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Robert Parker '04 Awarded Bristol Fellowship

Robert Parker, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton College, has been awarded the College's prestigious Bristol Fellowship. Parker's project is titled “Calling on the Witch Doctor: Shamanism and Curing Ceremonies." He intends to study shamanism, "a technique of ecstasy, whereby the shaman can cure illness by traveling into the supernatural."  More ...

Dr. David P. Faxon ‘67 Gives the Alpha Delta Phi Lecture

Dr. David P. Faxon, a member of the Hamilton class of 1967 and an Alpha Delta Phi brother, presented the fourth installment in this year’s Alpha Delta Phi Lecture series on April 20 in KJ’s Red Pit. Faxon is currently a professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at University of Chicago Hospital and was the former president of the American Heart Association. Faxon discussed his personal experiences with angioplasty, his life and research in the field of cardiology, and his experiences with the American Heart Association.   More ...

Cardiologist David Faxon '67 to Lecture in Alpha Delta Phi Series

Dr. David P. Faxon '67, professor of medicine & chief of cardiology at the University of Chicago Hospital will present a lecture, "The Impact of Technology in Cardiology:
My Experiences with Angioplasty," on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in KJ Auditorium. Faxon is former president of the American Heart Association. The lecture is sponsored by the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty. It is free and open to the public.

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Domack and Drewal '64 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded fellowships to Hamilton College Professor of Geology Eugene Domack and to Hamilton alumnus Henry Drewal '64. Domack will be working on a project, "Testing the Snowball Earth Hypothesis by Comparison to Antarctica Marine Deposystems."  Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will study, "The Senses in Understandings of African art."  More ...

Michael Granof '63 Contributes Op-ed To New York Times
Michael H. Granof, a 1963 graduate of Hamilton College and a professor of accounting at the University of Texas, contributed an op-ed to The New York Times (4/5/04) on how to salvage the damaged reputation of college sports. He proposes that "One way to reform the system is to apply the lessons of Enron and Arthur Andersen to collegiate athletics. When a university's athletic program is engulfed in scandal... more than the coaches and players should be held responsible. So should the university's president."  Granof serves on the University of Texas 
athletics council.
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Study by Klinkner and Skinner '92 is Subject of Editorial in New Orleans Times-Picayune

An editorial in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (4/6/04) highlights the work of Government Professor Phil Klinkner and Visiting Instructor of Government Richard Skinner '92. Their study, "Black, White, Brown and Cajun: The Racial Dynamics of the 2003 Louisiana Gubernatorial Election," suggested bias, unexpected support from the so-called "David Duke vote" was decisive in Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco's victory over Bobby Jindal. The Times-Picayune editorial says the study "makes a depressingly strong case that Jindal, who had led comfortably in pre-election polls, lost because of his Indian ancestry. Blanco is white."   More ...

Chuck Miller '85 Wins Three Awards from Truck Writers of America

Chuck Miller '85 was the recipient of three writing awards from the Truck Writers of North America. He received their inaugural awards in three categories: Gold Award for Magazine / Entertainment article; Best of Magazine award; and Best of 2003 article. Miller's award-winning article is "Convoy Rides Again," published in RoadKing Magazine about songwriter C.W. McCall, who wrote "Convoy."
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Reunions 2004 Are Here!

Reunions 2004 will reverberate with echoes of the past, celebrate the present and provide a vision of what the future holds for the people who comprise Hamilton College.   Alumni in class years celebrating Reunion (1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 1999) have received their registration materials. All other class years are invited , and all can register through May 25 online in the Reunion web site. This year you can also see who has registered to attend from you class in the “Who’s Attending” section of the web site.   More ...

Dobkin '69 Featured in Newsweek Article on Stroke Treatment

Bruce Dobkin '69 was featured in an article about stroke treatment in the March 8 issue of Newsweek magazine, titled "How A Brain Heals" (pg 49). Dobkin, a neurologist at UCLA, is exploring new methods of rehabilitation for stroke patients, based on the idea that the brain actually can recover function after a stroke by recruiting nearby neurons to work in the injured park of the brain.  More ...

On-Campus Summer Alumni Colleges
The 8th annual Summer Alumni College, offers alumni, parents and friends two on-campus choices:

· Philip A. Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government, will facilitate "The 2004 Election," Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.

· Douglas Ambrose, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of History, will facilitate "Life, Love, and Letters: Exploring the Written Worlds of John Adams, Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson," Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25.

Most activities for each session will take place in the beautiful Rogers Estate at the edge of the Hamilton campus. More ...
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