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Dunsmore Quoted in Morning Herald Article
Julie Dunsmore, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in a Morning Herald article about September 11. Dunsmore studied how children reacted to the event. She advises parents to turn off the television. “What we found is that kids who had more frequent exposure to the media had fewer ideas of how they could deal with the attacks,” Dunsmore said. She added, “kids were most helped by parents who had open attitudes, who talked about feeling anger, fear and other emotions, who explained how to work through those feelings.” Dunsmore’s study revealed that children benefited the most when they made a contribution to their community. More ...
Daniel Mark Epstein
Award-Winning Poet to Give Reading
Award-winning poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein will give a reading on Wednesday, Sept. 18., at 5 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. It will be followed by a book sale and signing. This event, sponsored by the English department, is free and open to the public. More ...
A.G. Lafley '69 Profiled in Time Magazine
A.G. Lafley, a 1969 graduate of Hamilton College and a member of the college's board of trustees, is profiled in the Sept. 9 issue of Time Magazine. Lafley, chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, is credited with "leading consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble from one hit to another," says the article. Innovations such as the Crest SpinBrush and Whitestrips have "sent P&G's profits into double-digit growth and made the company the best performer on the Dow Jones this year, rising 14%, to nearly $90 a share," according to Time. More ...
Associate Professor of Government Stephen Orvis chats with Benjamin Barber Thursday evening
Barber Addressed Packed Chapel
Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad vs McWorld, spoke to a packed Hamilton chapel Thursday evening. His lecture, titled “Globalization a year after 9/11: Terrorism or Democracy?,” addressed America’s response to terrorism after the attacks of September 11 and suggested alternative means to combat the threat of terrorism in the future. Barber hit a variety of topics, including religious fundamentalism, sovereignty and capitalism. More ...
Prayer Service on Sept. 11
A brief, simple service of prayer and scriptural reflection will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4:45 p.m., upstairs in the chapel Meditation Room. The service will be led by College Chaplain Jeff McArn. All are invited. The Meditation is "September 11 and a Strange Thing Called Justice," based on a reading of the book of Job chapters 29 and 30. More ...
Harvard Economist George Borjas Will Lecture on Sept. 12
George Borjas, a Harvard economist and author of numerous books and articles on immigration, will present "The Economics of Immigration," on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Selected as Faculty Consultant for ExEAS
Professor of History Thomas Wilson has been selected as a consultant for Columbia University's Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) program. This initiative explores new curricular approaches to integrating East Asia in American undergraduate education. More ...
Gilbert Expects Muslims to Be More Politically Active Post-9/11
Hamilton College Sociology Professor Dennis Gilbert, who conducted a Muslim America Poll this spring says "American Muslims are one of our most successful immigrant groups. Until 9-11, they were almost invisible to other Americans. Now that they've gotten a lot of unwanted attention, I expect them to become much more active politically." More ...
Dunsmore Advises Parents, “Turn off the TV” for 9/11 Anniversary
The anniversary of September 11 is only days away and media coverage is intensifying. Julie Dunsmore, a developmental psychologist at Hamilton College, advises parents, “Turn the television off. Don’t let your kids watch footage from September 11.” She explains, “Children, particularly young children, can’t tell it’s footage from a year ago, not something that’s currently happening.” In her study of children following the events of September 11, Dunsmore found that children who watched television footage were less able to cope with what happened and had more negative reactions to the attacks. More ...
President Tobin Letter to Editor Published in USA Today
A letter to the editor by Hamilton College President Eugene M. Tobin concerning the length of college sports seasons, was published in USA Today on Thursday, Sept. 5. Tobin wrote the letter in response to an Aug. 30 editorial, "Longer college sports seasons hinder progress off the field." Tobin noted in his letter that New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) football teams won't play their first games until Sept. 21, "part of a conference philosophy that says students are students first and athletes second." He noted that nine NESCAC teams finished among the top 100 in the Sears Cup 2002 standings for overall athletic excellence, and three teams were among the top 10. More ...
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