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MATH NEWS

Freedom of Mind: HWS Faculty Guide Prison Education

Associate Professor of English Laurence Erussard taught two sections of a course on medieval literature this past spring. On paper, the classes are indistinguishable. Students in both sections have the same rigorous coursework, read the same texts, and complete a final. But one class, about 20 miles from the Hobart and William Smith campus, took place at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romul...  More >>

Ackbarali '16 Pursues Ph.D. at Top Math Program

During his first year at Hobart and William Smith, math major Aaron Ackbarali '16 began what would develop into his Honors thesis and what has taken him to the next step of his education. This fall, Ackbarali will continue his research in algebraic topology as a Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. One of the top 25 mathematics graduate programs according to U.S. News & World Report -- an...  More >>

Walter '16 Named Young Botanist of the Year

The Botanical Society of America has named Lauren Walter '16 a Young Botanist of the Year, a prestigious national honor bestowed on 25 graduating seniors for outstanding work in the plant sciences. "Being nominated for and receiving the Young Botanist of the Year award helped me realize how much I have learned and accomplished at HWS," says Walter. A biology major and a mathematics and internatio...  More >>

2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards

On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the Welcome Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Van...  More >>

Geoscience Students Join Grad Programs

Building on their academic experiences at HWS as geoscience students, Brooke Adams '16, Katherine Coughlin '16 and Macy Howarth '16 will continue their studies this fall in graduate programs across the country. Adams will join Texas A&M University's atmospheric science Ph.D. program, Coughlin will join University of Virginia's environmental sciences program where she'll pursue an M.S. in hy...  More >>

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