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New Trombone Concerto by Melinda Wagner '79, Premiered by New York Philharmonic
"Ms. Wagner's piece practically leapt off the stage." So wrote New York Times critic Anne Midgette in her rave review of the new Trombone Concerto by Melinda Wagner '79, which was premiered on February 22, 2007, in Avery Fisher Hall, with trombonist Joseph Alessi and the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel. Wagner, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for her Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion, was commissioned by the Philharmonic to write the new work--and she honored both the soloist and the orchestra by turning out a piece that, in Midgette's words, is "vital," "fresh," "smart," and "complex." More ...
Alumni Richard Bernstein '80, Jaime Yordan '71 and Bob Fryklund '80 to Lecture in Hamilton Economics Classes
Three Hamilton College alumni will share their expertise in the area of finance when they visit Hamilton international finance economics classes during the first week of March. The three were invited by James L. Ferguson Professor of Economics Erol Balkan. Charter Trustee Richard Bernstein '80, Merrill Lynch's Chief U.S. Strategist and Chief Quantitative Strategist, will discuss Global Financial Markets on Thursday, March 1. Charter Trustee Jaime Yordan '71, Advisory Director at CDK Group, LLC, will talk about Mexican finance on Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6; and Bob Fryklund '80, Vice President for Industry Relations for IHS, a leading provider of information services to industries in the area of engineering and energy, will discuss energy security and sustainability on Tuesday, March 6.  
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A.G. Lafley '69 Featured in USA Today Article About Leadership
A. G. Lafley ’69, CEO of Procter & Gamble, was featured in a USA Today article (2/19/07) on what makes a good leader. In October, Lafley was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” in 2006 by U.S. News and World Report. After just six years of Lafley’s leadership, the value of P&G stock has risen by 66%. In the February 19 article, he told USA TODAY how a good leader operates. More ...
Alumni Trustee Election
Each year, three candidates are nominated by the Alumni Council for four-year terms as alumni trustees. In addition, alumni may become candidates by obtaining signatures from 25 of our approximately 18,000 alumni. This year, there are five candidates for three alumni trustee terms beginning on July 1. Ballots have been sent to Kirkland alumnae and Hamilton alumni along with biographical information and personal statements from each candidate.  The three candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected to fill the three vacancies for Alumni Trustee. Ballots must be  must be received by Elections USA not later than March 20. I urge you to participate in the election.  Please cast your ballot!  Mark Rice ‘73, President, Hamilton College Alumni Association More ...
Alumni Association Welcomes Involvement
In the recent discussions regarding the election of Alumni Trustees, there have been suggestions that there is an “elite” running the affairs of the Kirkland and Hamilton alumni organizations. This concept has given me pause as I have concluded that I am among the so-called elite, but I believe that my story is instructive to these conversations says Paddy McGuire ’81.   More ...
Bill Harley '77 Wins Grammy in "Best Spoken Word Album for Children" Category
Bill Harley '77 won a Grammy on February 11 in the "Best Spoken Word Album For Children" category. The category is defined as being "For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song." Harley won for his album "Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs." He has been nominated for a Grammy twice before and is the author of a book Dear Santa. Harley returned to campus in 2002 to perform at Reunion Weekend. More ...
Harry Hutson '69 Co-Authors Book Named to Harvard Business Review "Breakthrough Ideas" List
Harry Hutson '69 is co-author of a book with Barbara Perry, Putting Hope to Work, that has been named one of 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2007" by Harvard Business Review (HBR). The annual HBR list is a survey of emerging ideas that the editors "believe will shape and reshape business in the months and years to come." Hutson and Perry's goal in writing Putting Hope to Work: Five Principles to Activate Your Organization’s Most Powerful Resource (Praeger, 2006) was to raise awareness and appreciation of the largely unexamined aspect of leadership by making it visible, discussable and actionable in organizational terms.  More ...
Dan Nye '88 Named Chief Executive of LinkedIn Corp.
On Monday, Feb. 5, LinkedIn appointed Hamilton alumnus and former Advent Software Inc. executive Dan Nye '88 to the position of chief executive officer. Nye will succeed LinkedIn’s founder and CEO Reid Hoffman, who will remain chairman and president of products. Hoffman is confident that Nye is among “the best organizational builders and leaders there is” and is very “excited to work with Dan, both because he is an amazing executive and because (they) share the vision that LinkedIn will be essential for every professional in the world.” Under Nye’s leadership, LinkedIn intends to double its staff by December. More ...
Jonathan Overpeck '79 is Among Authors of U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
Jonathan Overpeck '79 is one of the international body of climate scientists who authored the landmark U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, issued on Feb. 2 in Paris. The group for the first time asserts with 90 percent confidence that human activity has caused global warming. The report comes after six years of work and is built on a previous dozen years of study by hundreds of researchers from more than 100 nations. Overpeck, a scientist at the University of Arizona, was keynote speaker at Hamilton's Antarctic Peninsula Conference held on campus in April, 2002. In that lecture, Overpeck predicted major climate changes and warned of global warming consequences.
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Tom Vilsack '72 Will Teach at Drake University's School of Law
Former governor of Iowa, presidential hopeful and Hamilton alumnus Tom Vilsack ‘72 has recently signed on to teach at Drake University’s School of Law. The university announced that in May, Vilsack will teach an interim course on legal issues relating to renewable energy and rural development.
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