Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:20:21 GMTThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:20:21 GMTDoppler-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...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...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...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...Surveying California's Mojave Deserthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18350Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22868.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Deep in California's Mojave Desert, Professor of Biology James Ryan recently set out on a scientific excursion to survey the vertebrate biodiversity found in a remote area of the vast southwestern landscape. Working with volunteers from Blueprint Earth, a nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments, Ryan designed and imple...Preparing for Maymester, Summer Sessionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18351Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22870.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In preparation of the Colleges' 2015 Maymester and Summer Session, Provost and Dean of Faculty Titilayo Ufomata, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Provost Christine de Denus and Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Faculty DeWayne Lucas recently attended the North American Association for Summer Schools (NAASS) Natio...Kwanzaa Celebration 2014http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18339Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22888.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following annual tradition, Sankofa hosted a Kwanzaa celebration on Friday, Dec. 5, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event included a sit-down dinner and featured student performers such as the Colleges' step team Hip Notiqs, HWS Director of Academic Opportunity Programs James Burruto's band, and the celebrity poet Black Ice. The...Leadership Institute 2015 Seeks Applicantshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18330Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22835.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith students along with juniors and seniors from Geneva High School are gearing up for the Centennial Center for Leadership's annual Leadership Institute (LI). Providing a range of dynamic learning opportunities centered on leadership studies and leadership development, the three-day conference is free to attend and will be held Jan. ...Olivieri to Premiere "Tilt"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18329Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22837.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "If there is any guiding philosophy on how I compose, it is that I want my music to come about organically," says Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri. "I am an improviser. It is the guiding philosophy of my compositional process. I try to follow my instincts on how to negotiate compositional parameters such as form, shape, and pacing." Olivieri rec...Applications Due for International Internship Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18327Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22841.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Students interested in pursuing a funded, shorter term opportunity abroad are invited to apply for the Padnos Family International Internship/Research Travel Award. Applications are due to the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education by Friday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. The $5,000 award will cover lodging, round-trip airfare and a stipe...