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Summer Research Fund Honors Glover

Over three decades ago, Professor Emeritus of Biology Thomas Glover spearheaded the relationship between the Colleges and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) that has since flourished and provided hundreds of students with invaluable research experience. To honor the instrumental role Glover played in this relationship throughout his professorship, a group of alums and pro...  More >>

Scudamore ’55 Donates Painting

Richard A. Scudamore '55 recently donated "Grand Manan," a painting by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908), to Hobart and William Smith. A generous contributor to the Colleges Collection, Scudamore has donated a number of paintings of the Hudson River School and the California Impressionists over the years, including works by Jasper Cropsey, Dewitt Parshall and Douglass Parshall. "Mr. Scudamore's...  More >>

Studying Abroad in Queensland, Australia

This semester, 16 HWS students are taking part in the Queensland, Australia program led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and Associate Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander. A fast-paced and rigorous academic program, the Queensland semester combines high quality science teaching in the classroom with exposure to and utilization of concepts in the field. While previous...  More >>

Straub Published in ‘Applications in Plant Sciences'

Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub was recently published in Applications in Plant Sciences for her research on target enrichment and genome skimming for plant phylogenomics. Published by the Botanical Society of America, the journal marks Straub's success at the top of her specialty while biologists worldwide praise her revolutionary research. "I hope its adoption leads to many advanc...  More >>

Lamanna ’97 Has Big Find

Matt Lamanna '97 is a member of the international excavation team that unearthed skeletons of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. He is also the second author on the paper about the dinosaur, which they named Dreadnoughtus schrani. The bones belonged to two partial skeletons, with that of the larger individual being much more complete than the other. They were extracted during digs...  More >>

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