Water On Mars

This month, NASA's Curiosity rover team, led by John Grotzinger '79, S.D.'13, confirmed that billions of years ago, Mars was home to lakes, streams and deltas, and that low-lying depressions could have remained filled for up to 10,000 years. Grotzinger -- the lead author of the report, which appears in the journal Science -- explains in the NASA press release announcing the report that "paradoxic...  More >>

"Awesome Planet" Features FLI's Science on Seneca

As part of an episode focusing on lakes and rivers, the Emmy-nominated series "Xploration Awesome Planet" will feature Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and its Science on Seneca (SOS) program. The nationally syndicated educational earth sciences television series, hosted and executive produced by Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of Jacques Cousteau and a past guest o...  More >>

Colleges That Create Futures

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named one of the nation's 50 best colleges and universities for providing students with outstanding outcomes. Princeton Review's newly released book, "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom," cited HWS for excellence in academics and faculty engagement as well as outstanding career services, study abro...  More >>

Halfman on Blue-Green Algae on WENY

Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies John Halfman was interviewed this month by the regional news station WENY about the blooms of potentially bacteria that have been spotted in the Finger Lakes region. As Halfman told WENY in the Aug. 26 article, "Toxic Blue-Green Algae Found In Finger Lakes," blue-green algae is actually a misnomer: "They aren't really an algae. They are more of a...  More >>

Crowe '16 Joins Watercraft Stewards

Garrett Crowe '16 has been working with the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) this summer as a data manager and outreach assistant in collaboration with its Watercraft Stewards Program. "I've always been interested in aquatics, specifically hydrology," says Crowe, a geoscience major with a minor in environmental studies. "This program aims to encourage environmental preservation and conservation. It d...  More >>

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