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Ambassador Thomas Pickering
Ambassador Thomas Pickering to Discuss “Iran: Deal or No Deal?”

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, a career foreign service officer and distinguished fellow, foreign policy, at the Brookings Institution, will deliver a lecture titled “Iran: Deal or No Deal?” on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jill Lepore presenting "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Wonder Woman Identity Revealed in Lepore Lecture

While all superheroes have their secret identities, not many get to have a secret history as well. As New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, would explain in her lecture – sponsored by the Johnson Family Fund, the Dean of Faculty, Days-Massolo Center and the Kirkland Endowment – the mysterious past of Wonder Woman explains much more than just the origin of a fictional character.  More ...

Jill Lepore
New Yorker Staff Writer Jill Lepore to Discuss Feminism

Author Jill Lepore, a staff writer for The New Yorker and the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will present a Humanities Project lecture titled “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  More ...

From left Rafael Castilla, Rachelle Peterson, Victoria Fernandez and Katelyn Kriesel.
Should Hamilton Divest From Fossil Fuels?

Hamilton welcomed a panel of four experts from diverse fields Monday to discuss local efforts on the Hill to combat the effects of climate change, in a debate titled Should Colleges and Universities Divest from Fossil Fuels?   Participants were the Director of Investment Risk Management at the University of Michigan Rafael Castilla; Associate Analyst for 350.org Victoria Fernandez; National Association of Scholars Research Associate Rachelle Peterson; and Katelyn M. Kriesel, a financial advisor for Koenig & Selzer Asset Management Group and president of Syracuse Sustainability Enterprises.  More ...

Veronika Scott inThe Empowerment Plan's workshop.
The Empowerment Plan's Veronika Scott Battles Misconceptions About Homeless

During the Sept. 21 “Empowerment Thru Employment” presentation, Veronika Scott, CEO of Detroit non-profit The Empowerment Plan passionately battled misconceptions about homelessness. Her company, which hires individuals living in homeless shelters to make sleeping bag coats to be distributed to homeless people, emphasizes the importance of pride, independence and helping people help themselves. Hosted by the Days-Massolo Center, “Empowerment Thru Employment” was the second event of this semester’s “Media and Movement” series exploring the role of technology in social justice.  More ...

Alicia Garza, right, meets with students in the Days-Massolo Center.
#BlackLivesMatter: How a Little Bit of Knowledge Can Undo a lot of Foolishness

Although social media activism campaigns are started almost daily, seldom do they accomplish their goal of creating and sustaining national interest that lasts for years. Nevertheless, occasionally these movements successfully promote awareness, draw together communities and create lasting conversations that can affect lives across the country, and even the globe. One such campaign is the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, co-founded by Alicia Garza.  More ...

Michael Lienesch
UNC Professor Outlines History of Constitution Day

Aptly echoing the thoughts of many Americans who awoke to discover that Sept.17 was a national holiday, Michael Lienesch began his Constitution Day lecture with a simple question, “so what is Constitution Day anyway?” As Lienesch, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, would delineate in his speech, to answer this seemingly simple question, one must first understand where this holiday came from, and why it was created, and how it is celebrated today.  More ...

Michael Lienesch
UNC Expert on Political Conservatism to Deliver Constitution Day Lecture

Michael Lienesch, a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Government Department.  More ...

Jack Gallant
Was This Your Card?

Few people have trouble visually distinguishing a desk chair from a moving car, or the sounds of a crying baby and crashing waves. But could brain activity alone allow researchers to determine what novel stimuli a participant heard or saw? Although the proposition sounds more akin to a science-fiction blockbuster than a scientific possibility, Jack Gallant, of the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley, has spent decades focused on answering this question.  More ...

Rhodessa Jones
Medea Project Director Rhodessa Jones to Lecture, Screen Film

Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey and director of Cultural Odyssey’s Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle, will hold two free, public events as part of her residency at Hamilton, Sept. 15 - 18.  More ...

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