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Save the Date for Alexander Hamilton's Birthday!

You're invited to Alexander Hamilton's birthday party!  This month alumni across the country are throwing parties in his honor. We hope that you will come and raise a glass to old Al Ham!   More ...

Leigh Keno '79 with President and Mrs. Bush in the Oval Office.White House photo by Eric Draper
Leigh Keno '79 Awarded 2005 National Humanities Medal by President Bush
Leigh Keno ’79 and his brother, Leslie, are among 11 Americans who were awarded the 2005 National Humanities Medals by President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony on November 10. The Keno brothers are historians and appraisers of art. The National Humanities Medal, first awarded in 1989 as the Charles Frankel Prize, honors individuals and organizations whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand America's access to important humanities resources.
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Emerson Gallery Exhibition “A Century of Curiosities: Hamilton College Collects”

The Emerson Gallery’s “A Century of Curiosities: Hamilton College Collects” was featured in the “Futures & Options” column titled “Beyond the Blockbuster” in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Nov. 4. The column referenced the size of the Emerson Gallery’s collection, 5,000 items, and noted the range of the collection’s holdings from Greek vases to a rattle from the Tlinglit Indians of the Pacific Northwest, from a portrait of Ezra Pound to Currier & Ives lithographs.        More ...

Hamilton Life Trustee Dick Couper '44
Friday Think Tank Will Feature Life Trustee Dick Couper '44

Life Trustee Dick Couper '44, will be guest speaker at Think Tank on Friday, Nov. 4, at noon in KJ 221. Couper's topic is "New York Public Library Nonpareil." A Hamilton trustee for 46 years, he was the first president and CEO of the New York Public Library and remains as president emeritus. Think Tank is a student-directed organization that works to stimulate dialogue between students, faculty and staff outside of the classroom.   More ...

Trustee Barrett Seaman '67 Discusses His Book Binge
Hamilton College Trustee Barrett Seaman '67 presented a lecture and panel discussion on his new book, Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You, in the College Chapel on October 24. The book examines "Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess," as its subtitle suggests. Seaman, in his talk, discussed these elements as they embody the ways in which college life has changed since the 1960s. More ...
Michelle Walvoord '94 Receives Outstanding Woman in Science Award
Michelle Walvoord '94, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist, was honored as the 2005 Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Salt Lake City on Oct. 15. Walvoord is a research hydrologist at the USGS National Research Program in Lakewood. The Woman in Science Award is presented to a woman who has had a major impact on the field of the geosciences, based on her Ph.D research.

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Almeder Appointed to Alan McCullough Jr. Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Dr. Robert Almeder is the inaugural appointment to the Alan McCullough, Jr., Distinguished Visiting Professorship of Political Philosophy at Hamilton College, recently endowed by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation. The professorship is located in the Philosophy Department and brings specialists in ethics and political philosophy to campus for one-semester (or sometimes full-year) appointments. The McCullough professorship honors Hamilton alumnus Alan (Mac) McCullough, class of 1964.

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Barrett Seaman
Barry Seaman '67, BINGE Author to Speak at Hamilton
Hamilton College Charter Trustee Barrett Seaman '67 will speak on his newly published book, BINGE: What Your College Student Won't Tell You, in the Hamilton Chapel on Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. Seaman's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on issues presented in the book. Panelists will include Dean of Students Nancy Thompson and Margaret Thickstun, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English. Bonnie Urciuoli, professor of anthropology, will moderate. At the conclusion of the event, which is free and open to the public, copies of Binge will be available for purchase and Seaman's signature. More ...
Family Weekend 2005: October 21-23
Hamilton College will host 1,600 family members and students at its annual Family Weekend, being held this year from Oct. 21-Oct. 23. The weekend's schedule follows here: Weekend Schedule More ...
Mason Ashe '85
Mason Ashe '85 Named Adjunct Professor at University of Central Florida

Mason Ashe ’85 was recently named adjunct professor in the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program at the University of Central Florida in the College of Business Administration. He will teach sports law.   More ...

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