Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 03:54:34 GMTFri, 29 Jul 2016 03:54:34 GMTUwicyeza '16 to Serve in Peace Corpshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19667Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26217.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When her two-year commitment as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia begins in January, Cynthia Uwicyeza '16 will develop public-health projects focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as educational initiatives promoting reproductive health. Uwicyeza, who graduated with a B.A. in public policy with a concentration in healthcare policy and biolog...Students Design Perkin Observatory Landscapinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19677Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26228.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In July, four Hobart and William Smith architecture students presented their landscape design proposals for the new Richard S. Perkin Observatory. Completed earlier in 2016, the Perkin Observatory is a nearly 1,000-square-foot teaching and outreach facility that provides students with opportunities to observe and photograph astronomical objects trillions ...Farnsworth Joins the Board of Educationhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19665Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26239.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Farnsworth has been elected to a five-year term on the Geneva City Schools Board of Education. She was sworn in on Friday, July 1, along with three other elected members. As she told the Finger Lakes Times earlier this year, she intends "to support families and community members in their ef...GoAbroad Features Scanlon '05http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19690Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26237.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An interview featuring Megan Scanlon '05, an enrollment adviser for the American University of Beirut, was recently published on GoAbroad.com, a website that provides information and resources for students traveling internationally. Scanlon describes how her study abroad experience as a William Smith student provided her with what she calls "a neurologica...Philbrick Yadav on Yemen and Middle East Politicshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19689Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26233.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a July 17 interview with E-International Relations, the world's leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav discusses the current state of Middle East political science research, the political circumstances of the Yemeni-Saudi war and the humanitarian f...Howarth '16 Interns with the National Weather Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19668Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26224.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a summer intern with the National Weather Service's Forecast Office in Binghamton, N.Y., Macy Howarth '16 is using state-of-the-art technology to predict weather events and social media platforms to bring that information directly to the public. The National Weather Service (NWS) is the organization within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...Gearan Discusses VP Selection with Vanity Fairhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19684Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26221.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a Vanity Fair article this week, President Mark D. Gearan discusses the selection process that named Al Gore the running mate of then-Governor Bill Clinton and the political and interpersonal dynamics that choice established for the 1992 campaign. Through the lens of the 2016 election, "Clinton to Kaine: You Complete Me" looks at the impact vice presid...Dean Discusses Individualism, Politics and Change on KPFAhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19681Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26214.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorship of the Humanities and Social Sciences, discussed her new book, "Crowds and Party" (published this winter by Verso Books), on the California radio station KPFA's program "Behind the News." In the July 21 interview, Dean discusses the "crowds" and "party" of her title...Santinelli '18 Builds Business at MiddCOREhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19676Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26205.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the business skills and innovation summer program MiddCORE, Margaret Santinelli '18 worked with top business leaders, college educators and fellow entrepreneurial-minded students to develop creative solutions for real-world companies as well as their own "innovation ideas." Organized by Middlebury College and hosted at Sierra Nevada College, the fo...New Center For Maine Contemporary Art Openshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19664Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26176.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Under the leadership of Suzette McAvoy '80, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) opened its doors this summer at its new location in Rockland. As the CMCA's executive director and chief curator, McAvoy oversaw the fundraising and construction of the $5 million, 11,630-square foot building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mo...