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February 21, 2013

Princeton Professor Patrick Geary to Lecture

4:10PM 6:00PM

“The Dilemma of Translation: Sacred Scripture and Sacred Power in the Early Middle Ages” by Patrick Geary, professor of medieval history at Princeton University. rnrnGeary earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974; his research focuses on a wide range of topics in medieval history—including religiosity, language, ethnicity, social structure and political organization. He has written many books in his field, most notably The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe, published in 2003, and Readings in Medieval History, published in 2010.rnrnCurrently, Geary is leading a study into the migration of European societies north and south of the Alps; this research requires analysis of ancient DNA gathered from cemeteries in Hungary and Italy. He is also the director of the St. Gall Plan Project, an Internet database funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation designed to aid research into Carolingian Monastic culture.rnrnSponsored by Hamilton College’s Humanities Forum.rnrnFREErnrnKennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College

What Do I Need To Know...

4:30PM 5:00PM

What Do I Need To Know About Wills & Trusts, Healthcare Proxies and Powers of Attorney. The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC Parent/Sibling Support Group 1st Floor Boardroom 245 Genesee St. Utica, NY Call To Reserve Your Seat! Contact Shannon Crofoot: (315)-272-1606

Director André Robert Lee to Screen “The Prep S

5:30PM 7:00PM

Director André Robert Lee will screen his autobiographical film "The Prep School Negro." Lee will host a discussion with the audience following the film. André Robert Lee and his sister grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia. Their mother struggled to support them by putting strings in the waistbands of track pants and swimsuits in a local factory. When André was 14- years-old, he received what his family believed to be a golden ticket – a full scholarship to attend one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. Elite education was André’s way up and out, but at what price? Yes, the exorbitant tuition was covered, but this new world cost him and his family much more than anyone could have anticipated. In "The Prep School Negro," André takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending time with current day prep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed inside the ivory tower. What he discovers along the way is the poignant and unapologetic truth about who really pays the consequences for yesterday's accelerated desegregation and today's racial naiveté. FREE Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building, at Hamilton College.

free laser demonstration/ workshop for youth

Join professional scientists from Rome Lab as they conduct a free laser demonstration/ workshop for youth ages 12-16 years on February 21, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, 121 Second Street, Oriskany. Learn more about Laser beams, Laser applications, focusing and magnification, and the electromagnetic spectrum. This is a hands-on and interactive workshop. Space is limited so please register early For more information about 4-H in Oneida County visit our website at

Founder of Green Science Policy Inst. to Lecture

7:00PM 9:00PM

“The Flame Retardant Dilemma: Balancing Fire Prevention, Human Health, and Environmental Protection” by Arlene Blum, founder and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute (GSPI). Blum holds a doctorate in biophysical chemistry and is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research at Berkeley led to the removal of two cancer-causing flame-retardants from children’s pajamas in the 1970s. In 2008, discovering those same chemicals were prevalent in furniture and infant products, she founded the Green Science Policy Institute. This organization serves as a watchdog group for regulations that may have adverse health effects. The Green Science Policy Institute has prevented the addition of millions of pounds of unneeded chemicals to furniture, bed coverings, computers and other products in our homes. The organization also promotes research to address environmental and health issues. The Green Science Policy Institute provides unbiased scientific data to government, industry, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate more informed decision-making about chemicals used in consumer products. Blum is also known for her revolutionary role in women’s mountaineering. She has published two books on the subject: Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, published 1998 by Sierra Club Books, and Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life, published 2007 by Harvest books. Both explore Blum’s experience as a preeminent woman mountaineer.

Reading Poet Martha Rhodes at Hamilton Col

8:00PM 10:00PM

The Spring 2013 Reading Series presents a reading by poet Martha Rhodes. Martha Rhodes is the author of four collections of poetry: "At the Gate," "Perfect Disappearance," "Mother Quiet" and "The Beds." She has taught at Emerson College, New School University and University of California at Irvine, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Rhodes is a founding editor and the director of Four Way Books, located in New York City. FREE Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College