Hamilton College and Imagining America Announce Lecture Series

Hamilton College, in collaboration with Imagining America, will host a series of lectures this year at The Other Side, a community center located next to the Cafe Domenico, 2011 Genesee St., Utica (across from the Uptown Theater). The Imagining America lecture series is a joint project between Hamilton and The Other Side which aims to foster a connection between "town" and "gown" through presentations centered in the arts and humanities. The lectures all begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The series begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Following an introduction by Hamilton Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo, Maynard Knox Professor of Government and Law Frank Anechiarico will present “The Burden of the Law: How the Supreme Court Defines Justice.”

Other lectures in the series will include: Wednesday, Oct. 21, Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics James Bradfield will discuss “Money is Debt. Can that be True?”

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Professor of Biology and Director of the Diversity and Social Justice Project Jinnie Garret, will speak on “The New Eugenics and Preventing the Emergence of Evil.” Katheryn H. Doran, Associate Professor of Philosophy, will present “An Atheist Looks at the Ethics of Germline Genetic Engineering.”

Wednesday, Dec. 9, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Edna M. Rodriguez Plate will give a lecture on Cuban cinema.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, Edmund A. Lefevre Professor of English Emeritus John. H. O’Neill will speak on both the novel and film, Henry Fielding.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, Winslow Professor of Classics Carl Rubino will present “Heroism Ancient and Modern.”

Wednesday, March 10, Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley will give a talk titled "Cleopatra: From African Queen to Liz Taylor."

Wednesday, April 14, Professor of Music Michael R. “Doc” Woods will present America’s Music: A Return to Skill and Culture.” Woods will choose five or six musical selections with verbal program notes. Each selection will be followed by a short question and answer session.

Imagining America (www.imaginingamerica.org) is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. It promotes scholarly and creative work that is jointly planned and carried out by institutions of higher learning and community partners, thereby fostering connections, based on humanities and the arts, between academic institutions and their surrounding communities. Hamilton College became a member of the consortium in 2008.
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