Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 29 Aug 2016 10:42:21 GMTMon, 29 Aug 2016 10:42:21 GMTPresidential Welcome for Classes of 2020http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19744Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26428.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Your son or daughter is at a great place, a very special place. They'll make it an even better place. It's a place forged in great history, great tradition, great aspiration and great ambition. So know that when you leave, that this is a place of caring and hospitality, and a community that's committed to inclusion," said President Mark D. Gearan during ...Trias Writer-in-Residence: Jeff VanderMeerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19706Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26304.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> New York Times-Bestselling writer Jeff VanderMeer joins the Hobart and William Smith community as the 2016-17 Trias Writer-in Residence. VanderMeer is the author of the award-winning "Southern Reach" trilogy ("Annihilation," "Authority," and "Acceptance"), released in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. As this year's Trias resident, VanderMeer will teach ...Welcoming the HWS Classes of 2020http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19743Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26415.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> One of the most impressive groups of first-year students in the history of the Colleges, the Classes of 2020 arrived on campus today where they took the first major step of their HWS undergraduate journeys with Orientation 2016. Amid unpacking, sending snaps to friends and receiving the traditional greeting from President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy G...HWS Form Community Wind Ensemblehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19738Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26360.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will expand their collaboration with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with the formation of a wind ensemble open to students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members of the surrounding community. Like the Colleges Community Chorus, the Colleges Community Wind Ensemble will be led each year by a new d...Classes of 2020 in the Spotlighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19724Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26407.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Today, the Hobart and William Smith community will officially welcome the Classes of 2020, one of the most impressive groups of first-year students in the history of the Colleges. They represent class presidents and honor society inductees, team captains and exchange program participants, champions of social justice and dedicated volunteers. About a third...Chapman to Offer Keynote for Faculty Serieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19712Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26319.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In her keynote presentation for the fall 2016 Faculty Development Series and its Opening Institute, Robbin Chapman, associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion at Wellesley College, will deliver a lecture exploring equity and student engagement. "The Faculty Opening Institutes have become a means for the faculty and staff to engage ...Dr. Vincent '83 Convocation Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19715Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26323.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Dr. Gregory J. Vincent '83, vice president for diversity and community engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin, as the keynote speaker for Convocation 2016. A renowned expert on civil rights and education, Vincent has preside...A Pre-Orientation Adventure Beginshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19710Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26315.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Pre-Orientation Adventure Program (POAP) kicks off this weekend as 130 members of the Classes of 2020 embark on hiking, kayaking or volunteer projects before Orientation weekend begins. "POAP offers incoming first-years the opportunity to meet other students who have similar interests as well as meet people from diverse backgrounds who they may no...Toscano '16 Pursues Master's Degree at New York Film Academyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19714Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26321.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, Kiara Toscano '16 will begin a new chapter as a student at the New York Film Academy. The Queens, N.Y.-native will pursue a master's in fine arts. This fall she will study in a conservatory program learning all that goes into a documentary production. In her second year, she will continue her studies in Los Angeles. As an environmental studies ...Former Cuban Diplomat Visits HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19719Fri, 19 Aug 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...