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Sendhil Mullainathan
Author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much to Speak

Harvard professor Sendhil Mullainathan, a leading economist in the field of behavioral economics and co-author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, will present a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, sponsored by the Levitt Center, is free and open to the public.  More ...

David Shorter
Author, UCLA Professor to Discuss Indigenous Healing

Author and UCLA Professor David Shorter will present a lecture, “Sex, Power, and Healing: Considering an Indigenous Context,” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Lilacs - A Purple Haze is Next Arboretum Event

The Hamilton College Arboretum Association will present “Lilacs – A Purple Haze” with Harvard University’s Jack Alexander as guest speaker on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium on the Hamilton campus. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the College and its Arboretum Association.  More ...

Mary Schmidt Campbell lectures prior to the dedication of the Kennedy Center.
Art: An Insurgent Institution

Describing the function of art is nearly as difficult as defining it. Both the purpose and objective of art are fluid concepts, changing based on the perspective and context of those viewing it. More than anything, though, art is powerful, holding within itself the capacity for great change. It is effectively an insurgent: a catalyst capable of causing social and cultural advancement from within an institution itself.  More ...

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Appiah Addresses Changing Codes of Honor in Levitt Lecture

What do slavery in 19th century England, foot binding in China, and dueling by the English elites all have in common? As Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah explained, each of these practices was ended due to the mobilization of honor.  More ...

Ken Bain
Know Thyself: The Key to a Successful Life

Ken Bain, professor of history and urban education at the University of the District of Columbia, came to the Hill on Sept. 29 for a talk titled “What the Best College Students Do.” The lecture was centered around material from his award-winning 2004 book with the same name.  More ...

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah to Lecture on “Honor and Moral Change”

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, and author of The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, will give a lecture titled “Honor and Moral Change: At Home and Abroad,” on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Haim Goren
Israeli Professor Haim Goren Presents Annual Couper Library Lecture

Haim Goren, associate professor at Tel-Hai College in Israel’s Upper Galilee, presented the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Hamilton on Sept. 24. Established in 2005 to honor Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 and his wife Patsy, this annual lecture series features eminent speakers who present on topics pertaining to the Burke Library’s special collections.  More ...

Shabana Mir
Mir Addresses What it Means to be "American" in Lecture

The question of what it means to be “American” has never been easy to answer. For marginalized groups, issues of competing identities and stereotypes can lead to discrepancies between self-identification and phenotypic identification. Shabana Mir, professor of anthropology at Millikin University, presented the findings of her research on the post 9/11 experiences of Muslim American women in American higher education in a Hamilton lecture on Sept. 23.  More ...

Pedro Noguera
No (White) Child Left Behind: The American Education Apartheid

This year marks the 60th anniversary of a legally desegregated public school system thanks to the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, explained in a Sept. 22 lecture that although this event was viewed as the first step in abolishing American apartheid, today, schools in the Northern U.S. are more likely to be segregated than those in the South.   More ...

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