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Faculty Promotions

During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both associate professors of geoscience, and Ma...  More >>

Straub Awarded NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub a grant to study the evolution of milkweed plants in North America and to develop new workflows for collecting and analyzing genome-scale data to understand the evolutionary history of the species. As Straub explains, "milkweed species diversified over a short evolutionary time span" and, as a result, "recon...  More >>

Students Join Horos Medical Imaging Project

Professor of Biology James Ryan and his spring semester neurobiology class were recently featured on the website of the Horos Project, a collaborative effort to fully develop and advance a free, open source medical image viewer. The class, BIOL 340, "Neurobiology," is using the Horos technology with a set of anonymized MRI images of a brain tumor. Ryan has written a custom tutorial for the studen...  More >>

HWS Presents at National BioChem Conference

A group of HWS students and faculty representing the Colleges' Biology and Chemistry Departments recently participated in the 2015 Annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference, one of the leading academic conventions of its kind. In attendance were Caitlyn Mitchell '15 and Carly Rolph '15, as well as Associate Professor of Biology Patricia Mowery, Professor of Chemist...  More >>

Mahajan '15 Reflects on Pre-Med Internships

Blackwell Medical Scholar Melissa Mahajan '15 always knew she wanted to study medicine, and has spent the past four years at HWS advancing that goal. Before heading off to SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine this coming fall, Mahajan '15 is spending her senior year interning with general surgeon Dr. Kristin Baltazar-Ford at Finger Lakes Health, Geneva's local hospital. Previously,...  More >>

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