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Alison Lin '03 is Truman Scholarship Finalist
Alison Lin, a Hamilton junior from Westerville, Ohio, is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship is a national, $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service. More ...
Hollywood Stereotypes Blacks
After years of overlooking notable black performances, the Academy Awards finally seem to have given black performers the credit they deserve. For the first time since 1972, blacks earned three nominations in the lead acting categories: best actor nominations for Denzel Washington in "Training Day," Will Smith in "Ali," and a best actress nomination for Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball." These nominations represent a welcome change, to be sure, but the Academy Awards still have a long way to go before breaking the color line. This year's nominations, alas, continued Oscar's tradition of ghettoizing black performers in stereotyped roles. More ...
Maggie Hanson
Hanson '02 Wins NCAA Scholarship
Hamilton College senior All-American Maggie Hanson is one of 58 student-athletes from across the country to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She becomes the third Hamilton student to receive the prestigious scholarship. More ...
Frechette Conducts China Culture Workshop
Ann Frechette, Luce Junior Professor of Asian Studies and assistant professor of anthropology, conducted a China culture workshop for 60 families adopting children from China. The workshop took place in March at the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. Attendees came from throughout New England. For the workshop, she lectured on "4000 Years of Chinese Civilization," "China's Modern History," "The Chinese Language," "Language, Nation, and Ethnic Relations," and "Families, Festivals, and Food." This is the third in a series of workshops she has been conducting with China Adoption with Love (CAWLI), the country's largest adoption agency specializing in China. CAWLI is also helping her to gather the information for a second book project, "The Invisible Red Thread: Concepts of the Family in an Interconnected World." More ...
Mitchell Stevens, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Live Online Chat
Mitchell Stevens, assistant professor of sociology, will lead a live chat on HOLAC (Hamilton's Online Alumni Community) on Tuesday, April 2, from 8-9 p.m. EST, titled The Home Schooling Movement. Professor Stevens will take comments and questions on home schooling.

Only alumni who have registered for HOLAC may participate in the chat. If you are interested in participating, please reserve your spot today via e-mail: holac@hamilton.edu More ...
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 ...
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