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Hamilton Names 1998-99 Irwin Professor


Laura Gray Malloy, an associate professorof biology at Bates College, has been named the Jane Watson Irwin VisitingProfessor of Women's Studies at Hamilton College for the 1998-99 academicyear.

The Irwin professorship supports the needs and interests of women at HamiltonCollege. It was established by Jane Irwin Droppa, a 1975 Kirkland Collegegraduate, in memory of her mother, and then transferred to Hamilton Collegewhen the two colleges joined in 1978.

Malloy earned a bachelor of arts from Harpur College, State University of NewYork at Binghamton; a master's degree in biology from SUNY at Buffalo, and aPh.D from the University of Virginia.

Malloy served as chair of the biology department at Bates College from1995-97. She conducted independent research at SUNY Health Science center, andhas been a visiting instructor at Colgate University. She has participated inthree faculty development seminars on women's studies at Bates, including womenin science, and women and scientific literacy.

Malloy's biological research and teaching centers on skeletal muscle arteries.She has been the recipient of numerous grants from the NIH, NSF and AmericanHeart Association, Maine Affiliate.

Malloy has also published numerous papers on women succeeding in the sciencesand on the life of Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig.

Hamilton College is an independent, highly selective liberal arts college thatwas founded in 1812. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary ofthe treasury, and features a strong curriculum in the humanities, the arts, thesciences and the social sciences.

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