Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 17 Apr 2014 02:43:13 GMTThu, 17 Apr 2014 02:43:13 GMTDigital Mapping Explores Nowherehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17718Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21477.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> You wouldn't think even a digital map could help you find nowhere. Unless, that is, you were taking Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova's course, "Geographies of Nowhere." The class examines representations of the frontier, and studies spaces in literature. Students use open-source visualization and mapping tools dur...First Years to Explore Sustainable Livinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17679Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21420.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When the Classes of 2018 arrive in the fall, more than 50 students will have the opportunity to explore sustainability and consumption through a new Learning Community, "Sustainable Living." The two-semester long program will have an emphasis on the relationship between local actions and global effects. "Sustainable Living gives students interested in any...Recognizing Academic Excellencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17706Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21479.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The annual Benjamin Hale dinner, named for a former president of Hobart College, will be held on Tuesday, April 15. The traditional Hobart year-end event will feature Jordan Printup '13, a current admissions intern at HWS, who will present a talk titled, "Two Worlds, One Journey." Recognizing Hobart students who have excelled in academics, the dinner will...Inventorying Geneva's Greenhouse Gaseshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17721Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21487.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In her internship this semester, Katie Paige '14 is working with the City of Geneva to update the city's greenhouse gas inventory. A double-major in economics and environmental studies, Paige has been extracting the city's electricity and natural gas usage from New York State Electric and Gas records. She then breaks down the city's energy use further int...Gearan Convenes Public Forum on Problem Gaminghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17704Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21436.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In his first initiative as Chair of the New York Gaming Commission, Mark D. Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges led a public forum to address issues surrounding problem gambling on Wednesday, April 9 in Albany. Gearan was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January to lead the state agency that regulates the lottery, casinos and hors...Harvard's Anne Harrington Visits as Melvin Hill Profhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17703Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21434.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a Melvin Hill Visiting Professor, renowned scholar and historian Dr. Anne Harrington, professor for the history of science at Harvard University, will present a public lecture on what the history of medicine has recently taught us about the role culture plays in shaping bodily experiences, including illness. Harrington's talk, "Culture Under the Skin: ...Eyle '15 Starts Radio Show in Spainhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17720Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21485.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Maximilian Eyle '15 is the writer, producer, editor and host behind a new English language radio program about study abroad experiences that's being aired in Barcelona, Spain. Titled "The Iberian Injection-Your Show Away From Home" and recorded at the Colleges' radio station WEOS-FM, Eyle's weekly radio show is currently running in a series of eight, half...Physics Department Hosts Holland Prizehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17723Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21495.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Physics Department is set to host its 4th annual Holland Prize Competition, which invites student participants to enter a science-focused contest for a chance to win $1,000 in prize money. This year's event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in Eaton 111. The Holland Prize Competition requires students to deliver a 15-minute oral present...Noted Author Souder to Offer Environmental Talkhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17719Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21481.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Named the first guest of the History Department's Robert Huff Lecture series, critically acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder will give an Earth Day presentation on the late conservationist, Rachel Carson, and the early history of the environmental movement. A well-respected and noted writer, Souder's lecture, "Rachel Carson and the...Painting, Photography and Pop Arthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17708Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21452.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hal Foster, Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, April 16 titled, "The Hamilton Test: On the Rapport between Painting and Photography in Pop Art." The talk will take place at 5 p.m. in Houghton House 112; a reception will follow in the Houghton House seminar roo...