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Stephen Wu
Wu Appointed to Editorial Board of Journal of Socio-Economics

Professor of Economics Stephen Wu has been appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Socio-Economics.  The journal publishes papers that deal with various economic topics but also involve issues that are related to other social sciences, such as psychology and sociology.  More ...

Sharon Rivera
Rivera Class Holds Teleconference With Moscow Students

Students in Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera’s “Introduction to Russian Studies” class (RSNST 100) participated in a teleconference with students from MGIMO University (the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs) on Nov. 15.  MGIMO is one of the most prestigious universities in the Russian Federation and enrolls over 6,000 students with international interests.   More ...

The American Communal Societies class at the Oneida Mansion House.
American Communal Societies Class Joins History With Hamilton's Special Collections

For many people, the words “history class” conjure up images of dusty books, and it’s true that American Communal Religious Societies, co-taught by Professor of History Doug Ambrose and Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, does have most of its weekly class meetings in Burke Library. Most, but not all.  More ...

Members of the History of Civil War class recite the Gettysburg Address.
Isserman Class Records Gettysburg Address for Ken Burns' Project

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, Maurice Isserman’s History of the Civil War class (History 215) took part in filmmaker Ken Burns’ project “Learn the Address.” Isserman is the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History.  More ...

Hamilton students in the New York City Program with Rich Bernstein '80 and Prof. Derek Jones.
Rich Bernstein '80 Hosts Program in NYC Students

Students on Hamilton’s Program in NYC recently paid a visit to Richard Bernstein Advisors, an investment advising firm founded by alumnus Richard Bernstein ’80.  After working at Merrill Lynch as the chief investment strategist, Bernstein left Merrill in 2008 and started his own firm in 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession.  More ...

Robert Frank
Success and Luck: Inseparable or Identical?

Returning to the Hill for the first time in more than a decade, economist Robert Frank spoke on Nov. 5 about the relationship between success and luck. A prolific author and co-director of the Paduano Seminar in business ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Frank gave a lecture that was an engaging mélange of economic theory, personal anecdotes and examples from well-known cultural events. Drawing on these, he asserted that success in life is 100 percent dependent on luck.  More ...

Owen Discusses Inflation on Marketplace

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for an American Public Media Marketplace feature on inflation, broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 29.  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover a LAC-DEV Conference Organizer, Presenter

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover, together with colleagues from Amherst, Colgate, Wesleyan and Vassar, co-organized the inaugural Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economic Conference (LAC-DEV).  More ...

Dan Chambliss
Chambliss Lectures on How College Works at Trinity

Hamilton College Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss gave a talk on Sept. 26 at Trinity College on how to maximize the value of a liberal arts education. Chambliss is co-author of How College Works: What Matters Most for Students in Liberal Arts Institutions with his former student Christopher G. Takacs ’05. The book has been awarded the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize of Harvard University Press as its best book of the year on education and society.  More ...

Jenny Irons
Irons' Opinion Piece Appears on USA Today Site

In an opinion piece on the USA Today website, Associate Professor of Sociology Jenny Irons focused on two of the most significant predictors of gun deaths, income inequality and the percentage of the population identified as black. “But for the Grace of Class and Race,” posted on the publication’s site on Sept. 30, Irons expanded the conversation beyond legislation as a solution. “We should look more deeply into the roll race and class play in gun violence in the United States."  More ...

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