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Autumn Beauty on the Hill
Fallcoming 2004

Fallcoming 2004, held on the Hill Oct. 8-10, is a traditional time for Hamilton alumni to reconnect with classmates and friends in our spectacularly beautiful autumn campus environment. Weekend events are rich and numerous. In addition to social events, athletic events are held, the Emerson Gallery exhibit is showcased, the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Council meet and world-class jazz is performed. This year, an athletics reunion will also occur on Saturday concluding with a keynote lecture by renowned sport commentator and author Frank Deford. Join us.   More ...

Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
The Nominations Committee of the Alumni Council invites members of the on-campus community, alumni, and others to provide the Committee with recommendations for the annual Hamilton College Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. In October, the Alumni Council will act on the nomination put forward by the Committee.  The formal award presentation will take place at Hamilton during the Spring 2005 meetings of the Alumni Council.

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Ryan Burke '04 Featured in Kennebec Journal Article
Ryan Burke '04 was featured in a Kennebec Journal (Maine) article (8/15/04) about the cross-country bike trip he's taking with fellow Hamilton graduates to support cancer-prevention programs. Burke, Brian Alward '04 and Cameron Feist '04 left New Jersey in July and hope to reach Portland, Ore. by October. According to the article, "The trio -- all recent graduates of Hamilton College in upstate New York -- started by raising money in the months leading up to their July departure. The idea for a cross-country cycling trip started as a way for three friends to spend time together after graduation and before they start jobs in the fall. Then, they decided to incorporate fund raising to support cancer research, Burke said during phone interview Thursday from Harrisonville, Mo."
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A planet by Josh Simpson '72
Josh Simpson '72 Glasswork to be Displayed at Boston's Logan Airport

The new international terminal at Boston's Logan Airport will be the temporary home of several Josh Simpson pieces of glasswork for the next six months. Simpson, a 1972 graduate of Hamilton, is a contemporary glass artist. The Society of Arts and Crafts will display one of Josh’s largest Megaworlds along with a New Mexico Super Platter and Megavase at Logan Airport. Collections of Simpson's work are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Corning Museum of Glass; White House Collection of American Crafts; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.

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Rear Adm. Richard Wallace assumed command of the Naval Reserve Air Systems Program
Richard J. Wallace '75 Assumes Command of Naval Reserve Air Systems Program
Rear Admiral Richard J. Wallace, a 1975 graduate of Hamilton, has assumed command of the Naval Reserve Air Systems Program. As director of the reserve component of the Naval Air Systems Command, Wallace also serves as the deputy assistant commander, Naval Air Systems Command. He served as Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Full Spectrum Dominance, and is presently chief scientist for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C.
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Alumni Theatre Troupe to Perform in August
Pig Brooch, Inc. is an emergent New York City theatre company composed entirely of former Hamilton College students (Aurelia Fisher '03, Aaron Wilton '03, and Justin Tyler '01). Their first show, Happy Mundanes, will be part of the New York International Fringe Festival this year, August 13-29.  The inspiration for Happy Mundanes came from a year of travel and study on a Bristol Fellowship from Hamilton College. More ...
Susan Frisch '98 Receives Outstanding Thesis Award at Cal State Fullerton

Susan Frisch, a 1998 Hamilton College graduate, has been selected to receive Cal State Fullerton University’s 2004 Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award. Her master’s thesis was on the potential introduction of “killer algae” into Southern California waters has been used to inform and influence public policy. A biology major at Hamilton, Frisch earned her master’s degree in biology in 2003. The award is named for an emeritus professor of history and carries a $1,000 cash prize.

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Christopher Whitcomb '81
Christopher Whitcomb '81 Publishes New Book, Black
Hamilton alumnus and former FBI agent Christopher Whitcomb '81 is the author of a new novel, Black (2004, Little Brown & Company). Publishers Weekly says: "Whitcomb (Cold Zer Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team) parlays the experiences and expertise of a 15-year career with the FBI into a cutting-edge counterterrorism thriller. Imaginative plotting, rock-solid prose, fascinating technology and blasts of furious action will hold readers hostage until the last surprising pages...This is a stellar thriller from an exciting new voice."   More ...
John Emerson '75 Mentioned in Bill Clinton's Book
John Emerson '75 is among Californians mentioned in former president Bill Clinton's book My Life. Emerson, chief deputy to James Hahn when Hahn was city attorney of L.A., became Clinton's point person ensuring his economic development initiatives and other programs succeeded in California. Clinton wrote of Emerson: "He was so unrelenting in doing so that he became known around the White House as the Secretary of California." Emerson is president, personal investment management, at Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles. More ...
Andrew Conway '04 Presents Paper at Computational Science Conference
Andrew Conway '04 presented a paper at the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) Conference, held June 27-29 in Pittsburgh. Conway, the only undergraduate invited to present at the conference, gave a paper titled "Collapsing the al-Qaeda Network." It was based upon his senior honors thesis for government, an interdisciplinary approach to assessing terrorist networks and creating policies to combat them. Conway's idea was to view terrorist networks like computer networks and attack terrorists in equivalent ways. More ...
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