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What's Coming Up at Hamilton?


Hamilton students are nearing the end of their spring break, but they’ll have plenty to look forward to when the spring semester resumes on March 28.  The college calendar is loaded with upcoming lectures, performances and events from now until the end of the semester. 

Here’s just a sampling of upcoming events:

Artists in Conversation, Yun-Fei Ji

Artist Yun-Fei Ji will lead a gallery walk-through of his solo exhibition "The Intimate Universe." Wednesday, March 30, 4:15 p.m. Wellin Museum Dietrich Exhibition Gallery.

Oceanographer Robert Ballard Presents

Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, presents “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future.” Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Chapel.

Hamilton College Democrats' 8th Annual Political Comedy Show

Featuring Al Jackson, Wednesday, March 30, 8 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.

Lecture: Girls’ Education in the Developing World

Catherine Bertini, Syracuse University professor of public administration and international affairs, Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m., Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.

Poetry Performance

Red Weather presents a poetry performance and reading by Lucas de Lima and Sean Henry-Smith '15. Friday, April 1, 4 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, KJ.

Hamilton College Choir Performance

G. Roberts Kolb conducts the Choir and College Hill Singers in the home concert of their recent spring break tour on Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

Paradise Lost Reading Marathon

Started by Professor Margaret Thickstun several years ago in conjunction with ENG226, this annual event takes place all day in the library, with the entire community invited to read out loud sections Milton’s book. Sunday, April 3, noon to 10:30 p.m., Burke Library Commons.

Climatologist Michael Mann, Levitt Center Lecture

Climatologist Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, presents “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.” Monday, April 4, 7 p.m., Chapel.

Film Screening, Salam Neighbor

Salam Neighbor is a documentary that was filmed by two Americans who lived among displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp for one month. Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.

The Modern Prometheus; or, Frankenstein, Conference  

Dedicated to classical traditions in Frankenstein, the conference features an international and interdisciplinary roster of professional scholars. Friday, April 8, 4 p.m., Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.

Performance, The Crooked Road on Tour

Celebrate the traditional music of Southwest Virginia that has been kept alive by families and communities since colonial times. This three-part concert includes performances by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Join us in celebrating 40 years of Ultimate Frisbee on the Hill. Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m., Campus Road Upper Field, Campus Road Grass Field.

Performance, Vision of Sound

The Society for New Music brings Vision of Sound back to Hamilton College for a program of live music and dance, Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

CAB Comedy, Ry Doon

Soon after becoming a stand-up comedian Ryan Doon became one of the most watched people on Vine, boasting over 3 million followers. Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.

F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion)

Filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti presents a selection of his old and new work. Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, KJ.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Great Names Lecture

The American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium will appear as the first scientist in the Sacerdote Great Names Series. Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.

Theatre Musical Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning rock musical, explores the conflict between the repressive adult society and adolescent sexual awakenings in 19th century Germany. April 14 – April 16, and April 20-22, 7:30 p.m., and April 16, 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Romano Theatre.

Outdoor Concert and Cookout  

Music from Uptown Booty and food from Hamilton’s Grilling Club, Saturday. April 16, 4 p.m., Babbitt Pavilion.

Jazz Concert    

“Doc” Woods celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a concert featuring some of the area’s best local musicians and guest artist Ed Jackson on saxophone. Monday April 18, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.

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