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HWS Juniors to Attend SUNY Upstate

When Hannah Connolly '16 and Courtney Franceschi '16 first met as high school seniors, the two future William Smith students bonded over their mutual interest in medical school and the options offered by the partnership between HWS and SUNY Upstate Medical University. The two reconnected upon arriving as first-year students at HWS and became fast friends and roommates. Upon graduation, they also ...  More >>

Summer Research Fund Honors Glover

Over three decades ago, Professor Emeritus of Biology Thomas Glover spearheaded the relationship between the Colleges and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) that has since flourished and provided hundreds of students with invaluable research experience. To honor the instrumental role Glover played in this relationship throughout his professorship, a group of alums and pro...  More >>

Scudamore ’55 Donates Painting

Richard A. Scudamore '55 recently donated "Grand Manan," a painting by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908), to Hobart and William Smith. A generous contributor to the Colleges Collection, Scudamore has donated a number of paintings of the Hudson River School and the California Impressionists over the years, including works by Jasper Cropsey, Dewitt Parshall and Douglass Parshall. "Mr. Scudamore's...  More >>

Studying Abroad in Queensland, Australia

This semester, 16 HWS students are taking part in the Queensland, Australia program led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and Associate Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander. A fast-paced and rigorous academic program, the Queensland semester combines high quality science teaching in the classroom with exposure to and utilization of concepts in the field. While previous...  More >>

Straub Published in ‘Applications in Plant Sciences'

Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub was recently published in Applications in Plant Sciences for her research on target enrichment and genome skimming for plant phylogenomics. Published by the Botanical Society of America, the journal marks Straub's success at the top of her specialty while biologists worldwide praise her revolutionary research. "I hope its adoption leads to many advanc...  More >>

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