Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 06:28:11 GMTThu, 18 Dec 2014 06:28:11 GMTESSYI Scholarships Link Students, Naturehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18292Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22815.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Each summer at Hobart and William Smith, a select group of high school students attend the annual Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI), an interdisciplinary, college-level program that provides opportunities for hands-on, faculty-led classes, projects and research. For many ESSYI students, scholarships have played a significant part in the...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...Brison Joins HWS Dialogue at President’s Forumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18364Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22905.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Sharing her scholarly perspective and personal reflections from an extensive career as a national expert on sexual violence, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College Dr. Susan Brison joined the President's Forum Series at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as guest speaker and campus guest this week. Held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, Br...HWS Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18356Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22890.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prestigious recognition. In addition for the fifth consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith have been named to...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...Faculty Reflect on NY6 Think Tankhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18355Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22882.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In light of the recently launched New York Six Think Tank: Advocating for the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Walker reflected on their experience at the initial Think Tank Retreat in an article, "A Duet from the Humanities: Music and Dance Voices," that they co-authored for the website, 4...HWS First in Negawatt Challengehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18360Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22907.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges won first place in the Fall 2014 New York Negawatt Challenge, reducing electricity usage by 5.1 percent during the competition, which is part of the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN). HWS competed against the other five institutions that are part of the New York Six Consortium: Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skid...Farris '05 Featured in USA Todayhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18363Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22902.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since early October, four members of the U.S. Navy, including Christina Farris '05, have been stationed in Monrovia, Liberia, working in a laboratory analyzing Ebola-infected blood. With other members of the military, Farris works to identify patients who are Ebola-free in order to separate them from those who are infected, and also to clear those who are...Innovative Classrooms Christenedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18337Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22892.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This semester, students and faculty in six courses across a variety of disciplines had the opportunity to use the first two of the Colleges' "Innovative Classrooms." Each received upgraded furnishings and technology this summer as part of the Innovative Classrooms project, a collaboration between the FacIT Committee, the Classroom Committee, IT Services a...William Smith Students Explore Copenhagenhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18331Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22839.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As part of an HWS program, several William Smith students have spent the semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Offered through an affiliation with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, the program offers more than 100 courses taught in English with an emphasis on immersion and interactive learning. "The Danish Institute does a great job of ensuring that every...