September 17, 2010
Dr. James Cobey ’65 presented a lecture on ‘‘The International Campaign to End Landmines’’ on Sept. 16 in the Fillius Events Barn as part of the Levitt Center Security, Sustainability, Equality Inequality Series. Cobey, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, lectured about the efforts he and others have made in pushing for the eradication of landmines across the world. More ...
Cobey Begins Levitt Speakers Series
September 13, 2010
Alumnus James C. Cobey '65, an orthopedic surgeon at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., will discuss “The International Campaign to Ban Landmines,” on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. He is the first speaker in a series of evening lectures for the 2010-11 academic year focused on three thematically based programs
: Security, Sustainability, and Inequality and Equity. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
September 1, 2010
While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place a great emphasis on how women look. These beauty standards, largely proliferated through the media, have drastic impacts on young women and their body images. Arielle Cutler ’11, through a Levitt grant, spent the summer evaluating the efficacy of media literacy programs as a remedy to this vicious cycle. More ...
Schedule Equals Diversity Offered in 2009-10
August 25, 2010
During the last academic year, Hamilton brought approximately 175 speakers
to campus, from a former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission to an award-winning journalist to a Fortune 500 CEO. They presented on myriad topics, from set design to federal budgeting. As a new academic year begins, a review of some of the past visitors and a look at those who will be on campus this year
highlight the diversity of disciplines, views and interests represented on campus as well as the opportunities afforded our students and our community. More ...
August 16, 2010
The most recent poll
released by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center was referenced in a New York Times
opinion piece titled “Justin Bieber for President
” which appeared on Saturday, August 14. The survey of high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama revealed significant differences in attitudes on both issues between African-American and white teens. More ...
Kevin Alexander '13 is First Rust to Green Civic Research Fellow
July 27, 2010
Located only 10 miles from Hamilton’s campus, Utica often seems a world away. The city is riddled with concerns of unemployment, environmentalism and historical preservation. Kevin Alexander '13 is the first Levitt Center-funded Rust to Green Civic Research Fellow and is dividing his time between an internship with the Rust to Green initiative and a research project with Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology George Hobor. More ...
Currier '10 Wins Levitt Prize in Social Science Writing
June 3, 2010
The spring 2010 edition of Insights
, the journal that features the best of undergraduate social science research papers at Hamilton, has been published by the Levitt Center. Edited and refereed by students and Associate Professor of Government P. Gary Wyckoff, Insights
features articles by J. Max Currier '10, Lauren Howe '13, Richard Maass '12 and Julie Melowsky '11. More ...
Three New Programs Created
May 25, 2010
The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
has reorganized into three, thematically based programs: Security, Sustainability and Inequality and Equity. The goal in creating these groupings is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion among those with similar interests, but potentially different perspectives. More ...
April 28, 2010
A panel of students taking Labor Economics with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu presented the results of the most recent Levitt Center Youth Poll via webcast on Thursday, April 29. It surveyed high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama.