"Awesome Planet" Features FLI's Science on Seneca

As part of an episode focusing on lakes and rivers, the Emmy-nominated series "Xploration Awesome Planet" will feature Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and its Science on Seneca (SOS) program. The nationally syndicated educational earth sciences television series, hosted and executive produced by Phillippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of Jacques Cousteau and a past guest ...  More >>

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Trouble the Water," followed by a discussion with Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at Goucher College Aisha Rivers '07 and Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Rose....  More >>

HWS Talk Features Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behavior expert and one of the nation's most widely-recognized professionals with autism, caught her first big career break designing humane livestock corralling systems more than 40 years ago because she didn't give up on a narrow window of opportunity. Having already worked around cattle, Grandin had a familiarity with handling them, but didn't know all o...  More >>

Witbeck '10 Launches "SWAK"

Inspired by her experiences as an HWS student, Liz Witbeck '10 recently launched Sealed With a Kiss (SWAK), a care-package delivery service for college students from low-income families. The first and only care package delivery service of its kind, Witbeck sent nearly 100 care packages to HWS students who come from low-income backgrounds during the first week of classes. "HWS helped me realize th...  More >>

Five Join Teach for America

Five recent William Smith graduates have begun their Teach for America (TFA) assignments, working and living in low-income communities. From New England to the Deep South, the alumnae have been placed in high-need public schools across the country, joining more than a dozen other alums currently working for the program and more than 30 alums who have served with TFA over the past decade. Beginnin...  More >>