Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:41:40 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:41:40 GMTDeutchman on Women in NYS Politicshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17735Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21535.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman was recently interviewed for an article on women in the New York state legislature which appeared in six Gannett Publications throughout New York, including The Journal News, Ithaca Journal, Star Gazette, and Democrat and Chronicle. According to the article, "New York ranks 33rd in the nation for the percentage...HWS, SLU to Share Coursehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17696Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21549.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amy Forbes, associate director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Education Jim MaKinster have been awarded a New York Six Blending Learning Project grant to offer an educational leadership course simultaneously at Hobart and William Smith and St. Lawrence University using video conferencing technology and online collabora...Baseball Course Featuredhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17736Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21544.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Hatch and Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman took students in their "Baseball and American Culture" course to Frontier Field in Rochester last week to talk baseball with New York Times columnist Dan Barry. Barry is the author of "The Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game," played be...Digital 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...Mandala Ceremony in the Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17697Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21448.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, was recently featured in the Democrat and Chronicle for creating a sand mandala at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y. The mandala is a religious image made with colored grains of sand; Yignyen and students dismantled the mandala through a ritualistic ceremony at the end of his v...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...Students Attend Nebraska Math Conferencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17546Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21442.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Alysa Newman '16, Susan Tuvell '16 and Alana Kilcullen '15 recently participated in the 16th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) where they attended panels and workshops, and had the opportunity to meet other undergraduate women interested in math. Held in Lincoln, the conference focused on graduate-level mathematics ...Inside the News: The Big Banghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17689Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21418.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In 1980, physicist Alan Guth proposed the theory of inflation, the faster-than-light expansion of the universe in the moments after the Big Bang. In March, as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reported, "researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration...announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the fi...Luna '14 Named 2014 Rangel Fellowhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17686Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21414.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following a highly competitive nationwide contest, David Luna '14 has been awarded a prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for his dedication and determination to foster political and global awareness among fellow students, and desire to pursue a career in public service. He is the first HWS student to receive the honor. The Range...Ost to Present, Discuss Film at Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17678Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21376.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> David Ost, professor of political science, will discuss the Russian documentary, "On the Way Home," following its screening at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College on Sunday, April 6. "In light of the fact that Russia has been in the news in the last month or so in such an extreme way, this provides a different, personal ...