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Neil deGrasse Tyson
American Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is Next Great Names Speaker

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, will appear as the next guest and the first scientist in the Hamilton College Sacerdote Great Names Series on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.  He will give an interactive presentation which will followed by a question and answer period. The event will be free and open to the public.  More ...

Danielle Nierenberg in Tanzania
Cultivating a Better Food System: The Ingredients and Recipe for a Sustainable Future

“We aren’t all producers, but we’re all eaters,” Danielle Nierenberg pointed out last night. Nierenberg is the president and founder of Food Tank, a nonprofit organization begun in 2013 that is “dedicated to building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.” The event was part of the Levitt Center Speaker Series, and was additionally supported by the Arthur Coleman Tuggle Fund.  More ...

Dr. Robert Sternberg speaks in the Chapel.
Standardized Tests "Narrow," Don't Assess Creative Skills, Sternberg Contends

Dr. Robert Sternberg, professor of human development at Cornell University and the Robert S. Morris Class of 1976 Visiting Fellow, began his lecture on standardized testing by noting, “since this talk is about testing, it only makes sense to start with a test!” Sternberg then administered a five-question test to the audience, consisting of questions like “whose face is on the U.S. $10 bill,” and “what town in New York State is Colgate located in?”  More ...

Miguel "Mickey" Melendez
Miguel Melendez to Lecture on “The Puerto Rican Experience”

Miguel “Mickey” Melendez, an advocate for Latino and Puerto Rican rights, will present a lecture titled “The Puerto Rican Experience and the Young Lords” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Charles Watkinson
University of Michigan Press Director Discusses Open Access Monographs in Couper PBK Lecture

Hamilton welcomed Charles Watkinson as its speaker for the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Oct. 20. Watkins is the director of University of Michigan Press and associate university librarian for publishing at University of Michigan Library. His talk, titled “Open Access Monographs: Why Should Authors, Librarians, and Administrators Care?” explored the impact of the emerging open access movement on scholarly publishing.  More ...

Daniel Connolly ’85, P’18 speaks with students after his lecture at Hamilton.
Daniel Connolly ’85, P’18 Reflects on the Role of Lawyers

Daniel Connolly ’85, P’18, a managing partner of Bracewell & Giuliani, was a trial and appellate attorney during Rudolph Giuliani’s mayoral administration (1993-2001). During his administration, Giuliani had exceptional goals to transform the character of New York City. In his Hamilton lecture on Oct. 22 Connolly spoke about three major Giuliani projects: merging police departments within the city, increasing property values through zoning laws, and eradicating consent decrees.  More ...

Robert Sternberg
Cornell Professor to Discuss Standardized Testing

Dr. Robert Sternberg, a preeminent psychologist and professor of human development at Cornell University, will present a lecture titled “Standardized Testing in the United States: Fish, Fowl, or Fraud?” on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel.   More ...

Hamilton's Program in the Adirondacks group with environmentalist Bill McKibben.
Hamilton Adirondack Program Meets with Bill McKibben, Attends Lecture

“I'm here to fill you with despair,” proclaimed Bill McKibben, one of our nation’s leading environmental advocates.  On Oct. 19, McKibben spoke to a crowd of approximately 250 people gathered on the wooden bleachers of Keene Central School’s auditorium.  More ...

Zadie Smith
Author Zadie Smith Captivates Her Audience in Tolles Lecture

Novelist Zadie Smith held the Chapel audience captivated throughout the 2015 Tolles Lecture. Attendees hung onto her every word as she read what she called “Two Essays About Being A Person.”  More ...

Phil Yu
Angry Asian Man Blogger Phil Yu Tells Story of How He Found His Voice

As both the founder and editor of the blog, Angry Asian Man, Phil Yu began his lecture remarking that, “I guess that kind of makes me the Angry Asian Man, but please, just call me Phil!” In a lecture co-sponsored by the Asian Cultural Society, Hamilton American/Chinese Exchange, and the Days-Massolo Center, Phil Yu shared the story of his journey to find his voice through the blog he started 15 years ago, and how this experience has changed his own approach to claiming and defining his own identity.  More ...

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