Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 23 Aug 2014 05:27:44 GMTSat, 23 Aug 2014 05:27:44 GMTPerkin Observatory to be Constructedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18025Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22277.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a grant from The Perkin Fund to develop an observatory at HWS. Christopher Perkin '95 is a trustee of the Perkin Fund and was instrumental in securing the grant as part of his ongoing support for the Colleges. The teaching and outreach observatory will be named the Richard S. Perkin Observatory after Chris...Dr. Beyrer '81 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18076Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, as keynote speaker for Convocation 2014. Beyrer's life-saving work advancing public health and human rights has changed perceptions and behaviors, and improved the health of individuals, communities and countries around the world. Convoca...Temple Releases Fifth Editionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18054Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22201.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, Professor of Education Charles Temple completed the fifth edition of "Children's Books in Children's Hands: A Brief Introduction to Their Literature, Loose-Leaf Version," with Pearson eText. This latest edition of the guide for current and prospective teachers is in a four-color format, with more ancillaries and electronic extensions than in...From Honolulu to Harvardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18057Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22218.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the fall, Ana Garcia '14 will move to Cambridge, Mass. to pursue architectural studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Until then, she is spending her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia will pursue a master's in...Students Design Bike Routehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18052Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22230.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hoping to draw more visitors to an area already rich with history and natural beauty, five HWS students are working in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Institute this summer to design three different bike routes for Sampson State Park. The routes will give walkers and cyclists different cell-phone tours of the 2,000- acre park on the eastern shore of Sen...Collins '15 Lands Internship in Hollywoodhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18051Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22193.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> One of the goals of the Colleges' Los Angeles: Behind the Scenes program is to provide students with an entryway into the media industry by giving them the opportunity to network with alums in the field. For Jillian Collins '15, however, just networking wasn't enough. She returned from the trip with invaluable connections to top companies, firsthand insig...Hood on Second Ave Subwayhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18043Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22187.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a leading expert on the New York City subway system, Clifton Hood, professor of history and the George E. Paulsen '49 Professor of American History and Government, was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio for a segment on the ongoing construction of the Second Avenue subway line in New York City. Offering a historic look at the project now entering its fourt...Becoming an U.S. Foreign Service Officerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18077Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22259.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Just three hours after graduation, David Luna '14 headed to Rochester International Airport and boarded a plane to Washington, D.C., where he would begin his multi-year journey as a Rangel Fellow. Luna, who graduated with a B.A. in political science magna cum laude from Hobart, earned the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for...Bartell '14 With Cornell Agriculturehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17988Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22185.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jackson Bartell '14 is working in the Plant Genetics Research Unit (PGRU) at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Park, where he is helping pollinate, and grow crops for seed extraction. "We're actually using special cages and strategically placed bee hives to isolate each plant and avoid cross-pollination with others so we get the traits we want to see," Ba...Physics Students at NASA Rocket Launchhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18029Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22144.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After taking first prize in the NASA/Montana National Student Solar Spectroscopy Competition, Hobart and William Smith Colleges physics students were awarded a trip to NASA's Flight Facility in Wallops, Va., to assemble a scientific payload to launch into space through the RockOn! Program. At the Wallops Flight Facility, Jeff Rizza '16, Christopher Demas ...