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Frame/Works with de Denus

The Theatre program at HWS concludes its inaugural Frame/Works series in conjunction with its production of D.W. Gregory's "Radium Girls," directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth. Frame/Works is a program designed to draw connections between scholarly examination and artistic practice. Scholars are invited to present their research on a play, playwright, historical moment, gen...  More >>

New Weight Norm Research Published

A new article, co-authored by Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins and Professor of Chemistry David Craig from Hobart and William Smith, and Jessica Perkins from the Department of Health Policy, Harvard University has been published in the current issue of Prevention Science. The article is titled "Misperception of Peer Weight Norms and Its Association with Overweight and Underweight Status Amon...  More >>

NSF Chemistry Research Major Success

Over the past three years, Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer and more than a dozen HWS students have pursued an extensive chemistry research project that investigates a chemical reaction known as indium mediated allylation. The reaction, Bowyer says, deals with carbon-carbon bonds, which are essential in the production of manmade chemicals used for pharmaceuticals and plastics. It offers envir...  More >>

Perkins Quoted in New York Times

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was quoted in a New York Times article about "imaginary peers" and social norms. The article follows the efforts of the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb in trying to reduce heavy drinking. It shares some of the strategies employed by Michael Haines, who was the coordinator of the school's Health Enhancement Services, the most effective of which came ...  More >>

D’Addario receives NCAA Scholarship

William Smith College senior Emily D’Addario was one of just 29 female fall sport student-athletes across all three NCAA divisions to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. D’Addario is just the 10th Heron student-athlete to receive the prestigious scholarship. She joins previous William Smith winners Cynthia Oyler ’93, Sarah Daniels ’95, Nancy Greenlaw ’97, Kim Rausch ’98, Wendi Schoff ’98, A...  More >>

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