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  • Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz was a respondent during two panel discussions at the fall meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) held Oct. 8-10 in Wilmington, Del.

  • The Los Angeles Review of Books described Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America as “an important work” in an Oct. 8 review titled “Locked Up in America: The Essay in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Edited by Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences Doran Larson, Fourth City is a collection of 71 essays by current and former prisoners on a wide range of topics about prison life, solicited over approximately five years.

  • Peter Cannavò, associate professor of government and director of the environmental studies program, discussed the views of political theorist Hannah Arendt, author of The Human Condition, as well as his own perspectives on the politics of place on KPFA’s Against the Grain radio program on Oct. 7. During the hour-long broadcast, Cannavò stressed the importance of democratic deliberation and pointed to an overemphasis on development to the detriment of preservation.

  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on WRFG Radio Atlanta on Oct. 3 to discuss the Guyana-Venezuela border dispute. It recently escalated when Venezuela made aggressive statements and troop buildups on Guyana’s western border in the wake of the recent discovery of oil in Guyana’s territorial waters.

  • Hamilton College Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of four Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor. Brian Collett, physics; Heather Merrill, Africana studies; Cheryl Morgan, French; and Lisa Trivedi, history, were promoted effective Oct. 3.

  • The goal of the first TEDx talk at Hamilton College, sponsored by the Oral Communication Center and Dean of Faculty’s Office, was to leave the conformity of our everyday lives and return to no-strings attached inquisitive nature of youth in order to achieve uninhibited curiosity and creativity.

  • Professor of French John C. O’Neal’s article “The Potential Convergence of Religious and Secular Interests in Voltaire's Traité sur la tolérance” has been published in the journal Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, volume 5 (2015): 211-30.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs presented an invited lecture titled “Linking mechanisms and functions through ecophysiology: lessons from mice and elk” on Oct. 5 at the University of South Dakota.

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  • An article titled “Good Tidings, Strenuous Life” by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman appeared in the fall 2015 issue of the Alpinist magazine. The piece is a precursor to the release of Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering in April 2016 (W.W. Norton & Company) by Isserman.

  • Photographs from Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight’s “In God’s House” project are on display in exhibitions at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, N.C., and the Union Street Gallery in Chicago.

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