Ohio, is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship is a national, $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. More ...
Hollywood Stereotypes Blacks
After years of overlooking notable black performances, the Academy Awards finally seem to have given black performers the credit they deserve. For the first time since 1972, blacks earned three nominations in the lead acting categories: best actor nominations for Denzel Washington in "Training Day," Will Smith in "Ali," and a best actress nomination for Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball." These nominations represent a welcome change, to be sure, but the Academy Awards still have a long way to go before breaking the color line. This year's nominations, alas, continued Oscar's tradition of ghettoizing black performers in stereotyped roles. More ...
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