Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 03 Dec 2016 10:33:57 GMTSat, 03 Dec 2016 10:33:57 GMTTemple Named Kinghorn Fellowhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19832Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26626.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Education Charlie Temple has been named the recipient of the 2016-17 John Readie & Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship. Established in 1970 and generously endowed by Dr. and Mrs. William Reckmeyer in honor of John Readie and Florence B. Kinghorn, the fellowship honors outstanding faculty at HWS who have exemplified global citizenship o...Fisher Publishes on Authoritarianism and Sexual Minoritieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19833Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26632.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the "Early View" web feature of Political Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychology Emily Fisher and her coauthors examine whether authoritarians' attitudes toward sexual minorities have been influenced by the recent societal shift toward greater acceptance. In the article, "Social Norms and Egalitarian Values Mitigate Authoritarian Intolerance Tow...Lucas Talks Presidential Election in Rochesterhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19812Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26601.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An expert on American legislative politics and political parties, institutions and behavior, DeWayne Lucas, associate dean of faculty and associate professor of political science, joined a community panel discussion "Why Vote in a Presidential Election?" hosted by the Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The panel was held from 6:30 to...Launching Research at NASA's Rocket Weekhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19816Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26606.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A group of HWS physics, architecture and pre-med students recently traveled to Wallops Island, Va., to test their muon detector research at the Colorado Space Grant Consortium RockSat-C program. During the program, which was part of NASA's Rocket Week, the group launched their research payload into sub-orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility using an Or...Tanaka Lecture Features Cogginshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19798Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26585.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Geographer and conservationist Chris Coggins, professor of Asian studies and geography at Bard College at Simon's Rock, was the guest speaker at the Tanaka Asian Lecture Series on Sept. 22, delivering the talk, "China's Fengshui Forests: and the Lineage Village Landscape." "Chris' work on fengshui forests in China lies at the intersection of ethnography ...HWS Debate Hosts Major Continental Tournamenthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19814Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26593.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Debate Team welcomed more than 300 collegiate debaters from across North America for the first HWS Intervarsity Debate Tournament, the largest debate event in the history of the Colleges. The tournament was held from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and featured teams from across the United States and Canada, some ranked among the world's best d...Bird Obsessions, Community Bondshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19815Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26608.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Birding is a community endeavor rather than a solitary act," says Jenna Downs '20. In Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander's first-year seminar "Bird Obsessions: Beauty of Beast," Downs and her classmates are stepping into the shoes of bird-watchers, conservationists and cultural anthropologists, studying the lives of birds, the motivation behind the ...Bodenlos Publishes on Faculty-Student Collaborationhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19794Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26554.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal The Behavior Therapist, Associate Professor of Psychology Jamie Bodenlos and her coauthors explore the mutual benefits of faculty-student research. In their article, "The Undergraduate Researcher: Why, When, and How to Collaborate With Your Students," Bodenlos, Jerusha B. Detweiler-Bedell of Lewis & ...In Nuremberg, 70 Years after Trialshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19796Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26558.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Between Nov. 20, 1945 and Oct. 1, 1946, the Allied forces held military tribunals in the German city of Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi officials for war crimes committed during World War II. This fall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 and the four student leaders of the HWS Genocide and Human Rights Symposium will travel to N...Zhao '17 Fights Apple Blighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19791Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26560.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amelia Zhao '17 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious proble...