Alumni Virtual Events
Vignettes and Vinaigrettes: A Memoir of Catering Before Food Was Hot with Carol Durst-Wertheim K’73 (9/29/2020)
Carol Durst-Wertheim K’73 discusses her career path into the food industry. Vignettes & Vinaigrettes reflects her experience catering during the second wave of the Women’s Movement.
Book Club: An Elegant Woman with author Martha McPhee P’22 (9/22/2020)
Author, current Hamilton parent, and National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee P’22 discusses her new novel, An Elegant Woman. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Committee and will be moderated by Kate Childs ’08. Completing the book prior to the event is not a must.
Welcome To The Hamily - Night 2 (8/13/2020)
Class of 2024 students and parents gather and connect, featuring a live cooking demonstration with Hamilton alumna Samantha Koss '95.
Welcome To The Hamily - Night 1 (8/12/2020)
Class of 2024 students and parents gather and connect, featuring a live cooking demonstration with Hamilton alumna Samantha Koss '95.
Songs of the Suffragists with Laura Engelhardt ’95 (8/11/2020)
Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Committee, author Laura Engelhardt ’95 shares her book Songs of the Suffragists, a narration of the history of American feminism from the 19th Century through the modern era. During the presentation, a movie directed by Isha Parkhi ’21 and Allison Sheehan ’23 will be shared. In the film, we will hear performances of the songs recorded by the Hamilton women’s a cappella group Tumbling After. Attendees engaged in a robust discussion about what the suffrage movement means today not only politically, but socially and economically. Each chapter includes an excerpt of song lyrics from the relevant period, along with a well-researched commentary regarding the song and the women’s movement at that time.
Contact Tracing in the Age of COVID: How a Routine Day Job Turned into a Pandemic Necessity (8/10/2020)
Eddie Ajaeb ’11 and Scott Allocco ’82 discuss contact tracing during the pandemic. Why is it important? How is it done and how is it working? What are the logistical and technological challenges?
Classic Cocktails Masterclass with Bob Kunze-Concewitz ’88 and the Campari Academy (7/30/2020)
A special classic cocktail training with Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz ’88 and mixologists from Campari Academy, Campari America’s leading bartender school.
Social Distancing in the Garden with Scott Brinitzer ’85 (7/21/2020)
For those of us still confined to our homes and getting reacquainted with our own backyards, Scott Brinitzer ’85 presents a thoughtful approach to landscapes.
From Grape to Glass with Jessica Mozeico ’95 and Arthur Kalita ’71 (7/23/2020)
Learn how an Oregon winemaker and a vineyard owner have collaborated since 2004 to produce award-winning Pinot Noir, the signature wine grape of Oregon.
Genre Fiction: The Stuff They Never Teach in College with Susan Alice Bickford K’72 (7/13/2020)
Susan Alice Bickford K’72 talks about the choices, tropes, and delights of genre fiction, and provide some insights into her thrillers.
That Will Never Work with Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph ’80 (6/30/2020)
Marc Randolph ’80, co-founder of Netflix & author of That Will NEVER Work: The Real-Life, Totally Improbable Story of Netflix’s Early Days.
Storytelling and Live Illustration with Tom Booth ’06 (6/29/2020)
Tom Booth ’06 shares his talent and skill as he leads attendees through a live illustration demonstration complete with storytelling.
Kirkland Virtual Verse Volume II (6/23/2020)
A Kirkland poetry reading and discussion organized and led by Jo Pitkin K’78, featuring Nin Andrews ’80, Nina Bogin K’74, Doris Low K’78, and Jane Summer K’76.
Well Designed & Organized: Tips & Tricks (6/11/2020)
Organization and design professionals Avery Amante ’00, Jessie Sheehan ’00, and Carol Lang ’00 share ideas and tips.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Phone Calls (6/15/2020)
Join Jonathan Rick ’05, D.C. communication consultant, and learn how to win clients and influence colleagues.
Reinsurance: The Most Interesting Industry You've Never Heard Of (6/10/2020)
Kevin O’Donnell ’89 discusses the reinsurance industry and how it helps us understand significant challenges.
Let's Make Pie! with Amy Carew Merin ’89 (6/5/2020)
Join home baker Amy Carew Merin ’89 as she demonstrates how to make seasonal fruit pies.
