Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:12 GMTMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:12 GMTMagee on China’s Neighbor Relationshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18027Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22138.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, was recently quoted in an article about the threat to regional stability posed by China's complex dam system and, particularly, its lack of clear and effective communication about them. "Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis," appeared i...Centennial Center Reflects on Milestoneshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18024Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22130.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> It is 4:30 p.m. on a Monday during the spring semester at the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). Downstairs in the seminar classroom, Hobart and William Smith students in the HWS Leads certificate program are finishing up a session in their Leadership Theory I class. Outside in the front entry room, students on the CCL advisory board gather and wait ...Perkins Delivers Keynote, Publisheshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18015Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22114.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, recently delivered the invited keynote address, "The Social Norms Approach to Student Substance Abuse Prevention: Successful Intervention Practices and Current Research Issues," for the Fourth European Symposium on Substance Use and Abuse among University Students. The Symposium is an event which every two years bri...Zaverton '15 Tracks Financial Movementhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18014Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22116.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Working under the president of Markit, Kyle Zaverton '15 is gaining unique insight into high-level decision-making at a leading global provider of financial information services. Throughout the summer, Zaverton, a dual major in mathematics and economics, is creating a report for the Asian management team in order to track the company's status within the A...Williams '15 Explores Climate Changehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18009Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22104.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Samuel Williams '15 is currently conducting research at the Tree Ring Laboratory in the Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., working on the Blue Intensity Measurements Project with the Director of the Laboratory Edward R. Cook. The opportunity came about through contacts he made while abroad last summer as a recipient o...Weather and Winehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18008Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22100.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Daniel Budmen'15 studied environmental meteorology with Associate Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird, he had no idea that setting up a weather station at a vineyard would lead him to want to pursue a career in grape growing - nor that by his last summer at HWS he'd be working in seven vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. Currently an intern with Constell...Knopka ‘14 Protecting Endangered Birdshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18004Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22106.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Spending his summer on the beaches of Cape Cod, Sam Knopka '14 was thrilled to recently be hired by the Trustees of Reservations as a shorebird technician. He is working to help protect the dwindling population of Piping Plovers, an endangered bird species that nests on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass. The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit organizatio...Shafer Discusses “Seinfeld” at 25http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17997Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22108.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer was recently interviewed for a segment on HuffPost Live about the 25th anniversary of the premiere of NBC's "Seinfeld." Hosted by Josh Zepps, the segment looked at the legacy of the show. Other guests included James Poniewozik, TIME columnist, and Todd VanDerWerff, the culture editor for Vox. The full...Baker '15 Interns with Mundipharmahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18005Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22094.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Georgia Baker '15 is completing an internship for the multinational pharmaceutical company, Mundipharma, in Basel, Switzerland. Baker, a political science major with a minor in law and society, is currently working with the company's in-house lawyer. As an intern with the legal department of the company, Baker is helping to oversee transactions and regula...A "Fruitful" Summer Research Experiencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17993Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22075.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With the beauty of Seneca Lake often considered the focal point of the Colleges' landscape, it's sometimes easy to forget that the Colleges are also located in one of the agricultural capitals of the world. For more than 30 years, student researchers have taken advantage of the Colleges' partnership with the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station ...