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Magdalena Stawkowski
Life on a Nuclear Test Site

For many Americans, radiation exposure is often linked to cancer treatment or atomic fallout. For villagers living in and around Semipalatinsk, however, exposure to radioactivity is a part of everyday life. Semipalatinsk, nicknamed “the Polygon” due to its cartographic shape, is located in east Kazakhstan and is the world’s largest nuclear test site.  Medical Anthropologist Magdalena Stawkowski, the MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, spent 20 months living just outside of the “official” borders of the Polygon. She spoke at Hamilton on Oct. 7 about the lifestyle and health of residents in the Polygon.  More ...

Robert Knight
Knight’s Photos on Display in N.C. and Chicago

Photographs from Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight’s “In God’s House” project are on display in exhibitions at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, N.C., and the Union Street Gallery in Chicago.  More ...

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble to Perform

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in  Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.  More ...

Students in ES 220 along with professors Kinnel, Dash and Rayne visited Camp Wenonah in the Adirondacks. Their hosts were Jim ’68 and Anne Schoff.
ES 220 Class Barnstorms the Adirondacks

Members of Robin Kinnel’s Environmental Studies 220 class, “The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondacks,” took a whirlwind tour of the area they are studying when they visited the Adirondacks the weekend of Sept. 26-27.  More ...

Ambassador Thomas Pickering speaks in the Chapel.
Iran: Deal or No Deal? Ambassador Pickering Addresses Question

A highlight for many during Fallcoming Weekend was the talk by Ambassador Thomas Pickering. In front of a packed audience in the Chapel, Ambassador Pickering outlined in detail the background and discussions that have led to the Iran Deal.  More ...

Dominicl LaCapra
Cornell Professor to Lecture on History and Memory

Dominick LaCapra, professor emeritus of History, Comparative Literature and Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “History, Memory and Trauma: Problems and New Directions” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by Hamilton’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Trudy Lewis
Award-winning Novelist Trudy Lewis to Read From Work

Award-winning novelist Trudy Lewis will read from her  latest work on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. She will also discuss the difference between Master of Fine Arts and Ph.D.’s with creative dissertations. The lecture is sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Professor of Government Rob Martin and Program in Washington students with Norm Ornstein at the American Enterprise Institute.
D.C. Program Meets With American Enterprise Institute's Norm Ornstein

Hamilton students on the Program in Washington, D.C. recently visited the American Enterprise Institute where they heard from resident scholar Norman Ornstein. This semester's Program in Washington is directed by Professor of Government Rob Martin.   More ...

From left President Joan Hinde Stewart, Student Assembly President Andrew Fischer '17, Jerrold Newman, Dean of Students Nancy Thompson, Rob Morris '76 and Mary Helen Garrett Morris, and Steve Sadove '73 cut the ribbon during the Morris House dedication.
A Memorable Fallcoming

It was a sometimes chilly but heartwarming and highlight-filled Fallcoming weekend October 1-4 as alumni, family and friends returned to celebrate autumn on the Hill.  More ...

David Solomon '84 speaks about careers in finance to students in the Taylor Science Center.
David Solomon ’84 Describes Career in Investment Banking

David Solomon ’84, co-head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, returned to Hamilton on Oct. 2 and spoke with students on the role finance plays in the world. Solomon, who majored in government at Hamilton, described how finance had always fascinated and intrigued him because it “helps [him] put in perspective how the world is changing, and how all of those changes affect all of us and what we do.”   More ...

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