Virtual Teaming in the Age of COVID-19 with Martha Freymann Miser K’75 (6/3/2020)
Join leadership coach Martha Freymann Miser K’75 in a dialogue about how to build strong teams during this tumultuous time.
Crafting Your Career Transition Strategy for a Period of Change (5/27/2020)
Career strategists Evie Scoville ’85, Warren White ’92, and Ken Mattsson ’87 share guidance on navigating career steps.
The Chemistry of Soap with Alison Brown ’11 (5/26/2020)
A discussion of the science of soap and a demonstration of soap making.
At Home with the World: A View of Covid-19 in Africa with Edvige Jean-François ’90 (5/22/2020)
A discussion about health and humanitarian efforts in Rwanda, South Africa, and Nigeria.
Hamilton Bakes: One Dough, Many Treats with Samantha Koss ’95 (5/21/2020)
Samantha Koss ’95 will teach you the easiest one-bowl yeast bread recipe.
Virtual Verse: Kirkland Poetry Reading and Discussion led by Jo Pitkin K’78 (5/21/2020)
A Kirkland poetry reading and discussion led by Jo Pitkin K’78.
Bake a Chocolate Caramel Tart with Chef Stephen Durfee ’85 (5/18/20)
Culinary Institute of America Pastry Chef Stephen Durfee ’85 demonstrates how to make a Chocolate Caramel Tart.
Zumba with Nichole Bowman-Glover ’93 (5/15/2020)
Zumba is a fitness class that combines high energy and motivating international music with dance moves.
Discussion with Entrepreneur Thomas Tull ’92 (5/13/2020)
Thomas Tull ’92, founder of Legendary Entertainment, discusses how to identify opportunities.
Art Lesson with Jessica Dalrymple ’94 (5/12/2020)
Come ready to create! She will walk you through the basics of shape, form, light, and shadow with exercises and demonstration.
At Home with the World: Distancing without Retreating with Edvige Jean-François '90 (5/6/2020)
Join journalist Edvige Jean-François ’90 as she shares her experiences covering challenging and uplifting stories.
Holding Space and Sharing Resources With Hamiltonians Who Parent (4/28/2020)
Fostering community and benefiting from shared experiences, facilitated by Jazmin Gatto de Torres ’02 and Carrie Patch Knudsen ’02.
Tequila vs. Mezcal with Steve Laycock '08 (4/23/2020)
Steve Laycock ’08, director of East Coast sales for Ilegal Mezcal and a partner at Ducks Eatery, leads a discussion about tequila and mezcal.
Is There Really an Oil Price War? with Bob Fryklund ’80 (4/21/2020)
Bob Fryklund ’80, vice president and chief strategist for the Upstream Energy Group at IHS Markit, talks about oil prices.
How to Navigate Political News During COVID-19 with Jessica Moulite ’14 (4/14/2020)
Political journalist Jessica Moulite ’14 offers her insights from reporting on COVID-19 and shares practices on how to stay informed.
Pilates with Kimberly Farish Kandra ‘93 (4/10/2020)
Kimberly Farish Kandra ’93, owner of Kimmotion Pilates Studio, is offering an online Pilates mat class for the Hamilton Community.
Faculty & Staff Events
Saving Local Food Amidst the Global Pandemic moderated by Professor Stephen Ellingson (7/14/2020)
A farmer (Jason Townsend, Kingfisher Farm), a chef (Tim Hardiman, The Tailor & the Cook), and one of the area's experts about the local food economy (Elizabeth Irons, Oneida County Public Market) discuss how the local food system in Central New York is handling the stresses caused by the pandemic.
Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton with Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley (6/17/2020)
Lydia Hamessley has published numerous articles and is the co-editor of Audible Traces: Gender, Identity, and Music. Her book, Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, will be published in the fall of 2020 (University of Illinois Press). Professor Hamessley will discuss Parton’s career and several of her songs, including “The Bridge,” “The Grass Is Blue,” and “Jolene.”
Celebrating Professor Bruce Muirhead (6/4/2020)
A special event hosted by Carol Friscia K’77 to honor Bruce and all that he’s done for his scores of students over these many years.
Lunch with Director of Athletics Jon Hind ’80 (5/28/2020)
A virtual lunchtime visit and an update on Hamilton College athletics with Director of Athletics Jon Hind ’80.
Words to Live By: Sharing Memories with Phyllis Breland ’80 (5/15/2020)
After nearly two decades, Phyllis Breland ’80 is retiring from Hamilton, and we’re celebrating her remarkable career.
