• Throughout the spring semester, students of Chinese 495 Language Practicum are participating in a BOCES-sponsored program that supports Chinese language instruction in local schools. The program, which collaborates with the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is funded through a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant.

  • Pakistani novelists Kamila Shamsie '94 and Tariq Ali participated in a panel on “Art, History, and Politics of the Novel” on Nov. 12. The lecture was part of The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center 2009-10 series “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity,” and was moderated by Hamilton’s Assistant Professor of English Tina Hall.

  • Max Currier ’10, a government major participating in Hamilton’s program in New York City, attended the 61st Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA 61) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Nov. 4-7. This year’s theme was “Advancing as a Global Community: Scarcity, Instability, and Opportunity.” About 180 undergraduates attended from across the United States.

  • Dr. Arlene Blum, executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a biophysical chemist, lectured about health risks associated with the widespread use of chemical flame retardants on Oct. 19 in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture was sponsored by the Chemistry Department and Outdoor Leadership Center.

  • Mike Evans ’05 presented a lecture during Fallcoming detailing his formation of Full Court Peace, a non-profit organization that aims to use basketball as a means of bringing together youth in sectarian communities.

  • For the entirety of her senior year, Gail Corneau ’10 will be pursuing research that targets MRSA staph infections, an antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infection that can be fatal if untreated. Hospitals researching Vancomycin, a last resort antibiotic used to treat MRSA infections, recently discovered that Vancomycin-resistant bacteria strains have emerged during testing.

  • Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., Dean Baker presented a lecture titled “Economic Origins and the Way Out” on Wednesday evening in the Chapel. The lecture opened The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s 2009-10 series, “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity.”

  • John Fife, life-long immigration rights activist, presented a lecture, “Civil Initiative: Organizing for Social Change,” on Friday, Sept. 11. The lecture was sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and the Diversity and Social Justice Project.

  • Study Buddies is an on-campus mentoring program that in recent months has taken initiatives to expand its mission. Co-directors Pat Hodgens '09 and Ben Dropkin '11 coordinate the partnership between HAVOC and For the Good Inc., a Utica non-profit run by Kirkland alumna Cassandra Harris-Lockwood '74.

  • University of Pittsburgh Professor of Neuroscience Bita Moghaddam, presented the John Rybash Memorial Lecture on schizophrenia to the Hamilton community on April 27. The Lecture Series was established in honor of John Rybash, Hamilton College professor of psychology from 1991-1999, by his family, friends, colleagues and former students. Rybash died of cancer in June, 1999, at the age of 51.

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