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Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani
Five Ambassadors on Campus this Semester

Hamilton College has a long history of engagement in the Foreign Service  beginning with alumnus Elihu Root, class of 1864, who served as U.S. Secretary of State for four years beginning in 1905. Given this legacy, it is not surprising that one current and four former ambassadors are sharing their experiences and perspectives with the campus community this semester.  More ...

Spring Break is Nearly Over But Look What April Holds

Hamilton students might be nearing the end of their spring break but they’ll have plenty to look forward to as the spring semester resumes on March 30.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performance and events from now until the end of the semester. See our list of some April events coming up.  More ...

Mark and Kristin Kimball and a calf from Grey Rock Farm in Cazenovia.
Kimballs Present "Food Ethics: A Farmer's Perspective"

Mark and Kristin Kimball, owners and operators of Essex Farm, in Essex, NY, visited Hamilton on March 10 to give a presentation titled “"Food Ethics: A Farmer's Perspective” on the subject of sustainable farming. Far from being limited simply to a standard talk, the event was accompanied by free food and drink produced on the Essex Farm, a variety of demonstrations such as the cooking of meats on a portable burner, and other excitement including the arrival of a live calf in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

Mark and Kristin Kimball, owners and operators of Essex Farm and the Essex Farm Institute
Author of The Dirty Life to Discuss Food Ethics

Mark and Kristin Kimball, owners and operators of Essex Farm in the Adirondacks, will present a lecture titled “Food Ethics: A Farmer’s Perspective” on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The Kimballs’ lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dr. Lisa Randall
Harvard Physicist and Author to Give James S. Plant Lecture

Lisa Randall, author and professor of physics at Harvard University, will deliver the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center. Randall’s lecture, titled “Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Levitt Panel Addresses Sexual Abuse Myths

Hamilton’s Levitt Center hosted two experts on March 4 for a lecture and discussion on the sexual abuse of minors. Ross Cheit, Brown University professor and author of the new book The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children, and Barry Anechiarico of the Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Newton, Mass., discussed themes including the stigmatization of the survivors of sexual assault, the effects of punishment versus treatment of convicted sex offenders, and the psychological motivations behind sexual predators.  More ...

“Starting Point” by Curt Confer '02
Multimedia Artist Curt Confer ’02 to Lecture

Multimedia artist Curt Confer ’02 will present a lecture titled “Time Warp: Getting Lost in NYC’s Experimental Art Scene” on Friday, March 6, at 4:15 p.m., in the Kennedy Center’s Barrett Lab Theatre. Confer’s lecture is sponsored by the Theatre Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

D.T. Max
New Yorker Writer, Author D.T. Max, Visits Classes, Gives Lecture

D.T. Max, a staff writer for The New Yorker, recently visited Hamilton to discuss his most recent work, a biography of David Foster Wallace. Calling his book “a biography” here is sort of disingenuous: Max’s work, titled Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, remains the only full-length biography of the writer since Wallace’s unfortunate death in 2008.   More ...

Kevin Trainor
Relics in Buddhist Tradition Subject of March 5 Lecture

Professor Kevin Trainor of the University of Vermont will present a lecture on his research on relics in the Buddhist traditions of South Asia on Thursday, March 5, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson  Building. Trainor’s talk is sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Lilly Ledbetter and President Barack Obama
Equal Pay for Equal Work

Twenty years ago in Jacksonville, Ala., Lilly Ledbetter was an ordinary woman who suffered an injustice that women around the world face every day. In a lecture at Hamilton on March 2 Ledbetter recounted how her goals in life were simply to save and create a nest egg for retirement and for her children. Now, she is a noted advocate for equal pay for equal work and has commandeered significant changes in legislation regarding pay discrimination on the basis of sex, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that was passed in 2009.  More ...

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