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Sophie Gaulkin '17 in Iceland.
The Rocky Ethics of Geological Sampling

Rock coring is an important means of analysis for certain disciplines within geoscience. Unfortunately, it also destroys part of the very record it enables geologists to study. For this reason, geoscientists need a code of ethics to preserve the geological record as much as possible while conducting research. These codes do exist, but Sophia Gaulkin ’17 believes that they are insufficient. This summer, she is using an Emerson Grant to research the current state of the ethics of geological sampling and propose a new code of conduct.  More ...

Janack's Literary Nonfiction Published in Grub Street Literary

Grub Street, a literary and arts magazine published by Towson University, includes a story by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. The piece, titled "Finding the Happy Ending," a short meditation on marriage  (volume 65), can be read here.  More ...

Janack Gives Papers at American Philosophical Association Meetings

Marianne Janack, professor of philosophy, presented papers at two different sessions at the recent American Philosophical Association meetings. She presented a paper titled “Rorty’s Sellars” about Richard Rorty’s uses of the figure of American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars, and she gave a talk titled “Richard Rorty, Rocks, and Realism,” in which she discussed Rorty's criticism of physicist Steve Weinberg.  More ...

Janack Invited Speaker for Literature and Philosophy Conference

Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack  was an invited speaker at an international conference held in Madrid, Spain. The conference, titled After Irony: Discourse, Forms of Life, and Politics, brought together scholars from Europe, the U.S., South America and Canada working on issues at the intersection of discourse ethics, popular culture and philosophy.  More ...

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Janack’s Article Published in Aeon Magazine

An article titled “A Good Forgetting” by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack was published online on June 4 in Aeon Magazine. In the article, Janack discussed the pros and cons of both remembering and forgetting, and the influence of emotion and other factors on how the brain processes memories.  More ...

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Janack Invited Speaker at Richard Rorty Symposium

Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack  was an invited speaker at a symposium on Philosophy as a Transitional Genre hosted by the Stony Brook University Philosophy Department from May 1-3.  More ...

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Janack Publishes "Behold I Tell You a Mystery" in Stone Canoe

"Behold, I Tell You a Mystery," a creative essay written by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack, was published in the literary journal Stone Canoe (issue 8). The essay explores death, the body and personality, and the mysterious process by which amalgams of cells become beloved people.  More ...

Female faculty authors were honored at a book party.
Scholarly Achievements of Hamilton's Female Faculty Celebrated

The scholarly achievements of female faculty authors in the humanities and social sciences at Hamilton College were celebrated at a book party in the Burke Library this winter.   More ...

Janack Publishes Book on the Meanings of Experience

What We Mean by Experience by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack was recently published by Stanford University Press.  More ...

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Janack Publishes Non-fiction in Literary Magazine Zone 3

While part of the Kenyon Review writing workshop in literary non-fiction this summer, Sidney Wertimer Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack read an essay titled "Ducati Vasectomy: A Lesson in Logic." That essay has just been published in the most recent issue of Zone 3. The essay is a meditation on danger, promises, marriage and possibility.  More ...

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