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New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

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New York Times Publishes Chambliss Letter

The New York Times included a letter in its Dec. 24 edition written by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, in response to an opinion piece by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman titled “The Wrong Ratings.”   Chambliss’ letter appeared under the banner “Do College Ratings Help Prospective Students?”  More ...

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Chambliss Lectures on How College Works at Trinity

Hamilton College Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss gave a talk on Sept. 26 at Trinity College on how to maximize the value of a liberal arts education. Chambliss is co-author of How College Works: What Matters Most for Students in Liberal Arts Institutions with his former student Christopher G. Takacs ’05. The book has been awarded the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize of Harvard University Press as its best book of the year on education and society.  More ...

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Chambliss Lecture Provides Advice to New Hamilton Students

What is the best advice one can give to a new student at Hamilton College? This was the open-ended question posed by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology at this year’s final installment of the popular “Tell Me What You Know” lecture series hosted by the Emerson Literary Society.  More ...

National News Highlights from 2012

The national media highlighted Hamilton College in multiple ways throughout 2012 by focusing on faculty research and expertise, featuring opinion pieces, and announcing new endeavors and special student projects. From The Today Show to NPR’s All Things Considered to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the college was visible in the media across the country.  More ...

Professor Dan Chambliss encourages comment in the Great Books seminar as Joe Simonson '15 Morgan Lane '16, and Mark Parker-Magyar '15 look on.
Chambliss and Kelly Take on Great Books in Seminar

Machiavelli. Darwin. Paine. These men changed lives with their writing, affecting how millions thought about themselves and their place in the world.  Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Al Kelly, the Edgar B. Graves Professor of History, have a similar effect on the Hamilton students they teach in their Great Books seminar—albeit on a slightly smaller scale.  More ...

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New York Times "The Choice" Features Chambliss Column

The New York Times “The Choice” blog featured a column by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, titled “College Basics for High School Juniors” on June 25.  He recommended that students look for  “small classes, good teachers, exciting lectures, fellow students who really want to learn ... .”  More ...

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Hechinger Report Interviews Chambliss

The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on producing in-depth education journalism, published an interview with Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, on May 17.  “Q&A with Dan Chambliss: A successful college education can come down to a single conversation” focused on the Mellon Foundation-funded longitudinal study initiated by Chambliss in 2001. The article reviewed some of the study results, which will be included in a forthcoming book titled How College Works, and what implications the results might have for U.S. higher education.  More ...

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Fourth Edition of Chambliss Book Published

The fourth edition of Daniel Chambliss' book, Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, co-authored with Russell Schutt, has just been published by Sage Publishers. Chambliss is the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology.   More ...

The group enjoyed lunch at Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven.
New York Program Celebrates Chinese New Year, Tours Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hamilton’s Program in New York students along with faculty director Daniel Chambliss and co-director Susan Morgan celebrated Chinese New Year at Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven, before taking the first guided group tour given of the newly opened American Art Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Jan. 25. This semester’s program theme is Health and Health Care in a Global Society.  More ...

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