Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:42:16 GMTWed, 17 Dec 2014 19:42:16 GMTGilbard '15 Publishes in Digital Americahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18352Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22872.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Appearing in the most recent issue of the University of Richmond's undergraduate journal Digital America, "Invasion of the Betches: Repercussions of Mean Girl Culture" by Morgan Gilbard '15 explores the pervasiveness of "mean girl" culture and the effects of its associated "bullying and superficiality [and] capitalist ideas like consumerism and social str...Colleges’ Passenger Pigeons Notedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18338Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22863.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An article in New York State Conservationist includes Hobart and William Smith as among the institutions to contain specimens of the extinct species, the passenger pigeon. The birds are part of an extensive collection amassed by Elon Howard Eaton, who established the Colleges' biology department. An article about Eaton's collection is available on the Dai...Peltz Awarded Grant to Study Sleep Disturbancehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18344Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22861.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In November, the National Sleep Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jack Peltz and his colleague, Thomas O'Connor, professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry. The grant funds Peltz and O'Connor's proposed study, "Environmental and Parental Influences on Adolescent ...Olivieri to Premiere "Tilt"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18329Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22837.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "If there is any guiding philosophy on how I compose, it is that I want my music to come about organically," says Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri. "I am an improviser. It is the guiding philosophy of my compositional process. I try to follow my instincts on how to negotiate compositional parameters such as form, shape, and pacing." Olivieri rec...IdeaLab Preparing Entrepreneurshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18334Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22848.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a prelude to the 2015 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) hosted its fall 2014 HWS IdeaLab, an innovative, six-week program designed to help students kick start their ideas while cultivating their entrepreneurial spirit. "The HWS IdeaLab is an important component of the CCL's entrepreneurial leadership student...Ruth Earns Best in Showhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18308Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22810.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale. As the recipient, Ruth has been given a solo exhibition at the University of North Georgia in the fall of 2015, and will be the juror for the next Southern Printmaking Biennale, to be held there in 2016. The exhibition was juried by Eric...HWS Debate Competes at Guindon Cuphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18302Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22786.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Facing a competitive field of 32 collegiate debate teams, members of the HWS Debate Team had a strong showing this November at the Father Roger Guindon Cup 2014 debate tournament. Held on behalf of the English Debating Society at University of Ottawa, the Guindon Cup is unique because it is an open tournament, meaning anyone can compete. At the tournament...Students Excel in Business Contesthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18303Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22773.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Five Hobart and William Smith students participated in the two-day Early Leaders Case Competition (ELCC) at Rochester's Simon Business School earlier this month. For the third consecutive year, HWS students were members of the first, second and third-place teams, exceling among a pool of students from some of the top-ranked business schools in the country...Drennen on Home Heating Priceshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18237Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22771.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A recent article about concerns over winter energy prices features commentary by Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Thomas Drennen. The article, which appeared in the Daily Messenger newspaper, notes worries about what energy will cost this winter are already high. "Across upstate New York worries about the upcoming wint...What's Up with the Weather?http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18291Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22739.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Tuesday, students enjoyed temperatures in the mid-60s, leading to lots of relaxing on the Quad. The warm weather was short-lived, however, with snow on Thursday and a cold forecast for the weekend. So, we asked Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz to tell us what's up with the weather: According to Metz, a very strong cold front moving throu...