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Jose Vazquez '15
Vazquez Will Google It

Multibillion dollar companies often receive bad publicity for exploiting workers, polluting the environment, and intentionally misleading the public; as such, corporate social responsibility has been called into question. To be certain, not all such companies are guilty of this, and perhaps there is no better example of a company that “embodies social responsibility” as much as Google, at least according to Jose Vazquez ’15.  More ...

Professors Max Majireck, Courtney Gibbons, Shelley Haley and Susan Mason.
Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 11. Professor of Classics Shelley Haley was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Max Majireck, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Susan Mason
Mason Awarded NY6-Teagle Blended Learning Grant

Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason has been awarded a New York Six Consortium-Teagle Blended Learning Grant to develop and pilot the one unit course, "Ethnography of Leadership in Organizations,” during summer 2015.  More ...

Hamilton students with students from NYSSD at Wellin Museum
Wellin Museum Serves as Sign Language Class Venue

A group of Hamilton students in the Sign Language and Deaf Culture class and students from New York State School for the Deaf (NYSSD) met on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Wellin Museum of Art to view and discuss various pieces of art. The Hamilton students were fulfilling a class assignment for their course taught by Lecturer in the Education Studies Program Vicky Allen.  More ...

Pedro Noguera
No (White) Child Left Behind: The American Education Apartheid

This year marks the 60th anniversary of a legally desegregated public school system thanks to the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, explained in a Sept. 22 lecture that although this event was viewed as the first step in abolishing American apartheid, today, schools in the Northern U.S. are more likely to be segregated than those in the South.   More ...

Brian Sobotko ’16
Finding a Solution to Failing Public Schools

While the U.S. is a global leader in many fields, such is not the case with our public education system, which lags behind 13 other countries.1 Brian Sobotko ’16, a public policy major and education studies minor, thinks that the solution for failing public schools may be more obvious than we imagine. As a Levitt Summer Research Fellow, he is working on an independent examination of  “Transformational Leadership in American Public Schools.”  More ...

Daniel Chambliss
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 ...

Susan Mason
Mason Contributes to Immersive E-Learning Pilot Program

Susan Mason, director of Education Studies, in partnership with AKLearning and the American Management Association International (AMA) recently served as content expert, instructor and an instructional designer for a SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compliant online learning pilot program.  More ...

P. Gary Wyckoff
WAMC Features Wyckoff on Educational Policies

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature P. Gary Wyckoff, professor of government and the director of the Public Policy Program , on Wednesday, Oct. 12, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Wyckoff explains why holding teachers and students responsible for poor school performance ignores the single greatest factor that determines individual educational outcomes.  More ...

Linda Yu '12
Yu '12 Investigates Methods to Learn Chinese

Learning a second language is undoubtedly a challenging undertaking, and the pedagogical methods involved in teaching a second language can make the process easier or more difficult for students.  Linda Yu ’12 will spend this summer with Professor Hong Gang Jin, the William R. Kenan Professor of East Asian Languages, testing different pedagogical methods for teaching Chinese. Their project, “Attention to What? An Investigation on the Linkage Between Attention and Input,” is funded by an Emerson Summer Grant.  More ...

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