Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 29 Mar 2015 06:40:47 GMTSun, 29 Mar 2015 06:40:47 GMTShafer Leads Discussion on Cat Videoshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18586Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23418.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer recently led a discussion at the Internet Cat Video Festival at Cornell University. She served as "Mistress of Purrrremonies" and introduced and discussed topics concerning the Internet phenomenon of cat videos. "Serving in this capacity allowed me to share my love of cat videos with a broad audience, ...Three Join Manning & Napier, Inc.http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18554Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23369.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After graduation this May, Brittany Dehond '15, James Smith '15 and Ali Bell '15 will join the ranks of the publicly-traded Rochester investment firm, Manning & Napier, Inc. Founded in 1970, Manning & Napier manages $47.8 billion for individuals, corporate benefit plans, union pension and annuity funds, endowments, foundations, 401(k) plans, and m...Littleton '16 Completes Independent Studyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18551Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23365.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> While studying abroad in Mendoza, Argentina, Amelia Littleton '16 completed an independent study culminating in a collection of poems. After taking a poetry course on campus, Littleton decided to write poems to capture her time in Mendoza. "While I was abroad I worked on writing poems to help me through the cultural and life changes that were presented to...From the Archives: Bringing HWS History to Lifehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18519Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23375.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In 2014, students in the 200-level Writer's Seminar looked back at the past 100 years of social history through stories and photographs uncovered in the Hobart and William Smith archives. The resulting projects -- combining visual and textual elements -- reveal a vividly textured portrait of the 20th century and how the Colleges changed with (and changed)...Psych Students Present at SCCRhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18556Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23359.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amanda Faherty '15, Amber Eagan '15, Olivia Hanno '16 and Kristin Ressel '16 joined Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown in presenting at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Albuquerque, N.M. The annual SCCR conference draws professionals and students from across social science fields, including -- in addition to psyc...Hood Elected to WRA Board of Trusteeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18561Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23355.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen '49 Professor of American History and Government, was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy, a residential co-ed boarding school in Hudson, Ohio. For Hood, a 1972 WRA alumnus, this new role is "very meaningful personally," as his time at WRA was "a launching pad" into his academic career. "I...Begg '15 to Present on National Writing Projecthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18527Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23280.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This March, Chelsea Begg '15 will present her research, "Inside the National Writing Project: The Philosophy of Teaching Learning" at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, Fla. The Conference on College Composition and Communication supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communicatio...HWS Students Join C2C Networkhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18473Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23229.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Three HWS students recently participated in a national conference based on environmental leadership. The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a nationally-competitive program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable politics and business. Perry Fennell '15, Kristin Cronmiller '15...Studying Public Policy in Washington, D.C.http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18515Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23241.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This semester, a dozen Hobart and William Smith students are developing a working knowledge of their disciplines by participating in the Washington, D.C. Public Policy Program. Through a rigorous course load with HWS faculty and political experts, and internship placements that provide contact and discussion with governmental decision-makers and policy sp...WXXI: Tinkler, Wells on the Crusadeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18514Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23243.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Courtney Wells and Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler recently were featured on "Connections with Evan Dawson" to discuss the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's reference to the Crusades during the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Along with professor...