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Ram Subramaniam Demonstrates How the Components of an Egg are Separated Chemically
Chemistry in an Egg
Students from Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica visited with Hamilton College science faculty on March 22. Ram Subramaniam and SueAnn Senior of the chemistry department explained how chemicals are used to separate the components of an egg. The yolk was separated into protein and lipid (fat)components and students determined that the yellow color originated from the lipid. Senior suggested that a practical way to learn more about chemistry is to learn how to cook and observe how a change in temperature can affect the ingredients. More ...
Wettel Elementary 6th Graders Meet a Corn Snake and Biology Professor Dave Gapp
Scientists for a Day
Sixth graders from Wettel Elementary School in Vernon got a taste of college on March 21 when they visited Hamilton science faculty. Biology Professor David Gapp, Physics Professor Gordon Jones, Geology Professor David Bailey, Chemistry Professor Karen Brewer and Psychology Professor Doug Weldon wowed the students with optical illusions, microscopic views of local minerals, the physics of pressure with a bed of nails, the always-popular boa-constrictor Lily, and the making of slime. More ...
Sylvia de Swaan
De Swaan Presents at National Conference of the Society for Photographic Education
Sylvia de Swaan, a lecturer in the art department, was a presenter at the 39th National Conference of the Society for Photographic Education. De Swaan led a session in portfolio review and also spoke on her work, including “Memorabilia,” photographs interwoven with journal entries from her travels in East Europe in 1999, and “Return,” an autobiographical body of work. The conference was held last month in Las Vegas. More ...
Ava Bromberg
Ava Bromberg Wins Watson Fellowship
Ava Bromberg, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for 2002-2003. Bromberg, a Phi Beta Kappa student who has a double major of studio art and Asian studies, was selected from among 1,000 students who applied for the awards. More ...
Cheng Li
Cheng Li Quoted In Reuters
Reuters News Service quoted Professor of Government Cheng Li in an article about the gap between the rich and the poor in China. The story discusses a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) that suggests China needs a balance of social equality and economic expansion in the near future. More ...
Haley Recounts Ides of March Myth
Hamilton College Professor of Classics Shelley Haley tells of a strange occurrence each year on the Ides of March at Caesar's tomb in Rome. Haley is an expert on Cleopatra and Ancient Rome. More ...
Four Faculty Members Granted Tenure
Four faculty members from the English, theatre & dance, Africana studies and sociology departments were approved for tenure by the college's board of trustees during their recent meeting. The granting of tenure is based on recommendations of the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, and the committee on appointments, with the president of the college presenting final recommendations to the board of trustees. More ...
Rich Bernstein '80 to Appear on Wall $treet Week
Rich Bernstein, a 1980 graduate of Hamilton, will be the featured guest on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser on Friday March 22. The show is shown on most PBS stations at 8:30 p.m. Bernstein is chief U.S. strategist for Merrill Lynch & Co. More ...
Salt City Jazz Collective
The Salt City Jazz Collective to Perform Free Jazz Concert
The Salt City Jazz Collective will present a free jazz concert on Tuesday, April 2, at 9 p.m. in Café Opus at the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at Hamilton College. More ...
Dr. Walvoord discussed water resources and waste disposal
Michelle A. Walvoord, "Desert Vadose Zones: Re-supply or Refuse?"
Michelle A. Walvoord, of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, spoke to the geology department about desert water table dynamics on March 15. Her talk, titled “Desert Vadose Zones: re-supply or refuse?,” outlined her work in the field, which includes formulating a new model for water flow and aquifer recharge in arid and semi-arid regions. Vadose zones are the regions... More ...
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