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Inaugural Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Will Feature David Stam

David Stam, the former Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries at the New York Public Library, will be the speaker for the inaugural Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Hamilton Chapel. His talk is titled "An Army without Ammunition: Books and the College Library." The Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture honors Hamilton alumnus Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 in recognition of Couper’s commitment and contributions to the College and The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Each fall a distinguished speaker will be invited to present topics related to the College’s special library collections or to present an issue related to libraries generally. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Katrina Aftermath - Alumni Communication
The devastation created by Hurricane Katrina has disrupted many aspects of peoples' lives, especially communication about the status of friends and classmates. Hamilton's alumni office is gathering information concerning the welfare of alumni from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who may have been affected by Katrina. Alumni are encouraged to use the HOLAC message board as a tool to help reconnect with fellow alumni during the post-disaster recovery period. Contact Jon Hysell with questions or if you want to have the Alumni Office help you in making a connection at 866-729-0314 or e-mail at jahysell@hamilton.edu. More ...
John Werner '92 Named Executive Director of Citizen Schools Boston
John Werner ’92 (Dorchester, Mass.) has been named executive director of Citizen Schools Boston. Citizen Schools is a national network of after-school “apprenticeship education” programs for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Werner will lead nine Citizen Schools’ program sites, and his primary responsibilities will be to promote a culture of school achievement and to raise the visibility and impact of Citizen Schools’ hands-on learning classes. He will oversee 75 full- and part-time staff serving 800 youth in the city. “I want to make Boston the best city to grow up in,” said Werner, “I think Citizen Schools and our business and community partners can play a significant role in making that happen.” More ...
Heather Schrum '05 Continues Research With Domack
Heather Schrum '05, a geosciences major, certainly used her time at Hamilton to get plenty of hands-on experience in her field. She participated in field work on two Antarctic cruises, in 2004 and 2005, and in the summer of 2004 spent two months doing geochemistry research on campus with Professor of Geosciences Eugene Domack. More ...
Jonathan Overpeck '79 Publishes Findings on Arctic Ice Melt
Hamilton alumnus Jonathan Overpeck ’79, geosciences professor at the University of Arizona and chairman of the National Science Foundation’s Arctic System Science Committee, has published findings confirming that the rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing at an unprecedented rate due to the effects of global warming. The report was issued by the Arctic System Science Committee and published on August 23 in Eos, the weekly newspaper of the American Geophysical Union. Overpeck’s findings were released just a few weeks after the journal Nature released Hamilton geoscience professor Eugene Domack’s study conclusively confirming that the recent collapse of a major Antarctic ice shelf was due to the effects of global warming.

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A glass Planet, created by Josh Simpson '72.
Josh Simpson '72 Named to Board of Fellows at Corning Museum of Glass
Josh Simpson '72 has been named to the Board of Fellows at the Corning Museum of Glass. The Fellows of the Corning Museum are among the world’s leading glass collectors, scholars, dealers, and glassmakers. The more than 45 members of the organization help to disseminate knowledge about the history and art of glassmaking and to support the acquisitions program of the Museum's Rakow Research Library.
Admission to the fellowship is intended to recognize accomplishment in the field, and is by invitation only. "We are really pleased to have Josh join our board of Fellows. He's been a long-time supporter of the Museum and is so highly regarded in the world of glass," said a Corning representative. Simpson is a contemporary glass artist with a studio in Shelburne, Mass.He is known for his Planets, orbs of clear glass ranging from a few inches to more than a foot in diameter, their interiors filled with elements that resemble mountains, glaciers, oceans, continents and reefs of coral. More ...
Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations
The Nominations Committee of the Alumni Council invites nominations for the 2006 Distinguished Service Award. Presented by the council on behalf of the Alumni Association, the award recognizes an employee who has substantially contributed to Hamilton through distinguished job performance and through involvement in student, alumni or other activities in the College community. At the time of selection, the recipient must be an active member of Hamilton’s faculty, administration, staff, or maintenance and operations.

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Alumni Trustee Election Notice – Alumni Ballots Mailed July 15
Ballots for the Hamilton College Alumni Association Alumni Trustee election mailed July 15. Elections a firm that specializes in supervising elections, will manage the election process. Each ballot is accompanied by a letter from the President of the Alumni Association and includes biographical information and a statement of candidacy for each candidate.  Completed ballots must be received by August 15. The results of the election will be certified by Elections USA, and the three candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected to fill the three vacancies for Alumni Trustee. Results will be announced to alumni on the HOLAC home page as soon as possible thereafter. Announcements also will be published in the next edition of the Hamilton Alumni Review and its online supplement (formerly eNews). Please vote. The complete election procedures are available in the "Alumni Trustee Election Procedures" link to the left of this story. More ...
Alumni Travel 2006

The Hamilton College Alumni Office is pleased to continue our alumni travel program in calendar year 2006. In 2005 Hamilton alumni have enjoyed trips with a wonderful mix of education, camaraderie, privacy and entertainment to Costa Rica, Italy, France and China with the alumni associations of Colby and Bates colleges.  Thus far, in 2006, Hamiltonians enjoyed a journey through Vietnam in March.

Due to the overwhelming success of Alumni Travel in the 2005, Hamilton is offering two more international Alumni Travel opportunities to alumni, parents and friends of the College in 2006.

All travel programs will have strong educational component complimenting the professionally managed tours. A fifth summer trip along the Lewis and Clark expedition of discovery trail is in the works for the summer of 2006. Costs and dates are subject to change.

We invite you to request a brochure for any or all of the trips please complete our Travel Interest Survey to let us know what types of programs are of interest to you.

We hope to see you and your family on one of our upcoming trips.

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John Rice '78 has been named a vice chairman of GE.
John Rice '78 Named Vice Chairman of GE, Will Head GE Industrial
Hamilton Trustee John Rice '78 has been appointed a vice chairman at General Electric Company, under a new reorganization of its 11 businesses into six industry-focused businesses. Rice, currently head of GE's Atlanta-based GE Energy subsidiary, will lead GE Industrial. That unit will include Plastics, Silicones/Quartz, Consumer & Industrial, Security & Sensors, Automation, and Equipment Services. In making the announcement GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said "John is one of our best operating leaders. He will accelerate our efforts to improve growth rates, margins and cash in these global businesses." Rice will relocate from Atlanta to GE headquarters in Fairfield, Conn.

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