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Discovery Quotes Isserman on Everest Tragedy

In an online Discovery News article titled “Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?,” Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, commented on the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest. A second article on the Discovery News site titled "Do We Need Police on Everest," appearing on April 24, also included comments from Isserman.  More ...

Students from Brent Plate's Religion, Art and Visual Culture class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Religious Studies Class Visits NYC Museums

Students in "Religion, Art, and Visual Culture" (RELST/ARTHT 375) spent two days exploring art museums in New York City. The class visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rubin Museum of Art.  More ...

From left moderator Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Benj Widiss and International Festival Writers Cecilia Vicuña, Larissa Lai and Christian Bök.
International Writers' Festival at Hamilton

Hamilton hosted an International Writers Festival with poet Christian Bök, poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña and novelist Larissa Lai on April 11 and 12. The festival included readings, a panel discussion with Hamilton’s English faculty and the international writers, and book signings.  More ...

Barbara Gold
Gold Publishes Article in Book

Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, has published an article in the book Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice, ed. P. Dickinson et al. (Rowman and Littlefield 2013).  The article is titled "Comedy in Ancient Greece and Rome: What was Funny, Whose Humor Was It, and How Do We Explain the Jokes without Killing Them?"  More ...

Angela Gizzi ’16
Angela Gizzi ’16 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Korea

Angela Gizzi ’16 has been awarded The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Korean in Wonju, Korea. Wonju is located in Gangwon Province and the Wonju campus is 30 minutes away from PyongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.  More ...

Extreme Adventure Narratives Class Practices Rescue

Students in Visiting Assistant Professor of English Janelle Schwartz's Extreme Adventure Narrative class practiced winter rescue in Root Glen last week. They were reading Joe Simpson's book Touching the Void and had a field day to experience what it's like moving an injured person in the cold.  More ...

Doran Larson
Larson Speaks About Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America

Professor of English & Creative Writing Doran Larson spoke about his edited collection, Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America, and The American Prison Writing Archive (a Hamilton, DHi project) in several places from Feb. 25 to 28.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
WAMC's Academic Minute Features Plate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Monday, March 17, as part of the station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s piece is titled “An object lesson in religious history” and relates to the topics explored in his new book, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects. In a related essay, "A History of Religion in 11 Objects," Plate offered 11 images with his text to illustrate his Huffington Post piece.  More ...

Carl Rubino
Rubino Publishes Paper in Dialogue

Winslow Professor of Classics Carl Rubino's paper, “Wounds That Will Not Heal: Heroism and Innocence in Shane and the Iliad,” was published in the inaugural issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy (1.1, Spring 2014).  More ...

Plate Publishes A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects

On the eve of its release, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, was given a starred review by the Library Journal. The publication described Plate’s work as “an elegant and sensitive book … highly recommended to general readers open to a different perspective on religious practice.”  More ...

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