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Randall Arendt
Conservation Planning Advocate to Lecture

Landscape planner and author Randall Arendt will present a lecture, “Rural Conservation Subdivision Design to Help Protect Working and Cultural Landscapes” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Joyce Barry
Barry Gives Talk on Gender and Climate Change

Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, gave an invited lecture at the Center for Women’s Studies at Colgate University on Nov. 5. Barry’s talk, “Gender and Climate Change: Lessons from the Movement to End Mountaintop Removal,” was based on research from her 2012 book, Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal, as well as information she is currently gathering on the connections between gender and climate change.  More ...

Luis Vivanco
The Lost Art of Cycling

As Hamilton  prepares for its new bike path, cultural anthropologist Luis Vivanco’s lecture, “Reconsidering the Bicycle,” could not be more timely. Vivanco, director of the Global and Regional Studies Program and founding director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Vermont, spoke about the current global state of using bikes as alternative transportation.  More ...

From left, Victoria Blumenfeld, Zach Dix, Carly Poremba, Heather Krieger.
Students Attend Real Food Rising Conference

Students Heather Krieger '14, Carly Poremba '15, Zach Dix '15, and Victoria Blumenfeld '16 attended the Real Food Rising conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 11-13.  More ...

Jen Kleindienst '09 talks about her career with a group of students at Hamilton.
Kleindienst ’09 Speaks about Career in Campus Sustainability

Jen Kleindienst ’09 returned to Hamilton on Oct. 21 to speak to the community about her career in environmental activism and give advice to those interested in the campus sustainability movement.  More ...

The 2013 Eat Local Challenge took place in McEwen Courtyard.
9th Annual Eat Local Challenge

With much cooperation from Mother Nature, Bon Appétit, Hamilton’s food service provider, hosted the 9th annual Eat Local Challenge under sunny skies on Sept. 24, in McEwen Courtyard. The menu included the best of Central New York with dishes like salt potatoes, honeyed raspberries, local apple sauce, Sun Gold tomatoes, roast pork loin, grilled garlic chicken, acorn squash, apples and cider and grape juice.  More ...

Derek Roy, Bon Appetit's new chef, picks Swiss chard from the Hamilton community garden for today's Eat Local Challenge.
Eat Local Challenge: A Locavore's Dream

Bon Appétit Management Company, Hamilton’s food service provider, will host the 9th annual Eat Local Challenge on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in McEwen Courtyard.The chefs at Hamilton will join more than 400 other Bon Appétit restaurants and cafés in preparing a special meal made entirely with ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of their kitchens.  More ...

Rachel Sobel (3rd from right) with her fellow American Chemical Society representatives
Rachel Sobel ’15 to Attend UN Climate Change Convention

After an extensive and competitive application process, Rachel Sobel ’15 has been selected to be a student representative of the American Chemical Society at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The annual convention will take place from Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, and will address proposals for a comprehensive international agreement to reduce carbon gas emissions.  More ...

Cram & Scram opens Tuesday in Sage Rink.
Thrift Shop

Hamilton’s 6th annual “Cram & Scram” reuse/rebuy sale will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 27 and 28, in Sage Rink. Tuesday’s sale hours are 12:30 - 5 p.m., and Wednesday’s sale will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  More ...

Rob Clayton, left, and Daniel Lichtenauer, remove a sample syringe containing bacteria samples from Green Lake.
Student Researchers Probe Unique Ecosystem of Green Lake

Hamilton College is situated roughly 30 miles from Green Lake, a rare meromictic lake in Onondaga Country.  This lake is considered special due to the segregated nature of its water and multiple base layers of sediment that have remained preserved over the past thousands of years.  This summer, Kevin Boettger ’14 and Matt Brzustoski ’15 studied the lake with Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick to identify its unique characteristics and features.  More ...

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