Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 00:56:04 GMTSat, 01 Oct 2016 00:56:04 GMTSeneca Lake Plein Air Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19795Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26541.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The beauty of the Finger Lakes will be the inspiration for original works of art created throughout Geneva as part of the Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival this week. One of the premier arts events in the Finger Lakes, the festival will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The festival is sponsored by and benefits the Smith Center for...Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 Earns Emmy, Profiled in LA Timeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19800Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26544.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since joining CBS's "60 Minutes" in the fall of 2014, HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 has reported from across world. His work on the segment "The Swiss Leaks," about the biggest data breach in Swiss banking history, earned Whitaker and his colleagues a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine. "The Swis...Emmys Wins for Shows from Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19799Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26547.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the 2016 Primetime Emmys ceremony this month, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, as well as for eight of its 21 other nominations. Brad Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14 -- perhaps best known as co-creator of the Emmy-winning show "American Horror Story" -- is an executive producer of "The People v. O.J...HWS Display Alum Arthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19779Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26511.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As HWS students, painter Jenny Wu '12 and sculptor Andrew Hellmund '14 were already prolific and widely exhibited artists. Now, as they develop their craft and their audience, the graduates have art displayed in prominent locations on campus, inspiring artists and art lovers. "Andrew and Jenny are very talented artists and have a bright, continuing future...Dance Alumnae/i Weekend 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19605Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26028.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend, the Hobart and William Smith Dance Department will host a Dance Alumnae/i Weekend. Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, three days of classes, lecture presentations, panel discussions and performances will enable HWS alums active in the dance and movement fields to share their work with colleagues and the broader HW...Lavin '95 to Adapt Dickenshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19767Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26482.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> JP Lavin '95 and his writing partner Chad Damiani have been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" for NBC, with a contemporary update. As the Hollywood Reporter wrote in September, "the drama, which has received a script commitment, is described as a modern take on Dickens' second novel that was originally published as a serial in the 1830s." Th...9/11 Remembrance: 15 Yearshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19760Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26470.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Hobart and William Smith will commemorate the victims, their families and loved ones on Thursday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 9. Beginning at 10 a.m. each day, volunteers stationed in the Scandling Campus Center will be available to guide HWS community members to the 9/11 Memorial Victim...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 ...Platoni '74 to Receive IVAT Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19713Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26317.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ret. Col. Katherine T. Platoni '74 will receive the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, Calif. A national expert in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Colonel who has served for more than 35 years in active and Army Reserve sta...Harper '00 Named to TNJ 40 Under 40http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19718Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26327.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At a ceremony this summer in New York City, Kareem Harper '00 was named to The Network Journal's list of "40 Under 40." Compiled by TNJ, the quarterly magazine for black professionals and business owners, the list acknowledges men and women younger than 40, like Harper, whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted their industry or profe...