Hamilton students are heading back to campus after spring break with tales of mountain climbing in Nepal, hiking the Shenandoah National Park with the Outing Club, and volunteering with Alternative Spring Break. But there’s no time for a post-spring break letdown because the college calendar is loaded with lectures, performances, and events from now until the end of the semester.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Author Peter Manseau: The Apparitionists
Peter Manseau's recent book The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, And The Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost made Publisher’s Weekly top 10 list of “best books of 2017.” He is currently curator of religion at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. March 27, 4:15 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson.
Hamilton Sustainability Trashion Show
The Trashion Show will feature student-designed outfits made entirely of trash and recyclables. March 28, 7 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
The Plant Lecture
Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry at California Institute of Technology, will present the Plant Lecture titled "Fuel from Sunlight and Water." April 3, 7:30 p.m., the Chapel.
Artists in Conversation
Wendy Ewald and Fazal Sheikh, photographers with work in the Wellin Museum exhibition “This Place,” will talk about their work with Associate Professor of Art Robert Knight. April 4, 4:15 p.m., Wellin Museum of Art.
CAB Acoustic Coffeehouse
CAB presents this special Acoustic Coffeehouse with Javier Colon, the winner of the first season of ABC's show, The Voice! April 5, 8 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
Vision of Sound
Vision of Sound, a program of live new music and dance by six upstate composers and six regional composers, including Hamilton's “Doc” Woods. April 7, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.
Reading by Kamila Shamsie ’94
Award-winning novelist Kamila Shamsie ’94 returns to the Hill to read from recent work. The author of seven novels, Shamsie grew up in Karachi. Her most recent novel, Home Fire, was shortlisted for the 2017 Man-Booker Prize.
Great Names/Common Ground
The Sacerdote Great Names Series and Common Ground combine to present a discussion between Condoleezza Rice and Susan Rice, moderated by NBC's Andrea Mitchell. April 11, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.
The Geosciences department in partnership with the GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program presents a lecture titled “The rocks that joined the Americas: Is there a connection with climate and evolution of life?” by Prof. Esteban Gazel of Cornell University. April 12, 4 p.m. Kennedy Aud., Taylor Science Center.
Spring Mainstage Production - Hamlet
Directed by Mark Cryer, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet has all of the elements of a great drama: courtly intrigue, murder, revenge, family betrayal, and forbidden seduction. Opens April 12, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Arts Center, Romano Flexible Theatre.
CAB Comedy - Chloé Hilliard
Join CAB for a night of laughter featuring comedienne Chloé Hilliard. April 13, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
Walk for Autism
Hamilton Autism Advocates for Neurodiversity (HAAND) hosts the 4th annual walk for autism. April 14, 10:30 a.m., Sadove Terrace.
Pianist Michael Brown
Called “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performers-composers” by The New York Times, pianist and composer Michael Brown presents a solo recital. April 14, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.
Everest – Alone at the Top: Lecture
Noted Himalayan climber Stephen Venables will give an illustrated lecture about his historic ascent of the east face of Mt. Everest. April 16, 7 p.m., Kennedy Aud., Taylor Science Center.
Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria
Conducted by G. Roberts Kolb, The Masterworks Chorale will perform Mozart’s timeless Requiem for the first time in 32 years. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with pianist Sar-Shalom Strong. April 24, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.
2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition
The Three Minute Thesis competition offers cash prizes for the seniors who can most effectively summarize their senior projects in three minutes or less. April 28, 10 a.m., Bradford Auditorium.