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Douglas Ambrose, The Sidney Wertimer Jr. Associate Professor of History
Ambrose Appointed to Wertimer Chair
Hamilton College President Eugene M. Tobin has announced the appointment of Associate Professor of History Douglas Ambrose to the Sidney Wertimer Jr. Chair at Hamilton. The appointment to the chair is made by the president, on the advice of Vice President and Dean of the Faculty David C. Paris. More ...
New Dean of Multicultural Affairs Asks for Campus Support
Marc David, Hamilton's new Assistant Dean of Students for Multicultural Student Affairs, is asking for campus support of his proposed initiatives. He is seeking members of the community to serve as a resource base for multicultural students. More ...
Andy Morgan '04 and Professor Johnson
Morgan '04 and Johnson Study Lip Reading
Andy Morgan ’04, a psychology major, has devoted 10 weeks of his summer vacation to science research under the direction of Visiting Instructor of Psychology Jennifer Johnson. Morgan has been studying the correlation between lip reading and dynamic spatial reasoning. It is hypothesized that the large discrepancy in an individual’s ability to lip read is related to one’s ability to see multiple things happen at once, or to be able to spatially reason. At this point in the process, Morgan is generating stimuli and possible tests that could be run to prove the theory. The ultimate goal of his research is to find a way to teach people to dynamically spatially reason, which would then have an impact on their ability to lip read. Morgan is highly interested in this research and hopes to be able to continue working on the project into the fall, when tests would actually be run. More ...
Georges Participated in International Conference
Professor of Economics Christophre Georges chaired a session "Co-evolutionary Learning and Network Effects" and gave a paper "Learning and Nonlinear Misspecification" at the 8th International Conference of the Society for Computational Economics, June 2002, Aix en Provence, France. More ...
Barbara Smalley '83 Finishes Ironman Triathlon
Barbara Smalley ‘83 competed in the 2002 Ironman USA, Lake Placid, on July 28. An Ironman competition consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. The Lake Placid Ironman is one of only four officially sanctioned Ironman North America events. Smalley competed for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT). TNT has raised millions of dollars toward finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. Smalley finished the swim in 1:12:47, the bike in 7:45:25 and the run in 5:47:24, crossing the finish line just after 10 p.m. More ...
Georges and McEnroe Promoted

Hamilton College President Eugene M. Tobin announced today that two faculty members have been promoted to full professor. Christophre Georges, an associate professor in the economics department, and John McEnroe, an associate professor of art, were promoted effective July 1. In promoting Professors Georges and McEnroe, President Tobin acted on the recommendations of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty David Paris, the elected faculty members of the Committee on Appointments, senior colleagues in the departments of economics and art, past and current students and a group of nationally recognized scholars.  More ...

Ava Bromberg '02
Chemistry and Ceramics Combine in Summer Research Project
In the summer of 2001, Ava Bromberg '02, with the support of an Emerson Grant, completed a project titled "Glaze Chemistry: Where Art Melts with Science, an Interdisciplinary Exploration." Working with Professor Robert Palusky from the art department and Associate Professor Karen Brewer from chemistry, Bromberg performed a time-consuming and somewhat tedious battery of tests on hundreds of ceramic tiles. In an attempt to find viable substitutes for commonly used glazes that are becoming increasingly scarce, she used hundreds of test glazes. In researching possible substitutes for these glazes, Bromberg varied temperatures and materials as she fired thousands of test tiles. She examined the chemical compositon of the glazes in conjunction with the structure and performance of the inorganic oxides, essential for providing color. More ...
Astrid Helfant, Visiting Instructor of Biology
Helfant Publishes Article in Current Genetics
Current Genetics recently published an article by Visiting Instructor of Biology Astrid H. Helfant titled, "Composition of the Spindle Pole Body of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the Proteins Involved in its Duplication." In her review paper, Helfant focuses on the centrosome in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, referred to as the spindle pole body (SPB). The centrosome is an organelle found in fungi (including yeast) and in most animal cells and is known to play a key role in maintaining the genomic stability of the cell. Upon its duplication, the centrosome forms a bipolar spindle responsible for separating the genomic DNA of a dividing cell. More ...
Hirshfield, Woods '04, Boulware '02, Pettigrew '03, Burkhart '04 at the Rome lab
Hirshfield and Students Work at the Rome Air Force Research Lab
Professor of Computer Science Stuart Hirshfield is working with Hamilton students at the Rome Research site of the Air Force Research Lab. Jonathan Woods '04, Doug Boulware '02, Bryan Pettigrew '03, and Brian Burkhart '04 are each working in a different research group on projects related to new programming technologies, database systems, artificial intelligence, and hardware measurement systems. More ...
Cryer Plays the Duke in Comedy of Errors

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Mark Cryer is playing "the Duke" in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Cryer can be seen at the Saratoga Springs Shakespeare Festival in Congress Park, Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public.  More ...

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