Hamilton College

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. John Ragosta of Hamilton College explores the historical roots of the National Day of Prayer.

John Ragosta is a visiting assistant professor of history at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. As a historian and lawyer, he has been widely published in both legal and historical journals in the areas of early American history, constitutional law and international relations. He is currently completing work on his latest book, Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed.

Forty years ago, Richard Burns was a high school senior, getting ready to begin college at Hamilton in the fall. Today, he is the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City. This afternoon, Richard Burns returns to Hamilton to speak on “LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present” at the Red Room in the Kirner-Johnson building. He spoke to WAMC about what it was like 40 years ago to be gay and in college

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Carl Rubino of Hamilton College explains why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.

Carl Rubino is the Winslow Professor of Classics at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where his teaching and research interests include ancient Greek and Roman literature, comparative literature and literary theory.  In 2011 he published the article, Long Ago, But Not So Far Away: Another Look at Star Wars and the Ancient World. He holds a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.