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How College Works
New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

Aaron Astor '95 with Hamilton's Alternative Spring Break group in Tennessee.
Aaron Astor '95 Educates ASB Group on Tennessee History

Aaron Astor ’95, an associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., shared his knowledge of the Civil War in Tennessee with a group of Hamilton students volunteering at the Cumberland Trail for their Alternative Spring Break trip on March 24.  More ...

Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home
Cronkite's War Subject of WOSU Interview

Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman and his former student Walter Cronkite IV ’11 discussed their new book Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home during an hour-long interview on public radio station WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher on May 28. WOSU is based in Columbus, Ohio. The segment was titled “The Way It Is: Life and Times of Walter Cronkite.”  More ...

Jason Paulino '06 Publishes Debut Novel, Chosen

Jason Paulino '06 has published his first novel, Chosen.  The novel's website describes Chosen as "a Young Adult's Science Fiction Adventure which follows the lives of three teenagers and their transformation from sixteen year old high school students to intergalactic gladiators."  More ...

Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home
CBS This Morning to Feature Isserman and Walter Cronkite IV

CBS This Morning Saturday will feature an interview with Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman and his former student Walter Cronkite IV ’11 about their new book Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home. The segment is tentatively scheduled to air at 7:45 a.m.  More ...

Robert Schultz '69 to Publish Memoir

Autobiography of a Baby Boomer, a memoir written by Dr. Robert Schultz '69, is set to release in May 2013. The subtitle describes the book as, "One man's detour from Cornell Medical School across Europe, Afghanistan, Iran, & India (with a few potholes along the way)."  More ...

Nina Bogin K'74 Publishes Third Poetry Book

Alison Brackenbury of the Poetry Review comments on the achievement of Bogin's most recent work, "Nina Bogin writes beautiful, spare, exemplary poems from which everything unnecessary is quietly stripped away. (…) Her poetry, clear and direct, is never narrowly personal. The 'lost hare' is 'bedded down in the thoughts/ and dreams I hoarded there.'  Each listener can add experience to that hoard. Nina Bogin's poetry is its own place, but her particular patch of poetic earth can also become her readers' country."  More ...

Breaking Open the Box by Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04
Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04 to Publish Book on Creative Thinking in Academic Writing

Nancy Dafoe K'74, P'04 will be releasing Breaking Open the Box: A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and General Creative Thinking with Rowman & Littlefield Education this March. The educational textbook explores the ways in which students are gradually taught to incorporate creativity in writing specifically structured essays.  Teaching students to use creative techniques and make creative decisions about rhetorical structures fosters critical thinking skills and improves writing, according to the author.  More ...

Paul Reichert '90 Publishes Children's Book

A new version of Paul Reichert ‘90’s children’s book The Lemonade Ripple was recently published and released by Sky Pony Press. This is Reichert's first children's book, and he plans to donate all author proceeds from the sale of the book to charity.  More ...

Aaron Astor '95 Publishes “Rebels on the Border”

Louisiana State University Press has published Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri by Aaron Astor '95. The book focuses on the border states Kentucky and Missouri and places them in context of local, southern, and national politics. It examines how they formalized the previous resistance to slavery, even as new black citizenship and voting rights triggered a violent white reaction and a new definition of white identity.  More ...

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