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Helen Sperling
Holocaust Survivor Helen Sperling to Lecture on May 5

Utican Helen Sperling, a Holocaust survivor and renowned lecturer, will speak at Hamilton College on Monday May 5, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is sponsored by Hillel and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Joanne Shenandoah performed at Hamilton on May 1.
Iroquois Influences on the Founding of Hamilton College

More than 220 years ago, the founder of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Samuel Kirkland, joined forces with Chief John Skenandoah to accomplish a noble goal. They were to found an institution of higher education, where the native population and the European colonizers could learn with, and from, one another. Seven generations later, his descendant, Joanne Shenandoah, is carrying on his dream of cultural harmony.  More ...

President Stewart to Present on Innovation Panel

Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart along with five other college presidents will be addressing a crowd of nearly 400 educators, journalists and business leaders on Monday, May 5, at  the Innovation+Disruption symposium hosted by Colgate University at Manhattan’s TimeCenter. The day-long event may be viewed at online and will include various discussions and presentations related to technology, the liberal arts and preparing graduates for the future.


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Joanne Shenandoah
Celebrated Native American Singer, Songwriter to Lecture

Singer, songwriter Joanne Shenandoah will deliver a lecture titled “The History, Culture, Religion and Music of the Oneidas and Iroquois” on Tuesday, April 29, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by Hamilton’s religious studies department.  More ...

Suzanne Mettler
The Politics of Higher Education

Cornell University Professor Suzanne Mettler spoke at Hamilton on April 24 about her new book titled Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream. Mettler addressed her concern that the American higher education system—though historically “associated with a path of upward mobility”—is becoming “increasingly stratified” and exacerbating inequality in the nation today.  More ...

Jody Roberts
Combining Art and Science to Communicate Environmental Change

Between all the statistics, graphs and technical language, some find it difficult to conceptualize the real local impacts of climate change. On April 13, Jody Roberts, director of the Institute for Research at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, spoke to the Hamilton community about art’s ability to help people visualize the pressing consequences of environmental shifts. His lecture, titled “Sensing Change: How Art and Science Work to Communicate Climate Change,” was the final event in the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Lecture Series.  More ...

Suzanne Mettler
Politics of Education Subject of Lecture April 24

Suzanne Mettler, the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University, will discuss her newest book on Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium KJ. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Hamilton’s government department.  More ...

Jody Roberts
Chemical Heritage Foundation Director to Lecture

Jody Roberts, director of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia, will present a lecture titled “Sensing Change: How Art and Science Work to Communicate Environmental Change” on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building.  More ...

Judith Jamison
“To Thy Own Self Be True”: Reflections by a Modern Dance Icon

The Hamilton College Voices of Color Lecture Series welcomed renowned dance icon Judith Jamison for an intimate talk in the Chapel on April 18. The Series honors C. Christine Johnson, former director of the Hamilton College Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP. In the context of being an empowered role model, eager to give back, Jamison reflected on her career in the performing arts, most significantly her involvement in classical ballet.  More ...

Barry Schwartz
Celebrated Author and Educator to Lecture April 22

Barry Schwartz, professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, will deliver a lecture titled “Higher Education Must Be Character Education” on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:15 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. His lecture is part of the Christian A. Johnson Teaching Conference and is free and open to the public.  More ...

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