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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the most recent guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
Three Renowned Scientists Present on Campus

In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Ballard and Michael Mann.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Travels Across Region to Discuss Monarchs

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, discussed threats to the monarch butterfly population in lectures in Ithaca, Fayetteville and Canastota, N.Y.  More ...

Oceanographer Robert Ballard
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard to Discuss Ocean Exploration

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best-known for his work in underwater archaeology and historic discoveries including the Titanic, will give a lecture on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, titled “Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public and will be sign-interpreted. Ballard discussed his upcoming Hamilton lecture on Northeast Public Radio WAMC on March 28.  More ...

Second graders make their own slime in chemistry.
Time for Slime

Hamilton College students are currently on spring break but that didn’t prevent science faculty from mesmerizing some other willing students with awe-inspiring demonstrations this week.  More ...

NY Times Publishes Williams' Letter on Monarch's Challenges

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, titled Challenges Facing the Monarch Butterfly on March 7. In response to a Feb. 28 article titled Monarch Butterfly Migration Rebounds Easing Some Fears, Williams pointed out that, “...this year’s measurement remains less than a quarter of what it was 20 years ago.”  More ...

Levitt Public Health Program Presents Series on Health Care/Hospitals in Utica

The Levitt Center's Public Health Program will present a three-part series of lectures on the topic “Examining Health Care and Hospitals in Utica.” The Levitt series is in conjunction with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman’s Introduction to Public Health course in which students are given a specific issue or problem and spend the semester conducting research on it. This semester's topic is "Do we need to build a new hospital in Utica?"  The series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with Scott Perra, president and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, discussing “The Future of Utica, NY, Hospitals.” His talk will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Events Barn.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Co-Authors Article on Monarch Breeding Population

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, was a co-author of an article published in the current issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.  More ...

Cynthia Downs
Downs Publishes Pace-of-Life Research Paper

A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs was recently published by The American Naturalist. “Speeding up growth: selection for mass-independent maximal metabolic rate alters growth rates” describes the results of the authors’ study of the relationship of metabolic rates to pace-of-life.  More ...

Andrea Townsend
Townsend Publishes Results of Songbird Research

“The interacting effects of food, spring temperature, and global climate cycles on population dynamics of a migratory songbird,” an article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend, was recently published in Global Change Biology.  More ...

CGI U participants from left Tsion Tesfaye '16, Leonard Kilekwang '16, Sharif Shrestha '17, Emily Moschowits '16 and  Andy Chen '16.  Aleksandra Bogoevska and Alexandru Hirsu are studying abroad this semester.
Seven Selected for Clinton Global Initiatives University

Seven Hamilton students have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) that will take place in April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17, Andy Chen ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Alexandru Hirsu ’17, Emily Moschowits ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Tsion Tesfaye ’16 will attend. Shrestha and Tesfaye were among four Hamilton students who participated in last year’s CGI U in Miami.  More ...

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