Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 23 Nov 2014 20:14:23 GMTSun, 23 Nov 2014 20:14:23 GMTColleges Receive Russian Culture Granthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18299Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22769.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a $94,176 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program that will enable a group of HWS students to attend an intensive study program in the Altai region of Russia. Awarded to the Colleges' Russian Area Studies Program, for "Siberian Culture in the Golden Al...HWS Debate Competes at Guindon Cuphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18302Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22786.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Facing a competitive field of 32 collegiate debate teams, members of the HWS Debate Team had a strong showing this November at the Father Roger Guindon Cup 2014 debate tournament. Held on behalf of the English Debating Society at University of Ottawa, the Guindon Cup is unique because it is an open tournament, meaning anyone can compete. At the tournament...Celebrating the Season of Gratitudehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18306Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22780.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith community will celebrate Thanksgiving early this year with The Grateful Plate, a new event exploring how different cultures express gratitude. Featuring a panel of student speakers, as well as a special lunch for faculty and students, the event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rees Hall's first floo...Students Excel in Business Contesthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18303Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22773.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Five Hobart and William Smith students participated in the two-day Early Leaders Case Competition (ELCC) at Rochester's Simon Business School earlier this month. For the third consecutive year, HWS students were members of the first, second and third-place teams, exceling among a pool of students from some of the top-ranked business schools in the country...TurboVote Names HWS 'Top Campus'http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18280Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22766.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named the "Top Campus of all Time" by TurboVote, based on the percentage of enrolled students who have signed up to vote over the past two years - 51.8 percent. In this category, HWS beat out Juniata College, Harvard University, Vassar College and the University of Chicago, among others. In 2012, HWS Votes bega...President's Forum to Host Brisonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18300Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22763.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An expert on sexual violence, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College Dr. Susan Brison will join the Colleges' ongoing dialogue about enhancing a culture of respect as she visits HWS as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. The forum will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Vandervort Room of...Koshare to Benefit Arts at The Smithhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18298Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22794.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> November at the Colleges entail several things: colder weather, idyllic fall scenes on campus, and the Annual Koshare Dance Collective show. Koshare will open its doors to students and community members at The Smith Center for the Arts on Seneca Street on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Koshare co-presidents Caroline Demeter '15 and Ka...Brown, Students Find Bloody-red Shrimphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18284Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22792.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown was featured in an article in the Auburn Citizen for having, with her students, recently confirmed the presence of bloody-red shrimp in Cayuga Lake. The students designed a survey to test for the presence of the bloody-red shrimp at 11 sites in Cayuga Lake this fall. Brown and students collected shrimp samples ...Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 Recalls Early Yearshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18236Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22778.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Television station WBTV, in North Carolina, recently featured HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97, correspondent for CBS' acclaimed newsmagazine television program, "60 Minutes" and an Emmy award-winning veteran of CBS News. The article reflected on Whitaker's early career and his first break into reporting, which happened at WBTV. In his first role...Ruth Earns Best in Showhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18308Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22788.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale. As the recipient, Ruth has been given a solo exhibition at the University of North Georgia in the fall of 2015, and will be the juror for the next Southern Printmaking Biennale, to be held there in 2016. The exhibition was juried by Eric...