Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 03 Sep 2015 04:50:57 GMTThu, 03 Sep 2015 04:50:57 GMTInternational War Crimes Appeals Judge Fisher '70 Opens Seasonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19026Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24482.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher '70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President's Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first sitting Hea...First-years ‘Keeping it Local' in Genevahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19023Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24478.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From community service projects that spanned all 11 neighborhoods in the City of Geneva, to a tour of downtown and a LOVE Geneva Lunch hosted on campus, first-year and transfer students were welcomed and immersed into both the HWS and Geneva communities throughout Orientation 2015. Students experienced the meaning behind the message, "love Geneva, and it ...Convocation 2015: Celebrating Opportunitieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19022Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24476.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Illuminating the many distinct ways in which Hobart and William Smith prepare students to lead lives of consequence, Convocation not only marked the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year and the welcoming of new HWS community members, but also served as a moment to consider how the Colleges continue to be meaningfully enhanced and enriched. "We are cal...2015 Human Rights and Genocide Symposiumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19011Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24465.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Now in its 16th year, the Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium will offer a semester-long series of lectures and dialogues surrounding human rights issues facing the international community. "The speakers for this semester are unified by the theme of intergenerational transmission of trauma and ways in which the search for forensic...Convocation Begins a New Academic Yearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19015Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24457.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Literally a "calling together," the tradition of Convocation brings the entire Hobart and William Smith community together to celebrate the new semester and to set the tone for the academic year ahead. The annual ceremony will take place on Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. on the Stern Lawn, where President Mark D. Gearan and Provost Titilayo Ufomata will be jo...Autism and Animal Behaviorhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18992Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24407.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people ...Diamondback Moth Projecthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19007Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24445.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Tony Shelton, professor of entomology at Cornell University, and Neil Morrison, scientist at Oxitec Ltd, will share the results of their groundbreaking Diamondback Moth (DBM) Project research in a talk titled, "Safe Sex for Insects: New Technologies for Pest Control," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. The DBM project is a scientifi...Cultivating Community Engagement Through Orientationhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18984Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24391.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As part of Orientation, students from the Classes of 2019 will have their first opportunity to collectively engage and acquaint themselves with the Geneva community through the service component of the weekend. From grounds keeping to meal packaging and even building a playground, the group of 645 new students will lend a hand to 34 organizations through...Davis '48 to Receive Trustee Community Service Awardhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18968Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24367.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the annual HWS Buffalo Summer Gathering, alums, parents, friends, incoming students and their parents will gather to honor Clarence "Dave" Davis Jr. '48 with the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Community Service Award. "The dedication Dave Davis has shown, particularly in support of students and the arts at his alma mater and in his local com...Experience the First-Year Seminarhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18940Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24295.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Classes of 2019 will soon embark on their academic careers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges--an experience that would not be complete without the quintessential First-Year Seminar, or the FSEM. First-year seminars at the Colleges are designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, introduce academic expectations and engage students independent of fu...