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Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

In 2013 Levitt Research Fellow Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.
2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Following are this year’s recipients.  More ...

Peter Oppenheimer
Climate Change, Marine Geo-Engineering Subject of Lecture

Peter Oppenheimer, section chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give a lecture titled “Aspects of Arctic Climate Change and Marine Geo-Engineering,” on Monday, April 7, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. It is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Mike McCormick
McCormick Moderates AAAS Climate Change Panel

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick moderated a panel discussion on “Changing Earth and Eco Systems in the Antarctic Peninsula” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) national meeting held February 14-16, in Chicago.  More ...

Randall Arendt
Conservation Planning Advocate to Lecture

Landscape planner and author Randall Arendt will present a lecture, “Rural Conservation Subdivision Design to Help Protect Working and Cultural Landscapes” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Michael L. McCormick
McCormick Gives Invited Talk at American Society for Microbiology Meeting

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick gave an invited talk at the New England regional meeting of the American Society for Microbiology at the University of Connecticut on Oct. 25. McCormick discussed the work that he and his students are conducting at Green Lake in Fayetteville, N.Y.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Domack Addresses CNYAPG

Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Central New York Association of Professional Geologists (CNYAPG) in Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Tim Elgren
New York Times Features Elgren Letter

Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren’s response to a New York Times article appeared as the lead letter in the paper’s Aug. 27 Science Times section. Writing in response to “Is There Danger Lurking in Your Lipstick?,” Elgren pointed out that “We are exposed to harmful chemicals every day, often unnecessarily so. The 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act grandfathered in more than 60,000 chemicals and does little to protect public health or the environment.”  More ...

Claire Zurlo '14
What Would Jefferson Do?

In speeches and debates, contemporary politicians often relate their values back to the principles of America’s founding fathers. However, how well they actually represent those ideals is disputable. In her Emerson Foundation project, “What Would Jefferson Do? The Jeffersonian Ideal and Modern Day Environmental Policy,” Claire Zurlo ’14 is examining how Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy relates to today’s environmentalism.  More ...

Monarchs Cluster
Williams Quoted in Environment & Energy

“Precipitous decline in monarch butterflies linked to habitat loss in Midwest,” published by Environment & Energy (E&E) on Aug. 5, included an excerpt from an interview with Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology. The article also linked to a study he co-authored that examined the increasing risks posed by land development and extreme weather on the declining population of monarchs.  More ...

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