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Autism and Animal Behavior
An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Sh... More >>
Lasda ’04 Coaches Latvian Lax
Gretchen Lasda '04 recently seized on an opportunity to get in touch with her Latvian heritage and remain involved with lacrosse, the sport she loves. Lasda served as the head coach of the Latvian National Women's Lacrosse team for the 2013 World Cup that was held in Oshawa, Canada, last summer. Lasda played lacrosse at West Genesee High School, where she won a sectional championship in 1998 befo... More >>
Sparks ’14 Builds Custom Skis in Colorado
Graham Sparks '14 went from studying public policy at HWS to living his dream manufacturing custom skis in Aspen, Colo. A recent article in the Aspen Daily News features Sparks' company, Grizzly Boards, and his philosophy behind the company. "I don't think anyone is doing it the way I'm doing it," Sparks says. "The business is unusual because it's a one-man operation. While most custom ski manufa... More >>
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