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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 ...

Steven Butterhof '05
Butterhof ’05 Selected 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year

Hamilton alumnus Steven Butterhof ’05 was named the 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) during a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 8. He was chosen from 36,000 sailors. Fewer than 150 individuals have received this honor since its inception in 1972.  More ...

Math students and faculty attended the MAA Seaway Section meeting at SUNY Geneseo.
Hamilton Math Students Present at MAA Meeting

Fourteen Hamilton math students presented talks at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Seaway Section Meeting at SUNY Geneseo on April 16. Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, traveled with the students.  More ...

The Hamilton Mathletics team - winner of the annual Snow Bowl competition.
Mathletics Team Wins Snow Bowl Competition

The Hamilton Mathletics team won first place in the annual Snow Bowl competition, edging out teams from Colgate University, Skidmore College and St. Lawrence University. Each team’s top five scores on the William Lowell Putnam Exam, given in December, were added together to determine the winner.   More ...

From left: Adam Daniere ’16, Kenny Ratliff ’16, Ben Oltsik ’19, John Bennett ’16, James Vees ’16 and Prof. Richard Bedient.
Hamilton Well-Represented at HRUMC

Five Hamilton students presented talks at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) held April 2 at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. They were accompanied by Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics.  More ...

Students to Attend National Computational Chemistry Workshop

David Dacres ’18, Erin Lewis ’18, Pat Marris ’16 and Rich Wenner ’17 will travel to San Diego to take part in the first Undergraduate Workshop in Computational Chemistry. The workshop will take place during the 251st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting March 13-17.  More ...

Dick Bedient
NY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts

Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”  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 ...

Debra Boutin
Boutin Gives Research Talk

Debra Boutin, professor of mathematics, gave a research presentation "Parameters for Graph Symmetries" at the Center for Communication Research, in La Jolla, Calif. In this talk, Boutin surveyed known and new results on ways of measuring network symmetries. In this survey she not only introduced the audience to various parameters used to quantify symmetries, but showed some of the surprisingly strong connections between them.  More ...

Sally Cockburn
Cockburn Presents at the University of Ottawa

Sally Cockburn, professor of mathematics, presented her paper, "Preimages of Small Geometric Cycles," at the Combinatorics and Optimization Seminar at the University of Ottawa on Jan. 29. This work is part of her ongoing research into measuring the complexity of straight-line representations of networks, in terms their vertex adjacency and edge crossing structures.  More ...

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