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Cheng Li's Commentary on Chinese President
Cheng Li, Hamilton College professor of government, was quoted in a TIME Asia article that discusses President Bush's visit to China. The piece suggests that the current period of unity is important both to Bush, who continues to build a coalition against international terrorism, and to President Jiang Zemin, who is struggling to secure his legacy prior to his year-end retirement. Li commented, "If Jiang can show that relations with the US are in good shape, it will enable him to appoint more of his own men to the top positions." More ...
NY Times Profiles New Law Schools
The New York Times, in its Feb. 15 edition, featured two new Florida law schools set to open this fall. Both schools, according to the Times article, were established "at universities with high minority enrollments, in an effort to bring more blacks and Hispanics into legal careers without using affirmative action." More ...
Hamilton Alumnus, Jazz Enthusiast Dies at 79
Milton F. Fillius, Jr., Hamilton alumnus and an avid jazz fan died at 79, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Fillius, a major contributer to the Hamilton College Jazz Archive, established both the Drown Prize Scholarship and the Drown Loan Fund, which provide financial help for about 100 Hamilton students a year. Dean Abelon, Hamilton's alumni secretary compliments, "The jazz archive has turned into a marvelous resource, in great measure to his vision and financial assistance." More ...
Diasporic Film Series Continues
The Africana Studies Program continues its Diasporic Film Series in celebration of Black History Month. The 2002 theme is "The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?" On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the series will feature "Daughters of the Dust," directed by Julie Dash, at 7 p.m. in the Red Pit, KJ. Classics Professor Shelley Haley will offer introductory remarks. All events are free and open to the public. More ...
Peter Cameron '82
Author Peter Cameron '82 Reading Tonight
Peter Cameron, a 1982 graduate of Hamilton College and author of three novels, will visit the campus as writer-in-residence from Feb. 18-22, and do a public reading of his works on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Beinecke Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. More ...
Rick Werner
Werner Lectures on "Noncombatant Immunity Thesis"
Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, deliver a lecture,"Noncombatant Immunity Thesis," on February 19. The lecture was sponsored by the office of the president. More ...
Milton F. Fillius, Jr.
Hamilton Community Mourns Milt Fillius '44
Milton F. Fillius, Jr., a member of Hamilton's class of 1944 and a trustee who was instrumental in founding Hamilton's Jazz Archive, died on February 12 following a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old. More ...
Williams Helps Find Home for Nast Painting
Professor Jay Williams helped return a rare Thomas Nast oil painting entitled "The Immortal Light of Genius" to the town in which it was created. The painting was donated to the Morristown-Morris Township Joint Free Public Library where it joins a collection of Nast's work in books and one other painting. More ...
Heidi Ravven, Professor of Religious Studies
Ravven Publishes Paper, Serves as Guest Editor
Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven co-edited and contributed to Philosophy & Theology, Volume 13 Number 1 (2001), which was a special issue on Spinoza's biblical hermeneutics. Ravven wrote "The Garden of Eden: Spinoza's Maimonidean Account of the Genealogy of Morals and the Origin of Society" and wrote a piece for the guest editors' page with co-editor Lee Rice of Marquette University. More ...
Briggs Presents Paper on James Joyce
Austin Briggs, Tompkins Professor of English Emeritus, attended the James Joyce birthday conference, "JJ on the Bay," held at the University of South Florida, Sarasota/Manatee, in February. At a session he chaired, he delivered a paper, "James Joyce, J.M. Coetzee, and Elizabeth Costello." The conference was dedicated to the memory of the late John Henning Brown, Hamilton '68. More ...
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