Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 28 May 2015 06:03:50 GMTThu, 28 May 2015 06:03:50 GMTDedication of Advanced LIGOhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18786Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated in a ceremony on May 19 at the LIGO Hanford facility in...Faculty Promotionshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18757Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23915.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both ...Shafer Discusses Letterman Retirementhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18785Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23921.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer was recently featured in a HuffPost Live interview, "The Changing Landscape of Late Night TV," and was a guest on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio show, "Trail's End," during which she discussed David Letterman's retirement from the "Late Show." In her recent interviews, Shafer discussed how ...McDonald Stars in New Miniseries, Texas Risinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18789Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23936.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Christopher McDonald '77, L.H.D. '13 appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" to promote his work in an upcoming television event, "Texas Rising," that premiered on Memorial Day. "Texas Rising" is a five-part, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers. McDonald stars alongside many dist...Knoll '06 Publishes "Luckiest Girl Alive"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18784Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23923.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Luckiest Girl Alive," the instant New York Times bestselling debut novel by Jessica Knoll '06, is being hailed by critics as a "dark, twisty" thriller whose "razor-sharp writing" and "propulsive prose" (EW) has drawn comparisons to "Gone Girl" but stands apart with its "humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft" (Alissa Nutting, author of "Tampa"). Name...From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Genderhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18787Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23932.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Accompanied by Associate Professor of English Anna Creadick, Sarah Ford '15 and Kazia Berkley-Cramer '13 recently delivered presentations at the annual conference, "From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics" at Ithaca College. "Pippi to Ripley" began in 2011 as an act of "Guerilla Academe" created by Ithaca faculty a...DeBolt to Receive Community Service Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18790Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23938.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Athletic Communications Ken DeBolt will be presented with the 2015 Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award at this year's College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) convention in June. The Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award is presented annually to a member of CoSIDA for civic involvement and ac...Heron Sailors Vie for Nationalshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18788Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23929.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> William Smith sailors will compete in the 2015 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women's National Semifinals in Newport, Rhode Island, May 25-26. The Herons will be vying for a spot in the national championship which will be held May 27 and 28. William Smith earned a spot in the semifinals after a finishing fifth at the MAISA Women's Dinghy ...Dance Collaborates with Local Youthhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18736Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23816.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier's course, "Community Arts," engaged with local youth on a semester-long collaborative dance program. The initiative focused on promoting wellness and social change through collaborations with staff and students from Hillside Children's Center - Varick Campus, a care facility for children and teens. The Hillsid...Miller '15 Receives Princeton in Asia Acceptancehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18698Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23808.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dominque Miller '15 will go to Vietnam upon graduation to teach English through the Princeton in Asia Program. The program begins in mid-August and Miller will stay in Soc Trang, Vietnam, which is located in the Mekong Delta Region. Miller studied abroad in Vietnam in the fall of 2013 through a program offered by the Colleges' Center for Global Education,...