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Lamanna '97 Reviews "Jurassic World"

With the release of "Jurassic World" -- the latest in the "Jurassic Park" sci-fi adventure series --Matt Lamanna '97, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at one of the top five dinosaur collections of the world, was recently interviewed by Trib Total Media and Live Science about the scientific accuracy of the new box-office hit. "I think it's an entertaining movie," said Lamanna, whose r...  More >>

10 Future Health Professionals

After completing the HWS Health Professions Advisory Program (HPAP), which offers an accredited pre-health curriculum recognized by competitive graduate and professional programs, 10 members of the recently graduated Classes of 2015 will attend medical, dental or veterinary schools this coming fall. "Being a smaller liberal arts school, the student-faculty ratio allows for a more personalized exp...  More >>

Faculty Promotions

During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both associate professors of geoscience, and Ma...  More >>

Straub Awarded NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub a grant to study the evolution of milkweed plants in North America and to develop new workflows for collecting and analyzing genome-scale data to understand the evolutionary history of the species. As Straub explains, "milkweed species diversified over a short evolutionary time span" and, as a result, "recon...  More >>

Students Join Horos Medical Imaging Project

Professor of Biology James Ryan and his spring semester neurobiology class were recently featured on the website of the Horos Project, a collaborative effort to fully develop and advance a free, open source medical image viewer. The class, BIOL 340, "Neurobiology," is using the Horos technology with a set of anonymized MRI images of a brain tumor. Ryan has written a custom tutorial for the studen...  More >>

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