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William Smith Students at Nebraska Math Conference

Gaining a network of peers to advance their careers in mathematics, four William Smith students recently attended the 18th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Casey Coffey '17, Jacque Kane '18, Tess Lohr '18 and Haley Okun '18 attended the conference, which was open to outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians. Erik...  More >>

Shafer Edits Journal on Media and Digital Humanities

The most recent volume of Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, co-edited by Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer, takes on the overlapping concerns of media studies and digital humanities (DH), and how to navigate those concerns with students. In "DH and Media Studies Crossovers," Shafer and her co-editor Melanie E.S. Kohnen, "bring the lively discussion about the points of connection...  More >>

Bird '17 Pursues Photography Internship Abroad

In an effort to integrate more fully into the Danish culture while studying abroad in Copenhagen, Billy Bird '17 landed an internship as a student photographer with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), where he was enrolled in the fall as a full-time student through the HWS Study Abroad Program. Much of his internship entailed accompanying classes on various excursions across the city an...  More >>

Calnan '17 Reflects on Engineering Program

Scott Calnan '17 has always had a creative and inventive mind. That focus, combined with a passion for mathematics, physics and other areas of science have been the catalyst for his exploration of engineering as part of the Colleges' special dual-degree program with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. "I chose the HWS Physics Department's engineering dual-degree program because...  More >>

Colleges Receive Alden Trust Grant

Hobart and William Smith recently received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to reconfigure and refurbish two classrooms in Rosenberg and Gulick Halls into flexible learning spaces that now foster the integration of pedagogy and technology in the natural sciences. The renovations are congruent with the outcomes of a nearly two year comprehensive review and revision of the HWS curric...  More >>

Middleton '14: Software Developer at Markit

In the summer of 2013, the Hobart and William Smith Salisbury International Internship Stipend took Kathryn Middleton '14 from New York to London to India, thanks to an internship with Markit, a leading global financial information services company. Markit, whose chief operating officer is HWS Trustee Calvin "Chip" Carver Jr. '81, serves clients in the most significant institutions of the financ...  More >>

Rosensweig '83 on Free Tuition Proposal

Following President Barack Obama's proposal to offer two years of community college tuition-free to qualifying students, Chegg President and CEO Dan Rosensweig '83 (pictured on the right) offered his insights on the subject in an interview with Bloomberg West. "It's very ambitious and I appreciate it's objective, which is to lower the cost of education, which has been rising 6 to 7 percent a year...  More >>

Benya '14 Hired at NASA

Mark Benya '14 was hired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) not long after graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. But landing the software design seat was not surprising for the young graduate who is already the founder and chief executive officer of three successful online advertising companies. In his position at NASA, Benya will design and develop software ...  More >>

Young Adulterated Final Pilot Released

The final pilot of "Young Adulterated," a 10-part film series written, directed, and filmed by Steve Gemmiti '14, was released on the project's website on June 3. Nearly twice as long and more refined than the series premiere shown at The Smith Opera House in April, Gemmiti explains this new release is "Finally representative of the product I knew it could be--and it's only just the beginning. We...  More >>

Building Your Digital Toolbox

The departments of art & architecture, mathematics, and computer science will begin hosting a series of workshops focusing on AutoCAD and laser cutting digital fabrication technologies on Wednesday, Feb. 12. "This semester's Digital Workshop is a segue into the arena of new digital softwares and fabrication methodologies," says Assistant Professor of Architecture Gabriella D'Angelo. "Not only...  More >>

 

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