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Rick Werner
Werner Publishes Article in Positive Peace
Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, has published the lead article "Hope and the Ethics of Belief," in Positive Peace, edited by Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and with an introduction by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson (Rodopi, 2010). Using the reasoning of William James' "Sentiment of Rationality" and recent findings in empirical psychology, Werner argues that we should be hopeful when the facts allow because of the self-fulfillling prophecy that can be contained in hope. Hope is to be preferred to trendy cynicism. More ...
Betsy Jensen
Jensen and Wu Publish Admission Research in Economics of Education Review
Professor of Economics Betsy Jensen and Associate Professor of Economics Steve Wu have published an article, “Early Decision and College Performance,” in the August 2010 issue of the Economics of Education Review. (Volume 29, Issue 4, Pages 517-525, August 2010) More ...
Natalia Connolly
Connolly Granted Use of Hubble Space Telescope for Galaxy Study
Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly has been granted observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during its “Cycle 18,” which runs from Sept. 1, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011. HST cycles are time periods during which research projects, selected in a highly competitive peer review process, are executed. Fewer than one-third of all research proposals are accepted. Cycle 18 will have about 3,000 HST orbits available to researchers.
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Fractals Publishes Article by Bedient and Two Alumni
Alumni Keith Gross ’09 and Brendan Sullivan ’07 with Yale alumna Jennifer Lanski have published an article with Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient and Yale Professor Michael Frame in the journal Fractals. The paper, titled “Higher Block IFS: Memory Reduction and Dimension Computations,” is the result of work over a period of years by the authors as parts of various senior projects. More ...
Nine Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
Nine Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the College's Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The Board granted tenure to Donald Carter (Africana studies), Anne Lacsamana (women’s studies), Tina Hall (English), Chaise LaDousa (anthropology), Rebecca Murtaugh (art), Angel David Nieves (Africana studies), Edna Rodriguez-Plate (Hispanic studies), Chad Williams (history) and Yvonne Zylan (sociology). More ...
Larson Speaks on Prison Studies
Associate Professor of English Doran Larson spoke on a panel titled "Integrating Prison Studies into Undergraduate Legal Education" at the American Bar Foundation's Consortium of Undergraduate Legal Studies Programs on May 26 in Chicago. The consortium is an organization for colleges and universities that have interdisciplinary programs geared toward undergraduate education about law and justice in the United States and internationally. More ...
Bocas del Toro Research Station -courtesy of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Smythe Leads Workshop at Smithsonian Field Station
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe is spending two weeks in June at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Bocas del Toro field station on the Caribbean coast of Panama. She is one of 11 experts who are leading a workshop titled "Meiofauna Diversity and Taxonomy." More ...
John O'Neal
O'Neal Lectures at the Sorbonne on Mind-Body Problem
Professor of French John C. O'Neal gave a lecture titled "La frontière qui s'estompe entre l'âme et le corps chez Rousseau et les philosophes" for the research group on Rousseau studies at the Sorbonne in Paris on May 22. More ...
Austin Briggs
Briggs Publishes Essay in Joyce Series
Austin Briggs, the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English Literature emeritus, has published "Why Leopold Bloom Menstruates" in a volume in the Florida James Joyce Series (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009). More ...
Eugene Domack
Domack to Be Interviewed on WRVO's Weekly Edition
WRVO’s The Campbell Conversations – Conversations in the Public Interest will feature an interview with Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, at noon on Friday, June 4. Domack will speak about Antarctica and climate change, the recent earthquake in Chile, the Deep Water oil well blow out and the local natural gas exploration effort in the Marcellus shale via hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking. More ...
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