Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:57 GMTTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:57 GMTWeather 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...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...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...Salisbury Takes Haley '15 from London to Romehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17992Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22069.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After finishing her nearly five-week internship with the National Churches Trust in London, Kelly Haley '15 is headed to the American Institute of Roman Culture in Italy, where she will be working on the archeological dig at Ostia Antica, gaining more hands-on experience in heritage conservation. The National Churches Trust (NCT) is an organization, suppo...Benya '14 Hired at NASAhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17953Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22071.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Mark Benya '14 was hired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) not long after graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. But landing the software design seat was not surprising for the young graduate who is already the founder and chief executive officer of three successful online advertising companies. In his position at NAS...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 ...Creative Updates for Seneca Reviewhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17976Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22077.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> There's no limit to the creativity that fills the pages of the recently released Fall/Spring 2013-14 edition of Seneca Review. The edition marks the first to include "beyond category" work, as well as the introduction of "Beyond Category Online," the online version of the print publication. The latest issue branches out from Seneca Review's typical focus ...Partyka '16 Named Holland Prize Winnerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17975Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22053.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Justin Partyka ’16 has been named the winner of the Physics Department's 2014 Albert Holland Physics Lecture Competition, following his engaging delivery of a presentation titled, “Check Your Watch! The Theory of Time Dilation.” Partyka, also the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize, was awarded a cash prize for taking top honors in the competition....