Enviromental Studies


The Next Phase of Sustainability at HWS

Substainablity Staf-00040[1]Hobart and William Smith’s sustainability goals are threefold — environmental, economic and social — says Sustainability Manager Michael Amadori, and he wants to “work with students on issues that impact…
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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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First-Year Seminar Symposium

FSEM-8722Designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges, the First-Year Seminar (FSEM) ranges in topics from fictional worlds and semiotics, to political power…
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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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Sustainable Community Development: Local Change in Action

Sustainable Community Development-002In the face of climate change, aging infrastructure and growing social inequities, graduates of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Sustainable Community Development (SCD) program are busy tackling the myriad challenges…
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