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Camille Jones to Discuss "The Hydrogen Economy" in Faculty Lecture Series
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones will present "The Hydrogen Economy" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 1, at 4:10 p.m. in Dwight Lounge in the Bristol Center. Jones' presentation will include a discussion on the recent major research efforts to develop hydrogen as an alternative source of energy for the transportation industry. More ...
Green Democracy Roundtable to Discuss Global Climate Change
A Green Democracy Roundtable will take place at Hamilton on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Hosted by the Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and Democracy Matters, the roundtable intends to address such issues as awareness, activism and solutions to global warming. The discussion is part of Focus the Nation, a nationwide teach-in to raise awareness of global warming, and is open to the public. Kevin Rowe, president of Democracy Matters, noted "We're trying to emphasize that the event is not a panel, but rather an interactive discussion among policymakers, students, faculty, local citizens and activists and the college administration."
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Campus Safety Hybrid SUV Is Easier on the Environment
Hamilton is continuing its efforts to go green with the purchase of a Ford Escape Hybrid SUV for the Campus Safety department. It is believed to be the first such vehicle used for full-time patrol by a college's campus safety or police department in Central New York. Hybrids typically offer better fuel economy and a lower impact on the environment. Concern for the environment as well as the rising cost of gasoline led Hamilton to purchase the vehicle. More ...
Environmental Politics Class to Host Mock Senate Hearing on Climate Change Legislation
Students in Government 285: Introduction to Environmental Politics, led by Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Peter Cannavo, will hold a mock Senate hearing on climate change legislation on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 – 7:30 p.m. in the Red Pit in the Kirner-Johnson Building. Cannavo says that attendees to this event should "expect informative expert testimony, spirited debate, self-serving political grandstanding and fascinating presentations covering everything climate-related, from distributive justice to alternative fuels to White House policy to oil reserves to international relations." This event is free and open to the public. More ...
Skenandoa House Receives Architectural Award
The Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has recognized the renovation of Skenandoa House with a merit award. EwingCole, the architectural firm responsible for the work, received the award for excellence in architectural design on Nov. 16. More ...
Hamilton Community Breaks Ground at New Farm Garden
Cold weather and snow flurries didn't keep gardening enthusiasts away as the inaugural fall planting of the Community Farm Garden took place on Nov. 17. Approximately 25 gardeners, including students, faculty and President Joan Hinde Stewart, braved temperatures in the 30s and a fresh snow to plant a great variety of flower bulbs and a number of beds of garlic.
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Domack's Antarctic Peninsula Research Cited in New IPCC Climate Report
The published work of Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences, was cited in the recently released IPCC Climate Report, The Physical Science Basis, (Chapter 6 Palaeoclimate). The IPCC is the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that issues state of the earth's climate reports based upon the recent scientific findings, greenhouse gas emissions and predictions for the future of the earth's climate. The final report of the organization was issued on November 17. Jonathan Overpeck '79 is a coordinating lead author for the Palaeoclimate chapter. A scientist at the University of Arizona, he was one of the international body of climate scientists who authored the first IPCC report.  More ...
Sustainability Panel Urges Think Globally, Act Locally
Hamilton hosted a panel discussion titled "Global Problems, Regional Actions: Sustainability in the Mohawk Valley" on Nov. 13. Panelists included Utica Mayor Tim Julian; Utica attorney Peter Rayhill; John Furman, president of Utica/Central New York Citizens in Action; Hamilton Director of Environmental Protection, Safety and Sustainability Brian Hansen; Patrick Raynard, general manager of Bon Appétit; Elaine Hills, a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY Albany; and Hamilton senior Jenney Stringer. Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Peter Cannavo was moderator. Each panelist suggested ways in which citizens can become involved in local sustainability efforts and highlighted methods of addressing large-scale environmental problems.
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Hamilton to Host Panel Discussion on Sustainability in the Mohawk Valley
Hamilton College will host a panel discussion on local sustainability efforts titled "Global Problems, Regional Actions: Sustainability in the Mohawk Valley" on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the KJ Red-Pit (Room 109). The event is free and open to the public.
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Community Farm Garden Gets Started on Campus
Hamilton students spend a large part of their year on Hamilton's campus, but some feel they have no real connection to the land on which the College sits. Students live in rented rooms, eat prepared food from dining halls and learn largely through discussions and activities inside classrooms and labs. In an attempt to bring members of the Hamilton community closer to the land they occupy, students and faculty have teamed up to create a community farm garden on campus. More ...
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