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Kevin Bourque '05, left, and Joshua Kunkel '04, on screen, co-founders of Face Glove and winners of the 2012 Hamilton Pitch Competition, give a presentation on preparing for the pitch competition.
Weekend of Social Entrepreneurship Programming

This past weekend, Hamilton College held a series of events to kick off its spring social entrepreneurship programming.  The Levitt Center – in conjunction with the Career Center and the COOP – sponsored various talks and information sessions to get students thinking about social innovation.  More ...

Earl Devaney
How to Protect $8 Trillion in Public Spending

Earl E. Devaney, inspector general for the Department of the Interior, will deliver a lecture titled “How to Protect $800,000,000,000 in Public Spending: Oversight of the Stimulus Package,” on Thursday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge in the Bristol Center at Hamilton. His lecture is part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Security program and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Breena Holland
Breena Holland Seeks Environmental Justice in Bethlehem, Pa.

Breena Holland, associate professor of political science and the environmental initiative at Lehigh University, takes a different approach to academic research than many of her colleagues. Holland is less interested in massive data driven studies and more concerned with the real world impact of her work. That’s why much of her time has been spent conducting research intended to directly benefit underprivileged members of Lehigh’s local community of Bethlehem, Pa.  Holland was a guest speaker in the Levitt Center Sustainability series on Feb. 7.  More ...

Breena Holland
Levitt Speaker to Discuss Public Health and Environmental Justice

Lehigh University political science and environmental initiative professor Breena Holland will present a lecture titled “Public Health and Environmental Justice in an Era of De-Industrialization: A Role for Community-Engaged Academic Research” on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium (G027). Her lecture is part of the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Series and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Second Levitt Leadership Institute Inspires Students

In an effort to change our society for the better, former United States Ambassador Prudence Bushnell believes that we must train our leaders at an early age.  While students at West Point, Annapolis and other military academies receive top-notch leadership training, most civilian students are not given these opportunities. To fill this void, Bushnell partnered with Hamilton’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center to create the Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI).  More ...

Second Levitt Leadership Institute is Under Way

Twenty Hamilton students returned to campus on Jan. 13 to participate in the second Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI) which continues through Jan. 18.  The program was designed and is led by Ambassador Prudence Bushnell with the assistance of Christine Powers and is intended to provide strong leadership training for students.  The LLI was made possible by the generous financial support of Arthur Levitt, Jr. P'81, and the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation.  More ...

Annette Lareau
Sociologist Lareau Describes "Unequal Childhoods"

Author and University of Pennsylvania professor Annette Lareau came to Hamilton on Nov. 14 to lecture on her study of social stratification in America.  Lareau is the Stanley I. Shear Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.  She is best known for her book Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life.  Her lecture was part of the Levitt Center’s Inequality and Equity series.  More ...

Seniors  Eric Boole, Danny Kaufman, Amanda Thorman and Aislinn Shea
Economics Students Win Fed Challenge First Round

Hamilton students won the first round of the College Fed Challenge competition  on Friday, Nov. 9. The team of presenters - seniors Eric Boole, Danny Kaufman, Aislinn Shea and Amanda Thorman - advance to the semi-final round of the challenge to be held at the New York Federal Reserve on Wednesday, November 14. The first round was hosted by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  More ...

Annette Lareau
U of Pennsylvania Professor to Lecture on Social Stratification

Author and University of Pennsylvania professor Annette Lareau will give a lecture titled “Unequal Childhoods” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn.  Lareau is the Stanley I. Sheer Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.  The lecture, part of the Levitt Center’s Inequality and Equity series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Levitt Center to Host Upstate Fed Challenge

Hamilton’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center will host the upstate competition of the College Fed Challenge on Friday, Nov. 9.  The Challenge is a team competition for undergraduate college students inspired by the working of the Federal Open Market Committee. Hamilton will be represented by students in Professor of Economics Ann Owen’s Monetary Policy class. The students presenting are seniors Eric Boole, Danny Kaufman, Aislinn Shea and Amanda Thorman.  The entire class participates, with some doing the presenting and others helping them to prepare.  More ...

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