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Walter '16 Named Young Botanist of the Year

The Botanical Society of America has named Lauren Walter '16 a Young Botanist of the Year, a prestigious national honor bestowed on 25 graduating seniors for outstanding work in the plant sciences. "Being nominated for and receiving the Young Botanist of the Year award helped me realize how much I have learned and accomplished at HWS," says Walter. A biology major and a mathematics and internatio...  More >>

Walter '16 Named Young Botanist of the Year

The Botanical Society of America has named Lauren Walter '16 a Young Botanist of the Year, a prestigious national honor bestowed on 25 graduating seniors for outstanding work in the plant sciences. "Being nominated for and receiving the Young Botanist of the Year award helped me realize how much I have learned and accomplished at HWS," says Walter. A biology major and a mathematics and internatio...  More >>

Connecting Culture and Ecology in Guatemala

A group of 20 HWS students recently returned from a three-week study abroad program in Guatemala. Led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown and Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, students explored the intersections between the culture and ecology of the country through a combination of field research and authentic cultural experiences. "Our main goal was to try and support ...  More >>

Why Do Birds Fatten Up for Migration?

Birds develop ample energy reserves in preparation for and during migration but often store more fat than they need for the journey alone. In a recent study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander and his colleague Jennalee Holzschuh, who earned her master's degree in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology at SUNY Brockport under the mentorship of...  More >>

2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards

On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the Welcome Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Van...  More >>

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