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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 ...

Justin Long '16
Justin Long ’16 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Thailand

Justin Long ’16 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Thailand. Long, a linguistics interdisciplinary studies major, studied in Ecuador during his junior year.  More ...

Participants reflecting on the leadership skills used to complete the Washington Challenge
Students Hone Leadership Skills in Levitt D.C. Program

Hamilton’s Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI) students spent their first week of spring break discovering how to be passionate, flexible and persistent in Washington, D.C. As organizers and participants in sessions with both governmental and non-profit organization leaders, they had the opportunity to demonstrate their newly acquired leadership skills.  More ...

Tsion Tesfaye '16 talks about her plans to help those from her native Ethiopia during a discussion of the Transformational Leadership and Social Innovation Program.
Tesfaye ’16 to Present Youth for Ethiopia Project at CGI U

Tsion Tesfaye ’16 has been selected to present her Commitment to Action project “Youth for Ethiopia” in a skills building session at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting that will be held April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley.  More ...

Hamilton College student Juliet Miller '18 tutors Thailand native May Say through Project SHINE.
Students Volunteer in Community Through SHINE, VITA

 Among the Levitt Center’s programs aimed at connecting Hamilton students with the Utica community are Project SHINE and VITA. SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders) is a service learning program in which Hamilton students tutor refugees and immigrants learning English. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) offers free tax help to families who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Hamilton students become certified volunteer tax preparers through the IRS.  More ...

Sharif Shrestha '17
Sharif Shrestha ’17 Chosen to Present Project at CGI U

Sharif Shrestha ’17 is one of five students who will be recognized at the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), April 1 through 3, at the University of California, Berkeley. Shrestha will present a brief summary of his Commitment to Action project Herbs Cooperative for Economic Empowerment.  More ...

Environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor speaks in the Red Pit.
The Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color

In introducing guest speaker Dorceta Taylor, Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo referred to her as someone who “utterly changed my thinking on the environmental movement.” Taylor, environmental sociologist at the University of Michigan, was on campus March 3 to give a lecture titled “Food Insecurity, Resistance, and the Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color.”  More ...

James Jacobs
NYU's James Jacobs on Gun Control

James Jacobs, a New York University School of Law professor, gave his first of four lectures about gun control at Hamilton on Feb. 24. These lectures, sponsored by the Levitt Center and the Dean of Faculty’s Office, serve to inaugurate the Levitt Center’s ongoing series of lectures on Justice and Security. This lecture focused on the question about what problems gun control can solve.   More ...

Participants discuss their ideas at the workshop.
Former U.S. Ambassador Bushnell Leads Women Exercising Leadership Workshop

Former U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell led a workshop focused on helping women discover their leadership skills and learn strategies on how to be heard on Feb. 20. Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty's Office, this was an opportunity for female students, faculty members, and community partners to learn from Bushnell's rich experiences as a diplomat, leader and educator.  More ...

James Jacobs
NYU Gun Control and Crime Expert to Lecture

James Jacobs, the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at the New York University School of Law, will present a series of lectures on the topic “Dissecting Gun Control” from Feb. 24 through March 1.  More ...

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