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HWS, SLU to Co-Teach Blended Course

Amy Forbes, associate director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Education Jim MaKinster have been awarded a New York Six Blending Learning Project grant to offer an educational leadership course simultaneously at Hobart and William Smith and St. Lawrence University using video conferencing technology and online collaboration tools. The course, which will be taug...
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Senior Symposium 2014 on April 18

With 139 students scheduled to showcase their research that ranges from experiential education and health issues to the digital age and the environment, the Colleges' sixth annual Senior Symposium is having a record-breaking year for participation and engagement. Putting students in the spotlight, the day-long conference, which will be held on Friday, April 18, gives them the platform to share th...
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Community Supports Budding Writers

When Nikki Kersbergen, an English teacher with Geneva High School, found out she and colleagues could create new electives for students who pass the English Regents, she saw it as an "awesome opportunity," but quickly realized there was a significant obstacle. The school did not have enough money to purchase materials to support the electives. Kersbergen turned to DonorsChoose.org to request fund...
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Registration Open for Senior Symposium

What do hydrofracking, children's literature, community development and public health have in common? All these and more can be on the schedule for this year's Senior Symposium, which will be held Friday, April 18. Now in its sixth year, the day-long conference gives students the opportunity to showcase their intellectual interests to members of the HWS and Geneva communities. "I think that the S...
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Test that Stress

In anticipation of finals, Resident Assistants and Teaching Fellows/Study Mentors will provide academic assistance and a variety of de-stressing services to students, in the lounge on the first floor of Rees Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. From tutoring to time-management and study tips to study supplies and snacks, these services are designed to help first-years navigate the first fi...
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Living out of a Suitcase

If you had to pack your life into a single suitcase, what you would you bring? With "The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic" (2008), authors Darby Penney and Peter Stastny, along with photographer Lisa Rinzler, brought to light a stark narrative of 20th century psychiatric care and gave voice to the stories of 10 people committed to the Willard State Hospital, as told t...
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CTL Q Program Underway

Jeffrey Rizza '16 and Alison Ware '16 have been named as the first Quantitative Reasoning and Symbolic Logic Fellows for the new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) program. The Q Fellows will work closely with their peers, helping with mathematic concepts across disciplines from psychology to economics to physics and environmental science, the fellows hope to assist those who may need a revie...
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Shafer and Patti Author iBook

Assistant Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti are in the preliminary stages of research and development for a new, born-digital text for the introductory Media and Society course at HWS. The iBook is envisioned as "a visually rich, born-digital, open source, modular textbook," Shafer says. Why a digital textbook versus a trad...
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Final Screening in Spanish Film Fest

Over the past four weeks, through documentary and drama, the HWS Spanish Film Club Festival has taken audiences from Spain to Argentina, showcasing diverse cultures, subjects and styles. Developed this fall in collaboration with Pragda, a new film distributor whose main goal is to distribute new Hispanic cinema in the U.S. through public screenings at colleges and universities, the film series ha...
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Digital Map Focuses on Antiquity

Some 1,800 years ago, the Roman Empire thrived in lands along the Mediterranean and across huge swathes of what is now modern-day Europe. After centuries of prosperity, the once mighty Empire headed into decline. But it left a lasting footprint - an impression that Assistant Professor of Classics James Capreedy says can be better understood by using digital technology to map the ancient world. In...
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