Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05:40 GMTTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05:40 GMTStudents to Explore D.C. Careershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18372Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22911.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the ninth consecutive year, a select group of students will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Colleges' annual Day on the Hill experience program. From Monday, Jan. 12 to Wednesday, Jan. 14, students will spend three days meeting with alums and friends of HWS while getting an inside glimpse of the inner workings of the...NYC Experience Showcases Fashionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18388Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22943.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A select group of HWS students will convene in New York City for the annual Fashion Day program this winter break, giving them the opportunity to meet and connect with professionals from the fashion industry in some of the industry's most prominent organizations. Facilitated by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, the ...President's Forum to Host Brisonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18300Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22763.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An expert on sexual violence, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College Dr. Susan Brison will join the Colleges' ongoing dialogue about enhancing a culture of respect as she visits HWS as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. The forum will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Vandervort Room of...Writer's Block Partyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18353Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22874.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the last week of classes approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Writer's Block Party from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning in the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Held in the Geneva and Sanford Rooms, the marathon writing session will offer workspace, company, and support from writing faculty, staff, and W...Community Joins Solidarity Eventshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18379Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22921.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Students, faculty and community members gathered for a non-violent procession, performance and eulogy earlier this month in honor of the life of Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed this summer by Police Office Darren Wilson. After a three month investigation, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. "We are very interested in ensuring that we recognize...Doppler-on-Wheels Mobile Radar Coming to HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18374Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22915.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Geoscience Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for an extensive education and outreach project that aims to give students and public a richer understanding of atmospheric science, severe weather, and weather radar systems. The Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW) mobile radar system will be ope...Mandala Ceremonial Ritehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18373Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by ...All-Night Writer's Block Partyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18368Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22917.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the Warren Hunting Smith Library, dozens of students recently had a marathon writing session in the Geneva and Sanford rooms for the end-of-the-semester Writer's Block Party, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The event, held from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning, offered workspace, company and support fro...Pitch 2015 Semi-Finalists Announcedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18361Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22898.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Nine HWS students have been announced as semi-finalists in the fourth installment of the Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest. The Pitch, an entrepreneurial leadership contest organized by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), doubled its proposal numbers this year with applicants who are interested in furthering their entrepreneurial ingenuity. "The sele...Big Day 2014 Leadership Conferencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18359Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22884.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Big Day 2014 will host volunteers from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester chapter for a day of workshops and leadership activities. Coordinated by Aminata Dansoko '15, with the support of a Cohen Fellowship and the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), the Monday, Dec. 15 event will bring together approximately 120 high school "bigs" from...