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Bob Simon
Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?

On the heels of three successful edX online course offerings, Hamilton will debut a fourth course, Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?, presented by Robert Simon, professor of philosophy emeritus, beginning on Oct. 18. The free two-week program is designed to appeal to those who dabble in sports, as well as the avid fan and the athlete. Course enrollment is online on the edX platform.  More ...

Douglas Edwards
Edwards Gives Talks in Korea, U.K.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Douglas Edwards recently presented talks at conferences in South Korea and the United Kingdom. In addition, a draft of his forthcoming monograph is being used in discussion groups at several universities.  More ...

Sophie Gaulkin '17 in Iceland.
The Rocky Ethics of Geological Sampling

Rock coring is an important means of analysis for certain disciplines within geoscience. Unfortunately, it also destroys part of the very record it enables geologists to study. For this reason, geoscientists need a code of ethics to preserve the geological record as much as possible while conducting research. These codes do exist, but Sophia Gaulkin ’17 believes that they are insufficient. This summer, she is using an Emerson Grant to research the current state of the ethics of geological sampling and propose a new code of conduct.  More ...

Professor Katheryn Doran, right, at the TEDSummit with Lynn Womble,  director of public affairs for Austin College.
Doran Presents at TEDSummit

Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran presented a community session/workshop titled “How Can You Save the Earth?” at the TEDSummit in Banff, Canada, June 25-29. She proposed the session this spring and survived two rounds of cuts to make it onto the program.  More ...

Robert Simon
A Philosopher's Championship: Simon's Festschrift

The entire spring issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sports, the publication of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, has been dedicated to Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Robert Simon’s scholarship on philosophy and sports.  More ...

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Phoebe Scott ’06 Contributes to the Growth of Technology and Social Media

Phoebe Scott ’06 founded Laudville, a site that was launched in 2011, that had virtually connected people who shared a favorite entertainment. She is the co-founder of Parlor, which according to its site is “Parlor is the first app to allow freelance stylists, barbers and makeup artists to set their own prices, manage their schedules and build their clientele by bringing their services directly to your home or any location you choose.” She is also currently working on two new projects, LuxeLi.st and MediaMatch.

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Russell Marcus, Benjamin Widiss
Russell Marcus, Benjamin Widiss Granted Tenure

Two Hamilton faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The board granted tenure to Russell Marcus, philosophy, and Benjamin Widiss, literature and creative writing.  More ...

Theresa Lopez
Lopez Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Theresa Lopez, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  More ...

From left Lisa Trivedi, Russell Marcus, Richard Bedient, Alexandra List.
Teaching Awards Presented at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 9. Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

From left, Rebecca Murtaugh, Doug Weldon, Nathan Goodale, Carl Rubino, Russell Marcus, Steve Ellingson.
Six Honored With Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Six Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 9. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

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