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Anatomy in 3D

Ryan James Lab-00136A new manual co-authored by Professor of Biology James Ryan guides users through a groundbreaking open source software program that enables medical professionals and students alike to see anatomy in…
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Dr. Blackwell: First Female Doctor in America

blackwell3The Colleges will celebrate the 198th birthday of Hobart and William Smith’s notable alumna Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell on Sunday, Feb. 3. In honor of the first female doctor in America…
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Young ’18 Tracks the Birds of Ecuador’s Pacific Forests

Jama-Coaque Bird Observatory 3In the rainforest, dry forest, bamboo forest and cloud forest, Adrienne Young ’18 has been observing and banding birds through an internship at Jama-Coaque Bird Observatory in coastal Ecuador. The…
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HWS Hosts Water Quality Conference

CushmanThe Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host a research conference titled, “The Big Three: Nutrients, Contaminants and Invasive Species,” designed to bring together local and…
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Ryan Authors Comprehensive Mammalogy Manual

Ryan James1With his most recent book, Mammalogy Techniques Lab Manual, published this fall by Johns Hopkins University Press, Professor of Biology James Ryan offers student-scientists a guide to practical techniques used…
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Protecting Finger Lakes Forests

Schweiter Parke Biology Honors-3The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a bright metallic green invasive beetle, is poised to change the composition of forests in the Finger Lakes region. But in his independent study this…
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Brubaker, Johnson ’16 Publish on Carbon Storage

Brubaker Kristen Class Outside-0025“Today, more than ever, it is crucial that we find ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, and maximizing carbon storage in forests may be a tool,” says Quincey…
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Scudamore ’55 Donates Arthur Dove Painting

Dove Painting-00025Richard A. Scudamore ’55 has donated a watercolor painting, titled Switch Engine, by noted 20th century artist Arthur Dove to The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A generous…
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Students Present at National Botany Conference

Straub_Lab_Mayo_Civic_CenterThis summer, HWS biology faculty and students presented the results of their summer science research at the national Botany 2018 conference in Rochester, Minn. With Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon…
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Land Use History and Wildlife

Cosentino and BrubakerAn article by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kristen Brubaker and Associate Professor of Biology Bradley Cosentino offers insights that may help habitat managers shape biodiversity in tracts of forested…
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