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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 ...

From left, actor Brad Fleischer '00, Rajiv Joseph and Jonathan Higginbotham '12 act out a scene from Joseph's play
Saturday's Bicentennial Colleges Cover Range of Topics

Bicentennial Colleges and tours continued on Saturday of Kickoff Weekend. Faculty authors read from their works; Professors Douglas Ambrose and Robert Martin discussed the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton; and Professor Rick Werner talked ab out the idea of happiness as put forth in the Declaration of Independence.  More ...

Chambliss Book Named “Must Read” for Nurses
Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss's book Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics was named one of seven "Must-Read Books for Nurses" by RNdegrees.net, a clearing house for online nursing education. More ...
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Chambliss Publishes Two Articles
Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, recently published two articles. His "Making Theories Out of Water," was an invited essay for Ethnographies Revisited, an anthology of invited essays on "how leading qualitative researchers crafted key theoretical concepts found in their major book-length ethnographies," (Anthony Puddephatt, ed., Routledge). The second article,  "A Neglected Necessity in Liberal Arts Assessment," was reprinted in Handbook on Assessment in Higher Education, (Chris Shreiner, ed., by IGI Global). More ...
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Chicago Tribune Publishes Chambliss Letter
The Chicago Tribune published a letter written by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, in response to a front-page article titled “These dorms major in luxury; Maids, flat-screen TVs -- 'Boomers really want it better for their kids'." Chambliss’ letter focused on his findings that “When college students opt for ‘luxury’ residence halls, they pay much more but actually get far less.” More ...
Eric Hasseltine '58, Haskell Rhett '58 and Dan Chambliss Discuss Institutional Accountability
In 1999, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hamilton a grant to assess student learning in a liberal arts setting. At the time of the initial award, Hamilton's proposal read, "The public deserves greater accountability, and we are prepared to demonstrate the effectiveness of our educational program to students, current and prospective parents, alumni and higher education opinion leaders." 
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