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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 ...
President Tobin
President Tobin Welcomes New Americans
As proud family and friends waved tiny American flags, Hamilton President Eugene M. Tobin congratulated the 40 new Americans who were sworn in at a May 9 naturalization ceremony at the Federal Court House in Utica. In his remarks Tobin said the essence of being an American "is our system of freedom under law" and that "the responsibilities of citizens are as important as the rights accorded citizens." More ...
Teaching Awards Presented to Five Faculty Members

Hamilton College's highest awards for teaching were presented on Friday to faculty members from the philosophy, physics, economics, sociology and Spanish departments.  More ...

Julie-Francoise Kruidenier
Julie-Francoise Kruidenier Named Recipient of James Soper Merrill Prize
Julie-Francoise Kruidenier, a candidate for graduation from Hamilton College later this month, was named the recipient of the James Soper Merrill Prize at Hamilton's annual Class and Charter Day on May 10. More ...
Donna Cardarelli Awarded Fulbright Grant
Donna M. Cardarelli, a candidate for graduation from Hamilton College later this month, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship for study at Buryat State University in Russia. Seven Hamilton College seniors have won Fulbright Grants and teaching Assistantships this year. More ...
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