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Curtis Decker '66 Named Chairman of Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities

Curtis L. Decker '66 has been named chairman of the board of The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) for a term beginning in January 2004. The CCD is a coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.

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Dewey Gram '63 Writes Novelizations of Hollywood Films

Jerome "Dewey" Gram, a 1963 graduate of Hamilton College, was featured in a Los Angeles Times article (12/4/03) about writing the novelization of the new Tom Cruise movie, "The Last Samurai." According to the Times:  "He has been novelizing movies for 25 years, having written 15 of them, including 'Sneakers,' 'A Perfect World,' Gladiator,' 'Ocean's Eleven' and, most recently, 'The Life of David Gale.' His books have been translated into French, German and Japanese, and one, 'The Ghost and the Darkness,' into Hebrew. His best seller to date is 'Gladiator,' which has shipped in the high hundreds of thousands of copies, according to Penguin."

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Scott Brinitzer '85 Receives Excellence in Landscape Award
Scott Brinitzer '85 was named a recipient of an Excellence in Landscape Grand Award by the Landscape Contractor's Association of Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia.  The annual awards recognize landscape projects of exceptional merit in the areas of exterior and interior installation and maintenance. Brinitzer won for his work on a garden at a home in Arlington, Va. View his portfolio below. More ...
Josh Simpson '72 to Exhibit Glassworks at New York City Show

Contemporary glass artist Josh Simpson '72 will exhibit his work at an upcoming New York City Artrider show this holiday season. Simpson will exhibit December 12-14 at Holiday Crafts New York, Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway & 114th St, Columbia University.


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Casey Jones '91 Authors Book Lyrical Life
Casey Jones '91 is the author of a new book, Lyrical Life: A Rock and Roll Love Story Told in 200 Song Lyrics, (Three Rivers Press), written entirely in song lyrics. From the publisher: "Welcome to the hip world of Funky Town, where pop song lyrics from five decades tell the rock ā€™nā€™ roll love story of Luka and Lola. With vivid graphics and nostalgic fun, Lyrical Life takes you on a musical adventure and will have you singing along with every page you turn." Casey Jones is a marketing strategist for Aloft Group in Newburyport, Mass. The book was illustrated by Mark Malloy. More ...
"1968" Sophomore Seminar Panel Discussion
The Sophomore Seminar "1968" will host a panel discussion, "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times?  Life at Hamilton College in 1968," on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. The panel will feature members of Hamilton's class of 1968, including Stephen Fuchs, senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, Hartford, Conn.; Stuart D.  Horowitz, library media specialist, Harborfields High School, Greenlawn, N.Y.; Dr. Lawrence Kerr, surgeon, Binghamton, N.Y.; and John Oates, former superintendent of schools, Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville, N.Y. This event is sponsored by Sophomore Seminar 285, the Kirkland Project, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Free and open to the public. More ...
Mary Bonauto '83 Lead Lawyer on Landmark Case

Mary Bonauto '83 was the lead counsel in the landmark November 18 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that ruled to allow gay marriages. Bonauto is the civil rights project director for the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). A graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, she concentrates on impact litigation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, as well as people living with HIV or AIDS.    More ...

Tom Meehan '51 Featured in Time Magazine
Tom Meehan, a 1951 graduate of Hamilton, was featured in the December 1 issue of Time Magazine in a story about his career writing Broadway plays. Meehan is known for writing the Broadway hits "Annie," "The Producers" and "Hairspray." The article notes: "At Hamilton College in upstate New York, he earned the senior writing prize of $350 before graduating and moving to New York City." More ...
Shamsie's Book Kartography Named to Shortlist for British Literary Award
Kamila Shamsie '94, visiting assistant professor of English, has made the shortlist for The Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her book, Kartography. The Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize was founded in 1942 by Jane Oliver, in memory of her husband, a writer killed in action. It is given annually to an author, under the age of 35 at the time of publication, for a work of fiction, poetry, drama or non-fiction. The Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is the second oldest literary prize in Britain. The winner will be announced on November 20 in London. More ...
Sampson '71 Elected to Institute of Medicine of National Academy of Science

Dr. Hugh Sampson '71 chief of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology and director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.  Sampson is known for his research on peanut allergies and is working on a peanut allergy vaccine.  More ...

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