Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:51:31 GMTWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:51:31 GMTPerkin Observatory to be Constructedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18025Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22277.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a grant from The Perkin Fund to develop an observatory at HWS. Christopher Perkin '95 is a trustee of the Perkin Fund and was instrumental in securing the grant as part of his ongoing support for the Colleges. The teaching and outreach observatory will be named the Richard S. Perkin Observatory after Chris...Dr. Beyrer '81 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18076Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, as keynote speaker for Convocation 2014. Beyrer's life-saving work advancing public health and human rights has changed perceptions and behaviors, and improved the health of individuals, communities and countries around the world. Convoca...HWS First Generation Initiativehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18084Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22275.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the semester gets underway, the Hobart and William Smith First Generation Initiative (FGI) is expanding its reach as the campus resource that's focused on offering guidance, advice and support to acclimate students who are the first or one of the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year institution. Founded by Associate Dean of William Smi...WEOS, WHWS in Scandling Campus Centerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18072Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22265.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges' radio station, home of WEOS-FM and WHWS-FM, has officially moved to the Scandling Campus Center. Originally located in a house on Hamilton Street, the station is now situated next to the Post Office. "I'm ecstatic about this move to a more centralized location - not just because it's brand new with top-notch equipment, ...Digital Marketing in Londonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18081Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22267.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With support from the Bickley Family Endowed International Internship Fund, Talia Azour '16 interned this summer with the digital marketing firm IgnitionOne, at the company's headquarters in New York City as well as the London office. IgnitionOne offers digital marketing solutions to optimize media across search engines, social media and mobile devices, c...Newson '11 Wins Athena Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18082Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22269.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Selected as the 2014 recipient of the fifth annual Athena Award for Continuing Education, HWS Health Promotions Administrator Tempe Newson '11 was recently featured in the Finger Lakes Times for receiving the honor. The award, which was founded in 2009, is given to one woman each year who "demonstrates the qualities promoted by the Athena International...Becoming an U.S. Foreign Service Officerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18077Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22259.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Just three hours after graduation, David Luna '14 headed to Rochester International Airport and boarded a plane to Washington, D.C., where he would begin his multi-year journey as a Rangel Fellow. Luna, who graduated with a B.A. in political science magna cum laude from Hobart, earned the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for...Saperstein ’04 Discusses Dating on NPRhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18078Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22285.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse Saperstein '04 was recently interviewed on NPR regarding his new book, "Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood." (Penguin Group U.S.A.), and what it's like to date with Asperger syndrome. Saperstein was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism, at the age of ...Witcher '15 Interns at Ocean Conservancyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18070Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22271.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Eddie Witcher '15 is using his passion for conservation biology to make a global impact this summer as an intern with the Ocean Conservancy. Working on the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) team, Witcher is helping with the organization's efforts to reach their goal of maintaining a healthy, thriving ocean. "The Ocean Conservancy focuses on cleaning up ...Studying Brazil’s Economy Firsthandhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18044Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22183.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, nine HWS students took part in an immersive course in Brazil, "The Brazilian Economy" (ECON 225). Led by Assistant Professor of Economics Felipe Rezende, the program took place in São Paulo from May 19 to June 9. Alexandre Furtado '15, Andrew Hopkins '16, Fajri Jackson '15, Matthew Johnson '15, Katlain Meyer '17, Sima Rana '15, Robert Serenbe...