Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 01 Nov 2014 02:42:42 GMTSat, 01 Nov 2014 02:42:42 GMTArgentina Welcomes HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18265Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22690.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Eighteen students are immersing themselves in Latin American culture this semester in Mendoza, Argentina, guided by Professor of Latin American Studies, International Relations and Economics Scott McKinney P'13, who was born and raised in Peru. Nestled against the Andes, Mendoza offers students the opportunity to become fluent in the Spanish language and ...Spector Presents in Seoulhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18269Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22692.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Physics Donald Spector recently traveled to Seoul to visit the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and to attend the 2014 Bridges Conference on mathematics and the arts. At KIAS, the flagship for basic science in South Korea, Spector met with the Transdisciplinary Group on Information and presented a lecture on his recent research resul...HWS Hosts Top-ranked Debate Teamshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18268Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22686.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> More than 100 top-ranked debate teams from dozens of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada were recently in Geneva to compete in the North American Universities Debate Championship (NAUDC) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Held from Oct. 24-26 and drawing more than 300 people to campus, the widely-acclaimed NAUDC asked teams to...FLI Spearheads Storm Drain Projecthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18261Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22674.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In an effort to spread awareness about the Castle Creek Watershed and its quality, Finger Lakes Institute Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Meyer spearheaded a storm drain labeling project to mark 500 storm drains throughout the Geneva community. The project was funded by a grant from the Ontario County Water Resource Council. "We want to shed light on...Neveldine ’95 Returns to Classhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18164Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22655.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hollywood director and writer Mark Neveldine '95 has returned to his alma mater a number of times to share his knowledge and passion with students. Most recently, he and personal assistant Daniel Webb '13 spent a Tuesday evening with students in Professor of English Grant Holly's course, "The Art of the Screenplay." Neveldine has directed and filmed comme...Border Wars and Homeland Securityhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18262Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22688.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In his recent book "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security," author Todd Miller discusses the border and immigration issues that he has researched for more than a decade. The book follows his blog "Border Wars" and pieces in The New York Times, The Nation, and Mother Jones, to name a few, describing the changing face of...Kent '14 Teaching with AmeriCorpshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18202Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22661.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In August, Lindsay Kent '14 headed to New York City to begin working with AmeriCorps as a Blue Engine Teaching Assistant (BETA). The Blue Engine program works with five public high schools that serve low-income communities to prepare students for post-secondary success after they graduate from high school. "I decided to participate in AmeriCorps because I...Latin American Organization Hosts Fundraiserhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18263Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22676.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Latin American Organization will host the annual Heritage Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Vandervoort Room from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund supplies for elementary schools within the Geneva community. "The Latin American Organization has helped bridge the gap between campus life and life in the community," says LAO President Ste...Students Help at Accessible Halloween Eventhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18255Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22684.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With Halloween just around the corner, a group of HWS students volunteered at an accessible trick-or-treat event for the community members that's sponsored by the Center for Disability Rights. Held in conjunction with the Geneva Halloween Parade, the accessible event took place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 34 Castle St. in Geneva. The trick-or-treating experience ...Christie '14 Pursues Architecturehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18201Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22653.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Laura Christie '14 is putting her architecture skills to use in a unique way. She was recently hired as a full-time design assistant with David Howell & Company, where she is working to design and manufacture museum gifts. "I'm thrilled and so excited to start," says Christie, an architecture major. "I'm learning how a company produces a product from...