Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 26 Jun 2016 20:22:30 GMTSun, 26 Jun 2016 20:22:30 GMTRimmerman Discusses LGBT Gun Ownership with NBChttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19614Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26046.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In an article on NBCNews.com, Professor of Public Policy Craig Rimmerman reflected on the recent massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and a national LGBT gun club's uptick in membership in the wake of the shooting. In "LGBT Gun Rights Group Sees Membership Spike After Orlando Shooting," Rimmerman explains that even though LGBT rights is a historicall...Inside the New Cubahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19615Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26048.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In May 2017, a group of Hobart and William Smith students will make a journey that until recently was impossible. They will be the first participants in the Center for Global Education's (CGE) new, short-term abroad program, in Havana, Cuba. Directed by Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Juan Liébana, "Inside the New Cuba" will immerse st...A Republican Running Mate for Clintonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19616Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26044.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An editorial by Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman was recently featured in the Daily Messenger. In the article titled "A Republican running mate could bode well for Hillary Clinton," Deutchman discusses the possibility of Clinton choosing a Republican male running mate in order to garner Republican support, specifically from those who have said...Exploring Mongolia through Fulbright Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19611Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26037.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Ryan Kertanis '16 will travel to Mongolia where he will teach English. "Being selected for the Fulbright is a huge honor and I'm extremely excited to take on this challenge," says Kertanis, who graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and environmental studies. "The Fulbright Award w...Gravitational Waves Detected from Second Pair of Colliding Black Holeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19609Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26014.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves-ripples in the fabric of spacetime-for the second time. The gravitational waves were detected by both of the twin Laser Interferomet...Walter '16 Named Young Botanist of the Yearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19606Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26006.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Botanical Society of America has named Lauren Walter '16 a Young Botanist of the Year, a prestigious national honor bestowed on 25 graduating seniors for outstanding work in the plant sciences. "Being nominated for and receiving the Young Botanist of the Year award helped me realize how much I have learned and accomplished at HWS," says Walter. A biol...HWS Debate Team Continues Successhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19593Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25964.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The nationally competitive HWS Debate Team, which sent 25 students to 14 off-campus tournaments during the 2015-2016 academic year, has continued its longstanding tradition of excellence with another stellar season and the early planning stages of a major continental competition. HWS Debate won both the Brad Smith Invitational at the University of Rochest...Connecting Culture and Ecology in Guatemalahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19596Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25972.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A group of 20 HWS students recently returned from a three-week study abroad program in Guatemala. Led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown and Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, students explored the intersections between the culture and ecology of the country through a combination of field research and authentic cultural experienc...Friedman Follows Frankenstein to Switzerlandhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19598Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25974.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On the heels of the publication of his new book "Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives," Professor of Media and Society Les Friedman has been selected as one of 25 visiting international scholars at the "Frankenstein's Shadow Symposium" in Geneva, Switzerland. Held almost 200 years after Mary Shelley initially conceived the idea for ...Fulbright takes Owes '16 back to South Africahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19589Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25951.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Afrika Owes '16 has been named the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright Award to South Africa, where she will teach English. "I am beyond elated I was accepted," says the sociology major who graduated cum laude in May. "I owe a lot to my mentor, Centennial Center for Leadership Program Manager and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Solomé Rose and my...