Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:50:42 GMTFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:50:42 GMTGravitational Waves Detected 100 years after Einstein's Predictionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19346Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25278.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes HWS Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn Played Major Role in Mirror Substrate and Coating Design for LIGO Research Project For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at t...HWS Named in Colleges That Pay You Backhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19335Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25255.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have recently been named among the nation's top colleges and universities for delivering the best in education, affordability, career preparation and outcomes. The recognition appears in Princeton Review's 2016 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, which ..."Twelfth Night" Inaugural McDonald Theatre Productionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19315Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25231.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Theatre Department has fully transitioned into the new McDonald Theatre in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts and will open the 2016 season with the inaugural performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Performances will run on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "We're excited to have this first ...Blanchard's "Asian Art" Earns Book Prizehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19348Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25280.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In April, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) will award the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Asia Curriculum Materials to Lara Blanchard, the Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art at HWS, and her co-authors for their book "Asian Art." Written by Blanchard, Dorinda Neave (Capilano University) and Marika Sardar (San Diego Museum of Art), and publish...Two Join Credit Suissehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19349Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25287.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Sean Bright '17 and Theresa Lohr '18 recently landed coveted summer analyst internship positions at Credit Suisse in New York City. The internships will provide classroom and hands-on training from the company's senior-level representatives and experts across the industry, preparing Bright and Lohr for the demands of a full-time position in the financial ...The Mark of Zorrohttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19341Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25272.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri's original score to the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks' silent film, "The Mark of Zorro," will be performed live to a screening of the film in Froelich Hall in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Olivieri will perform the score with the Society for New Music, conducted by Travis Newton...Fisher Center Kicks off Spring 2016 Serieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19343Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25267.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The 2015-16 speaker series sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will continue its examination of the theme "Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Kathryn Yusoff's talk "Towards the Idea of a Black Anthropocene." Since atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term in 2000, the "Anthropocene" has...Gallouët Publishes Essay on Marivauxhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19336Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25247.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An essay by Catherine Gallou√ęt, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone studies, was recently published in Marivaux entre les genres: le corps, la parole, l'intrigue, edited by Mathieu Brunet and Revue Malice. Her essay, "Entre cour et jardin: le romanesque de Marivaux," is part of a project on the rhetoric of the novel in th...Charity Date Auctionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19351Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25284.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Caribbean Student Association (CSA) invites members of the HWS community to its annual Charity Date Auction on Saturday, Feb. 13. Utilizing a game-show format, the event will take place at 5 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Eighteen students -- representing various HWS volunteer communities --will be "auctioned off" for a da...ASU Commemorates Lunar New Yearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19350Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25282.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Asian Student Union (ASU) will host its annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 13. The event, commemorating the year of the fire monkey, will take place at the Geneva Ramada Lakefront Inn from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The chef-prepared dinner will include a selection of foods from Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan and performances will be given by...