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Arboretum to Host English Tea on July 13

The Hamilton College Arboretum will host an English Tea on the Elihu Root House porch and in Grant Garden on Saturday, July 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will feature refreshments and music and is free and open to the public.  More ...

A.P. Saunders Tree Peony Fest and Hamilton Bicentennial Celebration

In observance of the 200th anniversary of Hamilton College’s founding, the Hamilton College Arboretum Association will host the A.P. Saunders Tree Peony Fest on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Grant Garden of the Root Glen.  The community is invited to see the Saunders peonies at their peak and stroll the shaded paths of Root Glen.  More ...

Returning Alums Share Expertise at Reunions '11

Over the course of Reunions ’11 Weekend, speakers at 30 Alumni College events informed the more than 1,000 returning alumni and guests on a wide variety of topics, ranging from urban redevelopment to food allergies to healthcare to sustainable investments. Here are brief reports on six of those sessions.  More ...

Professor Eugene Putala leads a tour through Root Glen in 2002.
Eugene Putala Memorial Service to be Held April 23

A memorial service for Professor of Biology Emeritus Eugene Putala will be held on Saturday, April 23, at noon, in the College Chapel. A reception will follow at the Science Center atrium.

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Root Family Legacy: Sprengeri Tulip
Professor of Biology Emeritus Gene Putala will give a Thursday afternoon talk about the rare sprengeri tulip, a self-seeding tulip which has graced our own Root Glen for many years. It remains a mystery how this rare species of tulip appeared at Hamilton, but Professor Putala has several possible theories. Although retired, Professor Putala lives in the area and serves on the Root Glen Advisory Committee. He will share stories about the Root family as well as educate gardners about the beautiful sprengeri which comes into full bloom just in time to welcome alumni back for Reunions! More ...
Ernest Williams describes some flowers in Root Glen.
Ernest Williams Leads Tour of Root Glen
"A Nature Walk in the Root Glen," an Alumni College led by Professor of Biology Ernest Williams, was far more than a nature lesson. Williams' fascinating hour-long tour touched on many areas of study including geology, history and math as well as biology. Reflective of the glen's frequent community usage, the Utica Tramp and Trail Club and a Kirkland Art Center painting class were also enjoying the Root Glen. Several members of those groups joined alumni for the informative tour.
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