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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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Media Have Vilsack '72 on Clinton's VP List

Rumors suggest that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential candidates includes Hamilton alumnus and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ’72. Although Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tops the list, many outlets point to Vilsack as “the person on the list she can most trust” and “the safest pick of all.”  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 ...

Ian Baize '17
Ian Baize ’18 Defines “Positivism”

What do you do when you’re reading and come upon an unfamiliar term? Most people will look it up and move on; Ian Baize ’18 took it a step further and turned his search on “positivism” into an Emerson summer research project. His advisor on the project is Professor of History Al Kelly.  More ...

Exhibition Featuring Photography by Michael Diana ’15

Michael Diana ’15 is a photographer whose work will be displayed at his exhibition "In Whom We Trust: At the Crossroads of Faith and Community." The exhibit will be opening on July 7, 2016 in Rotterdam Junction, New York at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.  More ...

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Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 Appointed Distinguished Professor

Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 has been appointed Distinguished Professor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was chosen for this academic honor due to his outstanding contributions to the school, his students and his discipline as both a teacher and a scholar.  More ...

Eight Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs

President Joan Hinde Stewart recently announced the appointment of eight Hamilton faculty members to endowed chairs.  Doug Ambrose (history),  Brian Collett (physics), Martine Guyot-Bender (French), Gordon Jones (physics), Tim Kelly (mathematics), Heidi Ravven (religious studies), Patrick Reynolds (biology) and Michael “Doc” Woods (music) received appointments. All are effective July 1.  More ...

Michael F. Rosinus ’80, placed in top 10 Percent of NASDAQ Director Scorecard

BSS News Bites placed Michael F. Rosinus ’80 in the top ten percent of NASDAQ performers for his performance as director of Cordia Bancorp in the past year. The NASDAQ performance ranking ended on June 13, 2016. By that time, the shares were up 28.1 percent. He began his position as director of Cordia Bancorp and Bank of Virginia in April of 2014.  More ...

Alfred Kelly
Kelly Publishes Book Review

Alfred Kelly, the Edgar B. Graves Professor of History, published a review of Peter Paret’s Clausewitz in His Time: Essays in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Thinking about War in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of History.  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 ...

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