• Dr. Robert Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, spoke at Hamilton on February 7. Bullard discussed the relationship between race and environment in a speech titled “In the Wake of the Storm: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations before and after Disaster Strikes.”

  • Dr. David Suzuki, scientist and broadcaster gave the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, Jan. 22. His lecture was titled “The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line.” Suzuki is well known as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, "The Nature of Things." Suzuki’s eight part series, A Planet for the Taking won an award from the United Nations. An internationally respected geneticist, he also heads the David Suzuki Foundation, which, since 1990 has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world.

  • Actress and choreographer Rosie Perez gave the annual Voices of Color Lecture at Hamilton on December 7. Perez is an Academy Award-nominated actress and Emmy-nominated choreographer. She began her career as a choreographer for such artists as Bobby Brown, LL Cool J and Diana Ross. She also choreographed and directed the "Fly Girls" on Fox Television's In Living Color, for which she received an Emmy nomination.

  • Philip Terrie, professor of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, lectured at Hamilton on Nov. 14 in conjunction with the Adirondack Sophomore Seminar. His talk was titled “The Adirondacks and the Invention of American Wilderness.”

  • Alan Taylor, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, presented the Victor “Torry” Johnson III lecture on October 25. Taylor’s book, William Cooper's Town, won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for American history, Columbia University's Bancroft Prize, and the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association.

  • Les Roberts, author of two Lancet studies on deaths in Iraq, spoke at Hamilton on October 23. Roberts introduced his team's follow-up study on deaths in Iraq, released October 12, and the way it is being covered by the media, compared with the way his first study of Iraqi deaths was received by the media.

  • John Stewart ’64, P’07, curator of the current Emerson Gallery show WPA Artists: Prints from the Amity Art Foundation and founder and president of the Amity Art Foundation, presented a gallery talk and tour about the show on Saturday, October 15.

  • The results of a study by Edward Deci ’64, a psychologist at the University of Rochester, were summarized in a September 5 USA Today editorial titled “A damaging lesson for college-bound kids: Good deeds require a payoff.” The editorial is about teenagers working on community service projects for the sole purpose of adding it to their college applications. Deci’s study “investigated ‘What happens when you pay people for an activity they enjoy?’  

  • Thirteen Hamilton students received college funding to pursue an unpaid internship over the summer. While pursuing internships is an increasingly popular move for students, the realities pose certain problems. Most available positions are unpaid, requiring students to fund their own housing and living expenses as well as working for free, all in pursuit of relevant work experience. Thanks to grants from alumni and parents, Hamilton students can apply for funding to support their unpaid summer internships. For many students, these grants allow them to pursue an internship they could not otherwise accept.

  • Author and internationally recognized human rights attorney Geoffrey Robertson spoke at Hamilton on September 19. Robertson’s most recent book, The Tyrannicide Brief, recounts the story of John Cooke, the man who prosecuted Charles I for treason. In his lecture, Robertson recounted some of the story of Cooke and discussed the necessity and difficulty of bringing tyrants before the bar.

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