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Bayer Named to NWHF Board

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer was recently named to the Board of Directors of the National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. "Betty will be a tremendous asset because of her extensive network and her ability to link HWS, as well as the academic and women's studies communities, with the National Women's Hall of Fame. We are already in discussions about having interns...  More >>

Psych Students Present at APS Convention

Last week, Amber Eagan '15 and Amanda Faherty '15, accompanied by Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown, presented their recent research on "PARTheory" at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in San Francisco. "PARTheory posits that the way that people experience parental acceptance or rejection as children has life long consequences, and has been cor...  More >>

Alumni Association Welcomes Seniors

Hobart seniors will participate in the traditional Launch ceremony on Friday, May 16, to mark their entrance into the Hobart Alumni Association. The students will gather at the benches facing Seneca Lake near McDaniels House, and then proceed to Bozzuto Boathouse for the ceremony. "I hope the soon-to-be-graduates appreciate the many benefits of staying engaged through the Alumni Association," say...  More >>

Forensic Science Insight

Last fall, Sasha Borenstein '14 had the rare opportunity to attend an invitation-only seminar for roughly 200 of the top homicide investigators in the world. The event has never been open to students or the public. Her participation was made possible by Dr. Lowell J. Levine '59, a board-certified forensic dentist and the director of operations for the New York State Police Medicolegal Investigati...  More >>

Platoni ’74: “Shock and Awe Again”

Dr. Kathy Platoni '74, a post-traumatic stress disorder expert, who was at Fort Hood during the 2009 shooting, was interviewed this week about the recent shooting at Fort Hood by several media outlets, including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Time magazine. A clinical psychologist in private practice, Platoni returned to Hobart and William Smith last week to offer an address on the psychological toll of wa...  More >>

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