Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 29 Aug 2015 05:22:39 GMTSat, 29 Aug 2015 05:22:39 GMTConvocation Begins a New Academic Yearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19015Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24457.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Literally a "calling together," the tradition of Convocation brings the entire Hobart and William Smith community together to celebrate the new semester and to set the tone for the academic year ahead. The annual ceremony will take place on Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. on the Stern Lawn, where President Mark D. Gearan and Provost Titilayo Ufomata will be jo...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...Autism and Animal Behaviorhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18992Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24407.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people ..."The Perks of working for Chegg®"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19017Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24461.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Getting students to open their email is not any easy feat. Just ask Emily Saeli '16, who is responsible for seizing the attention of college students in just a few words as an Email Marketing intern for Chegg®. The California-based company, overseen by President and CEO Dan Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tuto...2015 Human Rights and Genocide Symposiumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19011Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24465.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Now in its 16th year, the Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium will offer a semester-long series of lectures and dialogues surrounding human rights issues facing the international community. "The speakers for this semester are unified by the theme of intergenerational transmission of trauma and ways in which the search for forensic...Philbrick Yadav Participates in Brookings Serieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19019Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24467.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This semester, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav is participating in the Brooking Institution's new series, "Rethinking Political Islam." According to Brookings' website, the series is an "innovative effort to understand how the developments following the Arab uprisings have shaped-and in some cases altered-the strategies, ag...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...Inside the Music Industry with Walker-Jacks ‘16http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19012Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24453.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a management intern for Roc Nation this summer, Christopher Walker-Jacks '16 worked directly with some of the biggest names in the music industry and their managers over the course of the two-month internship. From writing press releases to touring with the band Haim, the opening act on Taylor Swift's "1989 Tour," Walker-Jacks' was given a wide scope o...Diamondback Moth Projecthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19007Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24445.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Tony Shelton, professor of entomology at Cornell University, and Neil Morrison, scientist at Oxitec Ltd, will share the results of their groundbreaking Diamondback Moth (DBM) Project research in a talk titled, "Safe Sex for Insects: New Technologies for Pest Control," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. The DBM project is a scientifi...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...