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Becca Stevens
Founder of Thistle Farms/Magdalene to Lecture

Thistle Farms/Magdalene founder Becca Stevens will present a lecture titled “Living Out Our Ideals in the Practical World” on Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. Stevens’ lecture is sponsored by the STOP TRAFFIK organization and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Barbara Smith
Author, Advocate and Independent Scholar Barbara Smith to Lecture

Author, advocate and independent scholar Barbara Smith will present a lecture titled “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building” on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit in the Kirner-Johnson Building. Smith’s lecture is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Faculty Dissect Europe in Crisis

The age-old adage of “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” appears to be playing itself out yet again in Europe. From the return of “the German question,” to civil unrest in the former USSR, or the resurgence of political scapegoating and economic disarray, current conditions are raising concern from the global community. On April 2 the Government Department hosted a roundtable panel of four Hamilton faculty members to address key elements of the continent’s contemporary crisis.  More ...

Michael Chabon speaks at Hamilton.
Chabon Stresses Importance of Writer's Beginnings, Creative Process in Tolles Lecture

Hamilton welcomed Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for a reading sponsored by the English and Creative Writing department. In addition to Kavalier and Clay, Chabon is also the author of numerous novels, as well as two collections of short stories, A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves In Their Youth. Chabon’s presentation at Hamilton was a reading with commentary, touching on a number of his works, as well as the broader topics of the creative process and the importance of a writer’s beginnings.  More ...

Dean Eppler
Lecture by Expert on Spacesuit Design is March 31

Dean Eppler, a NASA expert on spacesuits for future planetary exploration, will present “Space suits and field geology: How can we do what we do when the outcrop isn’t on the Third Rock?” on Tuesday, March 31, at 4:10 p.m., in room 3024 in the Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Michael Chabon
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Michael Chabon to Give Tolles Lecture

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, will speak at Hamilton as part of the Tolles Lecture series on Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, “An Evening With Michael Chabon,” is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book-signing and reception in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center.  More ...

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 ...

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