October 31, 2009
In a Chronicle of Higher Education article
about a CUNY graduate seminar in academic ethics, a text written by Robert Simon, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, is referenced as the one that the class was using. Simon’s text is Neutrality and the Academic Ethic
, a 1994 volume that is part of a 15-book series on academic published by Rowman & Littlefield. More ...
October 30, 2009
“Unmasking the real story of the man that revolutionized hockey,”
a USA Today
article about the development of the hockey mask in the National Hockey League, features Hamilton’s former track coach Gene Long and alumnus and former Hamilton hockey goalie Don Spencer ’59. The story credits Long with the invention of the prototype for the mask and highlights Spencer’s role as the individual who alerted famed NHL goaltender Jacques Plante to its existence 50 years ago. More ...
October 27, 2009
Triggered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’ recent condemnation of golf and The New York Times
ethicist Randy Cohen’s criticism that golf has little or no moral worth, former golf coach and Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy Robert Simon penned an opinion piece
in The Christian Science Monitor. More ...
October 25, 2009
Scott MacDonald’s discussion of filmmaker Andrew Noren’s recent films, to be featured in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art later this month, appears in the current issue of Artforum
. His interview with nature filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou (Microcosmos, Genesis) appears in the current issue of Natural History
, published by the Museum of Natural History in New York. More ...
40,000 Applicants For 1,000 Scholarships
October 22, 2009
Wlajimir “Jimmy” Alexis ’13 is the recipient of a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS), which provides full financial support for the cost of undergraduate education for outstanding minority students with significant financial need. One thousand recipients were chosen from 40,000 applications in this year’s competition, the 10th. More ...
September 29, 2009
The Chicago Tribune
published a letter written by Daniel Chambliss
, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, in response to a front-page article titled “These dorms major in luxury; Maids, flat-screen TVs -- 'Boomers really want it better for their kids'." Chambliss’ letter focused on his findings that “When college students opt for ‘luxury’ residence halls, they pay much more but actually get far less.” More ...
September 24, 2009
A story about monarch butterfly research that Christian A. Johnson Professor of Biology Ernest Williams conducted with collaborators was published in BBC Wildlife Discoveries
for October, 2009. The BBC story describes the results the researchers published in Insect Conservation and Diversity
(2009) 2, 163-175. The research paper was titled “Oyamel fir forest trunks provide thermal advantages for overwintering monarch butterflies in Mexico.” More ...
Antarctic Sun Highlights Complex Project
September 23, 2009
September 22, 2009
An opinion piece titled “Students take part in community-based learning courses”
and written by Levitt Center Associate Director of Community Research Judith Owens-Manley appeared in the Utica Observer-Dispatch
on Sunday, Sept. 5. In a follow-up opinion piece titled “College students prove tremendous asset to area” that appeared in the Observer-Dispatch
, a former Utica-based Americorps VISTA worker wrote about Hamilton alumna volunteer Haley Reimbold '06. More ...