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"Devil in the Flesh and Other Pieces," the latest recording of music by Jay Reise, has appeared on Albany Records (www.albanyrecords.com). The CD has a number of connections to Hamilton College: Reise graduated from Hamilton in 1972 and later served on the Hamilton faculty; the program notes are by Comparative Literature Professor Peter Rabinowitz; and one of the works, Satori, received its world premiere at Hamilton in 1995, when it was performed by soprano Deborah Massell '80 and Sar-Shalom Strong, currently a lecturer in piano. The recording includes four works, all of which feature Marc-André Hamelin, widely regarded as the outstanding pianist of his generation. Also participating in the performances are bassoonist Charles Ullery (principal bassoonist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) and soprano Jody Karin Applebaum.
Joe Lewis, a 1974 graduate of Hamilton and the current dean of the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, presented a lecture titled “Community, Diversity and Patience: Art as a Verb,” on October 19 in the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium. The lecture was the first sponsored by the newly independent art department and the Office for Multicultural Affairs. More ...
The Alumni Council met on the Hill during a glorious Fallcoming Weekend. Temperatures soared into the low 80’s. A record 59 council members made the trip to the Hill. Weekend council activity included:
Fallcoming Photo Gallery
Celebration of Service dinner on Friday evening:
The Alumni Council presented our Volunteer of the Year award to Dick Couper '44 for his years of dedicated service to the College. Three College Key Awards were presented to Ed Deci '64, John Villios '73 and Alan Silverman '76. Congratulations and thank you!
Council Business - Council Expansion:
The Executive Committee of the Alumni Council agreed to expand Alumni Council Membership to include Class Agents, as part of the Class Leadership Committee, and GOLD group chairs, as part of the Regional Affairs Committee. The Council approved these recommendations noting that expansion provides "...means of better serving both the College and our alumni constituency ... creates a basis for a stronger, deeper, more far-reaching Alumni Council."
Multicultural Alumni - Students Mentoring Kick-off Event: A weekend highlight included the inaugural mentoring event sponsored by the Multicultural Alumni Relations Committee (MARC). Over 80 people attended including more than 20 alumni mentors, over 50 students and members of the College community at large. Kudos are extended to MARC chair Torrence Moore '92 and mentoring committee chair Laura Hsieh '93 and the MARC committee members who contributed to this program inauguration.
Alumni Council Welcomes new Alumni Association (AA) Regional Presidents: The Council extended their welcome to new AA presidents who include: Bruce Gaylord '70 and Alexandra Stevens '95 in Fairfield County; Sara Shapiro Haberson '97 and Justin Haberson '96 in Philadelphia along with Lynne Salkin '00 the Philadelphia GOLD chair; Liz Holland '87 in Chicago; Dan Murdock in Westchester County and Bill Gaden '84 (as co-president with Susan Bacot '88) in New York City. AA presidents offer alumni their leadership and energy to help foster educational and social events in the association areas where we live and work. A current schedule of Regional AA events is found here More ...
Frank Deford, renowned sports commentator and writer, presented the keynote speech for Hamilton College’s Fallcoming Alumni Weekend on October 10 in the Chapel. Introduced by Professor Bob Simon as one of the world’s greatest sports writers, Deford presented his lectured titled “Sports: The Hype and the Hoopla,” a humorous account of some of the most serious issues plaguing sports in America today and the wonderful “soul” of sporting competition. More ...