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Breitinger Finds Hidden Meaning
Senior computer science major Mark Breitinger spent his summer trying to find new meaning in images. Unlike many who search for meaning in images, Breitinger isn't looking for the metaphorical, the subtle or the figurative; he is looking for the binary. Binary data, that is, containing hidden messages embedded into the images we view everyday on the Internet. More ...
Former Diplomat, Iranian Hostage Richard Queen '73 Dies at Age 51
Richard I. Queen, a 1973 graduate of Hamilton College, and retired Foreign Service officer, died on Aug. 14 in Falls Church, Va., of complications related to multiple sclerosis. In 1979 Queen was one of 66 people taken hostage by Islamic militants at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He was released in July 1980, after 250 days in captivity, when Iranian doctors discovered he had an undetermined illness that was then diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. More ...
Some participants in the 2001 sea kayaking Adirondack Adventure trip.
Adirondack Adventure Begins for Members of Class of '06
Nearly 200 members of Hamilton's class of 2006 are arriving on campus a week earlier than their classmates to participate in Adirondack Adventure, an eight-day outdoor program that takes them on one of 22 trips into the Adirondacks. This year's Adirondack Adventure will involve 194 first-year students, the largest group ever to participate, according to Andrew Jillings, coordinator of Adventure Programming. Adirondack Adventurers can choose from hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing, as well as a community service opportunity in the Adirondack region. More ...
Limon Dance Company
Performing Arts at Hamilton
The Performing Arts at Hamilton College announces an exciting roster of world-class professional performances for its 2002-03 season. From early music on period instruments to cutting-edge drama, the Classical Connections and Contemporary Voices and Visions Series have something that everyone will enjoy. All performances are general admission, begin at 8 p.m., and are held at Wellin Hall in the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus, unless otherwise noted. More ...
New Faculty Appointed for 2002-03
David Paris, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Hamilton College, announced the appointment of new faculty members for the 2002-2003 academic year, including 10 tenure track appointments, 14 visiting professors, and 24 lecturers, teaching fellows and instructors. More ...
Brandon Grove, former U.S. Ambassador to Zaire
Brandon Grove Named Linowitz Professor
Brandon H. Grove, former U.S. ambassador to Zaire, will join the Hamilton faculty this fall as the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs. The Linowitz Visiting Professorship was established in 1986. It is named in honor of Sol Linowitz, a 1935 Hamilton graduate who served as ambassador to the Organization of American States, chairman of the board of Xerox and co-negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties. He was President Jimmy Carter’s representative in the Middle East negotiations from 1979 to 1981. The holder of the Linowitz chair teaches an upper-level seminar course while at Hamilton. More ...
Joel Johnson '65 Guest on MSNBC
Joel Johnson, a 1965 graduate of Hamilton College, and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods, was a guest on MSNBC on August 16. Johnson discussed Hormel's stock and noted that on Hormel's behalf, he signed with confidence the accounting agreement for CEOs. Johnson said he sees strength in the food industry, as indicated by growing sales. He also noted that the company just sold its 6 billionth SPAM. More ...
Latest Meehan Musical "Hairspray" Opens to Raves on Broadway
"Hairspray," a new musical that opened on Aug. 15 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, is the latest success for Hamilton graduate Thomas Meehan '51. Meehan co-wrote the book on which the musical is based with Mark O'Donnell. In its review The New York Times says Hairspray "is as sweet as a musical can be without promoting tooth decay." The musical is adapted from John Waters's 1988 movie about rock 'n' roll and race relations. Tom Meehan is also co-creator of the Broadway hit "The Producers." More ...
Li Comments on Improved Female Representation
Hamilton Government Professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters' article discussing the rise of two women politicians expected to take full seats in the Communist Party Congress, Politburo. Wu Yu and Chen Zhili may be the first women members of Politburo since 1976, the year of Mao Zedong’s death. Yu was recently appointed to coordinate the implementation of China’s World Trade Organization. Li commented, “Probably, the 16th party congress will break the record in terms of women’s representation in the Central Committee and the Politburo.” Li added that despite the gains their ranks will rise only one to three percent. More ...
Steve Culbertson '79 Named to Non-Profit Times Top 50 List
Steven A. Culbertson, president and ceo of Youth Service America, Washington, D.C., and a 1979 graduate of Hamilton College, has been named to the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list for 2002. NonProfit Times (NPT) is a business publication for volunteer management. In naming Culbertson to the list, NPT said "Starting with little more than force of will, Culbertson has helped to position volunteering and young people as an issue and a national priority." More ...
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