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A Change of Pace for Anna Badkhen

Anna Badkhen, an accomplished journalist and author who covers the stories of people around the world in extremis, is now working on her sixth book, Fisherman’s Blues, which details her experiences spending a year with Senegalese fishermen. Badkhen was born and raised in the former Soviet Union before spending a year abroad at Hamilton in 1994-95.  More ...

Kantrowitz ’82 Co-Authors Article in International Journal

An article co-authored by Professor of Mathematics Robert Kantrowitz ’82 appears in the 2016 volume of the International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences. “More of Dedekind: His Series Test in Normed Spaces” was written with Michael M. Neumann of Mississippi State University.  More ...

From left: Professor Adam Van Wynsberghe, David Dacres '18, Kalvin Nash '18, Erin Lewis '18, AB Abera '19 and Rich Pastor '73.
Students Present Work at Undergrad Chemistry Conference

Four Hamilton students presented their computational chemistry research during the 15th Annual Molecular Educational Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY) conference. The conference was held at Bucknell University July 21-23.  More ...

Ravi Thiruchselvam
Thiruchselvam Publishes Study Results in SCAN

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam recently published an article in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). The article presented the results of a study conducted with Jessica Harper ’15 and Abigail Homer ’16.  More ...

Kacy Hobbis '17
Taking a Dip Into the Non-Profit World

Kacy Hobbis ’17 is a pro at engaging in government-focused community service, but this summer she wanted to take a different path. She’s interning at Youth Service America (YSA), a non-profit that motivates young people to become involved in community service. YSA runs grant programs, training and building toolkits to help youth complete their own service projects. She is receiving support through the Summer Internship Fund 2016, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Thomas Mariani ’79 with his fellow Justice Department lawyers, Steven O'Rouke and Sarah D. Himmelhoch
Thomas Mariani ’79 Finalist for Service to America Medal

Thomas Mariani ’79, chief of the environmental enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice, is a finalist for a homeland security and law enforcement medal. Medals are given as a part of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program, run by a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, Partnership for Public Service, to honor America’s dedicated federal workforce.  More ...

Sarah Knapp Damaske ’99 Featured in Article

Sarah Knapp Damaske ’99, a sociologist specializing in gender, work-family, class and race, was recently featured in an article on The Society Pages (TSP), where she responded to a column by George Will.  More ...

Howard Morgan '84
Howard Morgan ’84 Named Vice Chair of Parkinson’s Foundation

Howard Morgan ’84 has been named vice chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation (PF), a new organization focused on research, care, education and advocacy. It formed through a merger of two nonprofit organizations: the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). Morgan will initially serve in this role for two years, until he succeeds John Kozyak, the former chair of NPF, as board chair.  More ...

Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive Monk Rowe with British guitarist Laurence Juber.
Rowe Presents at International Music Conference

Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, recently presented two programs at the International Society for Music Educators conference in Glasgow, Scotland. He also conducted interviews with Swedish jazz pianist Hakan Rydin and British guitarist Laurence Juber to add to the Jazz Archive.  More ...

Paul Edick ’77 Joins Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Board of Directors

Paul Edick ’77 has joined Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. board of directors on August 1. He brings extensive experience to this global biopharmaceutical company, as he has been a consultant in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for 35 years.

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Mark R. Green ’89 Publishes Book

Mark R. Green ’89 wrote a memoir and creative nonfiction book, Void if Detached, which will be published in the fall by DCDesign Books. Renowned American filmmaker Ken Burns is currently reading Green's book and plans on endorsing it. It will be available on Amazon starting September 23, 2016.

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Kassandra Zaila '15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference on July 14.
Zaila ’15 Presents Thesis Findings at Genetics Conference

Kassandra Zaila ’15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016 in Orlando, Florida, on July 14. She showcased her senior thesis findings in an oral presentation called, “Diversities of endosymbiotic Rickettsia in the fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.”  More ...

Dodds ’89 Presents at Pa. Bar Institute Program

Lawrence D. Dodds ’89, partner of the law firm, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, recently presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Snapshots of Special Education Program. He spoke on “Divorced Parents and the IDEA – From Evaluations and IEPs, to Field Trips and School Events.”  More ...

Play Written by Jenna Langbaum ’15 to be Featured in Fringe Festival

The play Jenna Langbaum ’15 wrote for her senior project at Hamilton, The Night of Blue and Salt, will be featured in the New York International Fringe Festival in the Iati Theatre in New York City this August. She will be directing it, and will also be performing in it along with two other Hamilton College alumni, Andrew Gibeley ’16 and Anna Jastrzembski ’14.    More ...

Steve Cunden '18 with Baxter at TechBridgeWorld.
Hamilton's Mr. Roboto

Steve Cunden ’18 has an unusual lab partner this summer. Baxter is pretty quiet and lacking personality, but he is very intelligent. Cunden is an intern at TechBridgeWorld lab at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, and Baxter, his partner, is a robot.  TechBridgeWorld, founded by Mary Bernardine Dias ’98, is a lab dedicated to bringing robotics to underdeveloped/developing countries and disadvantaged communities.  More ...

Stephen Knapp ’69 is Subject of Documentary

Alumni artist Stephen Knapp ’69 is the subject of a short documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joel W. Dein. The film captures the fascinating and unique art that Knapp has been creating for nearly 45 years.  More ...

Phyllis Breland '80
Breland ’80 Presents CICU Webinar

Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion Phyllis Breland ’80 presented a webinar titled “Routine for Learning” on July 15. The presentation was part of the NYGEAR UP summer webinar series presented by The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York.  More ...

Exhibition Features Art by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78

Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery will be exhibiting four large format drawing installations and eight portrait studies by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78. The gallery is located in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.

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Tatenda Chakoma '18, right, with Dr. Leif Havton at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology.
Learning With the Best

Tatenda Chakoma ’18 is exploring a possible future in neuroscience as he interns at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology this summer. This internship is a summer program run by Hamilton alumnus Dr. Bruce Dobkin ’69. Each year he selects one Hamilton neuroscience student to do biomedical training and research at UCLA Neurology. Chakoma’s internship is supported by the Sandra Solomon Internship Fund, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Alan Bryce ’71 Nominated for Award

The Centerstage Theatre play in Seattle, For All That, received a nomination for a Gregory Award for outstanding new play. The play was written by Alan Bryce ’71.  More ...

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