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Peter J. Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Book Appears in Korean Translation

A Companion to Narrative Theory, co-edited by James Phelan and Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz, has appeared in a new Korean translation by Choi Ra-young and published by Somyong Publishing.  More ...

Bob Simon
Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?

On the heels of three successful edX online course offerings, Hamilton will debut a fourth course, Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?, presented by Robert Simon, professor of philosophy emeritus, beginning on Oct. 18. The free two-week program is designed to appeal to those who dabble in sports, as well as the avid fan and the athlete. Course enrollment is online on the edX platform.  More ...

Ellingson’s To Care for Creation Published

Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement, published this month by the University of Chicago Press. The book chronicles the religious environmental movement and its commitment to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic.  More ...

Symbols in the Wilderness
New Couper Press Book Focuses on Masonic Imagery

Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York, co-authored by Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, began with a chance glance at a building as he drove to Cooperstown, N.Y. Intrigued by the structure, Western Star Lodge and now the Bridgewater Masonic Lodge, he became even more interested in the art work it once housed. Thus Goodwillie’s exploration of Masonic symbols – expressed in paintings, murals, textiles and graphics – began.

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Klinkner Quoted in Globe and Mail

Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article titled Dallas shootings: Lasting consequences for race relations, policing and the election on July 11. In a discussion of violent events in 1968 especially those related to party conventions and predictions of what might occur this summer in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Klinkner observed, “The real wild card here is Trump. We’ve never had a major-party nominee who’s been willing to fan these flames” using nativist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.   More ...

Reuters Publishes Isserman Oped

During the week of July 11, Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, published an opinion piece on the Reuters wire service comparing the national turbulence of 1968 to today’s unrest. He was also quoted in The Hindu’s Thread opinion blog on socialism and the presidential campaign, and penned an essay on the influence of party platforms in the 20th century for In These Times, a monthly non-profit magazine and online publication.  More ...

Sue Ann Miller
Miller Recognized for Service to Sigma Xi

Colleagues in the Hamilton College chapter of Sigma Xi recognized service provided by a retiring senior member during the recent initiation dinner at commencement. Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller has been a member of the society for 44 years since she was inducted as a graduating student having published a book and participated in scientific meetings and panels. Continuous active membership for decades has made her a sustaining member.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Library Journal Gives Continental Divide Starred Review

The Library Journal, a major publication for libraries across the country, recently gave Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, a starred review. “This broad sweep of American mountaineering history will satisfy general history readers and outdoor adventurers alike,” wrote the reviewer.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Maurice Isserman, left, talks about his new book <em>Continental Divide</em> in Glen House.
Journey to High Peaks

Mountains are a “defining characteristic of American culture,” according to Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History. He spoke about the release of his new book Continental Divide, a tale of American mountaineering, on April 7 in Glen House.  More ...

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