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Students to Attend National Computational Chemistry Workshop

David Dacres ’18, Erin Lewis ’18, Pat Marris ’16 and Rich Wenner ’17 will travel to San Diego to take part in the first Undergraduate Workshop in Computational Chemistry. The workshop will take place during the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting March 13-17.  More ...

Kevin Herrera '16 presented a poster at the Northeastern Storm Conference.
Herrera ’16 Presents at Northeastern Storm Conference

Kevin A. Herrera ’16 presented a poster titled “Lightning Protection: Past, Present and Future on the Hamilton College Campus” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held March 4-6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His work was based on his senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.  More ...

NY Times Publishes Williams' Letter on Monarch's Challenges

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, titled Challenges Facing the Monarch Butterfly on March 7. In response to a Feb. 28 article titled Monarch Butterfly Migration Rebounds Easing Some Fears, Williams pointed out that, “...this year’s measurement remains less than a quarter of what it was 20 years ago.”  More ...

Claire Sayler '12 and Professor Barbara Tewksbury are shown conducting fieldwork in Egypt on the NSF OISE Web banner.
Desert Eyes Project Featured on NSF Website

A photo from the Desert Eyes Project appears on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering Website banner. The photo, part of a rotating series, shows Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and professor of geosciences, and Claire Sayler ’12 doing fieldwork in Egypt.  More ...

Dick Bedient
NY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts

Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”  More ...

Rigoberto Hernandez
“A Paleontologist, an Astronomer and a Chemist Walk up to a Bar...”

As Associate Professor of Chemistry Adam VanWynsberghe noted in his introduction, Rigoberto Hernandez embodies the Phi Beta Kappa motto that “Love of learning is the guide of life.” Hernandez, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Georgia Tech, is the 2015-16 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and his Feb. 25 lecture “Advancing Science Through Diversity” focused on promoting what he called diversity excellence in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation and ability.

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Azriel Grysman and Amanda Denney '17
Grysman and Denney ’17 Publish Paper

“Gender, experimenter gender and medium of report influence the content of autobiographical memory report, an article co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Azriel Grysman and Amelia Denney ’17 was recently published in the journal Memory.  More ...

Cynthia Downs
Downs Publishes Pace-of-Life Research Paper

A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs was recently published by The American Naturalist. “Speeding up growth: selection for mass-independent maximal metabolic rate alters growth rates” describes the results of the authors’ study of the relationship of metabolic rates to pace-of-life.  More ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Great Names Ticket Information Available For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ticket information for Great Names speaker American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is available now on the Great Names website. Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, will appear as the first scientist in the Hamilton College Sacerdote Great Names Series on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. He will give an interactive presentation which will followed by a question and answer period. The event will be free and open to the public.  More ...

Douglas Weldon
Weldon Presents at AACU Meeting

Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology, presented on Jan. 21 in a session titled “Ten Years Later – Did the Science Center Make a Difference?” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) in Washington, D.C.  More ...

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