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Hinks Speaks about Antislavery: Images and Ideology
Assistant Professor of History Peter Hinks participated in "Freedom, Race, and Bondage: A Conference in Honor of David Brion Davis" held at Yale University, May 7-9. Hinks was on a panel, "Antislavery: Images and Ideology," and presented a paper titled "Timothy Dwight, Slavery, and Race." More ...
President Tobin on Diversity
An editorial written by Hamilton College President Eugene Tobin was recently published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, in which Tobin challenges and attempts to redefine common perceptions regarding diversity. Tobin claims that, "...purely representational diversity can never be the only means for achieving the plurality of ideas necessary for a meaningful college education and for a fulfilling life." More ...
"Dyslexic Achievers"
Fortune Magazine has examined the successes of prominent CEOs and top executives to show that even a challenge as great as dyslexia can be met and overcome. Featured is celebrated trial attorney David Boies, whose son, battling with dyslexia all his life, graduated from Hamilton summa cum laude. Boies comments, "In this environment you get young children who think they are masters of the universe, and children who think they are failures, when they're 10 years old. They're both wrong. And neither is well served by that misconception." More ...
Silversmith and Brewer Publish Articles in Journal of Luminescence
Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer had two articles published in the Journal of Luminescence. Both articles were based on research done with Hamilton students. The titles of the articles are "Fluorescence line-narrowing and decay dynamics in sol-gel glasses containing Eu3+" by A.J. Silversmith, D.M. Boye, R.E. Anderman* and K.S. Brewer; and "Red-to-green upconversion in Er-doped SiO2 and SiO2/TiO2 sol-gel silicate glasses" by D.M. Boye, A.J. Silversmith, J. Nolen*, L. Rumney*, D. Shaye*, B.C. Smith*, and K.S. Brewer. More ...
Rubino Compares 'Star Wars' to Virgil
Professor of the Classics Carl Rubino was recently quoted in an article from The Bergen County Record debating the true inspiration for the Star Wars films. While many sci-fi writers claim that George Lucas' source for many of his ideas and characters came from earlier pulp magazines, Rubino remains staunch in his belief that the classics played the most important role in providing inspiration for the films. Rubino was quoted as saying, "You see Star Wars and you read Virgil, and you see the similarities right away." More ...
Goldberg Presents Paper at International Society for Phenomenology, Aesthetics and the Fine Arts
Associate Professor of Art Steve Goldberg presented a paper, "The Primacy of Gesture: Phenomenology and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy," at the International Society for Phenomenology, Aesthetics and the Fine Arts, World Phenomenology Institute at Harvard Divinity School on May 11. More ...
Derek Jones Presents Research at WIDER Conference
Derek Jones, The Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, presented "The Nature and the Determinants of the Adoption of New Information Technologies: Evidence from Medium Sized Establishments in Upstate New York," (with Colgate University Professor of Economics Takao Kato and Hamilton College Associate Professor of Economics Jeffrey Pliskin,) at the WIDER Conference on the New Economy in Development. Jones was also a discussant for three papers on diffusion of new technologies presented at the conference May 10-11 in Helsinki. More ...
Class and Charter Day Address 2002
In his Class and Charter Day address marking the end of the College's 190th academic year, Sean Fitzpatrick '63 recalled favorite teachers, life on College Hill in the early 1960s and "Yes" papers. More ...
Rubino on Star Wars In Christian Science Monitor
Edward North Professor of Classics Carl Rubino was interviewed for a Christian Science Monitor article about Star Wars (May 10.) Rubino compares Star Wars' Luke Skywalker's relationship with Yoda to heroic warrior Achilles, who also "had tutors with mysterious powers." Rubino said, "There is something in those ancient mythological themes that resonates with people." More ...
Erin Waters '01 Wins Fulbright to Russia
Erin Waters '01, a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Russia. Her project is titled "Yaroslavskiie Babushki: Portraits from Today's Russia." Waters intends to do a study of babushki (grandmothers) in the Russian city of Yaroslavl. More ...
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