Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 26 May 2016 12:33:09 GMTThu, 26 May 2016 12:33:09 GMTMcDowell '15 Earns Fulbrighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19565Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25903.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In September, Emma McDowell '15 will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand to begin her tenure as an English Teaching Assistant with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. "It was a goal of mine to apply for a Fulbright since sophomore year, and it's an honor to have been chosen," explains McDowell, who double-majored in environmental studies and Sp...HWS Scholars Join Religious Studies Symposiumhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19569Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25900.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This week, four Hobart and William Smith faculty members are among 60 scholars participating in the international symposium, "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Nature and Environment in World Religions," designed to explore issues relating to how religions have or should respond to the environmental crisis of the 21st century. The participating HWS faculty...Fulbright Takes Woodruff '16 to Senegalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19562Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25884.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During her junior year at HWS, Olivia Woodruff '16 planned to study abroad in Senegal, when the Ebola outbreak led to the program's hiatus. Now, with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Woodruff has the chance to live in the country for a year as an instructor. "What I really wanted from the Senegal study abroad trip was to experience a...Special Commencement for Heronshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19558Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25878.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Four William Smith students received their diplomas during a special HWS Commencement ceremony on Monday following an impressive postseason with Herons lacrosse, which included capturing the Liberty League title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA DIII Women's Lacrosse Championship. Surrounded by family, friends and HWS community members in a pa...Dorsey to HWS Grads: "Cusp of New Day"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19554Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25866.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "You all have the ability to create a future that is beyond our imaginations. When I look out at all of you, I see and I feel the power of the collective-agents of change in our society. And it is beautiful and exciting to behold," said Hobart and William Smith Commencement Speaker Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey during her address on Sunday. The Harvard trained phy...HWS Grows Peace Corps Numbershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19540Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25826.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman '16 and Thomas A. Ramage '16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss MaƱon '14 and Tess M. O'Lea...Solar Energy at HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19567Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25896.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith are taking another meaningful step toward climate neutrality with the creation of two local solar farms, which will not only deliver 50 percent of the Colleges' power through renewable energy, but will also provide new hands-on curricular opportunities for students. The first solar array on Route 14 in the Town of Geneva will have...Shafer Named Signal Culture Residenthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19563Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25894.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer has been awarded a research residency with Signal Culture, an experimental media art collaborative, where she will spend a week developing a class around media curation. In January of 2014, Signal Culture began its artist-in-residence program, which offers residencies in a live/work space in the village...Geoscience Students Join Grad Programshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19548Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25880.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Building on their academic experiences at HWS as geoscience students, Brooke Adams '16, Katherine Coughlin '16 and Macy Howarth '16 will continue their studies this fall in graduate programs across the country. Adams will join Texas A&M University's atmospheric science Ph.D. program, Coughlin will join University of Virginia's environmental sciences...Praising Academic Successhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19557Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25874.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The graduating Classes of 2016 were recognized at the annual Academic Achievement Ceremony, held at the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House on Saturday, May 14, prior to the 191st Commencement of Hobart College and the 105th Commencement of William Smith College. "During this busy weekend, we take time to honor and commend your academic excellence and your ...