Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 21 Aug 2014 23:58:33 GMTThu, 21 Aug 2014 23:58:33 GMTOberfield '98 Publishes First Bookhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18069Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22273.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Zachary Oberfield '98, assistant professor of political science at Haverford College, recently published his first book, "Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service." Released in May by University of Pennsylvania Press, the book explores the question, "are bureaucrats born or are they made?" Oberfield bases the book on hi...Dr. Beyrer '81 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18076Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, as keynote speaker for Convocation 2014. Beyrer's life-saving work advancing public health and human rights has changed perceptions and behaviors, and improved the health of individuals, communities and countries around the world. Convoca...Schoff '08 Launches Whatt Apphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18067Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22240.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Tripp Schoff '08 recently teamed up with founder and CEO of Whatt, Simon Berger-Perrin, to launch the company's first app globally on July 3. Schoff is the community manager for Whatt and is responsible for all marketing and promotional aspects of the social media app. "Simon came up with the idea for the app and did most of the product development, and I...Green ’93 Publishes Fourth Novelhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17961Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22189.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thomas C. Greene ‘93, president of Vermont College of Fine Arts, has published his fourth novel, "The Headmaster's Wife" (Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press). Inspired by the loss of his infant daughter, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man's memories of his life and loves. The novel explores the life of Arthur Winthrop, hea...Ward ’11 Summers in Developing Countrieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18019Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22171.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Before starting her final year at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) in the fall, Amanda Ward ‘11 has set off on a journey to Sierra Leone and Kenya to work with the UNForgotten Fund (UNFF) and the Among the Least non-profit organization. At CIPA, Ward will pursue a degree in international development, with a focus on women's economic empower...Williams ’13 on Weather, Healthhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18020Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22157.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Augusta Williams '13 recently collaborated to produce a bulletin, "Emerging El Nino Conditions: Notes for the Global Health Community," as part of her graduate internship. Williams is currently a rising second-year student at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, working toward a master's of public health, with a certificate in climate and health. S...Forensic Science Insighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17528Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21566.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Last fall, Sasha Borenstein '14 had the rare opportunity to attend an invitation-only seminar for roughly 200 of the top homicide investigators in the world. The event has never been open to students or the public. Her participation was made possible by Dr. Lowell J. Levine '59, a board-certified forensic dentist and the director of operations for the New...Conwall '09 Named "Rising Star"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18026Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22136.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jason Conwall '09, the upstate press secretary for Empire State Development, was recently named a "Rising Star" in City & State magazine's 40 Under 40 list. Each year City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics in New York, identifies the state's up-and-coming leaders. This year's competition included "h...“Political Junkie Roadshow” Joins PFShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18001Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22098.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The "Political Junkie" segment that was a favorite among NPR's "Talk of the Nation" listeners has hit the road for the 2014 election season and will be presented on campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend. "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan and "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin will bring the "Political Junkie Road Show" to HWS on Saturday, Sept. 27, as ...Scholarship Established in Honor of Phillips '71http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18007Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22090.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Honorable Francis (Frank) D. Phillips '71, a long-time New York District Attorney in Orange County, retired in December 2013. As a way to honor his many years of dedicated services to the people of Orange County, his chief investigator, John Melville, and his confidential secretary, Linda McCormick, assisted in establishing a scholarship to be present...