Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 06:22:11 GMTFri, 29 Apr 2016 06:22:11 GMTTanaka Series Welcomes James Mark Shieldshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19522Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25764.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> James Mark Shields, associate professor of comparative humanities and Asian thought at Bucknell University, recently served as a guest of the Tanaka Asian Studies Lecture Series on April 18, delivering the talk, "Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan." "Professor Shields is one of the leading specialists in radical and progress...Geneva Second Graders Visit Campushttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19515Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25741.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Friday, April 29, the Hobart and William Smith community will host students from Geneva-area elementary schools as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will introduce more than 100 local second graders to a college setting, with activities focusing on literacy and...Dr. Gale '66 Reflects on Chernobylhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19518Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25754.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Robert P. Gale '66, L.H.D.'87, a noted expert on leukemia and other bone marrow disorders who coordinated the international medical response team for Chernobyl in 1986, recently had his guest editorial, "30 Years after Chernobyl: Lessons Learned," featured in The Cancer Letter. In light of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl meltdown on April 26, Ga...Russian Area Studies Hosts Chernobyl Filmhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19500Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25714.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Russian Area Studies program will mark the 30th anniversary of the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine by screening the 2015 documentary film "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" at the Smith Opera House in Geneva. Hosted on the anniversary date, Tuesday, April 26, the event is free and open to the public. The program will welcome the film's ...Trias Welcomes Award-Winning Guest Speakershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19507Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25723.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Talented and versatile award-winning writers - fiction and nonfiction writer Rachel Marston and poet Timothy O'Keefe - will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest speakers of the Trias Reading Series. The Trias event will take place on Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Marston's work has appeared in Diagram, Event,...Honoring Hobart Academic Excellencehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19501Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25717.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The best of Hobart College's achievements and traditions will be celebrated at the annual Benjamin Hale Dinner. An important part of the Hobart's heritage, the dinner will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Each year, the Benjamin Hale Dinner honors students who have excelled in their academ...2016 Election Panel Discussionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19512Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25729.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A panel discussion on the 2016 election featuring Ithaca Mayor and HWS Presidential Fellow Svante Myrick, Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas, and President Mark D. Gearan will take place in Chi Phi fraternity, 573 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Myrick, Lucas and Gearan, who are co-teaching a Reader's College course on cam...The Essence of Soulhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19494Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25700.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Each year during Black History Month, Sankofa, the HWS Black Student Union, hosts a campus-wide event called Harlem Nights. In addition this year Sankofa presented an entire week of celebrations called S.O.U.L., which stands for "Stories of Untold Lives." The purpose of S.O.U.L Week is to commemorate all those who fought tirelessly to ensure the freedom a...Sustainable Community Development Capstonehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19496Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25704.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, a group of Hobart and William Smith students in a "Sustainable Community Development Capstone" course taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Tarah Rowse teamed up with the Town of Geneva to conduct research and offer recommendations to improve solid waste ma...HWS Celebrates Earth Weekhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19499Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25706.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In celebration of Earth Week and Earth Day 2016, Hobart and William Smith are hosting a range of activities and events across campus to highlight environmental awareness and sustainability efforts. Earth Week takes place from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, with this year's programs ranging from a farmers market and interfaith dialogue to a fil...