Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 28 Sep 2016 19:54:52 GMTWed, 28 Sep 2016 19:54:52 GMTZhao '18 Fights Apple Blighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19791Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26560.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amelia Zhao '18 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the contagious disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a ser...Former Cuban Diplomat Visits HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19719Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26325.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, Carlos Alzugaray Treto, former ambassador of Cuba to the European Union, will visit the Hobart and William Smith campus to discuss the recently reestablished diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and the international implications of that agreement. "Ambassador Alzugaray Treto's visit gives us an invaluable opportunity to engage in...Training Teachers, Writers and Readershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19780Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26513.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the past 20 years, Professor of Education Charlie Temple has served as an expert volunteer trainer for the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). For the last five, he has worked as the international trainer for CODE's Reading-Sierra Leone project, which engages teachers, schools and children to promote literacy and so far has...Dean Gives Keynote Address in Lisbonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19784Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26525.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In September, Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorship of the Humanities and Social Sciences, delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the European Sociological Association's Research Network on Media and Communication, held at the Instituto Universit√°rio de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. The t...Emerson Funds Student Research, Internshipshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19762Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26517.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, through a $100,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, a new endowed program funded the first of many Hobart and William Smith students to undertake research and internship opportunities in the Auburn, N.Y. area. A private, family organization located in Auburn, the Emerson Foundation was created in 1932 and has since provided support ..."Frankenstein" is in Seasonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19777Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26509.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Media & Society Les Friedman's new book, "Monstrous Progeny: A History of Frankenstein Narrative," continues to garner media and academic interest, as it has since its publication this spring. The New Statesman reviewed the book in September, calling it an "exhaustive discussion of the Frankenstein narrative" that wonders how far to "allo...Pokémon Go and Philosophyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19778Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26515.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Philosophy Department invited the Colleges community to a faculty-led discussion that used the popular mobile game Pok√©mon Go as an object lesson in questions of ethics, truth, privilege and passion. The informal discussion touched on ideas of space and reality, both physical and virtual; "social location" as related to race, ...Bayer on Gender Pay-Gap and Inequityhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19755Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26451.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a recent analysis on the personal finance website WalletHub, Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer and other experts delineate the reasons behind gender-based disparities in the workplace, in education and in political representation across the U.S. The article, "2016's Best & Worst States for Women's Equality," identifies "the most gender-egali...DNA and Forensic Science with NYSPhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19747Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26439.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Therese Mandracchia '19, this summer's internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her "dream job." A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially "attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I was always ...Faculty Prizes Recognize Teaching, Scholarship and Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19740Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26413.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues' work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geo...