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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 ...

Janack's Literary Nonfiction Published in Grub Street Literary

Grub Street, a literary and arts magazine published by Towson University, includes a story by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. The piece, titled "Finding the Happy Ending," a short meditation on marriage  (volume 65), can be read here.  More ...

Theresa Lopez
Lopez Presents at IIT

Theresa Lopez, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, presented her research at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) on April 16. In her presentation, Lopez proposed a holistic method for using findings from the science of moral cognition to guide moral belief revision.  More ...

Mei Lin Pratt '16
Mei Lin Pratt ’16 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia

Mei Lin Pratt ’16 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia. Pratt, a philosophy major at Hamilton, studied at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. during her junior year.    More ...

Rebecca Copenhaver
Rebecca Copenhaver: Philosophy and Modern Memory

Rebecca Copenhaver, professor of philosophy at Lewis and Clark University, spoke on April 18 about how philosophy, particularly the philosophy of John Locke and Thomas Reid, can help us reform our current ideas of memory. Copenhaver began by distinguishing between how we ordinarily view memory, and how Locke and Reid viewed memory.  More ...

Marcus Co-Edits Book on the Philosophy of Math

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus was the co-author of An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics, published this month by Bloomsbury. The book covers work from the Presocratics to the present.  More ...

Janack Gives Papers at American Philosophical Association Meetings

Marianne Janack, professor of philosophy, presented papers at two different sessions at the recent American Philosophical Association meetings. She presented a paper titled “Rorty’s Sellars” about Richard Rorty’s uses of the figure of American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars, and she gave a talk titled “Richard Rorty, Rocks, and Realism,” in which she discussed Rorty's criticism of physicist Steve Weinberg.  More ...

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