Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:04:49 GMTFri, 28 Nov 2014 06:04:49 GMTOberfield '98 on Ferguson, Policinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18323Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22827.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Zachary Oberfield '98, assistant professor of political science at Haverford College, recently published an article on the Washington Post blog, "Monkey Cage," reflecting on race, policing, and the social and bureaucratic questions that arise out of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Oberfield's article -- "Would more minority police officers have made a ...Feller '06 Publishes Trailblazing Studyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18295Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22775.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> New research on mantis shrimp larvae conducted by Kathryn Feller '06 has gained significant attention this fall with the publication of a trailblazing study in The Journal of Experimental Biology, as well as coverage by National Geographic and Discovery.com. Feller, whose doctoral work is on the subject, also has successfully defended her dissertation, "T...Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 Recalls Early Yearshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18236Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22778.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Television station WBTV, in North Carolina, recently featured HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97, correspondent for CBS' acclaimed newsmagazine television program, "60 Minutes" and an Emmy award-winning veteran of CBS News. The article reflected on Whitaker's early career and his first break into reporting, which happened at WBTV. In his first role...Judge Rosen Appointedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18243Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22670.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hon. Larry Rosen '69 has been appointed assigned counsel administrator for Albany County, responsible for assisting with oversight for legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney. "I am pleased and honored Judge Rosen has agreed to take on this new challenge. Over the years he has shown a deep understanding of the law, compassion for his fel...Wesley ’07 Aids Refugees in Jordanhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18228Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22721.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hannah Wesley '07 is working in Amman, Jordan, at the health department of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The opportunity to serve as the organization's associate health policy and planning officer came about following a graduate internship she completed in the department. She graduated with a master's in p...Return of the Ringhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18286Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22732.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Saule Pilati '56 returned to campus this fall under mysterious circumstances. A letter with a small package had arrived at the Colleges containing something very exciting, something that Pilati hadn't seen in 40 years: his class ring. This class ring was purchased during Pilati's senior year at the behest of his parents, Italian immigrants who never had t...Warr '05 Appeared on 'Law & Order'http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18285Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22728.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Making his NBC debute, actor and director Joshua Warr '05 appeared on the critically-acclaimed television show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" this season. Warr played a gangster on episode 7 of the series, "Chicago Crossover," which airred on NBC Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. "I have found my home in acting, and I look forward to what my future holds," says ...Launching Planet Smilezhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18271Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22702.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From isolated, rural villages to underserved urban communities, there are children living in places all around the world who have limited or no access to dental care. But thanks to Kathryn Pawlak '13 and HWS Trustee Dr. Deborah Pilla '76, an effort is underway to change the status quo. Connecting her passion for dentistry and youth outreach, Pawlak teamed...Guest Essay by Norvell '66, P'99, P'02http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18238Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22663.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A guest essay by John Norvell '66, P'99, P'02 appeared in a recent issue of the Finger Lakes Times. Norvell is currently helping to teach a course on Gettysburg at the Colleges and notes this has caused him to "think a lot about the citizen soldier." "All who serve our nation are patriots, including the many young men and women on the front lines today in...Atkinson Eames ’83 in Boston Globehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18247Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22665.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Elizabeth Atkinson Eames '83 was recently featured in The Boston Globe for her latest award-winning "tween" book series. "The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball" is due out next year and another pending release in 2016. "There is so much out there that is full of angst and dark feelings," Atkinson Eames says. "I try to give kids hope and make them laugh a little at...