Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 30 May 2015 06:36:51 GMTSat, 30 May 2015 06:36:51 GMTSalisbury Winners on the Gohttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18802Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23992.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Charles H. Salisbury Jr. '63, P'94, L.H.D.'08 Summer International Internship Stipend will send three recipients -- Talia Azour '16, Caitlin Petty '16 and John (Jack) Slattery '16 -- to a combined total of nine countries on three continents to pursue their passions. Azour, a double major in international relations and sociology, will travel to New Yor...Dedication of Advanced LIGOhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18786Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated in a ceremony on May 19 at the LIGO Hanford facility in...Faculty Promotionshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18757Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23915.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both ...From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Genderhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18787Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23932.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Accompanied by Associate Professor of English Anna Creadick, Sarah Ford '15 and Kazia Berkley-Cramer '13 recently delivered presentations at the annual conference, "From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics" at Ithaca College. "Pippi to Ripley" began in 2011 as an act of "Guerilla Academe" created by Ithaca faculty a...Dance Collaborates with Local Youthhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18736Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23816.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier's course, "Community Arts," engaged with local youth on a semester-long collaborative dance program. The initiative focused on promoting wellness and social change through collaborations with staff and students from Hillside Children's Center - Varick Campus, a care facility for children and teens. The Hillsid...Academic Achievement Awards 2015http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18747Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23856.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following in annual tradition, members of the Hobart and William Smith community gathered in the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House on Saturday to celebrate the many academic accomplishments of the Classes of 2015 during the Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony. "As we officially begin Commencement weekend, we begin at the heart of Hobart and William Smith...Decker '15 Earns Fulbright to Malaysiahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18734Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23784.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Georgia Decker '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Malaysia, affording her the chance of a lifetime to serve abroad as an English teaching assistant while immersing herself in Malaysian culture. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship internat...Miller '15 Receives Princeton in Asia Acceptancehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18698Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23808.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dominque Miller '15 will go to Vietnam upon graduation to teach English through the Princeton in Asia Program. The program begins in mid-August and Miller will stay in Soc Trang, Vietnam, which is located in the Mekong Delta Region. Miller studied abroad in Vietnam in the fall of 2013 through a program offered by the Colleges' Center for Global Education,...Straub Awarded NSF Granthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18741Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23806.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub a grant to study the evolution of milkweed plants in North America and to develop new workflows for collecting and analyzing genome-scale data to understand the evolutionary history of the species. As Straub explains, "milkweed species diversified over a short evolut...Shank '16 with Major League Ultimatehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18739Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23795.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Over this past winter break, Justine Shank '16 was granted an opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's fastest growing sports leagues, the Major League Ultimate (MLU), America and Canada's professional ultimate Frisbee league. This summer, she will rejoin the MLU, working full time as an event coordinator. Shank, a psychology major, with a triple ...