Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:02 GMTWed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:02 GMTHalfman on Blue-Green Algae on WENYhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19020Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24469.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies John Halfman was interviewed this month by the regional news station WENY about the blooms of potentially bacteria that have been spotted in the Finger Lakes region. As Halfman told WENY in the Aug. 26 article, "Toxic Blue-Green Algae Found In Finger Lakes," blue-green algae is actually a misnomer: "They ...Introducing the Classes of 2019http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19016Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24471.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Classes of 2019, who arrive for Orientation on Friday, Aug. 28, include high school class presidents and team captains, filmmakers and editors of school papers, volunteers for national nonprofits and an outdoor enthusiast who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail this summer. The 645 new Statesmen and Herons hail from 35 states a...Jones '17 Interns at Women's Hall of Famehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19001Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24437.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, Kayla Jones '17 has been working as a research, history and education intern at the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. "I'm excited to blend my passion for communications and civic engagement through this internship," Jones says. "In one of my media and soci...Covert '15 interns for National Parkhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19002Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24439.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Interested in the study of human history through recording and interpreting survey sites, Alexandra Covert '15 accepted an archaeology internship at Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Ariz., this summer. Though far from her home in Saranac Lake, N.Y., Covert notes that it is not the first time she has traveled around in pursuit of her interests...Nikolova '16 Interns at NASDAQhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18998Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24429.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Alexandrina Nikolova's '16 career goal is to work in the financial field for a big brand, fast-paced and highly energetic global leader. This summer, she received a trial run at NASDAQ, the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization. "Most people see NASDAQ and think, ‘oh, the stock exchange,' but the core line of NASDAQ's work is...Munderville '16 Interns at Fribolin Farmhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18981Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24381.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When people eat better, they feel better," says Natalie Munderville '16. "When we feel better, we interact better." Interested in uncovering how food plays a role in the social sphere, Munderville, who is studying gender, chose to apply for a farming internship through the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) after getting an email from Food Systems Program Manag...Dragomir '17 at Royal Bank of Scotlandhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18995Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24416.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With his own investment portfolio already seeing a sizable return, Gyuri Dragomir '17 brought his interest in investments "across the pond" this summer as an intern for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, England. Interning in the risk management sector, Dragomir saw the internship as an opportunity not just to refine his investing strengths, but also t...HWS Among Sierra's Greenest Schoolshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18996Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24418.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Back in the national spotlight for successes in environmental leadership and sustainability, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have again been named to Sierra magazine's annual list of the greenest colleges and universities, moving ahead 64 spots since first appearing on the list in 2009. This year, HWS ranked No. 52 on Sierra's "Cool Schools" list, earni...Three New Leaders Join HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18983Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24389.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith will commence the new academic year welcoming three individuals to leadership positions at the Colleges: Chaplain of the Colleges, Title IX Coordinator, and Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. The Rev. D. Maurice Charles, who previously served in the Religious Life office at Stanford University, has begun his r...Abramov '16 Interns with NBC Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18982Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24385.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, Nora Abramov '16 is living out her dream of working at NBC News in New York City, where she's working as a news specials intern. For the past three months, Abramov has been immersed in the fast-paced environment of network news, giving her the opportunity to contribute directly to the production of domestic and international breaking news sto...