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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
     
    It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS...

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
     
    This semester, students and faculty in six courses across a variety of disciplines had the opportunity to use the first two of the Colleges' "Innovative Classrooms." Each received upgraded furnishings and technology this summer as part of the Innovat...

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
     
    In light of the recently launched New York Six Think Tank: Advocating for the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Walker reflected on their experience at the initial Think Tank Retreat in...

  • Monday, December 08, 2014
     
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prest...

  • Friday, December 05, 2014
     
    Deep in California's Mojave Desert, Professor of Biology James Ryan recently set out on a scientific excursion to survey the vertebrate biodiversity found in a remote area of the vast southwestern landscape. Working with volunteers from Blueprint Ear...

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014
     
    Following annual tradition, Sankofa hosted a Kwanzaa celebration on Friday, Dec. 5, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event included a sit-down dinner and featured student performers such as the Colleges' step team Hip Notiqs...

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014
     
    In November, the National Sleep Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jack Peltz and his colleague, Thomas O'Connor, professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry....

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
     
    "If there is any guiding philosophy on how I compose, it is that I want my music to come about organically," says Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri. "I am an improviser. It is the guiding philosophy of my compositional process. I try to foll...

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
     
    In back-to-back performances - each one featuring 175 students across 27 dazzling pieces of choreography- this year's annual Koshare Dance Collective production had a record-setting weekend with the most student contributors and largest attendance in...

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
     
    A recent article about concerns over winter energy prices features commentary by Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Thomas Drennen. The article, which appeared in the Daily Messenger newspaper, notes worries about w...

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