Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:11:34 GMTThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:11:34 GMTPerkin Observatory to be Constructedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18025Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22277.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a grant from The Perkin Fund to develop an observatory at HWS. Christopher Perkin '95 is a trustee of the Perkin Fund and was instrumental in securing the grant as part of his ongoing support for the Colleges. The teaching and outreach observatory will be named the Richard S. Perkin Observatory after Chris...Perkins Addresses Air Force, University Staffhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18071Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22252.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, recently spoke to U.S. Air Force family advocacy personnel about reducing partner violence, as well as to University of Pittsburgh Bradford staff about problem behavior prevention and health promotion. Perkins was recently an invited guest speaker for the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program Staff Training in San ...Dobkowski on Survivor’s Bookhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18059Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22257.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor or Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski was recently quoted in an online article of Connections, the Nazareth College alumni magazine. Dobkowski, who is HWS' coordinator for The March: Bearing Witness to Hope, a nine-day Holocaust educational trip to Poland and Germany for students and faculty from Nazareth and HWS, was in the audience at Nazaret...Fulbright Blogs from Taiwanhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18073Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22246.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This week, Melissa Hosek '14 arrived in Taichung, Taiwan, where she will begin a year of teaching English as a recipient of the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award English Teaching Assistantship. Though this will be Hosek's first time in Taiwan, she is no stranger to living and traveling in Asia. In 2012, Hosek participated in the Colleges' semester ab...Farnsworth Edits Anthology, Publishes Chapterhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18075Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22248.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Recently tenured Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, May Farnsworth, published two pieces of scholarship on women in Latin American theatre history. Escrito por mujeres II (Latin American Theatre Review Press), which Farnsworth co-edited with Brenda Werth from American University and Camilla Stevens from Rutgers University, is a collection of works...Dr. Beyrer '81 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18076Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, as keynote speaker for Convocation 2014. Beyrer's life-saving work advancing public health and human rights has changed perceptions and behaviors, and improved the health of individuals, communities and countries around the world. Convoca...Temple Releases Fifth Editionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18054Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22201.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, Professor of Education Charles Temple completed the fifth edition of "Children's Books in Children's Hands: A Brief Introduction to Their Literature, Loose-Leaf Version," with Pearson eText. This latest edition of the guide for current and prospective teachers is in a four-color format, with more ancillaries and electronic extensions than in...Baptiste '14 at HubSpothttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18055Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22207.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Soon after graduating from the Colleges, Jean Baptiste '14 landed a position with HubSpot, an inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. As a support engineer, Baptiste's duties include providing high-quality technical support for the HubSpot Software Program and customers, programming, a...From Honolulu to Harvardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18057Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22218.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, Ana Garcia '14 is headed to Cambridge, Mass. to pursue architectural studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before her move, she spent her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia will pursue a master's in la...Students Design Bike Routehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18052Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22230.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hoping to draw more visitors to an area already rich with history and natural beauty, five HWS students are working in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Institute this summer to design three different bike routes for Sampson State Park. The routes will give walkers and cyclists different cell-phone tours of the 2,000- acre park on the eastern shore of Sen...