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Shannon Boley '17, right, at Nandamala Buddhist temple in Utica with Ko Salla the monk there.
Shannon Boley ’17 Examines Religious Lives of Utica Refugees

At Hamilton, research into how the city of Utica and its flourishing refugee population affect one another has been going on for over a decade. This summer Shannon Boley ’17 and Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate are studying the religious life of refugees in Utica as part of Harvard’s prestigious Pluralism Project.  More ...

Emma Reynolds '17 in Colorado.
A World of Meditation

Emma Reynolds ’17 is taking a deeply personal approach to research this summer, exploring the role of geography in the practice of meditation and studying the effects of different landscapes on the female consciousness through a project titled “Rooted in the Ground: A Geographical and Historical Study of the Female Consciousness in Meditation.  More ...

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Plate a Speaker at UVM, SU

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently discussed “Spirituality and Sensuality: Why Bodies Matter More Than Beliefs” at the University of Vermont and at Syracuse University.  More ...

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Plate Participates in Digital Religion Project

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently participated in a working group on “Religion, Media, and the Digital Turn,” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  More ...

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Plate Discusses 5½ Objects and Teaching a MOOC

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate discussed his book, A History of Religion in 5½ Objects, at the University of Pennsylvania. He also published an article about teaching a MOOC (massive open online course) in Beacon Broadside.  More ...

Robert Knight
Knight’s Work Featured in MWPAI Exhibition

“Robert Knight: In God’s House,” a collection of photographs and video by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight, is on display Feb. 24 through Sept. 13 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute (MWPAI) in Utica, N.Y. The exhibition focuses on the adaptation of religious spaces in the Utica area.  More ...

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Plate Publishes Articles on Jazz, Race, Religion and Architecture

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate recently published several essays. His work has appeared as a book chapter, in print and in online magazines, as well as on a blog.  More ...

First Online Courses Debut via edX

A few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hamilton and Colgate jointly announcing their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX,  two free online interactive courses led by Hamilton professors will be launched.  More ...

Brent Plate, Rob Knight
Hamilton Featured in Wall St. Journal and New York Times Letters

Hamilton research projects were featured in letters to the editor in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal this week. On Jan. 13, a letter by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate and Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight about their research on the transition of sacred spaces was published by the Journal. A letter by Senior Director of Media Relations Vige Barrie about a Levitt Youth Poll was included in the Jan. 13 edition of the Times.  More ...

Faculty Publications Lead in 2014 National Media Coverage

Opinion pieces, letters to the editor, expert commentaries and studies, book reviews and special projects all contributed to Hamilton’s many appearances in the national media this year. From National Public Radio to The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, faculty and staff submissions and responses to media outlets made the college very visible.  More ...

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