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Sue Ann Miller
Miller Presents at FASEB Convention

Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller presented a poster, “Designing Effective Student Presentation Assignments that Include Thoughtful Peer Assessment,” at the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the American Association of Anatomists.  More ...

Dr. Bernard Kouchner talks with Hamilton classes before the Great Names panel discussion.
Kouchner Discusses Globalization in Medicine With Hamilton Classes

Hamilton students enrolled in Steve Wu's Health Economics class, Alan Cafruny's International Political Economy class, and Herm Lehman's Intro. to Public Health classes were invited to meet and speak with Sacerdote Great Names speaker Dr. Bernard Kouchner in a small, informal group before the large public lecture held later in the evening.  More ...

Mike McCormick
McCormick Presents at ACS Meeting

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick co-organized a symposium on “Carbon Dynamics and the Biogeochemical Cycling of Major and Minor Elements” at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society held April 7-11 in New Orleans.  More ...

A scene from 2012's Adirondack Adventure.
Terrie Describes State of New York's Adirondack Park

Philip Terrie, Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University, returned to the Hill for the third time on April 9 to deliver a lecture on the current state of the Adirondack Park. Terrie’s visit to Hamilton came at the invitation of William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Ernest Williams who is currently teaching the college’s interdisciplinary Adirondacks course, Culture and History of the Adirondack Park.  More ...

Richard Donovan
Rainforest Alliance VP to Discuss Sustainable Forestry in Latin America

Richard Donovan, vice president of forestry for Rainforest Alliance, will give a talk, “Rainforest Alliance, Conservation and Sustainable Forestry in Latin America,” on Monday, April 1, at noon, in the Kennedy Science Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Ernest Williams
New Scientist Quotes Williams on Butterfly Migration

New Scientist magazine quoted Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology,  in “The chilly secret to monarch migration,” an article that examined possible trigger prompting these butterflies to leave the warmth of Mexico to travel to the United States in the spring. In the Feb. 17 article, Williams commented on how warming temperatures might change migration patterns.  More ...

Members of the Environmental Studies Forever Wild class in the wilderness near Old Forge.
Forever Wild Adirondacks Class Makes Winter Hike

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, led his Adirondack class -  Environmental Studies 220, Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park - on a snowshoe hike into the wilderness near Old Forge on Feb. 10. The group hiked to a frozen-over beaver pond and identified tree species growing in the Adirondacks. It was a beautiful day for exploring the northern forest, with fresh snow and blue skies.  More ...

A Frosted Elfin, one of the species studied.
Ernest Williams Co-Authors Article in Biological Conservation

In a new study, Hamilton College Biology Professor Ernest Williams and Boston University researchers have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. Their findings indicate that butterflies are flying earlier in warmer years.  More ...

Williams Publishes Article and Photos in American Butterflies

“Microclimates and the Survival of Overwintering Monarchs” by William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Ernest Williams was published in the summer issue of American Butterflies magazine.  More ...

A Yellowstone checkerspot butterfly, as pictured on the cover of <em>Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society.</em>
Williams Publishes in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, published an article titled “Population Loss and Gain in the Rare Butterfly Euphydryas gillettii (Nymphalidae)” in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (66:147-155).  This study revealed some of the effects of climate change on living organisms.  More ...

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