Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 31 May 2016 08:06:26 GMTTue, 31 May 2016 08:06:26 GMTHWS Scholars Join Religious Studies Symposiumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19569Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25900.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This week, four Hobart and William Smith faculty members are among 60 scholars participating in the international symposium, "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Nature and Environment in World Religions," designed to explore issues relating to how religions have or should respond to the environmental crisis of the 21st century. The participating HWS faculty...Fulbright Takes Woodruff '16 to Senegalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19562Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25884.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During her junior year at HWS, Olivia Woodruff '16 planned to study abroad in Senegal, when the Ebola outbreak led to the program's hiatus. Now, with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Woodruff has the chance to live in the country for a year as an instructor. "What I really wanted from the Senegal study abroad trip was to experience a...Szymanek Named NEH Scholarhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19564Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25891.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Angelique Szymanek, visiting assistant professor of Art and Architecture, has been selected as a 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities summer scholar. Chosen from a competitive national applicant pool, Szymanek will attend "Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work," one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. Each su...Shafer Named Signal Culture Residenthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19563Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25894.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer has been awarded a research residency with Signal Culture, an experimental media art collaborative, where she will spend a week developing a class around media curation. In January of 2014, Signal Culture began its artist-in-residence program, which offers residencies in a live/work space in the village...Geoscience Students Join Grad Programshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19548Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25880.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Building on their academic experiences at HWS as geoscience students, Brooke Adams '16, Katherine Coughlin '16 and Macy Howarth '16 will continue their studies this fall in graduate programs across the country. Adams will join Texas A&M University's atmospheric science Ph.D. program, Coughlin will join University of Virginia's environmental sciences...Praising Academic Successhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19557Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25874.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The graduating Classes of 2016 were recognized at the annual Academic Achievement Ceremony, held at the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House on Saturday, May 14, prior to the 191st Commencement of Hobart College and the 105th Commencement of William Smith College. "During this busy weekend, we take time to honor and commend your academic excellence and your ...A Start in Logisticshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19539Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25824.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Three HWS students are headed to Chicago to join Coyote Logistics, one of the fastest growing logistics providers in America. Elliot Adler '16 and Jacob Stanley '16 landed seats as national sales managers and Cydney Conley '17 will work this summer as a sales intern. Adler and Stanley, members of the Hobart football team, heard about the openings from for...Psychology Faculty Present at SRA Conferencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19546Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25840.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jack Peltz delivered research presentations at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) conference in Baltimore, Md. Through its biennial meetings and publishing efforts, the SRA focuses on the theoretical, empirical and policy research ...MAT Projects Offer Insight on Inclusionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19545Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25838.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In their final semester at Hobart and William Smith, the seven graduating MAT students developed scholarly research projects that shed light on microaggressions and the ways in which they contribute to marginalization. During the first half of Professor of Education Jim MaKinster's experiential learning course, the students explored the context surroundi...FLI Receives EPA Granthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19538Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25821.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $516,367 to the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for water chestnut control in the Finger Lakes. Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is so prolific that one acre can produce 100 acres from one year to the next. In 2015, the FLI-based Finger Lakes-Partnership for Regional I...