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Olivia Shehan '18 and Emma Karsten '18 at Oriskany Creek in Clinton.
Sustaining an Interest in the Environment

Emma Karsten ’18 and Olivia Shehan ’18 are staying close to campus this summer as they intern for Brian Hansen, Hamilton’s director of environmental protection safety and sustainability. The two are also working with Physical Plant’s grounds committee.  More ...

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Two Students Win Adirondack Council Writing Contest

Two Hamilton College students won first and second prize in the Wilderness Writing Contest sponsored by the Adirondack Council this spring.  They were selected based on letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which they expressed reasons why the state should expand the High Peaks Wilderness Area.   More ...

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 ...

Investor Brian Shine with Shark Tank Sam Matlick '17 holding winning check
Pitch Competition Propelled Matlick '17 to Bigger Win

Hamilton junior Sam Matlick’s first place win in the college’s fourth annual pitch competition in October 2013 was impressive, but it pales when compared with his first place finish in the Salt City Shark Tank, the YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization) state-wide competition, last November. Matlick presented his company, SellYourTech LLC, now powered by Sunnking Electronics, at the event which is styled after the ABC show Shark Tank.  More ...

Michael Mann
“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”

Climatologist and author Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org will give a lecture titled “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,” based on his book of the same name, on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.  More ...

Eunice Lee '16
Lee ’16 to Research EU Food Quality Policy Through Fulbright Grant

Eunice Lee ’16 has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. student grant to the European Union (EU).  She will research the EU’s food quality policy and how origin and quality regulations affect small farming communities. Lee is an environmental studies and French major and will be based at the French National Institute of Agricultural Research in Toulouse, France, throughout her research. She studied in France during her junior year.  More ...

Environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor speaks in the Red Pit.
The Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color

In introducing guest speaker Dorceta Taylor, Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo referred to her as someone who “utterly changed my thinking on the environmental movement.” Taylor, environmental sociologist at the University of Michigan, was on campus March 3 to give a lecture titled “Food Insecurity, Resistance, and the Quest for Environmental Justice in Communities of Color.”  More ...

M.K. Dorsey
Dorsey Discusses Path to Energy Justice

Members of the Hamilton community gathered to hear Dr. Michael Dorsey’s lecture, “Pathways Beyond Paris: Toward Energy & Climate Justice” on Feb. 4. Dorsey is the interim director for the Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C.  More ...

M.K. Dorsey
Global Governance and Sustainability Expert to Lecture

Dr. M.K. Dorsey, interim director for the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will present a lecture titled “Pathways Beyond Paris: Towards Energy & Climate Justice” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit.  More ...

Ana Castro Reynoso '17
Ana Castro Reynoso ’17 Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Ana Castro Reynoso ’17 has been awarded a Gilman International Scholarship Program award for undergraduate study abroad for the spring 2016 semester. Reynoso plans to study in Morocco, Bolivia and Viet Nam in the SIT International Honors Program/Comparative: Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy.  More ...

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