Our Unquiet Spirits: The College Cemetery, Hamilton’s Community of Memory with Fred Rogers P’22 (5/12/2020)
Director of Annual Giving Fred Rogers P’22 — the College’s self-appointed cemetery “dean and docent” — presents an exploration of our ancient burying ground.
Homeward Bound with Professor Marianne Janack (5/7/2020)
Marianne Janack, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, discusses a place we have all become extremely familiar with during COVID-19 — home.
Virtual Talk with Professor Maurice Isserman (4/20/2020)
An illustrated talk and reading from Professor Isserman's latest book, The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors.
From the Hill to the Home with Terry Martinez and Maria Genao-Homs (4/20/2020)
A discussion with Vice President and Dean of Students Terry Martinez and Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion Maria Genao-Homs.
Pandemic Politics with Professor Phil Klinkner (4/16/2020)
Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, leads an online discussion of “pandemic politics” and the impact on 2020 elections.
Guided Writing with Professor Tina Hall (4/7/2020)
Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Tina May Hall leads participants in a short journaling exercise to record thoughts and reactions to this chaotic, unusual time.
Hamilton Career Network Events
HCN Book Club: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body moderated by Lindsey Byrnes ’09 (9/16/2020)
A thought-provoking discussion with Lindsey Wong Byrnes ’09 on Jo Marchant's Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body.
Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks moderated by Professor Natalie Nannas (8/12/2020)
A Hamilton Career Network (HCN) interactive discussion with Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Nannas on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a deeply personal story of science and social injustice. This book explores the history and untold origin of HeLa cells, one of the most important tools in human genetics and modern medicine. Many questions about the relationship between science and society, a topic we acutely feel today amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, are raised. Discussion will focus on themes of ethics in research and medicine, racism and exploitation of vulnerable groups, ownership and commercialization of the body, and scientific discovery in the context of society.
Book Club: The Splendid and the Vile moderated by Professor Alan Cafruny (7/29/2020)
Hamilton Career Network (HCN) presents an interactive discussion with Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Relations Alan Cafruny on The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. The Splendid and the Vile is an in-depth account of Winston Churchill's leadership during Germany's Blitz of London. Professor Cafruny will moderate a discussion on key themes from the book, Churchill and Great Britain during World War II, the book's applicability to modern-day domestic and international politics, and leadership in a time of crisis.
COVID-19: Privacy Tensions and Data Security Unease — Heightened Concerns Amid a Pandemic (7/20/2020)
Stu Ingis ’93 and Jim Dinneen ’05 cover the latest policy, business, and technology trends as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers think about their personal data during these unprecedented times.
Returning to Work: Our "New" Office (5/29/2020)
A Hamilton Career Network virtual event featuring Joshua Bruff ’05, VP of property management at Raider Hill, and Erin Kibbe ’06, senior HR manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. With returning to work at the forefront of many conversations, Joshua and Erin will discuss how they are preparing buildings, employees, and clients to return to work safely and efficiently. They will also share some changes and best practices that are likely to occur as restrictions are lifted across the country.
Career Transitions for Young Professionals in Finance & Consulting (5/20/20)
A panel of young alumni in finance and consulting discuss their career paths, what led them to pursue MBAs, and how they have used their post-grad education to pivot or advance.
Educator Round Table Presented by Hamilton Career Network (5/14/2020)
In virtual learning we are faced with new challenges including changing mediums and practices. Join a virtual round table with fellow Hamiltonians in the education field to discuss these issues.
COVID-19 and the Creative Sector: Disruption and Opportunity (5/5/2020)
Alumni in media entertainment discuss how they've been faring since the pandemic. Panelists include Keith Stichweh ’92, Charlotte Simons ’16, Jay Marsac ’92, and Abigail Homer ’16.
Governing in a Time of Public Health Crisis (4/29/2020)
A Hamilton Career Network (HCN) discussion with public health experts and former or current government officials. Moderated by Michael O’Leary ’04.
HCN Virtual Book Discussion: Bad Blood moderated by Judy Gray K'78 (4/15/2020)
A discussion of John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, an account of Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos scandal.
Greg Wilson '89: Communications During Coronavirus (4/8/2020)
Greg Wilson ’89 offers advice on using crisis communications skills to help protect and advance your organizational mission during the rapidly-evolving coronavirus crisis.