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News From Hamiltonen-usTeaching Awards Presented at Class & Charter Day
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/teaching-awards-presented-at-class-charter-dayHamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 9. Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.Mon, 09 May 2016 18:45:00 ESTButterhof '05 Selected 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/alumnus-butterhof-05-selected-2015-navy-reserve-sailor-of-the-year-1Hamilton alumnus Steven Butterhof ’05 was named the 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) during a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 8. He was chosen from 36,000 sailors. Fewer than 150 individuals have received this honor since its inception in 1972.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:24:00 ESTHamilton Math Students Present at MAA Meeting
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/hamilton-math-students-present-at-maa-meetingFourteen Hamilton math students presented talks at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Seaway Section Meeting at SUNY Geneseo on April 16. Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, traveled with the students.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:30:00 ESTMathletics Team Wins Snow Bowl Competition
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/mathletics-team-wins-snow-bowl-competitionThe Hamilton Mathletics team won first place in the annual Snow Bowl competition, edging out teams from Colgate University, Skidmore College and St. Lawrence University. Each team’s top five scores on the William Lowell Putnam Exam, given in December, were added together to determine the winner. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:07:00 ESTHamilton Well-Represented at HRUMC
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/hamilton-well-represented-at-hrumcFive Hamilton students presented talks at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) held April 2 at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. They were accompanied by Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics.Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:30:00 ESTStudents to Attend National Computational Chemistry Workshop
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/students-accepted-into-national-computational-chemistry-workshopDavid Dacres ’18, Erin Lewis ’18, Pat Marris ’16 and Rich Wenner ’17 will travel to San Diego to take part in the first Undergraduate Workshop in Computational Chemistry. The workshop will take place during the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting March 13-17.Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:30:00 ESTNY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/ny-times-publishes-bedients-defense-of-liberal-artsRichard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:41:00 ESTMarcus Co-Edits Book on the Philosophy of Math
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/marcus-co-edits-book-on-the-philosophy-of-mathAssistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus was the co-author of An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics, published this month by Bloomsbury. The book covers work from the Presocratics to the present.Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:01:00 ESTBoutin Gives Research Talk
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/boutin-gives-research-talkDebra Boutin, professor of mathematics, gave a research presentation "Parameters for Graph Symmetries" at the Center for Communication Research, in La Jolla, Calif. In this talk, Boutin surveyed known and new results on ways of measuring network symmetries. In this survey she not only introduced the audience to various parameters used to quantify symmetries, but showed some of the surprisingly strong connections between them.Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:00 ESTCockburn Presents at the University of Ottawa
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/cockburn-presents-at-the-university-of-ottawaSally Cockburn, professor of mathematics, presented her paper, "Preimages of Small Geometric Cycles," at the Combinatorics and Optimization Seminar at the University of Ottawa on Jan. 29. This work is part of her ongoing research into measuring the complexity of straight-line representations of networks, in terms their vertex adjacency and edge crossing structures.Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:01:00 ESTSeven Selected for Clinton Global Initiatives University
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/seven-selected-for-clinton-global-initiatives-universitySeven Hamilton students have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) that will take place in April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17, Andy Chen ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Alexandru Hirsu ’17, Emily Moschowits ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Tsion Tesfaye ’16 will attend. Shrestha and Tesfaye were among four Hamilton students who participated in last year’s CGI U in Miami.Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:00:00 ESTGibbons an Invited Speaker at JMM
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/gibbons-an-invited-speaker-at-jmmAssistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons presented “A Ring without a Boij-Soederberg Theory” as an invited speaker in the AMS-AWM Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) held Jan. 6-9 in Seattle.Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:01:00 ESTBoutin Delivers Research Talk
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/boutin-delivers-research-talkProfessor of Mathematics Debra Boutin gave a research presentation "Symmetry Parameters for the Lexicographic Product" at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, Wash.Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:13:00 ESTKantrowitz '82 Discusses Completeness at Math Meetings
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/kantrowitz-82-discusses-completeness-at-math-meetingsProfessor of Mathematics Robert Kantrowitz ’82 recently presented a talk titled “Further variations on the theme of completeness” at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Seattle.Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:01:00 ESTCockburn Presents at National Mathematics Meeting
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/cockburn-presents-at-national-meetingProfessor of Mathematics Sally Cockburn gave a talk titled ‘A Senior Seminar in Set Theory as a Springboard for Mathematical Philosophy’ on Jan. 6 at the Joint Mathematical Meetings held in Seattle.Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:30:00 ESTMathletics Team Vies in Putnam Competition
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/mathletics-team-vies-in-putnam-competition-1-1-1The Hamilton Mathletics Team sat for the William Lowell Putnam exam on Saturday, Dec. 5. Coached by Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Dykstra, the team had trained for the exam throughout the fall semester and consisted of a record-high number of 20 students. The Putnam exam is the most famous undergraduate mathematics competition in the country. The exam is so challenging that most years the national median score is zero out of 120 possible pointsTue, 08 Dec 2015 10:37:36 ESTGibbons Organizes Special Session at AMS Meeting
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/gibbons-organizes-special-session-at-ams-meetingAssistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons was the co-organizer of a special session at the Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The annual meeting, held Nov. 14-15, was hosted by Rutgers University.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:15:00 ESTKantrowitz '82 Co-Authors Article
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/kantrowitz-82-co-authors-article“Optimization of projectile motion under linear air resistance,” co-authored by Professor of Mathematics Robert Kantrowitz ’82, is included in the December issue of the international journal Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo.Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:01:00 ESTBoutin Gives Invited Talk at Colgate
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/boutin-gives-invited-talk-at-colgateProfessor of Mathematics Debra Boutin gave an invited talk on her current research topics to the math students and faculty at Colgate University. Her talk "Network Symmetries" was designed to define a few of the basic ideas in network symmetries and to build intuition by examining how this ideas play out for a number of especially elegant network families.Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:13:00 ESTKantrowitz '82 Discusses Archimedean Property
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http://www.hamilton.edu/news/kantrowitz-discusses-archimedean-propertyProfessor of Mathematics Robert Kantrowitz ’82 presented “Archimedes meets geometric series” earlier this month in the mathematics colloquium series at the College of Wooster.Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:34:00 EST