Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 30 Aug 2016 05:07:32 GMTTue, 30 Aug 2016 05:07:32 GMTPresidential Welcome for Classes of 2020http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19744Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26428.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Your son or daughter is at a great place, a very special place. They'll make it an even better place. It's a place forged in great history, great tradition, great aspiration and great ambition. So know that when you leave, that this is a place of caring and hospitality, and a community that's committed to inclusion," said President Mark D. Gearan during ...Welcoming the HWS Classes of 2020http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19743Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26415.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> One of the most impressive groups of first-year students in the history of the Colleges, the Classes of 2020 arrived on campus today where they took the first major step of their HWS undergraduate journeys with Orientation 2016. Amid unpacking, sending snaps to friends and receiving the traditional greeting from President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy G...Classes of 2020 in the Spotlighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19724Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26407.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Today, the Hobart and William Smith community will officially welcome the Classes of 2020, one of the most impressive groups of first-year students in the history of the Colleges. They represent class presidents and honor society inductees, team captains and exchange program participants, champions of social justice and dedicated volunteers. About a third...Dr. Vincent '83 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19715Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26323.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Dr. Gregory J. Vincent '83, vice president for diversity and community engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin, as the keynote speaker for Convocation 2016. A renowned expert on civil rights and education, Vincent has preside...Faculty Prizes Recognize Teaching, Scholarship and Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19740Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26413.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues' work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geo...Trias Writer-in-Residence: Jeff VanderMeerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19706Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26304.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> New York Times-Bestselling writer Jeff VanderMeer joins the Hobart and William Smith community as the 2016-17 Trias Writer-in Residence. VanderMeer is the author of the award-winning "Southern Reach" trilogy ("Annihilation," "Authority," and "Acceptance"), released in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. As this year's Trias resident, VanderMeer will teach ...Sutton Discusses Crime and Fearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19716Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26362.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In an August opinion piece in The Buffalo News, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology James Sutton argues that politicians' misuse of crime statistics is counterproductive to addressing problems associated with crime. Sutton says that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's convention speech portrayed the country as being "plagued...HWS Among Money's Top Liberal Arts Schoolshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19737Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26405.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named by Money magazine as one of the nation's "50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges" for the second year in a row. The Colleges were featured in the newly released list alongside schools like Amherst College, Colgate University, Bowdoin College, Hamilton College and Williams College. The recognition examines key areas...HWS Form Community Wind Ensemblehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19738Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26360.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will expand their collaboration with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with the formation of a wind ensemble open to students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members of the surrounding community. Like the Colleges Community Chorus, the Colleges Community Wind Ensemble will be led each year by a new d...Inside the News: International AIDS Conference 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19739Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26354.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the biennial International AIDS Conference, HIV/AIDS researchers and professionals gather with policy makers, activists, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic, in an effort to raise resources and awareness around treatment and prevention. Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81 -- an internationally renowned expert on AID...