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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the most recent guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
Three Renowned Scientists Present on Campus

In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Ballard and Michael Mann.  More ...

Hill Stops: Alumni Share Career Experiences

Throughout the academic year, there is a continuous flow of alumni coming back to the Hill, sharing their work and life experiences with current students. This week, we begin maintaining an ongoing list of alumni visitors (and will occasionally highlight their on-campus presentations).  More ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson receives a warm welcome as the latest guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton.
Tyson Stars in Great Names Visit

The Sacerdote Great Names Lecture Series celebrated its 20th anniversary with American astrophysicist and pop-science star Neil deGrasse Tyson who visited Hamilton on April 12. Tyson was the first scientist to be a guest in the Series, despite Hamilton being a “very science-friendly campus,” as President Joan Stewart stated in her opening remarks. “He continues to reach those who thought they never would, or could, be interested in science,” she went on, “and tonight we will have an experience of wonder.”  More ...

The Jury is in: Climate Change is Unequivocal

Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, and leading author on several influential reports and books, lectured on April 4 about his role in the “raging contentious debates” over climate change. The “debate,” he argues, is unfocused, since the existence and importance of climate change is not contended within the scientific community.  More ...

Investor Brian Shine with Shark Tank Sam Matlick '17 holding winning check
Pitch Competition Propelled Matlick '17 to Bigger Win

Hamilton junior Sam Matlick’s first place win in the college’s fourth annual pitch competition in October 2013 was impressive, but it pales when compared with his first place finish in the Salt City Shark Tank, the YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization) state-wide competition, last November. Matlick presented his company, SellYourTech LLC, now powered by Sunnking Electronics, at the event which is styled after the ABC show Shark Tank.  More ...

Dr. Robert Ballard speaks with Marine Biology and Geomicrobiology students in the Taylor Science Center.
Under the Sea

Oceanographer Robert Ballard detailed many of the revolutionary discoveries that have filled his 57-year-long career in a Chapel lecture titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present, and Future” on March 30. Prior to the lecture he met with Hamilton Marine Biology  and Geomicrobiology classes and science faculty.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

What's Coming Up at Hamilton?

Hamilton students are nearing the end of their spring break, but they’ll have plenty to look forward to when the spring semester resumes on March 28.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performances and events from now until the end of the semester. Take a look!  More ...

Richard Wenner '17, Erin Lewis '18 and David Dacres '18 presented at the ACS National Meeting.
Students Present at ACS National Meeting

David Dacres ’18, Erin Lewis ’18, Rich Wenner ’17 and Pat Marris ’16 presented the results of their research at the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition held March 12-17 in San Diego.  More ...

The Taylor Science Center.
10 Female Students Funded for Science Research by Luce Foundation

Ten women participating in summer research in the Hamilton College Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics departments have been recognized as Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars. Funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and matching funds from Hamilton College, these awards provide stipends and funding for equipment, supplies, and travel to encourage women to either begin or continue research projects in the three disciplines.  More ...

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