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Stephen Orvis
Orvis Publishes Article in African Issues
Associate Professor of Government Stephen Orvis published "Moral Ethnicity and Political Tribalism in Kenya's 'Virtual Democracy'" in African Issues.

In his article, Orvis focuses on the close relationship between politics and ethnicity that is so prevalent in Kenya.  As he follows the political history of the nation, Orvis discovers the ways in which the Kenyan political scene is changing.    When the one-party system was abolished in the early nineties it created a “double-edged sword,” where political tribalism was able to flourish, and where public debates and democratic principles began to take root.  Orvis demonstrates that while it is easy to see the negativity and violence associated with tribalism, we must look more closely in order to uncover the beginnings of a more accountable, democratic Kenyan government.    More ...

New Super-Computer at Hamilton
Hamilton College is housing a new research consortium for undergraduate chemistry students, reports MSNBC.com. Led by Hamilton Professor of Chemistry George Shields, the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Conceptual Chemistry, or MERCURY, program enables undergraduates from Hamilton and six other liberal arts institutions access to a SGI Origin 300 for chemistry research. More ...
Cheng Li in Reuters article on Jiang Zemin's Legacy
Professor of Government and China expert Cheng Li comments on how Jiang Zemin will be remembered. Zemin will retire from politics later this year and hopes to leave his mark on history. Li said, “Mao was a God, Deng Xiaoping was a strong man, Jiang Zemin is a person who’s good at consensus building.” More ...
Cheng Li Comments on China's Future Leaders
Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Hamilton Government Professor Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters article discussing the anticipated change in China's leadership. It is expected that Communist party chief Jiang Zemin and several other leaders will retire from their party jobs in September or October and from their government jobs at a party meeting next year. Li commented, "It seems highly likely that post-Jiang leaders, because of institutional restraints and their own limitations, will rely on power sharing negotiations and consultation more than their predecessors." More ...
Li Quoted in Agence France Presse Article about Tsinghua University
Professor of Government Cheng Li is quoted in an article about China’s leaders and the role of Tsinghua University. “It will certainly continue to play a role in the new leadership,” Li said. He adds, “It will not be a vicious power struggle as in the past.” Hinting to a Tsinghua connection among the new political leaders. Common school ties may provide links between politicians who are divided for other reasons. More ...
Ryan Mahanna '05 with a few of the campers
Coach Tom Murphy Holds All-Sport Day Camp
Men’s basketball coach Tom Murphy is holding his annual “All-Sport Day Camp,” July 8-12 and July 15-19. Coach Murphy started the camp for boys and girls entering grades 1-7 more than 10 years ago. There are 50 kids participating in the second week, while, nearly 40 youngsters attended the first session. More ...
From boilermaker.com
Congratulations to Hamilton College Boilermaker Runners
Hamilton College students, alumni, faculty and administrators took part in the 25th annual Utica Boilermaker 15k Road Race on Sunday, July 14. The nation’s largest 15K road race, the Boilermaker is the premier event of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame’s annual Hall of Fame Weekend. The race consistently attracts elite runners from all over the world, including Olympians and world record holders. The Boilermaker features distance running’s most enthusiastic fans, as well as the sport’s most enjoyable post-race party, hosted at The Matt Brewing Company. More ...
Robert Parker, Jeffrey Rubino, Ryan Palmitesso and Rob Gordon in the Lab
Hamilton Students on Campus to do Research
Rob Gordon '03, Ryan Palmitesso '03, Robert Parker '04, and Jeffrey Rubino '05 are four of the science fellows working on science research with Tim Elgren, associate dean of faculty and associate professor of chemistry, this summer at Hamilton. The work they are doing is based on research students have completed in the past and a paper Elgren recently published. More ...
Margaret Babin of Whitesboro practices with Prof. Kolb
“Young Artists Institute for Singers and Pianists” At Hamilton
Adjunct Professor of Music Lauralyn Kolb is instructing 14 young musicians in an intensive week of learning the collaborative aspects of art song performance. The day camp, being held on the Hamilton campus, concludes with a public performance on Saturday, July 13 at the Stone Presbyterian Church in Clinton. The concert is free and open to the public. This is the fifth year of this camp that was founded by Kolb and Tina Toglia, piano instructor. More ...
MTV star Yes Duffy talks to the kids
More Than 300 NYS Students Participate in Reality Check Summit
On Wednesday, July 10, more than 300 teens from 14 New York counties converged on Hamilton College for a New York State Department of Health sponsored Reality Check Summit. Reality Check is a teen-led, adult-supported anti-tobacco movement in its third year. More ...
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