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Redfield Attends International Conference on Modern Algebra
Samuel F. Pratt Professor of Mathematics Robert Redfield attended the International Conference on Modern Algebra at Vanderbilt University. The conference celebrated the 60th birthday of Ralph McKenzie. Redfield gave a talk titled "Lattice-ordered fields of quotients of group rings." More ...
Professor Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Sharpley-Whiting Authors Book
Professor of Africana Studies and French Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting is the author of Negritude Women, published by University of Minnesota Press. According to the publisher's Web site, "The Negritude movement, which signaled the awakening of a pan-African consciousness among black French intellectuals, has been understood almost exclusively in terms of the contributions of its male founders: Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Léon G. Damas. This masculine genealogy has completely overshadowed the central role played by French-speaking black women in its creation and evolution. In Negritude Women, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting offers a long-overdue corrective, revealing the contributions made by the women who were not merely integral to the success of the movement, but often in its vanguard." More ...
Jin and Xu Awarded Grant from National Science Council
Professor of Chinese Hong Gang Jin and Associate Professor of Chinese De Bao Xu have been awarded a grant from the National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan to work with colleagues in the Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at National Taiwan Normal University during 2002 and 2003. The grant provides about $32,000, which will support Jin's and Xu's research and living expenses for 10 months in Taiwan to work on two projects: a book on teaching Chinese as a second language and experimental studies of multimedia effects on language acquisition. More ...
Steve Wilson
Hamilton Performing Arts to Present Jazz Performance and Residency by Steve Wilson
The Hamilton College Performing Arts continues its Contemporary Voices and Visions series with a performance and residency by the Steve Wilson Jazz Quartet. The performance will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton College campus, and residency activities will take place on Friday, Oct. 25. The Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble will perform one selection with the Steve Wilson Quartet. More ...
Douglas Massey speaks with sociology prof. Chambliss and students
President of American Sociological Assoc. Speaks at Hamilton
Douglas Massey, outgoing president of the American Sociological Association and chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s sociology department, presented “Mexican Immigration: Consequences of Failed U.S. Policies” on Monday night. Massey discussed how the social and economic fabric of Mexico and the U.S. has been affected by U.S. immigration policies. He noted that beginning in the early 1900s, the U.S. government recruited Mexicans to work in this country but instead of creating a mutually beneficial system, created an exploitive one that continues to drive down wages of legal immigrants today and costs billions of dollars in useless border patrolling expenses. More ...
Pillow Presents Paper
Kirk Pillow (Philosophy) presented a paper, "Hegel and Homosexuality," at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy National Meeting in Chicago in October. More ...
Briggs Gives Paper at Conference
In June, Austin Briggs, Tompkins Professor of English, Emeritus, delivered a paper--"Saucy Sources for 'Circe'"--on a panel he organized for the International James Joyce Symposium held in Trieste, Italy; clips from the panel were broadcast on Italian television, and Briggs was interviewed by an Irish TV team that is producing a program on Joyce. Briggs also delivered a lecture--"Asymmetry and Comedy in Joyce"--at the Joyce Summer School sponsored by Joyce's alma mater, University College, Dublin. Briggs' "James Joyce/J.M. Coetzee/Elizabeth Costello" appeared in the Spring issue of the James Joyce Literary Supplement; the essay is based in part on Coetzee's visit to Hamilton last November. More ...
Cheng Li to Lecture at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Professor of Government Cheng Li will speak on "China's Road Ahead: Will the New Leaders Make a Difference?" at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University on Thursday, Oct. 17, 4-6 p.m. in 220 Eggers Hall. More ...
Doug Massey
Sociologist Doug Massey to Discuss Mexican Immigration
Sociologist Doug Massey will discuss "Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration," on Monday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Chapel. He will discuss the book, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration, which he co-authored with Jorge Durand, and Nolan J. Malone, concerning the effects of Mexican immigration on the U.S. economy. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Isserman Interviewed for VOA
Maurice Isserman, William R. Kenan Professor of History, was interviewed for a Voice of America story on the discussion about war with Iraq. Isserman drew comparisons between current anti-war sentiment and the anti-war movement of the sixties. More ...
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