Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 05 Dec 2016 09:33:34 GMTMon, 05 Dec 2016 09:33:34 GMTInside the News: Covering Hurricane Matthewhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19856Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26681.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As The Weather Channel's producer for meteorologist Jim Cantore, Steve Petyerak '93 spent nearly a week between Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Monday, Oct. 10 tracking Hurricane Matthew through Florida and North Carolina. The Category 5 storm caused upwards of $6.5 billion in damage and been linked to more than 1,000 fatalities. Here, Petyerak reflects on navigati...Colleges Mourn Yates '55, P'78http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19847Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26668.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Renowned automotive journalist, racecar driver and cultural icon Brock W. Yates '55, P'78 passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 82. Celebrated for his participatory approach to journalism, Yates was the founder of and sole participant in the inaugural Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, more commonly known as the Cannonball Run. After ...Littlefield's '74 "Fargo" Wins Emmyshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19817Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26692.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Fargo," the FX television show based on the 1996 film of the same name and of which Warren Littlefield '74 is an executive producer, recently won Emmys for "Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie" and "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special" at the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The show, a dark co...Saravia '16 Earns Prestigious Sloan Scholarshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19789Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26583.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Upon her recent acceptance to the University of Iowa's Ph.D. program in microbiology, Fatima Saravia '16 was named a recipient of a competitive scholarship from the UI/ Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring. A partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center at Iowa is one of five such resources nationally and is dedicated to bui...Seneca Lake Plein Air Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19795Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26541.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The beauty of the Finger Lakes will be the inspiration for original works of art created throughout Geneva as part of the Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival this week. One of the premier arts events in the Finger Lakes, the festival will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The festival is sponsored by and benefits the Smith Center for...Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 Earns Emmy, Profiled in LA Timeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19800Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26544.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since joining CBS's "60 Minutes" in the fall of 2014, HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 has reported from across world. His work on the segment "The Swiss Leaks," about the biggest data breach in Swiss banking history, earned Whitaker and his colleagues a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine. "The Swis...Emmys Wins for Shows from Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19799Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26547.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the 2016 Primetime Emmys ceremony this month, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, as well as for eight of its 21 other nominations. Brad Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14 -- perhaps best known as co-creator of the Emmy-winning show "American Horror Story" -- is an executive producer of "The People v. O.J...HWS Display Alum Arthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19779Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26511.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As HWS students, painter Jenny Wu '12 and sculptor Andrew Hellmund '14 were already prolific and widely exhibited artists. Now, as they develop their craft and their audience, the graduates have art displayed in prominent locations on campus, inspiring artists and art lovers. "Andrew and Jenny are very talented artists and have a bright, continuing future...Dance Alumnae/i Weekend 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19605Wed, 14 Sep 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...Lavin '95 to Adapt Dickenshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19767Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26482.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> JP Lavin '95 and his writing partner Chad Damiani have been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" for NBC, with a contemporary update. As the Hollywood Reporter wrote in September, "the drama, which has received a script commitment, is described as a modern take on Dickens' second novel that was originally published as a serial in the 1830s." Th...