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Ann Owen
American Public Media's Marketplace Features Owen

In her seventh interview on American Public Media’s Marketplace program in a year, Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, discussed the recent surge in consumer spending in April. The increase was the largest in more than six years, due in large part to hefty spending on durable goods. Owen said that the “glass half full interpretation” would be that people are feeling more confident and are willing to make big purchases.  More ...

Anna Do '18
Anna Do ’18 Examines Sex Trafficking Through Levitt Grant

While Hamilton students seem to scatter across the globe every summer, Anna Do ’18 is staying close to home and delving into the issue of sex trafficking in the United States. Funded through a Levitt Center grant, Do seeks to raise awareness and create a safe space for survivors of sex trafficking in her native Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Peaking Peonies

June in the Mohawk Valley means strawberries, Farmers’ Markets and at Hamilton College – scores of blooming, colorful peonies. From the brilliantly crimson Alexander Woollcott to the aptly named Daffodil, the lush flowers are flourishing in Hamilton’s Grant Garden, behind Elihu Root House.  Professor of Biology Emeritus Ernest Williams has created Peony Phenology, a chart that outlines the approximate flowering dates for the 68 varieties.  More ...

Daniel Dietrich '64
Hamilton Receives $6 Million for Arts Programming from Alumnus Fund

A fund established by 1964 Hamilton graduate Daniel W. Dietrich II, who died last year, has provided the college with a $6 million gift to establish The Daniel W. Dietrich ’64 Fund for Innovation in the Arts and The Daniel W. Dietrich ’64 Arts Museum Programming  Fund. These two funds will significantly expand the College’s already robust arts programming for its faculty, students and community.  More ...

Scott MacDonald
MacDonald Publishes Essay as Book Chapter

“PANORAMA: Three Ecocinematic Territories,” an essay by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald, appears as a chapter in the Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology. Edited by Hubert Zapf, the book was recently published by De Gruyter, a German publishing house.  More ...

Tracy Adler
Adler Panelist, Interviewer at Venice Biennale

Tracy Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, led an interview with photographer and artist Paul Clemence at the opening of Architecture Biennale 2016 in Venice, Italy, on May 28. She and Clemence were also members of a panel on “Living Timeline: Experience Creators in Art & Architecture.”  More ...

Margo Okazawa-Rey
Hamilton Group Attends Leadership Retreat

Nine Hamilton students, along with faculty and staff, visited the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn., during spring break. They participated in a leadership retreat as part of an independent study leadership project in the Women’s Studies Department.  More ...

“Shipping Sugar” from “Ten views in the island of Antigua” in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection. From drawings made by William Clark. Published by T. Clay, 1823.
Special Collections Awarded Digitization Funding

The Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) recently awarded Hamilton funding to complete the digitization of the Beinecke Lesser Antilles manuscripts, part of the Burke Library’s Special Collections. The Beinecke Collection includes rare original documents, maps, plantation reports and correspondence, along with oil paintings and watercolors.  More ...

Chris Powell '17 and Travis Roeder '18 amaze elementary school students with the making elephant toothpaste.
Oohs and Aahhs in the Taylor Science Center

Though students may have left for the summer, Hamilton’s classrooms are far from deserted.  As part of ongoing community outreach, the Taylor Science Center opened its doors to third grade classes from Myles Elementary School in New Hartford. Over 70 students roamed the building with teachers and chaperones, exploring different scientific disciplines.   More ...

Dan Chambliss, Chris Takacs '05
Chambliss, Takacs ’05 Conference Keynote Speakers

Dan Chambliss,  the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Christopher Takacs ’05 were recently keynote speakers at the “NoName Facilities Conference” held at the University of Maryland, where they spoke on “How College Works for Students: And How Architecture Makes It Better or Worse.” The conference was a gathering of architects, campus planners and higher education facilities managers.   More ...

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