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Senses of Time Opening Reception
Senses of Time Curator Interviewed

The opening reception of the Wellin Museum’s Senses of Time was attended by more than 400 students and community members on Sept. 10. The exhibition, nine video and film-based works by seven African artists, was curated by Karen E. Milbourne, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.  Ghada Emish '19 interviewed Milbourne about the show and offered a summary.  More ...

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24 Participate in Grueling 90-Miler Canoe Race

From Sept. 9 to 11, 24 Hamilton students took to the rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks to participate in the 34th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, known also as the “90 Miler.” Winding from the start line on the lakes of the Fulton Chain in Old Forge through to the finish on Lake Flower in downtown Saranac Lake, this grueling course pits paddlers against headwinds, narrow river channels, and more than 5.5 miles of portages (known in the Adirondacks as “carries”) where racers must lift their boats out of the water and carry them anywhere from 30 ft. to 1.25 miles before reaching the next body of water.  More ...

Professor Robin Kinnel, Nicholas Falcone '19 and  Abigail Tulchinsky '18.
Chemistry Students Research Potential Anticancer Substance

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. On average one in three people suffer from some form of cancer in their lifetime. The hope of creating a molecule that could stop cancer cells from dividing is what drew Abigail Tulchinsky ’18 and Nicholas Falcone ’19 to research potential anticancer peptides related to cryptomaldamide. Their research this summer was conducted under the advisement of Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Robin Kinnel.  More ...

New York City Program students and director Professor Derek Jones at the Tenement Museum.
NYC Program Tours Tenement Museum

Students participating in the Fall 2016 New York City (NYC) Program visited the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Manhattan on Sept. 7. The Museum is housed in a building, constructed in 1863, that originally contained 22 apartments before it was eventually abandoned as a residential space.  More ...

The HCAYS group in Santiago de  Compostela Plaza next to the Cathedral.
HCAYS Group Tours Galicia

Participants in the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain (HCAYS) recently visited the Spanish region of Galicia as part of their orientation trip. Twenty-six students from Hamilton, Colby, Grinnell, Scripps, Swarthmore, Davidson, Bates, Bryn Mawr and Williams are participating in HCAYS.  More ...

Matt Bleich '18 and Greg Rahn with Hamilton's new atomic absorption spectrometer.
Hamilton Receives Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Science students returned this fall to find a significant addition to the analytical capabilities of the Chemistry Department: a PerkinElmer AAnalyst 600 Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer. The instrument, donated by ICON, plc, enables users to detect and quantify trace elements in water, soil and sediments, and other matrices.  More ...

Jennifer Ambrose and Amy Gaffney
New Directors Lead Oral and Written Communication Centers

Jennifer Ambrose and Amy Gaffney have stepped into the roles of director of the Writing Center and Oral Communication Center respectively, filling the vacancies left by two longtime center leaders. Writing Center Director Sharon Williams and Oral Communication Center Director Jim Helmer retired this summer after serving, collectively, more than 60 years at the College.  More ...

Genevieve Caffrey '17
A Summer of Making a Difference

For many, summer vacation is synonymous with sunny beaches and relaxation.  Genevieve Caffrey ’17 however saw an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens this summer as an intern at a prominent non-profit child advocacy organization, the Children’s Defense Fund. Her internship was supported by the Levitt Center.  More ...

Tatiana Bierut '18
Tatiana Bierut ’18 is Author on Prevention Science Article

Tatiana Bierut ’18 is first author on a paper published in Prevention Science, the official publication of the Society for Prevention Research.  The paper “Exploring Marijuana Advertising on Weedmaps, a Popular Online Directory” resulted from her 2015 summer research project.    More ...

Charles Dunst '18
The Hill Published Third Op-Ed by Dunst '18

Founding Fathers spirit found in Kaepernick protest,” an opinion piece published by The Hill on Sept. 1, argued that the San Francisco quarterback’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem was an expression of his right to freedom of speech. This is the third opinion piece written by Charles Dunst '18 that The Hill has published in the last two months.  More ...

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