Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 01 Jul 2016 02:12:17 GMTFri, 01 Jul 2016 02:12:17 GMTMackie '77 Named Chair of Environmental Business Councilhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19626Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26062.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thomas A. Mackie '77, managing shareholder of the Boston-based environmental law firm Mackie Shea, PC, has been elected chairman of the board of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). An environmental business lawyer, Mackie has more than 30 years of experience advising businesses and municipalities facing complex environmental issues. H...Hunting for Dinosaurs in Antarcticahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19627Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26075.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After nearly two months of work in Antarctica, an expedition of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project (AP3) led by Matt Lamanna '97 has returned with "a wealth of fossils...that likely represent several new species and further illuminate one of the more mysterious moments in Earth's history," as the science magazine Discover reports. Antarctica off...Mizzoni '13 Bikes Finger Lakes for Parkinson'shttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19620Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26060.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This August, Devan Mizzoni '13 and her friend Elisabeth Geraci will embark on a six-day, 441-mile bicycle ride around all 11 of New York's Finger Lakes to raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease. Mizzoni and Geraci were inspired to organize the event after Geraci's father, an avid cyclist and Finger Lakes resident was diagnosed with the degenerative moveme...Stewart '15 to Pursue Acting at USChttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19590Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25955.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Throughout his four years at HWS, Nick Stewart '15 was a student leader involved in nearly every facet of campus life. After taking a year intermission from his studies to work on campus as a presidential fellow for the Office of the President, he heads to the University of South Carolina this fall, where he will pursue an M.F.A. in acting. "I am most exc...Breaking Records at 2016 Reunion Forumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19594Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25970.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This year's Reunion celebration marked a series of exceptional firsts, including the historic, all-time giving record set by the Classes of 1966, which raised more than $10 million since their last milestone Reunion in 2011. This is the largest amount ever raised by a 50th Reunion Class. Their efforts were lauded on Saturday afternoon during the Reunion F...Dance Alumnae/i Weekend 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19605Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26028.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend, the Hobart and William Smith Dance Department will host a Dance Alumnae/i Weekend. Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, three days of classes, lecture presentations, panel discussions and performances will enable HWS alums active in the dance and movement fields to share their work with colleagues and the broader HW...Reunion 2016 Propelled by Milestoneshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19603Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25989.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "What's not to like - I'm here!" said renowned author Eric Lax '66, who was among the many accomplished alums who returned to Hobart and William Smith for a record-breaking Reunion 2016. Framed by beautiful weather, this year's celebration had unprecedented attendance with more than 1,200 members of the HWS community, including alums representing 50 class...Stephens '00 Talks Leadershiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19602Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25991.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Prior to the Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation's recent annual fundraiser, the company's executive director and founder, Hasan Stephens '00, sat down with the Syracuse Post Standard to discuss his views on leadership. In the discussion, Stephens laid out a five-step process for someone who aspires to a leadership role. "First thing is surround your...Rev. Ratliff '88 Earns Second Master'shttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19591Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25959.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On May 21, the Rev. Hiram Ratliff '88, senior pastor of the New Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Bronx, graduated with his Master of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary. "Hobart had a big impact on my theological education and foundation as I minored in religious studies," says Ratliff, who also recalled discovering that Hobart was once associ...2016 Distinguished Faculty Awardshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19504Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25796.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the...