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A Sinixt Pithouse in the Slocan Valley.
Piecing Together the Past: Artifacts from 2,700 Year Old Village

Although many people might not find archaeology as exciting as it’s portrayed in the Indiana Jones franchise, Morgan Biggs ’16 does. Biggs, an archaeology major, is working with Assistant Professor of Archaeology Nathan Goodale to analyze artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project (SNAP). Last summer, Biggs attended Hamilton’s field school, led by Goodale, and excavated artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in southeastern British Columbia, Canada.  More ...

Wellin Museum to Host Summer Celebration for Children

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton will host a Wellin Kids: Summer Celebration on Friday, June 20, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the museum on College Hill Road. The event will feature chalk drawing on the museum terrace and free ice cream. This summer celebration is free and open to the public.  More ...

Fran Manfredo giving instructions before the 2013 drill.
Hamilton With N.Y. State & Local Agencies to Conduct Full Scale Emergency Exercise

With an increasing number of violent incidents occurring on campuses, emergency response training has never been more important. The 74 school shootings in the year and a half since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary demonstrate how the ability to respond to a significant crisis quickly and effectively is essential.  More ...

Hamilton Hosts Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference

Dozens of economists, psychologists and other wellbeing and happiness scholars hit the Hill this week as Hamilton College hosted the second annual International Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference, sponsored by the International Journal of Wellbeing. The conference, from June 10-12, drew many of the world’s leading experts on happiness and wellbeing studies, including Hamilton alumnus  Arthur Stone ’74, Ph.D., who delivered one of the keynote speeches.  More ...

Kevin Welsh '16
Across the Plains, Across the Sound: Regional Ideologies in the U.S.

Although the “Midwest” is a generally understood term, a definitive list of Midwestern states does not exist, which calls into question exactly where this region lies. Kevin Welsh ’15, who’s pursuing an Emerson Project with the supervision of Professor Peter Rabinowitz, was faced with this dilemma when he started his research. His project, “Uncovering the 'Quality of Distortion': Investigating the Cultural Divide Between the Midwest and the East Using Midwestern Literature from the 1920’s and 30’s,” requires an understanding of what “the Midwest” means.  More ...

Jessica Moulite '14
Moulite ’14 to Attend USC’s Annenberg School

Jessica Moulite ’14 has always been interested in journalism. She’s drawn to the concept of using media as a platform to contact and connect a group of people. In the fall, Moulite is one step closer to her dream as she enrolls in the University of Southern California’s prestigious Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  More ...

Basketball teams raise $5,200 for Hoops 4 Hope

The Hamilton College men’s and women’s basketball teams recently donated more than $5,000 to Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit charity that uses basketball to benefit children in Zimbabwe.  More ...

Brendon Kaufman '15
The Rapport Between English and French: An Emerging Melange of Languages

Blasé, concierge, and faux pas, among many other words, have become so integrated into the English lexicon that we often forget their French origin. The process of adopting words from other languages has been common practice for centuries, and, in fact, English has more borrowed words than any other language. This stands in stark contrast with French, which prides itself on being a “pure” language. Brendon Kaufman ‘15 was awarded an Emerson Grant to research the use of Anglicisms in everyday French in Paris this summer.  More ...

Janet Simons
Simons is Keynoter at Collaboration Through Digital Liberal Arts Meeting

Janet Thomas Simons, co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative, gave the evening keynote address on May 30 at the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Expanding Collaboration Through the Digital Liberal Arts in Ann Arbor, Mich.  More ...

Isabella Schoning '16
Isabella Schoning ’16 Awarded Gilman Scholarship for Study in Russia

Isabella Schoning ’16 has been chosen as a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship Program award. The award will fund Schoning’s fall 2014 semester abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, through the Bard-Smolny Program.  More ...

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