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EDUCATION NEWS

Autism and Animal Behavior

An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Sh...  More >>

Levy '11 Receives Teaching Award

For her passion to harness each and every one of her students' full potential, Amanda Levy '11, a sixth grade history lead teacher at Success Academy Harlem East, was recently honored with a Teacher Excellence Award. Levy was chosen as one of just 24 teachers from nearly 1,000 to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding educators for their exceptional ability to raise student achievement a...  More >>

MaKinster Published on Science Education

A newly published book co-authored by Professor of Education Jim MaKinster and Director of Education at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Nancy Trautmann is linking digital technologies, data resources and the natural world, advancing the way in which middle and high school students can enrich their understanding of key concepts in science. Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through ...  More >>

Chibnall '15 Awarded Fulbright to France

Cydney Chibnall '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to France, a highly prized honor that will give her the chance to work abroad as an English teaching assistant. During each of the past three years, more than 150 applicants have vied for the six teaching grants available annually in France. Known for being especially competitive, the Fulbright Program is...  More >>

Education Program Supports Five Points

Over the past few years, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been involved in a significant, life-changing New York State prison education program that connects the campus community to volunteer opportunities at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, N.Y. Originally established as a student-led service program, HWS Education Second Chances provides both students and faculty members ...  More >>