Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:47 GMTTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:36:47 GMTHWS 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...HWS Hosts Doppler-on-Wheels Projecthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18511Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23270.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the Geoscience Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is conducting an extensive education and outreach project this winter that aims to give students and the public a deeper understanding of atmospheric science, severe weather and weather radar systems. For the project, Associate Profe...Inside the News: A New Gov't In Yemenhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18489Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23185.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This month marks the fourth anniversary of the Yemeni revolution -- part of the wider Arab Spring demonstrations and protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. Since then, two Yemeni presidents have resigned under pressure from protesters and political opposition, most recently in January 2015. The Houthis, the current group in ch...Three Inducted to Epsilon Alpha Kappahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18464Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23189.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This semester, American studies majors Maximilian Eyle '15, Olivia Lowenberg '15 and Morgan Mayer '16 were inducted into Epsilon Alpha Kappa, the American studies honor society. "As I often tell my students, American studies helps the fish see the water," says Assistant Professor of American Studies Elizabeth Belanger. "All three of these students have ri...Philbrick Yadav Quoted in LA Timeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18477Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23157.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav was quoted in a Feb. 7 Los Angeles Times opinion piece, "Why the U.S. is courting the Houthis taking control in Yemen," which addresses the challenges the U.S. faces in forming a relationship with the new group in power in Yemen. The piece also has appeared in several other publications, incl...Salter Lectures in Philippineshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18465Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23153.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 recently gave a lecture titled, "The Promises and Pitfalls of Moral Formation in American Civil Religion," at Silliman University in the Philippines. The lecture took place on Jan. 12, and was the start of the university's General Education Integrative Learning Lecture series for ...DeWees '16 Lands Top Teaching Internshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18462Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23140.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Breakthrough Collaborative, a college access organization, has honored Virginia DeWees '16 with a teaching fellow position in its consequential summer program. Repeatedly named as one of the Princeton Review's "Top 10 Internships in America," Breakthrough Collaborative also is acclaimed for its vast and innovative impact on youth as recognized by the Whit...Exploring the Performing Arts in Balihttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18461Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23138.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During an intensive three-week program in Bali this January, students were immersed in traditional dance, masked performance, instrument performance, shadow puppetry, and mask carving, to explore new possibilities and expressions of the performing arts. "When I first went to Bali in 2009 my definition of what performing arts were and what they could be wa...