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Lee Reich
Arboretum Series Presents “Luscious Landscaping”

Gardening writer and avid “farmdener” (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) Lee Reich will discuss “Luscious Landscaping with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs and Vines” when the Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, April 16.  More ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson receives a warm welcome as the latest guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton.
Tyson Stars in Great Names Visit

The Sacerdote Great Names Lecture Series celebrated its 20th anniversary with American astrophysicist and pop-science star Neil deGrasse Tyson who visited Hamilton on April 12. Tyson was the first scientist to be a guest in the Series, despite Hamilton being a “very science-friendly campus,” as President Joan Stewart stated in her opening remarks. “He continues to reach those who thought they never would, or could, be interested in science,” she went on, “and tonight we will have an experience of wonder.”  More ...

Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

The Jury is in: Climate Change is Unequivocal

Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, and leading author on several influential reports and books, lectured on April 4 about his role in the “raging contentious debates” over climate change. The “debate,” he argues, is unfocused, since the existence and importance of climate change is not contended within the scientific community.  More ...

Political Coverage: Fact or Farce

The antics of the current election season have many Americans skeptically weighing the value of issues and entertainment in media coverage. In reality, “entertainment politics” has been the norm since the 1968 campaign, though likely having roots much earlier. A screening of the 2015 documentary Best of Enemies and a panel discussion explored the history of such politicking.  More ...

Michael Mann
“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”

Climatologist and author Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org will give a lecture titled “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,” based on his book of the same name, on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.  More ...

Dr. Robert Ballard speaks with Marine Biology and Geomicrobiology students in the Taylor Science Center.
Under the Sea

Oceanographer Robert Ballard detailed many of the revolutionary discoveries that have filled his 57-year-long career in a Chapel lecture titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present, and Future” on March 30. Prior to the lecture he met with Hamilton Marine Biology  and Geomicrobiology classes and science faculty.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

What's Coming Up at Hamilton?

Hamilton students are nearing the end of their spring break, but they’ll have plenty to look forward to when the spring semester resumes on March 28.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performances and events from now until the end of the semester. Take a look!  More ...

Arboretum Series Hosts Landscape Designer Judy Nauseef K’73

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, March 19, with professional landscape designer and garden writer Judy Nauseef K’73. She will present a lecture titled “Residential Garden Profiles” at 10 a.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  More ...

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