Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 02 May 2016 23:07:17 GMTMon, 02 May 2016 23:07:17 GMTRodríguez Mansilla Receives Cervantes Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19524Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25762.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla has been honored by Cervantes, the official journal of the Cervantes Society of America (CSA), with the Luis Andrés Murillo Award for Best Article of the Year 2014. Rodríguez Mansilla received the award for his article, "La media rota de Alonso Quijano: desengaño y cortesía en...Tanaka Series Welcomes James Mark Shieldshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19522Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25764.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> James Mark Shields, associate professor of comparative humanities and Asian thought at Bucknell University, recently served as a guest of the Tanaka Asian Studies Lecture Series on April 18, delivering the talk, "Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan." "Professor Shields is one of the leading specialists in radical and progress...Bentsi-Enchill '17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship programhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19511Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25750.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commit...LoConte '16 Headed to Cornell Veterinary Collegehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19513Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25731.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Having known she wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember, Micaela LoConte '16 will begin working toward her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. The prestigious and highly-competitive program is consistently ranked one of the top veterinary schools in the world. "My experi...Poli-Sci Honor Society Inducts New Membershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19516Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25739.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Colleges chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, recently held its annual dinner to acknowledge its new inductees and current members. "It was a very successful evening and a nice recognition of students who've done such tremendous work," says Professor of Political Science Iva E. Deutchman, wh...DeBenedetto '16 Earns Fulbright to Taiwanhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19510Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25727.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Charles S. DeBenedetto '16 was recently awarded a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Taiwan, where he will teach English. "I am truly honored and humbled," says DeBenedetto, who studied abroad in Taiwan during the fall of his junior year. "During that time every Taiwanese person I encountered treated me with patience and kindness as I str...Deutchman Offers Insight to NY Primarieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19503Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25719.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In advance of Tuesday's New York primary elections, the Daily Messenger turned to Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman for her insight and predictions about the race. In "NY voters get their turn Tuesday," Deutchman, an expert on contemporary conservative U.S. politics, told the Daily Messenger that "watching what has happened with Republicans is ...Aquaponics at HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19495Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25702.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hoping to maximize the amount of fruits and vegetables grown on campus while also sparking conversation and interest in sustainable food production, three HWS students recently constructed a pilot aquaponics system. As part of HWS Earth Week, the soilless agriculture system will be introduced at an open house titled "Food without Dirt: An Introduction to ...Atmospheric Science Research in the Spotlighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19481Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25677.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> HWS geoscience students and faculty recently presented on several atmospheric science research projects at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference (NESC) hosted by the Lyndon State College local chapter of the American Meteorological Society in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. With 12 students and two faculty members from HWS at the conference, it was the lar...Phi Beta Kappa Inducts New Membershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19491Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25693.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Zeta of New York Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society has elected its newest members for 2016. Thirty-one seniors and juniors were given the prestigious honor this spring, joining three current seniors who had previously been elected. Students are elected by the current membership, comprised of faculty and staff who wer...