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John McEnroe
McEnroe Publishes Excavation Report
John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Art, contibuted to the most recent volume of the Pseira excavation reports published by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) press. Originally excavated in 1906-1907 by Richard Seager, Pseira was an important Bronze Age harbor town located on an islet just off the north coast of Crete. McEnroe was the project architect for the collaborative Greek-American team that devoted many years to the exhaustive reinvestigation of the site. More ...
Susan Mason
Mason Supports UBS Investment Bank Executive Director Women Coaching Program
Susan Mason, director of Hamilton’s Oral Communication Center, recently became one of two executive coaches supporting the UBS Investment Bank Women Executive Director (ED) Coaching Program. Mason is working with her executive coaching colleague Judith Katcher P’98, whose daughter Betsy Katcher Freedman ‘98 was one of Mason’s advisees. More ...
Carl Rubino
Rubino Presents at Cuba Conference
Carl A. Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, recently traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the 5th Biennial International Congress on the Philosophical, Epistemological, and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory. At the invitation of the organizers, he offered, together with Alicia Juarrero and Robert Ulanowicz, a preconference course on “Auto-organization, Complexity, and Wonder.” The title of his presentation there was "Articulating Wonder in a Secular Age."
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James Wells
Wells Translates Poem for Anthology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics James Wells recently published a translation of an ancient Greek poem by Pindar (518–438 BCE) in The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (W.W. Norton & Company). Wells contributed Pindar's Pythian 12. This publication ties in with a book contract Wells has with Duckworth Publishing for a translation of Pindar's victory songs, The Songs of Pindar. More ...
Interdisciplinary Antarctic Expedition Sets Sail
On January 4, more than 30 scientists from 11 states and four countries, led by  Hamilton's Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences, embarked upon one of the most complex interdisciplinary Antarctic expeditions ever funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the two-month trip the scientists will be addressing a significant regional problem with global change implications, the abrupt environmental change in Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf System. The expedition is part of the NSF's International Polar Year (IPY) program. More ...
Martine Guyot-Bender
Guyot-Bender Awarded Camargo Foundation Fellowship
Professor of French Martine Guyot-Bender recently received a Camargo Foundation Fellowship for spring 2010 to work on a book on film documentaries. She will be spending her sabbatical leave at the Camargo Foundation, in Cassis, France, researching the link between the (stern) subjects of social French documentary and aesthetic choices, with an emphasis on ISKRA, an underground French film producing company started by Chris Marker in 1967. The Camargo Foundation was created by independent filmmaker Jerome Hill.
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Ann Silversmith
Silversmith Co-Authors Paper in Journal of Luminescence
A paper by Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith and former Hamilton students Nguyen T.T. Nguyen '08 and Dan Campbell '08, has been published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Luminescence. The article, "Fluorescence yield in rare earth doped sol-gel silicate glasses," was also co-authored by Carlos Ortiz '08 and Dan Boye of Davidson College and Kurt Hoffman of Whitman College. More ...
Brent Plate
Plate Lectures on Blasphemy at Indianapolis Museum of Art
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate recently gave a public lecture at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The topic was "Blasphemous Art," which stemmed from Plate's 2006 book Blasphemy: Art That Offends. From Danish cartoons to a chocolate Jesus, from a crucifix submerged in urine to Madonna's musical performances, the visual arts have provoked outrage, censorship, and even violence. More ...
Jay Williams '54
Williams Publishes Poem on Web Site
Jay G. Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies, published a poem, "The Thumb Print," on Dig-it-all, the new Web site of the American School of Oriental Research. It is an "archaeological" poem about discovering an ancient potter's thumb print on a 2,800 year old potsherd. More ...
Stephen Wu
Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being Studied

States that are ranked highly in an objective quality of life measure also have the highest average levels of self-reported life satisfaction. In other words, state-by-state rankings of measurements such as sunshine, state and national parks, crime rates, pollution and the cost of living run parallel with rankings of personal happiness. Co-authors Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu with Andrew J. Oswald of Warwick University prove this in their new study “Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA,” published in Science magazine on Dec. 17.  More ...

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